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World Cup 2014

The World Cup's Round Of 16 Is Set

Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports

After 48 matches throughout Brazil, the 2014 World Cup's Round of 16 is finally set. No more groups. No more ties. It's time to win or go home. Ju...

World Cup Star Kyle Beckerman And His Wife Might Be Soccer's Most Beautiful Couple

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.10.2014 | Weddings

Kyle Beckerman has been showing off his skills in the World Cup on the U.S. Men's National Team -- an incredible feat to say the least. Even more ...

The Most Awkward Photos Of World Leaders Watching The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has so far produced some striking photos of festive fans from around the world, but none of them quite compare to the supremel...

Brazil Police Sniper Causes Scare At World Cup Opener

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — A police sniper was spooked by an armed man seen approaching Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and other officials as they watched...

These Pups Dressed To Support Their World Cup Teams Should All Advance To Next Round

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.30.2014 | Good News

You might think you have pride in your country's team, but rest assured you've got nothing on these doggie World Cup fans! Just check out all these wi...

Ibrahim Balkhy

How The U.S. Team Escaped The 'Group Of Death,' We Think | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What does it sound like when HuffPost Raconteur Jason Linkins and HuffPost Senior Political Economy Raconteur Zach Carter take a break f...

Obama Praises U.S. World Cup Team: From 'Non-Factor' To 'Middle Of The Pack'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised the U.S. soccer team for advancing to the World Cup Round of 16 on Thursday, calling it a “a breakthrough moment" for...

Ann Coulter Reminds Us That Only Asshats Hate Soccer For No Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Paige Lavender | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is known for her questionable, often offensive rants, but her latest tirade is pure trolling of soccer fans everywhere...

PHOTOS: Fan Runs Onto Field During U.S. World Cup Game

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.26.2014 | Sports

Amid the hubbub of Thursday's World Cup match between Germany and the United States, a curious fan ran onto the field in the 87th minute, yet failed t...

Why Connecting Is Superior

Chris Deaver | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Chris Deaver

Given this 24/7 access to infinite information, why do most people still think success is all about being the smartest person in the room? You're meant for so much more.

This Is How Bosses Should Treat Upcoming US Soccer Games

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business

There are good World Cup bosses, and there are bad World Cup bosses. Here's a how-to guide to "good boss" if you supervise anyone while American h...

Ronaldo Is America's Unlikely Hero

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Sports

What a difference a goal makes. Cristiano Ronaldo became an unlikely hero to many U.S. Soccer fans just days after he broke so many of their heart...

The Best Places to Watch the World Cup by Borough

Vayable | Posted 08.26.2014 | New York

Miss your flight to Brazil? No worries! There are plenty of great places to watch the World Cup right here in New York City. Use the World Cup as an excuse to watch the game in a new part of town.

We're Not Sure Who Needed This Hug More

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.26.2014 | Good News

Sometimes all you need is a hug. Like when you're Samuel Eto'o, captain of Cameroon's 2014 World Cup team, and you're headed home after a disappoin...

Major Sponsor Not Ditching Suarez After Bite

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | Sports

BERLIN, June 26 (Reuters) - Adidas stopped short on Thursday of ending its sponsorship deal with Uruguay's Luis Suarez after FIFA banned him for nine ...

Why Magical Messi Stands Above Other Soccer Superstars, and USA vs Germany, the Mother of All Battles!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

A draw for the USA gets them into the knockout Round of 16. A win gets them the second placed team in Group H, thus probably avoiding dark horses Belgium.

World Cup and Faith Can Conflict, Too

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

The declaration challenges Christians to resist becoming so wrapped up in winning that they cut ethical corners. And it confronts another ever-present temptation for fans and players. "God," the declaration writers declare, "should not be portrayed as favoring one team or athlete over another."

World Cup Photo Diary: Confeitaria Colombo

Raul de Molina | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Confeitaria Colombo was one of my first stops when I got to Rio... the Queen of England ate here, so I figured if it was good enough for her, it had to be great for me!

Chilling Video Reveals Domestic Violence Rises 38% When England Gets Knocked Out Of World Cup

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact

The FIFA World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games. Bringing people together from all walks of...

The Weight of Italy's Loss

Jackie Townsend | Posted 08.24.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

It's 110 degrees in the desert. Driving, I stare out at the desolate, barren landscape thinking this is how I feel -- after Italy's game against Uru...

Huge Fight Broke Out In Stands At World Cup Match

Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

There's at least one strong similarity between American football and the rest of the world's fútbol: fans aren't afraid to fight in the stands. Durin...

Follow Live: Ecuador vs. France

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Ecuador vs. France....

Luis Suárez and the Morality of Biting

David Vanderveen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
David Vanderveen

FIFA, the governing body for World Cup soccer, is reviewing Suárez's actions and likely will issue a suspension for this outrageous assault. But the real question is what should or what ought Uruguay do?

The Saddest World Cup Fans On Earth

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Listen, world: we feel you. We remember the terrible, growing hole of sadness that gnawed away more and more of our soul while the U.S. crashed out of...

Middle East Fights Propaganda Wars on World Cup Sidelines

James Dorsey | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

This year's World Cup is not just about soccer -- at least not as far as the Middle East and North Africa is concerned.