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HIGHLIGHTS: Mexico Overcomes Cameroon And Refs To Win World Cup Opener

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports

Mexico had a more difficult time getting a goal past the officials than Cameroon in a tense World Cup matchup that included some dubious offside decis...

Got Global Governance?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 06.13.2014 | World
Christopher Holshek

If you want good global governance, you have to provide good global citizenship.

World Cup More Than a Game for Dilma Rousseff

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

For the sake of Dilma's political ambitions later this year, Brazil's luck had better continue. Voters will head to the polls on October 5 to decide whether she deserves another term in office, and a poor showing on the international stage could hurt her chances.

The Sexiest Hunks Of The 2014 World Cup

espnW | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports
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Before the 2014 World Cup kicks off Thursday, takes a quick look at the top players and storylines in Brazil. ...

World Cup 2014: How Much Do Americans Know?

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports
Shira Lazar

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has begun, and we wanted to find out just how much Americans actually know about soccer (football). The results? Well, they're...

LIVE: Mexico Debuts At World Cup

HuffPost Data | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports


Here's What You Need To Know About Day 2 Of The World Cup (If You Don't Care About Soccer)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports

Because you don't understand the beautiful game, but you do understand beautiful people and adult beverages.

Why These 4 Friends Walked 1,200 Miles To The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.13.2014 | Good News

It sounds odd, but for four friends who just walked more than 1,200 miles to the FIFA World Cup, their ultimate goal was never really the soccer tourn...

In Brazil, Soccer Isn't Just A Sport. It Changes Lives.

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact

All eyes are on Brazil. The largest country in South America is hosting the 2014 World Cup, where nations around the globe battle on the soccer fi...

Paraplegic Teen Ditched Wheelchair To Kick Off World Cup

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

The 2014 World Cup is sure to include drama and emotion but there won't likely be a moment as inspirational as one that took place just before the kic...

The Magnificent Wooden Universe Of Henrique Oliveira | Posted 06.13.2014 | Arts

Henrique Oliveira's current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo could not be more be more timely. All eye...

Croatia Outraged Over Penalty In Loss To Brazil

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Organizers may as well give the World Cup to Brazil right now, according to Croatia's Dejan Lovren, after the defender found himsel...

Iran, Nigeria Ban Public Viewing Of World Cup

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

When Iran faces off against Nigeria for a June 16 match in the FIFA World Cup, fans in both teams’ home countries may be hard-pressed to find a publ...

Here's My 2014 World Cup Playlist -- Who Scores on Yours?

David Wild | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports
David Wild

Truth be told, I prefer my football American, but like a few billion others around Planet Earth, I also enjoy a little World Cup action too now and then.

'It's Come Full Circle'

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 06.13.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — His shirt off post practice with multiple upper-body tattoos on display and dreadlocks as messy as ever, Kyle Beckerman signed auto...

PHOTOS: World Cup Kicks Off In Style

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Itaquerao Stadium shined under blue skies as Brazil kicked off its home World Cup with a football-style Carnival Thursday before th...

One Boy's Dream to be a Soccer Star

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

With the World Cup kicking off this month, I'm reminded of the powerful stories of children who have gained from playing sports. Children like Tiago.

WATCH: Brazil Scored The First Goal Of The World Cup ... Against Itself

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

This was not the start that Brazil wanted. In the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, the host nation gifted an unlikely 1-0 lead to Croatia with...

WATCH: Playing Soccer In Space Looks Way Fun

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

If you think soccer is a blast on grass, you should try it in space. To celebrate the start of the 2014 World Cup today, astronauts Reid Wiseman, S...

MAP: Where To Watch The World Cup In DC, By Rooting Interest

Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

DC is one of the nation's most diverse cities and home to one of the largest immigrant populations in the United States, making it a premier spot to w...

LIVE UPDATES: World Cup Opens With Brazil Taking On Croatia

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

Ready or not, it's time. With pomp and protests in seemingly equal measure, the 2014 World Cup has finally arrived. The 32-team tournament kicks o...

Kim Bellware

A Nation-By-Nation Breakdown Of Where To Watch The World Cup In Chicago | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports

Chicago's melting pot of global citizens makes it easily one of the most thrilling places to be (outside of Brazil) for this year's World Cup. From th...

This World Cup Let's Work to End Child Labor

Gary Stahl | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Gary Stahl

The concern with protecting Brazilian children and adolescents from child labor during the World Cup is both legitimate and necessary.

U.S. Soccer's No-Win Scenario

John P. David | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports
John P. David

How can you expect us to get on board with the USMNT when the coach doesn't even believe in them? If I had a chance to counsel Klinsmann on public relations for his team, I could limit it to three words: "Know your audience."

CNN Crew Hit By Stun Grenades During World Cup Protest In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.12.2014 | Media

A CNN crew was injured after Brazilian police fired tear gas and stun grenades at a protest against the World Cup on Thursday. Reporter Shasta Darl...