The FIFA World Cup, which ends Sunday, has been a rollercoaster ride for Brazilians and no less so for the government. Continue reading
It only took six minutes for Germany to get four more goals to speed past Brazil 5-0 by half time. Continue reading
In one of the most exciting FIFA World Cups, fans of the U.S. soccer team got to see them emerge from a highly competitive initial round to make it to the “round of 16.” The U.S. next plays Belgium on Tuesday at 4 p.m. EDT on ESPN. Continue reading
After the U.S. soccer team’s unexpected win against Ghana — the team that had eliminated the United States in past World Cups — fans bedecked in red, white and blue chanted, “We want Portugal! We want Portugal!” But what are the U.S.’s chances of advancing after Sunday’s tie with Portugal? Continue reading
Most people acknowledge the United States hasn’t gotten fully on board the soccer train, though it seems to be gaining steam. We asked some soccer fans at the Spain-El Salvador pre-World Cup match in Washington, D.C., on June 7 for their opinions. Continue reading
Much has changed in Brazil since the last time it hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1950, including a more skeptical, informed and middle class audience. Continue reading
When the 2014 World Cup kicks off June 12, it may be scoring a new goal for Twitter.
Guilherme Ribenboim, Brazil’s general director for Twitter, said Tuesday that the microblogging company expects that the month-long international soccer competition will easily be the most tweeted event in the website’s history, eclipsing the 150 million tweets sent during the 2012 London Olympic Games. Continue reading