The Mannschaft's World Cup winning team was the perfect embodiment of what Germany hopes to be perceived as — a mix of artistry, perseverance, solidarity and individual freedom.
After its heart-stopping World Cup defeat to Germany, the expression of what the national team and the beautiful game mean to the people of Argentina.
Can Brazil apply the successful “Copa template” to everyday life and political leadership? Too often, the country tends to disappoint when the rest of the world isn't watching.
BRASILIA — What will be the political and ...
MANAUS — The “City of God,” a poor neighborhood in the Amazonian city of ...
The international movement of talent has helped level the playing field of top national soccer teams. Among other things, it has also produced the most wide-open World Cup in memory.
After the heartbreaking loss to host Brazil, a diehard Chile fan ponders the real meaning of the World Cup in a world with so much else to worry about.
Gislaine Nunes, 47, is the most prominent soccer attorney in Brazil. From Pelé to Ronaldinho, she has defended many stars, and her success has earned her as much fortune as hostility.
Juliano Alves Pinto hadn't walked since a 2006 car accident. Then, just a few days ago, the world watched as he wore a mind-controlled exoskeleton to make the opening kick of the World Cup in Brazil.
A Latin American call for the global soccer chief to step aside amidst ongoing corruption investigations. Yet even a Blatter-less FIFA would still have a long road to rectitude.
BOGOTA — Blame it on Rio. Colombia officials arrested one of the country's most so......
A London School of Economics professor has developed complex mathematical formulas that he says can predict what can happen on the pitch. Why is Spain so good? What's your bet?
It may have begun as a game, but soccer has become a substitute for so many facets of people's lives, including politics and war, writes Colombian novelist Jose Luis Garces Gonzalez.
PARIS — There is no doubt among the people at the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), ...
FLORENCE — The Italian national soccer team has landed in Brazil, and each player is carrying an extra card with them. It's similar to an ATM bank card,......
If Brazil wants to attain ambitious development goals, it needs radical reforms to its insular economy and inefficient public administration.
Though it has been taboo to discuss, the top ranks of soccer are rife with players who suffer from depression during and after their careers.
President Dilma Rousseff's once widespread popularity is sinking. But if Brazilian protests reignite when the World Cup begins, it could have major consequences on her October reelection bid.
As the Brazil's "commodities supercycle" grinds to a halt, Dilma Rousseff's economic policy has failed to find a new path. Is World Cup excitement enough to avoid a national bust?