Brazil

Who Is Winning The World Cup Battle Of The Brands?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport

While all eyes are on the teams as they square up in the World Cup 2014 semi-finals there is another, slightly less visible clash going on - the battl...

Team Focus: Scolari Should Select Willian as Neymar's Replacement

Ben McAleer | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

With a daunting encounter with Germany looming, Brazil enter the fixture without Neymar due to his injury, while captain Silva will also miss out due to suspension... "We have lost the one player we did not want to lose"

British Director Of Fifa Hospitality Arrested In Brazil

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport

A British director of Fifa's hospitality partners MATCH has been arrested in Brazil as part of an investigation into illegal World Cup ticket sales. ...

Live From Brazil - The Last Eight Teams

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

This year's world cup has been exceptional on so many levels - almost to the point that it's sad to see any of the teams go; couldn't we just let the World Cup go on for a little bit longer this year? ... We're down to the last eight teams in the competition and the excitement has pretty much hit boiling point already!

Best Botecos in Rio

BarChick | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Botecos are about good food, good beer and good company. We drink in pubs in the UK, they hang out in Botecos in Brazil. Here's BarChick's pick of the best of 'em... And for all things Rio, there's a whole boozy city guide.

World Cup 2014: Belo Horizonte Overpass Collapses And Kills Two

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Sport

Brazil was in mourning today after an overpass collapsed in Belo Horizonte, killing two people. The overpass, which was under construction, collaps...

Player Focus: Rampaging Robben Leading the Dutch Charge in Brazil

Ben McAleer | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Only Lionel Messi has a better WhoScored rating than Robben at the World Cup so far... no player has created more clear-cut goalscoring chances than Robben... Despite rarely being mentioned in the same breath as Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, the fact is the winger has earned the right to be spoken of on a similar level to the superstars of football.

Player Focus: Sánchez The First Star to Fall from Brazil 2014

Ben McAleer | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Without question, Chile quickly became supporters' second team at the World Cup... While some would have buckled under the pressure, Sánchez thrived... in Messi's absence, Sánchez was Barcelona's best player last season and there is little doubt that he was Chile's greatest asset at the World Cup...

WATCH: Brazil Fan Lets One Go, Neymar's Girlfriend Not Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport

This is the World Cup moment that Bruna Marquezine probably wants to forget after one Brazil fan decided a crowded stadium was a good a place as any t...

Why Brazil Scores Highly for a Family Holiday

William Gray | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Admit it: football pitches all look the same, whether you're at Anfield or in the Amazon. And we've seen that backdrop of Copacabana Beach behind Gary Lineker umpteen times now. But while the World Cup might be giving us a blinkered view of Brazil, a well-planned family holiday to this huge country will open your eyes to an extraordinary range of natural wonders...

The Fantastic Life of Paulo Coelho: Between Insanity and Spirituality

Ewa Zubek | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

Immensely quotable, universally appealing, read all over the world - that's Paulo Coelho, the indisputable king of popular Brazilian literature. The man behind The Alchemist, one of the best-selling novels ever written, may be a spiritual guru to many, but his past is marked by episodes of black magic, drugs and orgies.

Touchstone Moments of Brazil 2014

Steve Towells | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Sport
Steve Towells

For a World Cup to exist in the memory long after the event and maybe even get a slot in a future BBC3 nostalgia show hosted by Olly Murs... it'll be those other moments which define its status as a great tournament.

And Sokratis Makes It 145! 2014 World Cup Has Already Matched 2010 Goals Haul

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Sport

Sokratis Papastathopoulos's stoppage-time equaliser for Greece against Costa Rica was the 145th goal of the 2014 World Cup - equalling the overall tot...

Four Factors That Contributed to England's World Cup Downfall

Joe Cooper | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

It is a strange thing to be knocked out of a World Cup before most teams have even played two games, especially when you can say that you didn't play so badly in the matches that you have played so far... Here are four reasons that contributed to England's early downfall in the sticky heat of Brazil 2014.

Unbelievable! Kamara Catches Street Robber In Brazil

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport

Unbelievable! Soccer Saturday legend Chris Kamara caught a street robber in Brazil during some World Cup downtime. The former Swindon and Sheffield...

World Cup Focus: Conditions Making Brazil 2014 the Substitutes' World Cup

Martin Laurence | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

With this being touted as the tournament of the Latin Americans - only Honduras have fallen thus far, with Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay and Mexico all assured of a place in the second round - the conditions are certainly proving problematic for some. In turn the heat and humidity can be cited as a key factor in so many substitutes coming on and having an impact against weary-legged opponents...

Five of the Most Disappointing Teams at the World Cup So Far

Dan Farr | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

This year's World Cup in Brazil has been full to the brim with exceptional goals, outstanding performances and unforgettable matches. However, it has also been home to its fair share of disappointing performances from certain players as well as certain teams...

Player Focus: Paulinho's Poor Performances Denting Brazil's World Cup Hopes

Ben McAleer | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Paulinho isn't putting in displays that resemble a player that transferred for £17m last summer. With Brazil now at the last-16 stage, and up against a Chile side hell bent on pressing teams into submission, Scolari would be wise to drop the Spurs midfielder to the bench and, judging from his cameo against Cameroon, start Fernandinho alongside Gustavo in midfield.

Team Focus: Colombia's Fearsome Attack Living Up to Expectations

Ben McAleer | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Even if teams set up to defend against them, Colombia have the players to hurt any team and with Juan Quintero, Fredy Guarín, Ramos and Martinez in reserve, the depth is there to go far in Brazil. Provided Rodríguez, Cuadrado and Ibarbo, amongst others, can maintain this rich vein of form, Pekerman's side have the ability to make it all the way to next month's final.

Brazil's Children Missing Out on School During World Cup

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

Since the World Cup started, Brazilian children have been enjoying the entertainment as much as children anywhere. Schools are closed in most areas for this month, but while those classes will be made up in December and January for most pupils..

The Greatest Competition in the World

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The group stages are coming to a close and the excitement of the knockout stages is kicking off on Saturday. We're knee deep in to the greatest competition in the world and, England aside, what an incredible competition it's been so far!

USA's Game Against Portugal Was Most Watched Football Match Ever In US

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- It’s official – the USA’s dramatic World Cup group game against Portugal was the most watched soccer match ever in the US, with a ma...

Why You Shouldn't Watch the World Cup

Adam Ludgate | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Sport
Adam Ludgate

Watching the behaviour of professional football (or soccer, if you like) players has become so sad and dishonest, it's beginning to become a struggle to be able enjoy watching the game or take it seriously. Embellishment, diving, cheating, or whatever you want to call it, has truly become a disease on the game.

Brazil Shows Its True Colours

Steven Allweis | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Sport
Steven Allweis

Away from the obvious tourist attractions - the remarkably imposing Christ the Redeemer, the picture-perfect Copacabana beach and the enormity and elegance of Parque Ibirapuera in São Paulo, to name but three - it is this admirable attitude, one of determination to enjoy life and of encouraging others to do the same which will stay with me.

The Best That Brazilians Have to Offer!

Vicente Neto | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Vicente Neto

It's a fact that Brazilians enthusiastically and joyfully await the visitors who will come to the major events that Brazil will host in the future. Without doubt, foreign tourists are and will be very welcome in our country!