Brazil

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!

Corinthian-Casuals Return to Brazil for Their Date With Destiny

Jake Rudman | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Sport
Jake Rudman

A week is a long time in football but a century can really turn the tide. In 1914 the paths of the "Father" English Corinthians team and their "Sons",...

Most Fanatical World Cup Fans Yet?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Sport

The US may call it soccer and use jargon like 'shut-out', 'in the wheelhouse' and 'in the six' but you have to hand it to their fans. They are one ...

The World Cup Will Come and Go, But Responsible Tourism in Brazil Must Be Here to Stay

Justin Francis | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

The size of Brazil means you don't have to look hard to find responsible, authentic experiences away from all inclusive high-rise hotels and cavernous cruise ships. The North-East's Chapada Diamantina, a vast, relatively undiscovered region of mountains, crystal clear rivers, waterfalls and caverns, boasts some of the country's best hiking trails, Cadomblé celebrations...

Mephistopheles Strikes Again

Hamish Mackay | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

There's something a bit Faustian about World Cup sponsorship. Highly successful, ambitious companies enter into a partnership with the all-powerful but morally suspect Fifa. Profits are guaranteed but there are strings attached...

Five Reasons Why This World Cup Will Be the Most Memorable for Years to Come

Joe Cooper | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Despite the unrest of local protesters, Brazil 2014 has started with an absolute bang and the tournament is already shaping up to be far more exciting...

Six Amazingly Fancy Brazil Homes You Can Buy For The World Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

World Cup fever has hit Brazil, and some people flocking to Brazil have an eye on the fancy properties on offer. Silvio Pagliani, president of the ...

'You Won't Get Away With It!' Furious Ian Wright Flies Home After Family Robbed At Knifepoint

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Pundit and ex-footballer Ian Wright has flown home from the World Cup in Brazil after his wife and children were robbed in their home at knifepoint. ...

Huge Number Of Americans Tuned In To See USA Beat Ghana

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Americans just don’t get football, or soccer, or whatever they want to call it. So goes the clichéd line about the beautiful game acros...

Brazilian Style Icon- Carmen Miranda 1909-1955

Millicent Binks | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Millicent Binks

The world cup has kicked off in Brazil, so no doubt fashion this summer will pull some influences from the flamboyant Brazilians. The biggest style icon to ever come out of Brazil is indisputably the singer and actress Carmen Miranda. There is no star in history that has ever had a stronger signature style of colour, frivolity and fun.

What Was It Really like In São Paulo As The World Cup Kicked Off?

Mark Hillary | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

The World Cup is finally here - what a great time it is to be a Brit living in Brazil, but what has it really been like in São Paulo over the past day or two?

How To Tell Your Empandinha From Your Acaraje During The World Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Brazil may be better known for its drinks (caipirinha, anyone?) than street food, but that doesn't mean it doesn't offer a good spread via street cart...

Psychologists Uncover It's the Referees, Not the Players, Who Might Secure Soccer World Cup Victory

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Sport
Dr Raj Persaud

The referee's award, in the opening match, of a controversial penalty to host nation Brazil, can be explained by psychology. The same psychological processes could also determine the outcome of the tournament, new research reveals.

Heroes of the World Cup

Nick Clements | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

These democratic heroes are also reminding us of the interconnectedness of this struggle. It is a global issue, particularly when it comes to football. The pampered players ride in their bulletproof luxury coaches with police guards through the devastating poverty of the major cities of Brazil.

Horror As Somali Militants Kill Dozens Watching World Cup In Kenya (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES FOLLOW Somali jihadists have massacred dozens of people who congregated to watch the World Cup in a Kenyan coastal resort...

FIFA Is a Global Tax Bully

Rachel Baird | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Rachel Baird

World football organiser FIFA has in recent days been compared with the Mafia, accused of rampant corruption and described as 'beyond the pale'. But,...

Brazil's Development Bank - The Elephant in the Stadium

Andrew Simms | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Andrew Simms

Symbolism doesn't get much better than this - thousands of homeless Brazilians set up camp outside São Paolo's stadium as it prepares for the opening game of the most expensive World Cup ever.

17 Pictures Of Shocking Violence As Police 'Open Live Fire' On Anti-Fifa Protesters

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

A Brazilian police officer was filmed firing what appear to be live rounds at anti-World Cup protesters this weekend. The incident was captured by...

The World Cup Injury XI

Toby Cryne | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Sport
Toby Cryne

As naturally born pessimists we have instead taken a look at all those poor sods who won't be going to the finals in Brazil. We'd feel sorry for them if they weren't essentially being paid to sit down for the next few months. Such a hard life.

Sex Workers Vs Christian Evangelists: The Other World Cup Match This Weekend (PICTURES, VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

Brazilian prostitutes took on a team of evangelical Christians this weekend in an impromptu football game to raise awareness of sex worker’s rights....