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....

I Feel Bad, But I Just Don't Care at All About the FIFA World Cup, Here's Why...

Xavier Toby | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

During a final of the 2010 World Cup, my television stopped working, and while staring at the blank screen and contemplating what pizza I was going order for home delivery, I realised I was enjoying myself more than watching the actual game.

World Cup Viewers Are NOT Enjoying Phil Neville's Commentary

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Sport

It was no surprise that #monotone was trending above #ComeOnEngland during England's match against Italy Saturday night. BBC pundit Phil Neville's...

Syrian Rebels Down Arms, Nairobi Bars Are Packed And Nails Bitten In Mexico

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

Some are crouched around an ancient TV set while war rages around them, some are in the most dangerous places on Earth, and some are settled on luxury...

Brazil, the World Is Watching

Anna Bacciarelli | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Anna Bacciarelli

If Rafael Braga Vieira watches tonight's games, it'll be from his prison cell. When the Olympics come to the city in a couple of years, he might be allowed to watch the events in his cell too. And the World Cup after that.

Predicting the 2014 World Cup

Andrew B Neville | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew B Neville

The 2014 World Cup is now officially upon us after what seems like a countdown that has lasted forever, thank you BBC Sport. Anyhoo, looking past all the various controversies surrounding this tournament in Brazil and FIFA in general (these are arguments that will continue for a long time yet) I've decided to jump on the bandwagon and make my own predictions about the outcome of the tournament, mainly because I'm feeling left out.

The World Cup of Our Dreams

Mark Perryman | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Perryman

The professionally cautious Roy Hodgson just couldn't resist it could he? 'England can win this World Cup' he declares on the eve of the tournament....

World Cup... Prime Time for Cybercrime

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

With World Cup mania underway fans everwhere need to keep track of their smartphone. Cybercrime has become a pandemic and smartphone theft is where it all begins.

Beware the 'It's Our Year Brigade'

Chris Godfrey | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Godfrey

Somewhere along the lines confidence has become synonymous with a warped sense of masculinity. These guys have taken this notion and run with it. Their ludicrous assertions about England's expected triumph are the world cup equivalent of drinking a pint of your mate's vomit whilst stripping off naked on the dance floor.

11 Tech-Related World Cup Facts The Planet Probably Didn't Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

The World Cup 2014 is officially here. Yes, that special quadrennial festival has arrived, where the world’s richest group of shorts-wearing men wil...

Pictures Capture Violent Clashes In Sao Paulo Just Hours Before World Cup Kick Off

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

It should have been a day of near-religious rapture, of raised hackles and chewed fingernails. We may sing in England about football coming home, but ...

The Best Of #FakeWorldCupFacts

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Sport

On the day of its commencement, there's been a lot said on Twitter about the World Cup - some of it rather dubious. The accepted rules, regulations...

Airport Workers Kick Off Strike In Rio, Just As Fans Descend On City...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

An airport workers' strike has kicked of in Rio, just before the World Cup's opening match. Ground staff at Rio de Janeiro’s two airports declare...

Kidnap - A World Cup risk - Tips to Protect Yourself

Stacey Lucas | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

Near to Brazil is Venezuela where, in July 2012 a Portuguese man was taken from a highway service station and held captive for nearly a year. His kidnappers demanded a $6.5 million ransom, which fortunately they did not receive as the victim was rescued in June 2013.

Why Is This Labour Baroness Wearing A World Cup Shirt In The Lords?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

World Cup fever has spread into the House of Lords, as a Labour peer snuck in a Brazil football shirt as she spoke today about the Queen's Speech. ...

Stark Pictures Reveal The Brazilian Jails Where English Football Hooligans Could Be Locked Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

Dirty, overcrowded and controlled by criminal organisations, these are the most dangerous jail cells in Sao Paulo. These chilling images show the s...

Soccer's Cultural Invasion of the US Hasn't Started - It's Already Over

Paul Vale | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Vale

Until recently, "the global game" was called so despite the seemingly impenetrable enclave of North America, with many within the US viewing the spread of soccer akin to the spread of communism - a nefarious ideology enjoyed by foreigners and fifth columnists. Unfortunately for those wishing to preserve the cultural purity of "American" sports, not only is soccer past the TSA and across the Rio Grand, but it's about to set up some nets for a kick-a-bout on the White House lawn. The invasion hasn't begun. It's already over.

FA's David Gill Walks Out Of FIFA Meeting In Brazil, Calls For Sepp Blatter To Resign

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Sport

David Gill, the vice-chairman of the Football Association (FA), has walked out of a FIFA executive meeting in São Paulo, Brazil and has immediately c...

What Have Brazilians Got Against the World Cup?

Victoria Gill | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK
Victoria Gill

Everyone is up in arms except for the Cariocas. Because if the World Cup were the Hunger Games, Rio is the pre-selected surviving Tribute. Brazil can almost afford to mess up this week because it's guaranteed a lifeline to wipe the slate clean in Rio in 2016. No one is complaining about what's happening in Rio.