Touchstone Moments of Brazil 2014

Steve Towells | Posted 27.08.2014 | 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 29.08.2014 | 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 27.08.2014 | 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 26.08.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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 26.08.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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 25.08.2014 | 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 23.08.2014 | 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...