Latin America’s militaries are making a comeback
Bloody coups may now be practically unthinkable, but experts say the risks to democracy are real.
Was Brazil 2014 the greatest World Cup ever?
Thrilling soccer, shocking upsets, Shakespearean drama, and goals galore — the tournament had it all.
Here's why many in Massachusetts are mourning Brazil's World Cup defeat
Hint: It has a lot to do with a little town called Framingham.
Latin America vs. Europe: The rivalry returns
Slinging mud across the pond over soccer is as old as the World Cup.
Germany just slaughtered Brazil in the World Cup semifinals
And Brazilian fans are devastated.
This GIF shows you every team that ever made it to the World Cup semifinals
Netherlands is the only team in the semifinals that has never won the World Cup.
This chart shows which World Cup teams have been given the most red and yellow cards
Uruguay and Greece, what's the deal?
Why you should root for Colombia in the World Cup
Colombians are on high, and not just because of last weekend's gorgeous goal.
The US is out. So which World Cup team are we supposed to root for now?
Well, that depends. Do you hate freedom?
On Location Video: Who would travel halfway around the world to watch their team not win the World Cup?
As Brazil’s protests grow fierce, meet the lawyers policing the police
If you look closely among the protesters, you may spot some activist attorneys.
This graphic reveals the youngest and oldest players on every World Cup team
Argentina is the oldest team in the league. Ghana is the youngest.
This chart shows which countries produce the most electricity from renewable energy
Norway for the win.
Soccer fans in Brazil have bought 2 million World Cup condoms
They're yellow and green, Brazil's national colors, and they taste like the country's favorite drink.
Watch how Chilean fans reacted when FIFA cut their national anthem short
The New York Times is wrong. USA soccer players flop, just like everyone else
Let's go to the video tape.
Watch: Brazil's Maracana stadium has a wobbly staircase of death
This is an accident waiting to happen, literally.
This graphic shows which teams have the most fans at the World Cup
Turns out Americans like soccer way more than the world thinks.
32 creatively dressed World Cup fans who will make your day
These people are inspirations for the entire world.
14 awesome ways Brazil is getting creative with its national colors
Everything you could ever want to buy in Brazil comes in green and yellow.
The World Cup’s 'ecological' mascot symbolizes exactly what’s wrong with the soccer fest
Environmentalists are enraged that FIFA will earn millions from its endangered armadillo icon but won’t donate a cent to save the real creature.
6 crazy things that happened at Sao Paulo’s pregame World Cup riot
It was a wild scene.
19 amazing things that happened at the World Cup opening ceremony
It did NOT disappoint.
5 pieces of World Cup hosting advice for Brazil
With love from South Africa.
Here's what World Cup teams would look like if immigrants weren't allowed to play
Europe is resounding with cries of 'immigrants, go home!' Here's what would happen to the World Cup if they did.
Watch John Oliver destroy FIFA in this amazing 13-minute rant
Soccer is awesome, but its governing body is terrible.
It's three days before the World Cup and transport workers in Brazil's largest city are on strike
A year ago during the Confederations Cup, a World Cup dress rehearsal, more than a million people flooded the streets, some trashing property and clashing with police.
Watch sheep play soccer at the Sheep World Cup 2014
It's Colombia vs. Brazil vs. wolves!
Brazil: 'Get your coke and weed here!'
As the World Cup approaches, police have pushed much overt drug selling out of the center of Rio, but in the outskirts it’s narco business as usual.
The World Cup's official instrument is now banned from the World Cup
The enemies of fun have triumphed. First they came for the vuvuzela. Now they've come for the caxirola.
Football hooligans will have to contend with 170,000 Brazilian security forces
The Brazilian government has held intelligence exchanges with Argentina, England and other countries over known hooligans.