| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Moments after the rough tackle that knocked him out of the World Cup, Brazilian striker Neymar feared he had been paralyzed, Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said.
Speaking to the Spanish sports journal Marca, Scolari said teammate Marcelo was the first to...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:40 PM
He was a big part of the team's spine, the backbone of a high-energy attack that had Brazil poised to win a record sixth World Cup in next weekend's final.
But now that Neymar's own backbone has been fractured, Brazil's title chances may be broken as...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:02 AM
Singapore has scored an own goal with its World Cup anti-gambling ad which features a crestfallen boy telling his friends his dad bet his life savings on Germany - who have just reached the finals by thrashing host nation Brazil 7-1.
The video, which has...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:52 AM
I guess the best way to describe what happen to former Gov. John Rowland in court this past week is to put it in World Cup terms:
Think of government prosecutors as Germany and Rowland's defense team as Brazil. Only it wasn't that close.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Maybe Brazil's harshest critics got it slightly wrong. The team might not have been the biggest flop early in the World Cup. But it was the biggest flopper.
So says the Wall Street Journal. With an enviable amount of time on their hands, some staffers...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:44 PM
BRAZIL VS. NETHERLANDS
Where: Brasilia. Time: 1 p.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN, Univision.
The buzz: It's a game the Dutch don't want to play and one the Brazilians think they must win. That's pretty much all you need to know about Saturday's World Cup...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:41 PM
After 31 days, 63 games and 170 goals, this World Cup finally will be decided Sunday in the tournament's most compelling matchup.
Over the last month, players have had their shoulders bitten and their backs broken. Unsung players such as Colombia's...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Ubisoft's "Watch Dogs" may have been the top selling video game in June, but Electronic Arts may have seen the biggest sales bump thanks to the World Cup.
The company's "FIFA" soccer franchise ranked in the top 10 for the first time this year because...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:13 PM
There were a couple of things most fans wanted to see in the final games of this World Cup. Yet, neither will be on display in Tuesday's semifinal game between Germany and host Brazil in Belo Horizonte.
The first is Neymar, the 22-year-old star...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:52 PM
SAO PAULO — Maybe Brazil wasn’t that good to begin with. Or maybe Germany really is that much better.
Or, perhaps, the pressure on a young, inexperienced Brazilian team was simply too much to bear.
There were almost as many explanations...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:40 AM
This week, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be watching the World Cup, cheering on their nations' teams as they compete in the monthlong soccer tournament. Plenty of local bars and hangouts are hosting viewing parties or offering...