The FIFA 2014 World Cup, the most-watched sporting tournament in the globe, takes place from June 12 to July 13 in Brazil.
Two soccer fans who tried to steal a $1-million painting in a fit of World Cup euphoria spent five months cooling off behind bars.
German forward Miroslav Klose, 36, has called it quits on one of the greatest international careers in history.
One member of the world champion German World Cup team is using his prize money to help underprivileged kids back in the tournament's host nation, Brazil.
James Rodriguez, who was the breakout star of the World Cup, will reportedly be officially announced as the newest member of Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Two architects have reimagined Brazil's World Cup stadiums as modular housing units, a step to solve the country's immense housing shortage.
The Germany midfielder spent the money he made in the World Cup win to help pay for the surgeries of 23 Brazilian children.
An estimated crowd of 400,000 turned out to welcome home Germany's World Cup-winning team.
PST examines the negatives from Brazil 2014.
Hardcore soccer fans are at a sudden loss –- not due to a lack of victory so much as an abrupt end to a global sports party.
FIFA president gave the 2014 World Cup a “9.25 out of 10” grade. Very specific there, extending that to the hundredths, and a very high bar.
It's not just Argentine soccer fans who woke up depressed following their nation's 1-0 defeat to Germany in the World Cup final.
Latin America did pretty well in the World Cup, and Argentina made it to the final. But the region's teams would do well to take a page from Germany.
Twitter data shows Sunday's World Cup final was the most-tweeted-about event of all time, and the second-most World Cup event of all time.
Police and demonstrators face off in the streets of Buenos Aires following Argentina's World Cup loss to Germany Sunday. 15 injuries and 30 arrests were reported.
The most dominant narrative entering the World Cup final was whether or not Lionel Messi could cement his place as one of the best – or the best – ever.
Lukas Podolski's son takes on his dad at penalties after World Cup win.
Germany coach Joachim Löw hailed "miracle boy" Mario Götze as he basked in his team's historic win, the first by a European team in South America.
Mario Götze scored late to give Germany the World Cup title, but they owe a lot to their defense.
What started as a peaceful rally to support the Argentinian national team turned ugly as fans became violent and started to riot.
After the 7-1 debacle against Germany and the ensuing 3-0 loss against the Netherlands, Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned, reports say.
From Luis Suarez’s bite to Mario Götze’s Cup-winning goal, PST counts down the 10 most memorable moments of the 2014 World Cup.
Mario Götze scored the lone goal as Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final.
Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player, but he didn’t get the job done in the final for Argentina.
Check out what fans and experts talked about before, during and after the World Cup final at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Germany beat Argentina 1-0, ending the month-long 2014 FIFA World Cup during a tight final match in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Christoph Kramer had to come off early in the World Cup final with what looked like a concussion after a brutal shoulder to the head.
An extra time goal by Mario Gotze broke a scoreless draw, giving Germany the win.
Half a world away from the FIFA World Cup final in Brazil, a soccer tournament for stateless nations crowned an almost unheard-of champion.
Argentinian fans gathered at the Vatican Sunday morning seeking a blessing from Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Germany has "a fantastic team" but Argentina has Lionel Messi says Beckham, who sees a 3-1 win for Argentina in Sunday's soccer World Cup final.
On Sunday, Argentina's Lionel Messi — the sport's best player — will try to raise the level of his supporting cast to that of Germany.
Russia's leader reportedly plans to spend $20 billion on his country's hosting of the 2018 soccer competition.
A tournament that started with expectations of a sixth World Cup has ended in embarrassment for Brazil.
In Brazil, no Asian team made it to the Group of 16 - a change from 2010 when Japan and South Korea both advanced. Where does that leave Asian soccer?
Ray Whelan was taken into custody Monday in connection with a World Cup ticket scalping scheme, was released Tuesday and is on the run, police said.
Lionel Messi is among the nominees for the World Cup's best player award and will play for Argentina in the final.
The reported $128 million that Barcelona is paying Liverpool ranks third all-time, behind Gareth Bale’s and Cristiano Ronaldo’s moves to Real Madrid.
To celebrate their victory over the Netherlands, Argentina stars took to social media and posted some great shots. But where was Lionel Messi?
Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro took to Twitter to complain about Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari.
The World Cup was supposed to be Brazil's coming-out party. But the 7-1 loss to Germany turned into a huge blow to the nation's confidence.
Brazil's successful execution of the World Cup shows that the country is capable of delivering a similarly successful experience when Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Olympics.
Newspapers reacted to Brazil’s historic 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-final.
Thousands of jubilant German fans gathered in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to celebrate their national team's 7-1 World Cup victory over Brazil.
After two World Cups that gave detractors license to pick apart performances, Lionel Messi’s 2014 brilliance is undeniable.
Miroslav Klose scored one of Germany’s five goals in the first half, and that is his 16th all-time World Cup goal, a new record.
It's not just the darkest night in the history of Brazilian soccer — it’s one of the darkest nights in Brazilian history.
World Cup host country Brazil’s dreams were cut short by a shocking 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germany in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
Germany dominated Brazil in their semifinals World Cup match.
Robin van Persie is in a race against time to be fit for the Netherlands’ World Cup semifinal showdown against Argentina on Wednesday.
With eight crowns between them, the nations won't be happy with a final-four finish.
When Germany and Brazil take the field, they’ll be building on the legacy of 2002 -- the only World Cup meeting between two storied soccer cultures.
The Brazilian national team is two games away from winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Here's what they can focus on to grind out a win vs. Germany.
Both are supposed to win Tuesday, but one will leave a failure. Can Brazil survive or will Germany finish them off?
Manuel Neuer has leaked only three goals in five World Cup games and was outstanding in Germany's nervy 2-1 last 16 win vs. Algeria.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul, brought in just for penalty kicks, blocked two shots and helped secure a 4-3 win and an entrance to the World Cup semifinals.
The undefeated Dutch will play the Costa Rican upstarts in a quarterfinals match at the World Cup in Salvador, Brazil.
The stricken striker suffered a fractured vertebra and will miss the rest of the World Cup.
Argentina joins Brazil and Germany in the World Cup semifinals.
Zuniga says "I was just defending my shirt" when he accidentally injured Neymar — which could mean the rough play was payback for fouling.
Neymar suffered the injury late in the 2-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia when Juan Zúñiga jumped and kneed him in the back.
The Brazil player epitomized good sportsmanship when he embraced a crying Colombian footballer James Rodriguez after his team lost.
Brazil took out Colombia’s chance at the World Cup in a 2-1 defeat at the Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, on Friday.
A combination of pictures taken in June 2014 shows supporters of Brazil and Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Brazil won 2-1 in an ugly match Friday, and will face Germany on Tuesday.
No other nation has been to the final four in four straight World Cups.
Colombia has advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time ever -- a joyous moment for a nation with a dark, painful past.
The Premier League has long been a place welcoming to Americans and there's a crop of six Yanks already in England's top tier.
Following USA's loss to Belgium, Landon Donovan has spoken out against Jurgen Klinsmann’s tactics -- claiming the team was not “set up to succeed.”
After a day of talks between Barcelona and Liverpool, Luis Suarez appears close to completing his preferred move to the Catalan giants.
The White House says Obama praised Howard and Dempsey for their leadership and the team's performance.
What does 9.1 million tweets about the U.S.-Belgium World Cup match look like in real time? Twitter produced a heat map to illustrate.
Tim Howard finished with 16 saves, the most in a World Cup game since FIFA started keeping track in 2002.
Sure, the U.S. has Tim Howard. But if the U.S. men's team ever wants to make an impact, it needs to invest in players like Belgium's Romelo Lukaku.
Tim Howard for Secretary of Defense? That's what appeared on his Wikipedia page briefly. The soccer star has gone viral, inspiring #ThingsTimHowardCanSave (Bambi! Blockbuster video!) and more.
The U.S. goalkeeper joins TODAY from Brazil after his heroic performance in that grueling match against Belgium on Tuesday. He talks about his future, that of the U.S. team, and pro soccer in America.
Americans leaving the stadium in Salvador kept their spirits high - and their chants loud and proud - as they looked forward to the next World Cup.
Now, with 56 of the tournament’s 64 games played, Brazil 2014 is down to its final eight teams, all of whom finished atop their group.
So yeah, the U.S. was slightly worse, record-wise, in 2014. Does that mean they’re a worse team? Of course not.
Did you think that late Chris Wondolowski chance was going in, too? You’re not the only one.
The U.S.-Belgium World Cup match played out to a huge crowd on social media. Twitter says there were 9.1 million tweets sent during the match.
Howard, who made 16 saves in the loss to Belgium, said, "We couldn’t have given any more. We left it all out there."
It was a difficult loss for the United States, but up until it ended, soccer fans couldn’t get enough.
Substitutes DeAndre Yedlin and Julian Green – who scored the only goal for the Americans – gives the U.S. some hope for the future.
Sadness mixed with pride engulfed the nation as the United States men's soccer team was defeated Belgium on Tuesday in Salvador, Brazil.
Even though U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard made an unbelievable 16 saves, Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in extra time.
It's the knockout round at the World Cup and standing in America's way is a country known for waffles.
Tyson talks about Belgian chocolate, poor officiating and generally pulverizing Belgians throughout this one minute rant.
After 117 minutes of scoreless soccer, Lionel Messi fed Angel Di Maria, who scored the goal that made the Arena Sao Paolo erupt.
Tune in and watch live feeds as large crowds gather in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles to watch U.S.A. vs Belgium in the World Cup.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann's comments seem to be growing in confidence as the tournament moves toward today’s bout with Belgium in the Round of 16.
The countdown is on to U.S.A. vs Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil. And U.S. Soccer has released a hype video to get you more excited.
Six in 10 Americans say they either have very little interest or no interest at all in the World Cup.
A convicted match-fixer tells German magazine Der Spiegel that up to seven Cameroon players were involved in fixing group matches at the World Cup.
Natalie Morales is in Brazil for Team USA’s big match against Belgium on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is knocking FIFA for appointing an Algerian referee to officiate the match, saying it could give Belgium an advantage.
Restaurant chain says "Go Team USA!" vs. Belgium by exhorting patrons to skip the fluffy, delicious breakfast. Are moules frites off the menu too?
After seeing the U.S. advance, fans have every reason to believe Jurgen Klinsmann’s team is better than the team that went to South Africa.
France scored twice late on through Paul Pogba and a Josehph Yobo own goal to make the World Cup quarterfinals after beating Nigeria 2-0 in a tense encounter in Brasilia on Monday.
Here are three battles to keep an eye on during Tuesday’s match between the U.S. and Belgium.
With the U.S. taking on Belgium for a spot in the last eight of the World Cup, there are plenty of ways Jurgen Klinsmann can approach this one.