Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben both scored twice as the Netherlands thrashed reigning champions Spain 5-1 in their World Cup Group B opener at the
Brazil is one of the world’s top 10 economies although per capita income, at around 8,000 euros, remains relatively low.
In this special edition
As fans around the world tune in to World Cup 2014, a few fans out of this world will be watching, too. United States astronauts Reid Wiseman and
To the delight of a nation Brazil got their campaign for a record-extending sixth title off to a winning start when the country’s darling Neymar
The World Cup is upon us and all around the planet we will be using space technology to watch the action live from Brazil. Thousands of fans may
The atmosphere around the world is reaching fever pitch as there’s only a few hours to go before the start of the 20th edition of the World Cup
With worldwide interest focused on the World Cup, Brazilians have been demonstrating their unhappiness about the state of the country and their daily
With just two days to go until the 20th staging of the World Cup we take a look at what’s in stall for the millions of football fans
The Netherlands will be looking for revenge against defending champions Spain when the two sides meet in their opening World Cup fixture in Salvador
the global conversation
Lilian Thuram is one of the best footballers of his generation. He led France to World Cup victory in 1998, and again two years later in the European
It is a far cry from the gleaming new stadiums of Brazil’s World Cup but the stony ground where Tiago plays his football represents a kind of
With the start of the World Cup less than a week away, the eyes of much of the global football community are upon… the United States.
The growing influence of sport is the subject in this edition of Utalk. Viewer Nuno from Lisbon asks: The World Cup is putting Brazil under
With less than two weeks to go before the 2014 World Cup kicks off in São Paulo, rarely has a nation’s tournament preparations come under more
One of the key venues for the football World Cup in Brazil this summer may not be ready, it’s been conceded.
Much-needed extra funding may scupper
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World champions Spain have been drawn in a World Cup 2014 group with Chile, Australia and Netherlands.
Meanwhile hosts Brazil will play Cameroon