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Jul 9, 2014 08:00 AM ET // AFP
Brazil’s humiliating exit from the World Cup is as close as it gets to a national trauma.
Jul 16, 2014 09:38 AM ET
When you tote up the costs, in ways more than just financial, to a country that hosts the World Cup, it can make you wonder why any nation would want to. Trace examines the toll hosting the Cup can take on a country, and also who profits from it.
Jun 26, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The earliest form of soccer is generally thought to be a Chinese game called cuju.
Jun 25, 2014 06:30 PM ET // AFP
Hundreds of thousands of people scrape out a living picking through garbage in Brazil. About 850 of them have been recruited to work in Brazil's 12 host stadiums.
Jun 25, 2014 12:31 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Experts explain the psychology behind Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's aggressive behavior at the World Cup. Continue reading →
Jun 21, 2014 12:29 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Fortunately for the six-man crew orbiting over 200 miles above our heads, NASA has an infrastructure in place that allows live and recorded terrestrial television to be beamed into low-Earth orbit. Continue reading →
Jun 22, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Tracy Staedter
From a bulletproof car to an aerial sports drone to an electric Harley to an aerodynamic World Cup ball, this week, it's all about the action.
Jun 20, 2014 01:18 PM ET
It's not all crazy spacewalks and hard astronaut labor up on the International Space Station. They can tune into the World Cup, same as us -- well with a bit of special attention from down here.
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