Jul 13, 2014 — In a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play, Germany was finally victorious over Argentina to take home the 2014 World Cup title on Sunday with a 1-0 win.
Jul 13, 2014 — Retired U.K. player Jason Roberts grew up facing racism on and off the pitch. More recently there have been efforts to combat discrimination, including at the World Cup, but he says it's not enough.
Jul 13, 2014 — The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.
Jul 12, 2014 — FC Barcelona — home to two of soccer's superstars, Messi and Neymar — has been indicted on tax fraud, a sign that the culture of impunity among Europe's top soccer clubs may be coming to an end.
Jul 12, 2014 — We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
Jul 10, 2014 — Juan Rendon was not a fan. Then he co-directed This Is Not a Ball, a documentary that took him to the slums of Brazil and to an amputee league in Sierra Leone.
Jun 29, 2014 — In a tense finish that came down to penalty kicks, Costa Rica triumphed over Greece in a 5-3 shootout.
Jun 27, 2014 — To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.
Jun 26, 2014 — The U.S. plays its final game in group play against Germany. NPR's Russell Lewis, in the Brazilian seaside city of Recife, explains what's at stake — and why the game is likely to be a great one.
Jun 24, 2014 — Sunday's U.S.-Portugal match drew an average of 24.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen, ratings that put the game above the decisive Game 5 of the recent NBA finals.