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The World Cup
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As the world turns its eyes to the World Cup, some nonprofits are aiming to decrease poverty in the countries of competing football teams.
Friday features the first team from CONCACAF, but is highlighted by a rematch from the 2010 World Cup Final.
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas crawled and scrambled in vain, Gerard Pique was beaten for pace and Sergio Ramos made a series of blunders.
The World Cup begins today in stadiums throughout Brazil. How have the country's churches prepared for this international event?
Two CNN correspondents were reportedly injured during a live broadcast Thursday morning while covering the chaos in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ahead of Thursday's opening match of the World Cup.
Soccer doesn't get much attention in America. There's no room for it. It's a very big deal for the rest of the world.
Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism and greed.
Klinsmann won the 1990 World Cup as a player for West Germany and coached Germany to the 2006 semifinals. He caused a stir last weekend when he was quoted by The New York Times Magazine as saying in a December interview "we cannot win this World Cup, because we are not at that level yet."
The Spaniards, who have also claimed the past two European Championships, can't be counted out. Germany and Argentina boast supremely talented squads as well. But this is Brazil's tournament to lose. Here's a closer look at the Samba Boys, and the 31 nations standing between them and title No. 6.