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Best of 2014 World Cup: Photos

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was held from June 12th to July 13th in Brazil. It consisted of 64 matches played across 12 cities. Thirty-two teams participated. Read more…

World Cup fans have mixed reactions to the final

After Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup title, some fans in Brazil were relieved that Argentina didn’t win. Others, however, were not as excited about the outcome. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports. Read more…

World Cup 2014: Aftermath of overpass collapse

While fans are reacting to the latest results from the 2014 World Cup, they are also dealing with the news from Belo Horizonte. Read more…

Argentina beats Netherlands, going to World Cup Final

The Netherlands vs. Argentina match went to a penalty shootout after a scoreless 120 minutes, for a final score of 4-2. CCTV’s Paulo Cabral has coverage from Sao Paulo. Read more…

Germano Almeida on racism at the World Cup

CCTV’s Mike Walter spoke to football expert Germano Almeida about whether tougher sanctions on racism have made a difference in the outcomes of World Cup matches. Read more…

Brazil takes on Germany in World Cup semi-finals

Brazil takes on Germany in World Cup semi-finals

The first World Cup semi-final is about to get underway with the host country Brazil. taking on Germany in Belo Horizonte. CCTV’S Joel Richards reports from Rio de Janeiro. Read more…

Team USA’s performance makes for more soccer fans

Even though their team has been eliminated from the World Cup, more fans in the U.S. are catching football fever after the first time the team reached the Round of 16 in back-to-back tournaments. Chris Casquejo reports. Read more…

Neymar injured, missing the rest of World Cup

CCTV’s Joel Richards has the latest from Copacabana after Neymar’s injury in Brazil’s victory over Colombia. Read more…

England eliminated after losing first two matches

Richard Bestic joins us at Trafalgar Square. Briefing us on the desperate reactions of the England fans and the aftermath of its two lost matches.

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Nigerian football fans haunted by security issues

In Abuja, the threat of more terror attacks has driven many Nigerians off the streets, keeping them from watching their home team in the World Cup. CCTV’s Jane Kiyo reports. Read more…

World Cup 2014: Germany and Algeria face memories from 1982

Algeria faces a challenge when squaring off against Germany in the 2014 World Cup. Germany is ranked number 2 in the world, while Algeria is number 22. There’s also a history between the two teams. Read more…

Latest from Rio after Brazil kicks Chile out of World Cup

CCTV’s Joel Richards has the latest update from the World Cup after Brazil emerged victorious over Chile. Read more…

Brazil beats Chile to move onto World Cup quarterfinals

CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco reports on the Brazil vs. Chile game on Saturday. Brazil won with a final score of 3-2 in penalties, eliminating Chile from the World Cup quarterfinals.  Read more…

Amazon fans rally for World Cup

Amazon fans rally for World Cup

The Brazil-Chile game was avidly followed by Brazilians across the country and even in remote towns of the Amazon. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports from one town that even delayed its folklore festival in the name of football. Read more…

World Cup 2014, FIFA scores big profits during tournament

The World Cup is a huge event not only from a sports point of view but also in terms of marketing. It’s a global business run by FIFA year-round-even if most people only notice it every four years during the World Cup. Read more…

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Photos: World Cup stadiums

Get an birds-eye view of all the World Cup stadiums courtesy of Google Earth, including background on the locations.

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World Cup coverage on CCTV-America

Get beyond the scores of the World Cup. CCTV covers the stories behind the scenes at the World Cup venues in Brazil.

World Cup 2014: Colombia advances to Group of 16

World Cup 2014: Colombia advances to Group of 16

With its last win, Colombia is now perfect through the World Cup winning each of its first three games. CCTV’s Michelle Begue reports from Bogota, where fans streamed out after cheering on their team. Read more…

World Cup Stadium Locations Google Earth

World Cup stadium locations; an aerial view

Take an aerial view of the World Cup stadiums in Brazil and watch animations of stadium construction in our Google map.
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GWI Audience Report: World Cup Fans

With the huge buzz surrounding the World Cup, this report provided by Global web index places a spotlight on those who say they’ll be tuning in for matches. Read more…

In Sichuan, teenage girl finds love for football

In the midst of World Cup fever, it is easy to forget those for whom football is more than just a game on television. A teenage girl in China’s Sichuan province is working tirelessly to achieve her dream of making it as a footballer on the world stage. CCTV’s Liu Yang reports. Read more…

Brazil to help China develop football

World Cup host Brazil is offering to help China achieve the goal of developing football into a truly national sport, according to the head of Brazil’s Sports Ministry. Read more…

Belgium advances to World Cup knockout stage

Belgium is a country often at odds politically and culturally, with its Dutch-speaking north and French-speaking south. Read more…

World Cup 2014: Competition Facts (Russia vs Korea)

Take a look at this infographic on the competition facts of Russia and Republic of Korea Repulic Read more…

World Cup 2014: Economic Impact on Brazil

Two questions have been hanging over the tournament since well before the first match: Who will win this year’s World Cup. And can Brazil possibly make back what it spent on the games?
We’ll get the first answer when the whistle blows at this year’s final. As for whether the money was worth it, as Stephen Gibbs reports, only time will tell. Read more…

World Cup 2014: Thousands of Brazilians displaced

Most young Brazilians would probably argue that football is an undeniable part of life. However, for some in Rio de Janeiro, the World Cup is taking a backseat to more pressing issues like housing and transportation. CCTV’s Gerry Hadden reports on a community that says the tournament has turned life upside down. Read more…

World Cup 2014: Fans come alive in Rio de Janeiro

Tens of thousands of football fans watched Brazil’s opening match on Copacabana beach in Rio. Stephen Gibbs was there.
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Rio de Janeiro to host its first World Cup match on Sunday

Organizers of the 2014 World Cup have been investing in new security technology for the tournament. Read more…

World Cup 2014: Competition Facts (Brazil vs Croatia)

Take a look at this infographic on the competition facts of Brazil and Croatia Read more…

World Cup Group Round Results

Up to date results from every match.

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World Cup 2014: Is Brazil ready?

The World Cup, one of the world’s biggest sporting events, takes place once every four years. As the global sporting competition gets ready to kick off, the question remains: Is Brazil, the host nation, ready? Read more…

2014 World Cup: Social & Economic Impact

Take a look at the 2014 World Cup: Social & Economic Impact
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Facebook, Twitter get ready for World Cup fever

The 2014 World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it unfolds in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro. Read more…

Brazil scrambles to be ready for soccer’s FIFA World Cup

We are counting down to the kick off in Brazil on Thursday.
For weeks workers have been scrambling scramble to finish the stadiums in time.
But at this point it is clear that many things won’t be ready. Paulo Cabral joins us from Sao Paulo with more on that. Read more…

Police Presence Expanded in Many Favelas Before World Cup Opening

Security remains one of the biggest concerns in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the World Cup, which opens soon this week. Read more…

World Cup By the Numbers

Take a look at this infographic on World Cup By the Numbers
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Brazil Scraps Higher Beer and Beverage Tax Before World Cup

World Cup fans can relax. A planned tax hike on certain drinks has been postponed by the Brazilian government until after the tournament. Read more…

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Photos-Brazil: host of the 2014 World Cup

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be viewed by millions.  CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes and crew traveled to Brazil to bring preview the event and the culture of the host country. Here are some of the images they brought back.  Read more…

Brazil’s national team gears up for World Cup

Brazil’s national team is gearing up for the World Cup.
Workouts began this week in Teresopolis, a mountain city in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Expectation is high for the host team to claim its 6th trophy. But there is also added pressure from the public over the government’s high spending on the tournament.
CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco reports. Read more…

Chinese-Made World Cup Merchandise Dominates

Although China did not qualify for the 2014 World Cup, the country’s stamp is on most of the fan apparel and souvenirs. Read more…

Evictions in Rio De Janerio’s Shanty Towns for World Cup

Just few weeks left for the World Cup in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium — where the opening match will be played, is now complete. Read more…

Go inside the World Cup stadiums with Google Street View

Go inside the World Cup stadiums with Google Street View

Get a virtual view of all the World Cup stadiums from Google Maps Street View. You can see the insides of all 12 stadiums hosting the World Cup, and surrounding areas. The arenas are be spread out across Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Natal, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Fortaleza, Cuiaba, Manaus, Recife and Sao Paulo. Read more…

World Cup 2014: Brazil’s economic challenges

Despite Brazil’s strengths, the World Cup has been highlighting the country’s economic problems. CCTV’s Rachelle Akuffo explores what lies ahead for Latin America’s biggest economy. Read more…

Brazilian subway workers continue to strike in Sao Paulo

It was day five of a metro strike in Sao Paulo, and the Brazilian authorities’ patience appears to be running out. Metro workers are demanding a 12 percent pay raise have voted to stay on strike indefinitely. The timing of all this is critical. Read more…

Some Brazilians express anger over World Cup costs

People everywhere are preparing to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. There are twelve Brazilian cities are hosting Cup matches. CCTV-Correspondent, Gerry Hadden gives us an inside look at the national issues that go beyond the Brazilian soccer field. Read more…

Haitians adopt Brazilian soccer team as their own

Many Haitians have essentially adopted the Brazilian soccer team, partly because it has been quite some time since their own home team has had international success. CCTV correspondent Stephen Gibbs follows the journey of many Haitians forced to leave their home due to a natural disaster, and make a new home in Brazil. Read more…

Rio de Janeiro, one host city of the World Cup

1.5 million tickets have been allocated by FIFA to World Cup fans. 57% were sold to Brazilians, while 43% went to international fans. Elaine Reyes takes us to Rio de Janeiro, one of the host cities of the World Cup. Seven matches will be held here including the championship game in July. Read more…

Soccer Legend Pele Looks Forward to the Upcoming World Cup

One of football’s biggest living legends says he is looking forward to this year’s World Cup. Pele spoke with CCTV America about seeing Brazil back on the world’s stage.

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“The Jewel” of French soccer, Franck Ribery

As 1998 hosts of the World Cup, France took home the championship trophy, beating Brazil in the final game. Now it is France’s turn to play on Brazilian turf. Elaine Reyes sits down with the man often called “the Jewel” of French soccer, Franck Ribery. Read more…

Subway strikers threaten World Cup transportation

Police in Sao Paulo, Brazil clashed with subway workers in a central commuter station on Monday. The subway strikers threaten to stop working through the World Cup opening match this week. Read more…

Brazilian police brace for crowd control during World Cup

Street protests were a daily routine in Brazil a year ago. And, there is concern that larger demonstrations could disrupt this year’s World Cup. Brazilian authorities see crowd-control as one of their key tasks for the upcoming tournament. Read more…

Uruguayans have a proud World Cup legacy

Even though Uruguay has a smaller population than its South American neighbors, when it comes to the sport of football, Uruguay is one of the world’s leading nations. CCTV correspondent, Joel Richards sits down with Alcides Ghiggia, the last surviving player from the 1950 Uruguayan team, to remember the game that dealt the biggest blow in World Cup history. Read more…

Brazil’s Power Outages Threaten World Cup

The World Cup kicks off in less than a month.
But construction delays have cast doubt over Brazil’s readiness to host the tournament.
As Rachelle Akuffo explains, Brazil’s power outages threaten to cast another shadow over the festivities.

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Concern about More Street Protests in World Cup 2014

Brazilians are commemorating two holidays this week. Tiradentes Day Monday, for a hero of its independence movement; and Saint George Day on Wednesday. Read more…

Haitians in Sao Paulo for FIFA World Cup

As Brazil prepares to host the World Cup, it won’t just be Brazilians feeling some home town pride, but also Haitians. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports more on the story. Read more…

Hong Kong gears up for World Cup ticket sales

As football fans prepare to snap up over 180,000 tickets up for sale on FIFA’s website this week, Hong Kong intrepid entrepreneurs and businesses gear up for the windfall profits they’re expecting from the world’s biggest football event in the world. CCTV’s Cathy Yang reports. Read more…

Is Brazil Ready to Host the World Cup?

Controversy surrounds the arrival of the World Cup in Brazil. Amid rising costs, construction delays and protests over government priorities, a recent poll shows that less than half of Brazilians now favor hosting the games. Read more…

Nike and Adidas Battle for World Cup

Millions of football fans are waiting to see the world’s best players battle it out during this year’s World Cup in Brazil. But as Rachelle Akuffo reports  off the field, the battle of the brands between two sports heavyweights is also heating up.

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World Cup 2014: Pakistan is leading ball producer

Pakistan has never made it past the preliminary stages of the World Cup tournament. However, when Brazil and Croatia kick off the opening match in Sao Paolo next week, they’ll be using a ball made in Pakistan, called the Brazuca. CCTV’s Danial Khan reports from Sialcot, one of the biggest sporting goods producing cities in the world. Read more…

World Cup Readiness: Concerns over Stadiums in Brazil

With less than 80 days before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil still has a lot of work to do. The recent December deadline for stadium readiness was missed and at least three venues are still facing problems. However, FIFA, the sport’s governing body, confirmed there will be 12 host cities as planned no matter what it takes. CCTV’s Lucrecia Franco reports from Rio de Janeiro. Read more…

World media coverage during World Cup in Brazil

With less than two days to go before the start of the World Cup, Brazil’s sports minister has urged international news organization not to exaggerate the country’s problems. Stephen Gibbs reports from Rio de Janeiro. Read more…

3 Venues Still Not Ready 1 Month Ahead of World Cup

One month and counting until the World Cup, but with new corruption claims and ongoing stadium construction, concerns that Brazil will be ready when the tournament starts on June 12th are growing.
CCTV’s Bianca Davie has more on the latest setbacks. Read more…

Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 in World Cup opener

From stadium delays to the deaths of construction workers. Things off the field may have been problematic over the past few months in Brazil.
But on the field Thursday, Brazil’s football team gave the country something to cheer about. It won the opening match of the 2014 World Cup beating Croatia 3 to 1. The match was tied at the half. And in the second half, Brazil scored two goals to secure the opening victory. As expected, the country is ecstatic. CCTV’s Paulo Cabral is outside the stadium in Sao Paulo. Read more…

Adidas brings Brazuca ball to FIFA World Cup

Adidas brings Brazuca ball to FIFA World Cup

German sporting giant Adidas has overhauled this year’s official FIFA match ball. CCTV’s Mat Morrison looks into their findings. Read more…

Brazil, site of the World Cup, on Americas Now

Brazil, site of the World Cup, on Americas Now

There’s only a few more days left until the World Cup final will be viewed across the globe by millions.  Read more…

World Cup 2014: Reflecting on Brazil's loss

World Cup 2014: Reflecting on Brazil’s loss

There are many in Brazil who were shocked by their team’s 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup. CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports on Brazil’s embarrassing exit from the competition. Read more…