1. 10 Worst Haircuts of the 2014 World Cup

    There are two things that set professional footballers apart from regular people: They are exceptionally good at kicking a ball and they command enough respect that they can still be taken seriously with a ridiculous haircut...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 14 days ago 31,771 reads 82 comments

  2. Argentina Donate Their Runner-Up World Cup Prize Money to Argentine Hospital

    Argentina may have fallen in the World Cup final to Germany, but they put their loss to good, noble use. According to Argentine paper El Dia (h/t 101 Great Goals ), the players donated $135,000 to Garrahan, a pediatric hospital in Buenos Aires..

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 15 days ago 46,179 reads 9 comments

  3. Power Ranking Lionel Messi and Previous World Cup Golden Ball Winners

    Lionel Messi might not have won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but there was some small consolation for him in the shape of the Golden Ball award for the best player at the tournament...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 15 days ago 9,922 reads 27 comments

  4. Incredible Street Art Surfaces of Robin Van Persie's Headed Goal vs. Spain

    Robin van Persie's headed goal against Spain will forever live in our memories for the sheer amazingness of it...

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 15 days ago 19,612 reads 31 comments

  5. Power Ranking James Rodriguez and Past World Cup Golden Boot Winners

    James Rodriguez sealed the Golden Boot—or the adidas Golden Shoe, if you prefer—at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a haul of six goals for Colombia, as his team exited at the quarter-final stage...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 15 days ago 17,956 reads 28 comments

  6. Why US Fans Should Be Excited Now for 2018 World Cup Team

    At the 2014 World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team was anchored by its veteran core: Michael Bradley, Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 15 days ago 31,283 reads 120 comments

  7. World Cup 2018: Struggling Nations That Must Improve on 2014 Showing

    The 2018 World Cup set to take place in Russia may seem ages away, but the thoughts of some nations are already turning toward that tournament following a poor showing at Brazil 2014...

    Stuart Howard-Cofield Written by Stuart Howard-Cofield about 15 days ago 5,242 reads 12 comments

  8. One Simple, Perfect GIF Sums Up the Entire World Cup

    At first, there were 32 wishful sides hoping to hoist the World Cup trophy. Now, there's just one. And one incredibly simple but perfect GIF sums up the entire tournament in one sequence...

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 15 days ago 63,852 reads 34 comments

  9. US Soccer: A Road Map to a Deeper Run at World Cup 2018

    So the World Cup is over, and you have questions. Where does U.S. soccer go from here? Why is Germany so good, and how can the U.S...

    M.F. DiBella Written by M.F. DiBella about 15 days ago 1,165 reads 0 comments

  10. Ranking 10 Most Likely Successors to Luiz Felipe Scolari

    Luiz Felipe Scolari has been relieved of his duties and Brazil are on the hunt for a new manager to take their national side forward ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia...

    Christopher Atkins Written by Christopher Atkins about 15 days ago 4,233 reads 11 comments

  11. Power Ranking All 32 World Cup Managers

    Welcome to B/R's definitive ranking of all 32 managers involved in the FIFA World Cup 2014 . We've ordered them based on their tactical and managerial performance over the course ...

    Sam Tighe Written by Sam Tighe about 15 days ago 91,490 reads 223 comments

  12. 15 World Cup Players Clubs Should Steer Clear Of

    The World Cup can provide an excellent opportunity for domestic clubs to assess prospective new talent, as 736 internationals all vie for their own share of the spotlight...

    Laura Greene Written by Laura Greene about 15 days ago 4,376 reads 19 comments

  13. World Cup 2014 Final: Top Performers from Germany vs. Argentina

    Mario Gotze's stunning extra-time goal in the 2014 World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday was enough to see Germany to victory against Argentina in a tense encounter...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 15 days ago 1,808 reads 0 comments

  14. Ranking Louis can Gaal Amongst All-Time Dutch Bosses

    Now that the World Cup in Brazil has finished, Louis van Gaal is about to take over as Manchester United 's new manager...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 15 days ago 1,966 reads 2 comments

  15. Best XI of Serie A Players at the 2014 World Cup

    With the host nation humiliated and Germany crowned champions for the first time since 1990, the latest edition of the World Cup is already consigned to history...

    Adam Digby Written by Adam Digby about 15 days ago 1,936 reads 2 comments

  16. 5 Rules FIFA Should Change Before the 2018 World Cup

    Now the dust has settled on the 2014 World Cup, Germany's celebrations have died down and all of the lessons have been learned from the competition, we are left looking at one of the best tournaments we've seen in the modern era...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 15 days ago 9,268 reads 29 comments

  17. James Rodriguez Is Wasting His Time at Monaco, He Must Join Real Madrid

    James Rodriguez became a football sensation after his extraordinary performance with Colombia in Brazil 2014. His value automatically went up and he became the object of desire for the top European clubs...

    Hugo Chavez Barroso Written by Hugo Chavez Barroso about 15 days ago 14,631 reads 85 comments

  18. World Cup Final Cake Is the Meanest Dessert We've Ever Seen

    We don't know who baked this heartless World Cup cake. We don't know if it was to briefly anger a German fan or to forever scar a defeated Argentine...

    BR-UK Staff Written by BR-UK Staff about 15 days ago 62,774 reads 74 comments

  19. 15 Players Who Will Disappear into Obscurity After 2014 World Cup

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has now finally drawn to a close after just over a month of spellbinding action in Brazil involving some of the very best players on Planet Football...

    Richard Morgan Written by Richard Morgan about 15 days ago 23,511 reads 33 comments

  20. 10 Worst Refereeing Decisions of the World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup will be remembered for it's incredible goalkeeping performances, the thrill of counter-attacking football and the shocking capitulation of the hosts. Sadly, it may also be noted for its numerous officiating controversies...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 15 days ago 9,003 reads 45 comments

  21. 2014 World Cup Sets Record with 31 Goals by Substitutes

    With 31 goals by substitutes, the 2014 World Cup smashed the previous record of 24 set at the 2006 tournament in Germany, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 16 days ago 1,790 reads 1 comments

  22. Ranking the Top Contenders for 2018 World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup has ended, which puts the attention on Russia in 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin was in attendance for Sunday's final as the new hosts take over...

    Peter Galindo Written by Peter Galindo about 16 days ago 479 reads 0 comments

  23. Ranking the Top 10 Leagues by World Cup Performance

    When the 2014 World Cup All Star team was announced, it was not surprising that the Bundesliga claimed more than half of the 11 spots on offer. Second—the only other division with more than one spot—was France’s Ligue 1 with two...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 16 days ago 9,480 reads 87 comments

  24. 2014 World Cup Ties 1998 Cup with Record 171 Goals

    Noted for a number of high-scoring affairs in the group stage, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil ultimately matched the all-time record of 171 goals scored in a tournament, equaling the total from the 1998 Cup in France, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 16 days ago 1,692 reads 0 comments

  25. Germany Becomes 1st European Team to Win World Cup in Americas

    With Sunday's 1-0 defeat of Argentina in the World Cup final, Germany became the first-ever European team to win a World Cup title in the Americas, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 16 days ago 1,249 reads 1 comments