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Questions abound for Manchester United after poor start and humiliating defeat

...leaping out of his seat and high-fiving his Netherlands players as he masterminded a 5-1 thrashing of Spain at the World Cup in Brazil.Compare that to the glum, stony-faced figure of Van Gaal who remained glued to his seat during United's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-27/questions-abound-man
FIFA-Russia relations hit snag

...have flared since July 13, when Russian state President Vladimir Putin sat next to FIFA President Sepp Blatter at the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Control of Crimean soccer clubs and expensive new stadiums for FIFA's flagship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-19/fifa-russia-relation
Overtime

...since their memorable exits from the World Cup on Monday, with the Brazil star...infamously bit an Italian opponent at the World Cup, earning him a four-month ban...since fracturing a vertebra during the World Cup on July 4, ruling him out of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-18/overtime
2016 Olympic Games next big challenge facing Brazil

...JANEIRO - Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro's...things are moving," he added.The World Cup overcame fears about protests...won't make it."Felli believes the World Cup gave the Olympics a boost."The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-07-15/2016-olympic-games-next-
Kid's dream comes true on soccer field

A couple of weeks after the world's sporting focus was on Brazil and the World Cup, the focus of Seattle Sounders fans turned to Xander Bailey, whose Make A Wish dream game true as he appeared in a game with the soccer club.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/connor-threlkeld/2014-07-20/kids-
Adidas and Nike jostle for edge at the World Cup

...it's that leaping cat."It's the World Cup. It's do or die. Win or go...Although we're not a sponsor of the World Cup itself, we connect where it matters...the 32 national teams playing in the World Cup, more than ever before ? and one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-08/adidas-and-nike-jostle-edg
Predictions, and dreams are part of the buildup to the World Cup

...a rather inexperienced unit at the World Cup stage, so it'll be interesting...stages. Dreaming is allowed in the World Cup. PREDICTIONS: The U.S. fails...hairstyle is unofficially picked as the World Cup's best hair.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-11/predictions-and-dreams-are-part-b
Overtime

...Platini.Platini, the long-time favorite to succeed his FIFA mentor Blatter, publicly withdrew his backing ahead of the World Cup in June."In the future I won't support Blatter anymore. I've told him that," Platini said then in France...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-09/overtime
Overtime

...to start trainingLuis Suarez will train with his Barcelona teammates today after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened.The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the Uruguay forward deserves his four-month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-08-14/overtime
Stealth World Cup ads raise sponsorship questions

...governing body, FIFA, closely holds the World Cup brand as intellectual property...non-sponsors from capitalizing on the World Cup, and whether pushing the boundaries...hundreds of millions of people, and (the World Cup) is the kind of event that everybody...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-04/stealth-world-cup-ads-rais