Qatari officials have announced the cause of death to be cardiac arrest, human rights organizations have been very critical of working conditions at the many projects being built for the 2022 games.
World Cup 2014
Football federation in Tehran ordered players to avoid posing with female fans during Asian Cup in Australia.
Billions of people put their lives on hold for the Mundial - while in Gaza and Israel many were denied that right.
The best all-round team won the World Cup, after a fascinating final against Argentina.
Mario Götze scores deep into overtime, securing nation's fourth championship.
Argentinians takes over Rio, as the epic World Cup finale approaches.
The AMIA Jewish center building was blown up on July 18, 1994, shortly after Brazil became World Cup champions in the finals, hosted that year in the United States.
Will outbreak of soccer provide brief respite from missiles and hostilities?
Vatican calls for moment of silence in Sunday's final to remember those stricken by wars; meanwhile: speculation over whether the Argentinian pontiff will watch the match with his German predecessor.
The first-ever goalless World Cup semifinal was even more tedious than it sounds.