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.
Amid soaring Mideast tensions, some Arab soccer fans have been reduced to watching matches in secret or even - gasp - on a TV channel owned by Israel.
Germany runs riot during one-sided 7-1 semifinal. The 1 flattered the Brazilians.
In epic fashion, Germany advanced over the host nation Brazil, stunning the hopes and dreams of the local crowd, to reach the World Cup final with a 7-1 victory.
It’s South America vs. northern Europe in the two semifinals.
Reports suggest that FIFA puts its own profit above the values that should guide human decency.
Netherlands and Argentina advance to Wednesday’s semifinal.
Algeria earned a team salary of $9 million after losing in the Round of 16 to Germany.
Soccer at its very best as Belgium narrowly conquers heroic Americans.
Tim Howard's historic sixteen saves were not enough to keep the American's World Cup dreams alive.
Les Bleus will face Germany on Friday.
Costa Rica makes history and reaches quarters.
Colombia and James Rodriguez look the real deal. Just don’t call him ‘James.’
There were more tweets containing the word 'Nazi' on the day of the game than there had been for the entire preceding month.
International soccer federation tosses Uruguayan out of World Cup for biting Italian player.
Luis Suarez, Uruguay and that old Jedi mind trick.
Scourge of Shi'ite Islam rubs it in to Tehran after World Cup loss - or did it?
The tournament gets the one thing it had been lacking – a bloody scandal.
The Da Silva clan are staunchly proud of their additional digits, and claim they can help Brazil go all the way.
Is the best-paid coach worth his salt? And which one thinks his team isn't the prettiest? A look at this cup's most arresting managers.
The video clip shows young people singing and dancing in support of Iran's national team.