Lionel Messi  Manuel Neuer

Ballon d'Or 2015: Does a Strong World Cup Lead to Winning the Best Player of the Year Award?

While most see it as a done deal that Cristiano Ronaldo will hoist his second straight Ballon d'Or and his third overall, there are some that view Manuel Neuer as the true contender to run away with the individual honor. Goaltending and the Ballon d'Or was analyzed in depth in a previous post, but one perspective is that Neuer's involvement in the World Cup winning side should have a huge bearing on the outcome for the personal award. In fact, many have been vocal about it.
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Social Media Saturday: Facebook Begins Dominance, Twitter Bounces Back, and Yet Another Snapchat Clone Appears

This week in social media, Facebook opened up the Internet to every person in Zambia through its app. Meanwhile, things don't look so bleak for Twitter, partly thanks to the World Cup, and Snapchat could soon be valued at $10 billion -- no wonder Facebook just launched yet another Snapchat clone.
Guillermo Ochoa

Which Soccer Stars Increased Their Value at the 2014 FIFA World Cup?

Every four years, a number of stars break out at the World Cup and become hot items on the transfer market. Four years ago, Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil were two of the major stars in the tournament. This year, a number of other players made names for themselves and are likely to become popular on the market. Here are the teams that helped their stock during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Looking at Top Contenders for 2019 FIFA World Cup

To Russia, With Love: A Look at the Top Contenders For the 2018 World Cup

The World Cup came to an end on Sunday and now it is time to start planning for the next one in four years. One of the most interesting storylines obviously revolves on which sides will be major contenders four years from now. Here is a look at the teams that should be contending for the top prize in four years time.
A Look at Lessons Learned from 2014 FIFA World Cup

Five Lessons Learned From 2014 FIFA World Cup

Every FIFA World Cup leaves a legacy, a set of lessons to be learned for upcoming venues and tournaments. Here are the major lessons learned from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tournament.
2014 FIFA World Cup: A Look at the Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of the FIFA World Cup 2014

Every tournament is filled with a plethora of beautiful moments as well as woeful forgettable ones. Here is a look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2014 World Cup.
Lionel Messi  Manuel Neuer

Why Lionel Messi Did Not Deserve to Win Golden Ball at World Cup 2014

Lionel Messi of Argentina won the Golden Ball trophy at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, yet some say that he came up embarassingly short in the latter half of the tournament, particularly in the Final on Sunday against eventual champion Germany. This begs the question: was Messi really the most valuable player in the tournament?
World Cup 2014:  A Special Look Back at the Fan Experience

World Cup Tournament Brings Together People of All Cultures [Watch]

The month-long tournament that is the 2014 FIFA World Cup is finally over. As soccer fans across the world try to adjust to life without the "the beautiful game" in their life after Sunday's finale at Estádio Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Latin takes a look back at the fan experience throughout the World Cup that saw Latinos and people of different backgrounds come together as one to watch the biggest soccer tournament in the world.
Argentina, Germany Take on Each Other in 2014 FIFA World Cup Final Sunday

Argentina and Germany Battle for World Cup Title: Schedule, Predicting the Winner

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final will be played between Argentina and Germany on Sunday in Brazil. Soccer supremacy is on the line as these two soccer nations will be playing each other for the third time in the Final. Latin Post breaks down the game and predicts a winner.
Brazil's Future in Doubt After 2014 FIFA World Cup Third Place Loss to Netherlands

What We Learned About Brazil, Netherlands from Third Place Dutch Win

The misery continued for Brazil in the third-place match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup as the hosts were destroyed 3-0 by the Netherlands Saturday. The team conceded 10 goals in two matches and finished the tournament with 14 goals against, the most ever for the nation in the tournament. Latin takes a look at the results and analyzes both teams
Brazil Battles Netherlands for Third Place in 2014 FIFA World Cup

Brazil and the Netherlands Battle for World Cup's Third Place; Predicting the Winner

Both Brazil and the Netherlands suffered a defeat in the semifinals round, but they will get a chance to redeem themselves in the 2014 FIFA World Cup third place game Saturday. Latin previews the game, teams and predicts the winner.
Lionel Messi, Argentina Looking to Make History in Brazil During Sunday's World Cup 2014 Final

Argentina, Lionel Messi Will Win 2014 FIFA World Cup Championship; Here's Why, What They Need to Do

Lionel Messi will look to lead Argentina into history by bringing a third World Cup championship home from Brazil Sunday in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final. Latin breaks down why Messi and Argentina will win on Sunday and what they need to do to achieve victory.
Germany Defeats Brazil 7-1 to Advance to 2014 World Cup Final

World Cup Final 2014 - Germany vs. Argentina: Why Germany Will Win Fourth Title

Germany will compete in its record seventh World Cup final, hoping to come away with their fourth title. The team won in 1954 before taking home the prize in 1974 and 1990, all on European soil, and are looking to become the first European side to win the Cup in South America.
 Fragile Brazil collapse under weight of expectation

World Cup 2014 Analysis: What Does Future Hold for Brazil after 7-1 Beating?

Brazil's 7-1 humiliations at the hands of the Germans was so much more than an elimination from the World Cup. It jolted fans and players alike out of a reverie and false dream. It made them realize that the team was far from being a contender and was simply an average side waiting to meet a team with the ruthlessness to put them away.
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FIFA World Cup 2014 Makes Airbnb 'Brazil's Largest Hospitality Company', Spurs Favela Gentrification

The World Cup 2014 hasn't been great for Brazil -- in many ways. But with so many visitors flooding into the country, and an internet-savvy Latin American population, hospitality has become a big force for change in the last month in Brazil, particularly for small-time room rental through the popular lodging app Airbnb.
Twitter, Facebook Finds Laughter in Brazil's World Cup Loss With Viral Memes

World Cup: A Look at Funniest Memes From Social Media After Brazil-Germany Game

After Brazil's disappointing 7-1 defeat to Germany, the internet was ablaze with hilarious memes that were created and shared throughout the web. Latin take a look at some of the funniest ones from social media.
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