As Brazil took on their fierce rivals Uruguay in a confederations cup soccer match in Belo Horizonte, there were protests around the Estadio Mineirao. Demonstrators clashed with police, who were attempting to stop them from marching on the stadium.
Hooligans and Iranian women heading to the stadium, Maradona and Pelé showcasing their skills: To get in the mood ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, here are 11 of our favorite soccer movies.
It doesn't feel that way now, but Germans weren't enthusiastic about football in the 19th century. Christoph Marx, a World Cup historian, explains how special terms for soccer were developed to change that.
A brilliant second half free kick from captain Aleksandar Kolarov led Serbia to a deserved win over Costa Rica. Serbia were wasteful in front of goal but did enough to secure three vital points in Group E.
Despite being in jail, former President Lula remains Brazil's most influential — and divisive — politician. DW's Rio columnist spoke to opponents and supporters and found a country split irreconcilably down the middle.
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