World Cup

Reuters

How Qatar's World Cup Could End Up Killing 4,000 Migrant Workers

A new report estimates thousands more could die constructing venues for the 2022 event.

Reuters

Brazilians Are Already Fighting Back Against World Cup Price Gouging

A wave of websites catalog the stores and restaurants where prices are skyrocketing.

Reuters

Brazil Faces Another Round of Anti-World Cup Demonstrations

Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of São Paulo this weekend.

Germany Is Building Its Own Resort for the World Cup

Favorites to win in Brazil this June, the team will reside in a new, remote beach hotel for the tournament.

Neoscape

How We Hate on Architecture Now

Bold projects, like Zaha Hadid's stadium in Qatar, have to be ready for nasty nicknames.

Associated Press

Brazil Restarts Construction on Stadium Where 2 People Died Last Week

Officials say it's safe for workers to return to Sao Paulo's Itaqueraro, which will host the World Cup.

Associated Press

Construction Collapse at Brazil World Cup Stadium Kills Three

The timing is pretty awful for Brazil's turn at hosting the 2014 World Cup games this summer.

Your Laughs May Prevent Qatar's Beautiful World Cup Vagina Stadium from Being Built

Just another headache for the country and its soccer hosting duties.

Reuters

Are Mega-Projects Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

It's hard to build anything ambitious these days without being second-guessed. But maybe we're not judging them on the right criteria.

Reuters

'We Don't Need the World Cup': Massive Protests Erupt Across Brazil

200,000 people took to the streets Monday to oppose political corruption and inferior public services.

Reuters

Rio's Mad Scramble: Will the City Be Ready for the World Cup?

Weather, worker strikes, and structural problems have set back the renovation of the historic Maracanã Stadium as FIFA's deadline looms.

Julie Ruvolo

Scenes From Carnaval, the 'Largest Street Fair on the Planet'

The debauchery you're missing stuck at your desk.

Julie Ruvolo

Rio's Biggest Prostitution Crackdown in a Generation

Before it hosts the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, the city is taking aim at brothels long popular with tourists.

Reuters

A Tug-of-War Between Bus and Rail in a Brazilian World Cup City

New court ruling may help Cuiabá make up its mind about Cup-related transit plans.

Reuters

Problem Of the Day: Rio's Hotel Shortage

As the city prepares to host a number of global events, it still lacks the hotel space to meet the demand.

Reuters

Drink of the Day: Beer

Brazil's cities may be required to introduce beer back into soccer stadiums for the World Cup