Diego Costa Snubs Brazil For Spain And Could Swing The World Cup

Diego Costa is, at this moment, the best Brazilian striker in the world. The 21 goals he's scored for this year's title-challenging Atlético Madrid team are the fourth highest tally in the top five European leagues. Normally, you'd think Costa's impressive resumé would see him as one of the faces of the Seleção, out among… » 3/05/14 4:47pm 3/05/14 4:47pm

Adorable Dog Invades Soccer Pitch, Plays Defense

The Belém clássico, between Remo and Paysandu of Brazil's lower leagues, was disrupted by a playful dog charging into the box during a scoring chance in the 85th minute. He may not have gotten a paw on the ball, but he surely cramped the left-footed Remo player's shot just enough to make sure the match remained… » 2/17/14 11:43am 2/17/14 11:43am

12 Monty Python Side Projects, Ranked from Worst to Best

We've just learned that Simon Pegg will star in Absolutely Anything, a brand new film that reunites the surviving Monty Python castmembers. But how will this movie stack up to the canon of Monty Python spinoffs? Here are 12 Python side projects, ranked in order of greatness. » 12/24/13 2:20pm 12/24/13 2:20pm

Report: Operator Of Crane That Killed 3 In Brazil Worked 18 Straight…

A month ago, it was reported that a crane collapsed at a Sao Paulo stadium where workers were doing construction ahead of next year's Brazil World Cup. The collapse left three people dead, and little answers as to the cause of the tragic accident. According to a new report, however, the tragedy may have been caused due … » 12/23/13 5:41pm 12/23/13 5:41pm

A Decapitated Ref, And What It Doesn't Say About Brazilian Soccer

Just this week, the severed head of a former Brazilian professional soccer player was delivered to his wife's doorstep. This comes on a heels of a horror story over the summer—a soccer game devolved into a double murder, a referee's head hacked off with a sickle. The New York Times has gone deep on that crime and… » 11/01/13 11:53am 11/01/13 11:53am

You Can't Play A World Cup In A Hospital: Brazil 2014, Argentina 1978

On June 30, Brazil dismantled Spain before a rapturous home crowd in the final of the Confederations Cup, the test run for next year's World Cup. The hosts' surprise win—and what it augurs for 2014—temporarily displaced massive protests as the story of the tournament. June saw hundreds of thousands of Brazilians take… » 7/18/13 3:30pm 7/18/13 3:30pm