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The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil

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I’ve published two posts at The New York Times for English Language Learners that focus on soccer: one on Lionel Messi and the other on a Mexican girls soccer team.

Learn about synonyms and the World Cup in my third New York Times post for English Language Learners on soccer.

The 2014 World Cup begins on June 12th in Brazil.

I created a very long “Best” list for the 2010 World Cup, and have selected sites that would be useful this year and added them to this new list. Of course, I’ll be adding a lot more as time goes on, and I hope that readers will contribute many.

You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Brazil.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil:

As Brazil Gears Up For Olympics, Some Poor Families Get Moved Out is from NPR.

Fox Sports has a special section on this year’s World Cup.

Of course, there’s the official World Cup site.

Brazil World Cup 2014 stadiums: Interactive Guide is from The Telegraph.

Interactive: World Cup 2014 draw
is from Al Jazeera.

ESL / EFL Lesson Activity on Brazil World Cup is from News English Lessons.

TES Connect has a collection of related lessons.

World Cup Tech: Fine-Tuning the Beautiful Game is from Gizmodo.

Best Soccer Documentaries is from EFL Classroom 2.0.

Learn about The Birth of The World Cup.

A Brief History Of The World Cup is a TIME Slideshow.

The Evolution of The World Cup Ball is a NY Times infographic.

The BBC has nice visual tutorials on playing soccer.

FIFA World Cup 14

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A Knuckleball No More: World Cup Soccer Ball Gets A Redesign is from NPR.

How to Speak Football Infographic is from Kaplan.

Here’s a great Powerade commercial connected to the World Cup:

2014 World Cup in Brazil

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Brazil 2014: the physics behind the Brazuca
is an interactive from The Guardian.

Brazilian anti-World Cup protests hit Sao Paulo and Rio is from The BBC.

TES Connect has a number of downloadable lessons related to The World Cup.

Here’s a link to the official World Cup YouTube Channel. It’s filled with useful clips.

We are one World Cup anthem with subtitles from David Deubelbeiss on Vimeo.

Soccer Fever: Learning About the World Cup in Brazil is from The New York Times Learning Network.

The Newest #RioProblem: Olympic Sailing Events to Take Place In Polluted Dump is from The Atlantic.


World Cup 2014: technology set for striking role in tournament
is from The guardian.

You can read more about this image at Slate: A Brazilian Street Artist Has Created the World Cup’s First Viral Image

Here are three interactives from The Guardian:

Brazil 2014: interactive World Cup travel guide

The World Cup’s top 100 footballers of all time – interactive

World Cup kits through the ages – interactive guide

Here are some infographics:

Everything You Need to Know for the Upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil
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Brazil 2014: Capture the Craze
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World Cup Vs. Life
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How to teach … the World Cup 2014 is a treasure trove from The Guardian.

Rio Grapples With Violence Against Police Officers as World Cup Nears is from The New York Times.

World Cup Resources is from EFL Classroom 2.0


World Cup dream team: Pick your all-time XI
is from The Guardian.

A 2014 World Cup Special is from The New York Times.

The Goal of Life is an interactive from The Associated Press.

Here’s another AP interactive.

Most Brazilians think the World Cup is a waste of money. They’re probably right. is from Vox.

FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil is from English Club.

World Cup players must sing national anthem is from Breaking News English.

Here’s a great interactive from The NY Times on some star players.

Brazil Prepares for the World Cup is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

The Best Players at the World Cup, in GIFs is from The Atlantic.

Football to Football Translator is a fun Chrome extension.

The pick of the World Cup songs is from The BBC.

A look at World Cup jerseys since 1930 is from The Washington Post.

Here’s a different kind of video about the World Cup from Amnesty International:

World Cup History
by gobieta.
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FIFA World Cup - Hosts, Logos, Winners, and Balls
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Football and motivation is a World Cup lesson for English Language Learners.

The World Cup In The Classroom – Visualizations Of FIFA 2014 As Teaching Tools is from the ASIDE blog.

The Common Craft #SoccerGuide comes from…Common Craft. Thanks to Richard Byrne for the tip.

Here’s a YouTube playlist of World-Cup related ads.

FIFA World Cup 2014 starts in Brazil is a Boston Globe photo gallery.


Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Football Comes Home: Soccer as Religion in Brazil is a photo gallery from TIME.

The World’s Love Affair With Soccer: A History in Photos is also from TIME.

The World’s Ball is a NY Times interactive on the history of the soccer ball.

The World Cup of Everything Else is from The Wall Street Journal, and may be the most fun and the most useful interactive for the classroom out there.

This chart shows how much more popular the World Cup is than the Super Bowl is from The Washington Post.

World Cup City Guide is from the BBC.

Photos: The World’s Game is from the NY Times.

World Cup Venues is an Associated Press interactive.

THE BEAUTIFUL BRANDED GAME: SEE THE 12 BEST 2014 WORLD CUP ADS is from Fast Company.

10 things non-soccer fans need to know about the World Cup is from Vox.

GOAL! Around the World #infographic

The Boston Globe has an excellent interactive World Cup Primer.

Why do some people call it soccer? is from the History Channel.

HOW WE PLAY THE GAME is a NY Times interactive.

2014 Brazil World Cup – Round-up 1 is an ELL lesson from Breaking News English.

Slate has compiled a fun video collection of goal celebrations from The Cup.

Stop the Ball is a fun interactive from The New York Times.

Al Jazeera has a great site with all their World Cup coverage, which includes neat projects like the World Cup of Food.

World Cup Infographics is a site that’s collecting tons of infographics about…the World Cup.

15 Amazing Things You Didn
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Hottest Talk of the Town- FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil
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Battle Cries is a wonderful interactive from The NY Times.

Here are several Wall St. Journal interactives:

Meet Team USA

Profiles the Favored Teams

Scoring: A National Style Guide

Your 2014 World Cup Competitors Guide

The 2014 World Cup, Part I is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

These 8 works of Anti-FIFA Graffiti are Covering The Streets Of Brazil is from Fascinating Pics.

World Cup 2014 Toolkit: Get in the Rhythm! is from VIF Learning Center.

World Cups from Past To Present show video highlights of the past eighty years of World Cups. It’s from the BBC.

The split-second psychology of football is from The BBC.

The 12th Man

Let The Commercials Explain World Cup Passion is from NPR.

The Clubs That Connect The World Cup is a NY Times interactive.

Watch the Most Beautiful Free Kicks in World Cup History is from Slate.

How We Play The Game is another neat interactive from the NY Times.

What language does soccer speak? is from Al Jazeera.

The Curious History Of The World Cup Soccer Ball is a slideshow from Fast Company.

22 maps that explain the World Cup is from Vox.

World Cup 2014 resources and activities is from TES Connect.

Brasil 2014

WORLD CUP BRAZIL: THE COMPLETE GUIDE is an excellent interactive from The Sydney Morning Herald. Thanks to reader Michelle Walsh for the tip.

A Look Back at Iconic World Cup Moments is from Slate.

The History of the World Cup is a very impressive site.

World Cup 2014: Goal Celebrations in Soccer Are Always Colorful is from The New York Times.

Adam Simpson has created several World Cup-related PowerPoints for English Language Learners.

The New York Times has collected all their World Cup interactives in one place.

Your World Cup Ethical Questions, Answered is from The New York Times.

ESPN has a phenomenal site for the World Cup called World Cup Essentials.

Life in Brazil – during – the World Cup, in Pictures is from Vox.

So You Think You Can Flop? is a fun Washington Post interactive.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

3 Comments

  1. Great page, thanks for putting it together. I’ll be using a lot of what you’ve shared here with my class along with this infographic I put together myself (when trying out infogr.am for the first time). http://www.theinsidelane.net/post/87399577709/create-infographics-with-infogr-am

  2. Hi Nigel,

    Thanks for the post about World Cup. Just a tip about those who don’t live in countries that stream world cup online. You can use UnoTelly to remove the geoblock and stream World Cup 2014 in your country free https://worldcup.unotelly.com

  3. Thank you very much for the post about the 2014 World Cup. It is very useful for my classes.

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