World Cup 2014

World Cup Spain 2010 Photo

Defending champion Spain failed to make it out of pool play. (Photos/Wikimedia Commons)

World Cup Spain Sergio Ramos Photo

Who, What and Where to Watch

A breakdown of the top five teams, the fantasy 11 players to watch and the five best places in Chicago to watch the World Cup.

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Data Visualization: Cup by the Numbers

Trot around the globe and find profiles of all 32 teams competing. Tour the stadiums in Brazil and see a breakdown of key World Cup stats and attendance figures.

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Pele World Cup

Interactive: Timeline and Pick the Winner

The World Cup has a rich history that's as diverse as the countries participating. Take a look back through 84 years of soccer history in an interactive timeline, tour the stadiums and explore the tournament's offbeat stats and facts.

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Chicago Fire Attendance Photo

Soccer in Chicago: Fire Attendance

The Chicago Fire have a loyal following but attendance figures have sagged in recent years. DePaul soccer players don Google Glass. And debates rage over soccer-related concussions, use of headgear. Related:

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This project was created by students in Mike Reilley's Online Sports Reporting and Online Journalism II classes at DePaul University's College of Communication.

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