- Nearly 6,000 farmers united to block a U.S. effort to sell them genetically modified seeds through a foreign aid package, according to Truthout.org.
- Costa Rica will be seeking yet another famous upset in this World Cup when they take on the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.
- Head coach Jurgen Klinnsman has the U.S. on the cusp of their second quarterfinal appearance in history and first since 2002’s run.
- Brazil's "team" of street vendors sees the World Cup as a chance to beat legal obstacles to long-term legitimacy.
- The world's top soccer stars are a superstitious bunch.