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  • The South Korean national soccer team returned home from the World Cup only to be pelted with taffy.

  • Although Germany may have won the game, and the U.S. may have advanced, ESPN came out as the winner of Thursday's big soccer match.

  • Where Nike is scoring

    Discussing how Nike is growing their running sector and how much the World Cup is impacting sales, with Paul Swinand, Morningstar equity analyst.

  • Who's winning the World Cup advertising war?

    Mike Amour, CEO of Project Worldwide, says the success of advertising campaigns at the World Cup depends on the ability of each firm to portray their brand's authenticity.

  • Children play football in the street in the poor neighbourhood of Itaquera, adjacent to the 'Arena de Sao Paulo' stadium, on June 21, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Emerging markets experts at Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley are bearish on investing in Brazil regardless of the World Cup.

  • Luis Suarez was kicked out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini of Italy during a match on June 24, 2014.

    FIFA revealed that it has banned Uruguay's Luis Suarez for 9 games and 4 months for biting opponent at World Cup.

  • This combo of 2 photos shows Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) showing an apparent bitemark and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez (R) holding his teeth after the incident during the Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014.

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports FIFA has banned Luis Suarez for 9 games and from all soccer activities for 4 months.

  • Fans celebrating team USA win in a FIFA qualifying match in Miami.

    CNBC's Dominic Chu and Morgan Brennan provide a preview of the duel between the U.S. and Germany in Thursday's bid for the World Cup.

  • Steve Nash's take on World Cup alleged bite

    Steve Nash, founder of the Steve Nash Foundation, shares his view of Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's alleged bite.

  • How to combat match-fixing in football

    Mark Sutcliffe, CEO, Hong Kong Football Association, says match-fixing is a worldwide problem that FIFA needs to take seriously. He discusses how Hong Kong is tackling the crime.

  • Buffalo Wild Wings scores on World Cup fervor

    The U.S. men's soccer team may have suffered a heart-wrenching draw in the final seconds of its World Cup contest with Portugal on Sunday, but the close game meant big business for Buffalo Wild Wings.

  • World Cup indicator

    Mark Hulbert, digest editor at Hulbert Financial, explains an academic study which analyzes a correlation between a team's performance at World Cup to its country's stock market action the following day.

  • US ties Portugal in World Cup

    NBC Sports' Dave Briggs, "SportsDash" host, has the latest details on the World Cup competition.

  • Argentina, Mexico, Japan to win 'economics World Cup': Pro

    Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, discusses why Argentina, Mexico and Japan will win the "economics World Cup".

  • Enoh Eyong of Cameroon challenges Jose Juan Vazquez of Mexico in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

    Using conservation as a baseline, Opower broke down a few World Cup contenders according to their energy policies.

  • The Dow and S&P 500 gained in at least 12 World Cups, on average more than 5 percent for the year.

  • An Argentina fan cheers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    World Cup games may not distract workers quite as much as studies indicate.

  • Top trending World Cup tweets

    CNBC's Kayal Tausche runs down the most popular tweets during yesterday's World Cup event between the United States and Ghana.

  • Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the opening goal Monday against Ghana.

    A late header by James Brooks allowed the United States to defeat Ghana in its first match of the 2014 World Cup.

  • Competition to secure a private plane for the World Cup is heating up as Brazilian airports fill up.