2014 World Cup: Photo Galleries & Slideshows

 
FIFA World Cup balls through history (1930-2014) - in pictures
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FIFA World Cup balls through history (1930-2014) - in pictures

With the kick-off of the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil fast approaching, Yahoo Maktoob Sports has delved into the archives to bring you EVERY official match ball since the tournament's inception in 1930.
 
Street Child World Cup 2014 - in pictures
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Street Child World Cup 2014 - in pictures

A stunning collection of photographs from the ongoing Street Child World Cup in Rio which saw Pakistan beat arch rivals India 13-0.
 
Maradona, Zidane and Messi: Amazing caricatures of World Cup heroes
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Maradona, Zidane and Messi: Amazing caricatures of World Cup heroes

These amazing caricatures of World Cup heroes both past and present were created by talented artist Daniel Nyari. But can you guess who they are?
 
Where the World Cup teams will be staying in Brazil - in pictures
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Where the World Cup teams will be staying in Brazil - in pictures

When the national soccer teams go to Brazil this summer for the World Cup, they will be living quite comfortably in Brazil’s finest hotels and resorts. Take a look at where some of the teams will …
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Brazilian football icon Pele unveiled as Emirates Airline ambassador - in pictures
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Brazilian football icon Pele unveiled as Emirates Airline ambassador - in pictures

Just days after tearfully accepting the FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur, Pele was all smiles in Dubai as he talked Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the 2014 World Cup.
 
The World Cup Trophy Tour lands in Saudi Arabia
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The World Cup Trophy Tour lands in Saudi Arabia

The World Cup landed in Saudi Arabia on Monday ahead of a week-long tour of the Middle East including stop-overs in Qatar and the UAE.
 
Brazilian model Fernanda Lima steals the show at 2014 World Cup draw
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Brazilian model Fernanda Lima steals the show at 2014 World Cup draw

The glamorous and beautiful co-host of the 2014 World Cup draw caused quite a stir. Introducing Fernanda Lima.
 
The glitz and glamour of the 2014 World Cup draw
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The glitz and glamour of the 2014 World Cup draw

Millions of football fans around the world tuned in to watch the draw for 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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All 12 stadiums of the 2014 World Cup
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All 12 stadiums of the 2014 World Cup

Twelve host cities. 12 stadiums. The venues that will host the world's greatest players in Brazil next summer.
 
Stars of the 32 teams headed to the 2014 World Cup
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Stars of the 32 teams headed to the 2014 World Cup

Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are just three of the superstars set to grace next summer's World Cup finals.
 
A to Z of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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A to Z of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Brazil as a country has much to offer while the 20th edition of the World Cup promises to be the best yet.
 
Best players not going to the 2014 World Cup
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Best players not going to the 2014 World Cup

Some of the best players in the world will not be going to Brazil after their countries failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. Here's who missed out.
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Qatar's 12 stadiums for the 2022 World Cup - in pictures
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Qatar's 12 stadiums for the 2022 World Cup - in pictures

Qatar are to host the World Cup finals in 2022 - the first time the tournament has ever been held in the Middle East - and they have unveiled grand plans for their 12 stadiums. All at a cost of $4bn.
 
Brazil prepares for the 2014 World Cup Finals Draw
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Brazil prepares for the 2014 World Cup Finals Draw

“On this day, Planet Football will have its eyes trained on Bahia’s Costa do Sauipe," FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke wrote in one of his columns, with preparations for the tournament ongoing. …
 
Football World Cup
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Football World Cup

Check out the amazing photos in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup.
 
Teams that have qualified for 2014 World Cup
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Teams that have qualified for 2014 World Cup

Thirty-one countries will join host Brazil at the 2014 World Cup. Here are the national sides who have earned their place among the tournament's final 32 teams.
 
World Cup previews - Brazil goes after drug traffickers
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World Cup previews - Brazil goes after drug traffickers

Brazil launches a "pacification" operation in the favela complex of Lins de Vasconcelos, in the North Zone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The favela complex, or shanty town, was previously controlled …