60 of the tournament's matches would be staged in the United States, with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 games each. If they're successful, it would be the first time three countries staged a World Cup together.
Sometimes we choose dogs — and sometimes they choose us. A scruffy, yellow Ecuadorean street dog followed a team of Swedish trekkers on a race through the Amazon. He became the star of the race and ended up becoming the trusty companion to the team's captain.
Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Lima has received a torrent of online abuse from Iranian soccer fans, following her appearance at last week's World Cup draw. Lima's dress was too revealing for Iranian TV, which interrupted the live program every time the cameras focused on the model — which was often.
The Oakland Raiders will battle the Houston Texans in Mexico City's famed Azteca Stadium. Players are warned about not going out alone. But if they do, they'll probably run into people crazy about the game.
Haruki Murakami, the perennial favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, says his desire to write is all due to a double hit by an American baseball player named Dave Hilton. Really? We tracked down that player, and an expert on creativity to see if the story is truth, or fiction.