Carlos Alberto was the captain of Brazil's World Cup-winning team in 1970, one of the best soccer squads ever. He was also a humble defender who led a bunch of attacking superstars like Pelé to glory in Mexico City.
FIFA has cleared five men as candidates to lead the organization. The world soccer body says all five passed a thorough 'integrity check.' But all of them are also tainted by their past associations with an organization saddled by years of corruption allegations.
Almost all of the leaders of FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, have been suspended, amid charges of corruption. The scandal is being followed closely in Africa, where FIFA has spent millions of dollars.
In Colombia, World Cup celebrations turned rowdy — and deadly. Nine deaths and widespread arrests led some cities to ban alcohol while Colombia is playing, which has saved lives but devastated some businesses.
A scoreless match turned into a riot in Belgrade on Tuesday — literally. When a banner-toting drone flew over the match between political rivals Albania and Serbia, it touched off a riot between the teams and hardcore Serbian fans.
Sports writers are calling Sunday's World Cup final "Messi vs. the Machine," and Izzy says the machine can't be stopped. Our World Cup ocelot is calling a win — and a world championship — for Germany. And we've even got an extra surprise...