For the next month, all eyes will be on Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. The biggest sporting event in the world features 32 national soccer/football/futbol/futebol teams loaded with the best players in the game all competing for the gold World Cup trophy — and massive bragging rights.
The tournament begins June 12 with Brazil and Croatia (the US team plays its first game June 16 against rival Ghana), and Sports Illustrated Kids has everything you need to know to be ready. And be sure to come back to this guide throughout the World Cup. We'll be adding new stories, interviews, slideshows, and videos from the first kickoff until the last "Olé, Olé, Olé!"
SI Kids Picks the 2014 World Cup Final!
Five Things To Watch in the 2014 World Cup Final
Germany Destroys Brazil — and the Record Books
2014 World Cup Viewing Guide: Quarterfinals
Tim Howard Sets World Cup Record in US Loss
Belgium's Flag is Backwards!
Top 5 Plays from the Weekend Knockout Games
US Escapes Group of Death, Knockout Round Next
2014 World Cup Viewing Guide: Week Three
US and Portugal Play to Last-Second Draw in Manaus
Chile Puts an Early End to Spain's World Cup
Injured Jozy Altidore a Big Loss for US Team
2014 World Cup Viewing Guide: Week Two
US Victory Over Ghana in Photos
USMNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard is a Gamer, On and Off the Field
The Science Behind Brazuca
Everyone Can Bicycle Kick in Space!
2014 World Cup Viewing Guide: Week One
Best Footballers in the World Save Soccer in "The Last Game"
A Brief Conversation with Futebol Legend Pelé
Five to Watch in the 2014 World Cup
Michael Bradley is Ready to lead the U.S. at the World Cup
2014 World Cup Gear
USMNT Defeats Turkey In Front of Record Crowd
Olé Brasil! Mickey Mouse Goes to the "World Cup"
First Look at the World Cup Final Ball
The Landon Donovan Saga Begins
Here It Is: Your Final US Men's National Team Roster
US National Team World Cup Away Kit is… Patriotic
Adidas Debuts Four World Cup Away Kits
2014 World Cup Groups Set
Get to Know brazuca, the 2014 World Cup Match Ball
Meet the 2014 World Cup Host Cities
Seven World Cup Uniform Kits Unveiled
FIFA Unveils Fuleco, the Official Mascot of the 2014 World Cup