The 2014 FIFA World Cup is just a few weeks away, so, quite understandably, people are started to get excited. This is, after all, the biggest sporting event on earth, and it will be filled with beautiful goals, breakout performances, dramatic upsets, and probably one or two triumphs of the human spirit.
That being said, it will also have it’s fair share of controversies. Because this is soccer, and there are always controversies in soccer.
Will any of the controversies at the 2014 World Cup prove historic? Only time will tell. But until then, get acquainted with the controversies on this list. They’ll give you a little historical context for the events that will unfold over the next six weeks.