Midday World Cup Special

Jun 30, 2014

With the U.S. soccer team preparing for its next World Cup match -- Tuesday, against Belgium, in the knockout round -- we’ll hear from veteran sportswriter George Vecsey, longtime columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of "Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer."

More World Cup 2014 tickets were sold to Americans than to fans of any other country, bar the hosts.

With production help from Midday intern Tyler Downey