One billion people watched the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, roughly 10 times more than the Super Bowl. (Photo: Danilo Borges/Wikimedia Commons)
Season 7, Episode 41
For soccer fans, it’s easy. For the rest of us? Not so much, especially since the U.S. team didn’t qualify. So here’s what to watch for even if you have no team to root for. Because the World Cup isn’t just a gargantuan sporting event; it’s a microcosm of human foibles and (yep) economic theory brought to life.