MINNEAPOLIS - The 2014 World Cup takes center stage in the lives of soccer fans across the world starting this Thursday, June 12. Football, as its known everywhere but the United States, is a way of life for many countries.

KARE 11's sister publication USA Today has a complete section devoted to coverage of World Cup 2014.

Before the games began Minnesota United FC created a video to help new fans of the sport understand the rules of the game. From kits to offside to juggling, members of the team break it down for everyone to understand.

Also, be sure to check out the app for keeping track of World Cup action built by two Minnesota developers. Click here to watch.