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  • FIFA bans Franz Beckenbauer for not cooperating with investigation

    FIFA bans Franz Beckenbauer for not cooperating with investigation
    Franz Beckenbauer, who won World Cups with West Germany as both a player and coach, was banned by FIFA on Friday from any association with soccer for 90 days after being accused of not cooperating with an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup...
  • U.S. team itches to get its World Cup started, already gets lesson

    U.S. team itches to get its World Cup started, already gets lesson
    The U.S. soccer team gathered in a meeting room at the team hotel here Thursday afternoon to watch the opening game of a World Cup it won't officially become part of until Monday, when it meets Ghana in the northeastern coastal city of Natal. And...
  • World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV

    The 2014 World Cup officially gets underway Thursday in Brazil when the host country takes on Croatia at 1 p.m. PDT on ESPN. But what about the rest of the games? Are you trying to plan your days so you can watch all the matches? Below is the entire...
  • Brazil opens World Cup with heavy expectations of a nation

    His full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, an unmanageable mouthful he has thankfully shortened to Neymar. And though he stands just 5 feet 9 on his tippy-toes and weighs 142 pounds dripping wet, for the next month the unpretentious 22-year-old...
  • Mexico, Brazil advance following World Cup victories

    Mexico, Brazil advance following World Cup victories
    Three cheers for Western Hemisphere teams at the World Cup, one for each that has gained admission to the knockout phase. So far, the West has proved itself best. Brazil, Mexico and Chile moved forward Monday along with a geographical outlier, the...
  • A look at 'Hand of God' and other controversial World Cup calls

    A controversial call may have spoiled Thursday’s World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia for many fans across the globe. Referee Yuichi Nishimura called a penalty kick against Croatia in the 69th minute when Brazilian forward Fred fell...
  • World Cup 2014 Is Already Bigger on Facebook, Twitter than Oscars

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup has just kicked off, and after the opening match it's already a bigger phenom than this year's Academy Awards on social networks. According to Facebook, the opening match Thursday -- Brazil's 3-1 defeat of Croatia -- generated...
  • Croatia cruises past 10-man Cameroon

    MANAUS, Brazil -- Croatia kept its hopes of a berth in the Round of 16 alive by routing 10-man Cameroon in a 4-0 victory at the Arena Amazonia on Wednesday. Ivica Olic scored just 11 minutes into the affair to put Niko Kovac's men in front, but the...
  • Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 in World Cup opener

    Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 in World Cup opener
    SAO PAULO — Thiago Silva fought back tears as he led his Brazilian teammates out of the tunnel and onto the field Thursday to welcome a World Cup many here thought would never come. Star striker Neymar, who at just 22 carries the burden of his...
  • Mexico advances after beating Croatia

    Mexico advances after beating Croatia
    RECIFE, Brazil -- Mexico advanced to the knockout round for the sixth successive World Cup on Monday, securing a 3-1 win over Croatia at the Arena Pernambuco to finish second in Group A. A win or a draw would have been enough to see Mexico into the last...
  • World Cup round-up: How can the U.S. advance?

    World Cup round-up: How can the U.S. advance?
    The Silvestre Varela header silenced celebrations, but it has not extinguished the U.S. hopes to advance in the World Cup. The Americans still sit in good position to move on to the knockout stages, with some statistics saying the probability is as high...