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FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be played June 12 through July 13 in Brazil. The tournament features 32 teams at 12 venues in nine host cities. Spain won the 2010 World Cup, its first, and Italy won the 2006 cup, the country's fourth title. Full Coverage.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be played June 12 through July 13 in Brazil. The tournament features 32 teams at 12 venues in nine host cities. Spain won the 2010 World Cup, its first, and Italy won the 2006 cup, the country's fourth title. Full Coverage. « Show less

Top FIFA World Cup Articles

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  • Allardyce hails his 'best ever' West Ham side

    LONDON (Reuters) - What difference a year makes. Roundly criticised by fans and owners alike for some turgid performances last season, West Ham United host champions Manchester City on Saturday with a new attacking style instilling new-found belief at...
  • Key head-to-heads in the La Liga 'Clasico'

    MADRID (Reuters) - Key head-to-head battles in Saturday's "Clasico" between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium (1700 BST): CRISTIANO RONALDO v LIONEL MESSI Ronaldo, 29, and Messi, 27, are two of the most consistently lethal goalscorers...
  • Rowntree purring as England's pack settles down

    LONDON (Reuters) - As England scramble to deal with a front-row injury crisis ahead of the November internationals, forwards coach Graham Rowntree is revelling in the settled nature and strength-in-depth of the rest of the pack There could be some...
  • No bad feelings towards Mourinho, says David Luiz

    PARIS (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho may not rate him as a defender but Paris St Germain centre back David Luiz says there is no bad blood between him and former club Chelsea. Luiz, who captained Brazil in their nightmare 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World...
  • Brazil ban cell phones, earrings in disciplinary drive

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian players have been told to avoid using earrings, caps and flip-flops while on international duty as part of a disciplinary crackdown by manager Dunga. Dunga, who took over as Brazil coach in July, said players were sent a...
  • United States falls to 23rd in FIFA world rankings

    United States falls to 23rd in FIFA world rankings
    The U.S. fell six spots to No. 23 in the monthly FIFA world rankings released Thursday, the team's lowest ranking in more than a year. The top three spots in the poll remained unchanged with World Cup champion Germany No. 1, followed by Argentina and...
  • U.S. adds date with Colombia to European visit

    U.S. adds date with Colombia to European visit
    The U.S. men's national soccer team has added a second game to its November visit to Europe, securing a Nov. 14 friendly in London against Colombia, one of the surprise teams in last summer's World Cup. Colombia won its group and advanced to the...
  • World Cup seeds Switzerland slide out of FIFA top 10

    LONDON (Reuters) - Switzerland, who were among the top seeds for the World Cup finals this summer, have dropped out of FIFA's top 10 world rankings after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Portugal, who surprisingly lost 1-0 at home...
  • Cheika confirmed as Australia coach in place of McKenzie

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Michael Cheika was confirmed as the new coach of Australia on Wednesday and immediately charge with leading the Wallabies to a third World Cup triumph in England next year. Four days after Ewen McKenzie dramatically quit the job to...
  • Injury-hit Pumas promote two locks for European tour

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina, who recently broke their Rugby Championship duck, are braced for another tough task when the Pumas embark on their European tour, a year ahead of the World Cup. Argentina, drawn in champions New Zealand's pool for...
  • Roma debacle against Bayern seen as a one-off

    ROME (Reuters) - AS Roma's 7-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is being seen in Italy as an unfortunate one-off rather than another sad reflection on the dismal state of Serie A. Tuesday's match produced the inevitable soul-...