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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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  • People are tired of Qatar allegations, say bid team

    The public are growing tired of hearing about allegations of wrongdoing against Qatar's winning 2022 World Cup bid, according to organizers, with the Gulf state more interested in improving worker's rights than publishing Michael Garcia's report. The 42-...
  • U.S. drops to No. 28 in FIFA world rankings

    U.S. drops to No. 28 in FIFA world rankings
    The U.S. national soccer team had little to be thankful for Thursday when the latest FIFA world rankings were released and showed the U.S. tumbling five spots to No. 28, It's the lowest Juergen Klinsmann's team has been in the rankings -- which are...
  • Phil Hughes, Australian cricket player, dies from head injury during match

    Phil Hughes, Australian cricket player, dies from head injury during match
    Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match. Governing body Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed the 25-year-old had lost his fight for...
  • Hospitalized Pele says he's 'fine' after transfer to special-care unit

    Brazilian soccer great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said...
  • Australians did not tank basketball game, investigators say

    Australians did not tank basketball game, investigators say
    International basketball officials have cleared the Australian national team of tanking at the recent FIBA Basketball World Cup. The Australians had been suspected of purposely losing a pool game against Angola to avoid meeting the powerful U.S. squad...
  • Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez finishes third in voting for MLS top defender

    Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez finishes third in voting for MLS top defender
    The Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez was good enough to start for the U.S. in the World Cup but apparently that doesn't make him the best defender in Major League Soccer. That award went to Seattle's Chad Marshall on Tuesday. The Sounders' imposing center...
  • Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of Nations

    The Ebola menace has touched every part of life in Africa. So it's no surprise that soccer has failed to escape its deadly grip. And the disruption the virus has caused the sport has had many ripples, some of which could be felt for years. In the last...
  • Tim Howard named U.S. Soccer's top male player

    Tim Howard, who turned in one of the greatest goalkeeping performances in World Cup history last summer, was named U.S. Soccer's Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday. Howard made a World Cup-record 15 saves to push Belgium to overtime in a second-...
  • Bode Miller has surgery for injured back

    After months of skiing in pain, Bode Miller elected to undergo outpatient back surgery on Monday and will miss about eight weeks of the World Cup season. Miller, 37, had been training in Austria and Colorado but could not overcome a nagging injury. "I...
  • Investigator in World Cup probe blasts decision to clear Russia, Qatar

    Investigator in World Cup probe blasts decision to clear Russia, Qatar
    Hours after a FIFA judge cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning World Cup bids, the American who led the investigation said Thursday he would appeal the decision to close the case because it was based on "materially incomplete and...
  • One 'Hell' of a response to FIFA's claims

    Many critics of FIFA turned a skeptical eye toward the world soccer organization when it found no corruption was involved in Russia's 2018 and Qatar's 2022 World Cup bids. It was even more galling for folks in the United Kingdom since FIFA investigators...