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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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  • Furious Australia slam deliberate defeat allegations

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Basketball Australia have reacted furiously to allegations their team deliberately lost a game at the World Cup last week, saying they were "downright wrong" and an insult to the country's sporting culture. Basketball's world governing...
  • Rio showing dynamism, World Cup a confidence boost

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic preparations are in full swing with organizers having rediscovered their dynamism after years of delays and the soccer World Cup boosting their confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday....
  • Asiad gives South Korea chance to end awful 2014 on a high

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's sporting reputation has taken a battering of late with a dire World Cup campaign in Brazil and disappointing medal haul from the Sochi Olympics, but a shot at redemption is at hand as 10,000 athletes from around the...
  • De Villiers reaches milestone he never thought he would achieve

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Springboks captain Jean de Villiers cannot quite believe that he is about to play his 100th test match, given he felt he might not even get a second after he destroyed ligaments in his knee, seven minutes into his debut. The centre...
  • All Blacks to play first test in Samoa next July

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The All Blacks will play their first official test in the Pacific Islands when they take on Samoa in Apia next year but they will do so without players involved in the Super Rugby final. The match will be held on July 8, four...
  • Dreams on hold, Brazil's 'new middle class' turns on Rousseff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The streets of Jardim São Luis, a poor and violent neighborhood near the edge of São Paulo, have not been this quiet in years. And that is exactly why Valeria Rocha is so worried. Arms folded, she scans the racks of baby clothes...
  • Sweden still waiting for Austria breakthrough after draw

    VIENNA (Reuters) - David Alaba's early penalty was cancelled out by a tremendous finish by Erkan Zengin as Austria and Sweden shared a 1-1 draw in their opening Euro 2016 Group G qualifier on Monday. Just as he did when the two sides met in Vienna in...
  • Hodgson's England full of youthful promise

    (Reuters) - In seeking the desired balance between youth and experience that all coaches aim at, England's Roy Hodgson is veering towards the junior end of the scale. Of the squad on duty in the 2-0 win away to Switzerland in their opening Euro 2016...
  • Del Bosque upbeat after new-look Spain thump Macedonia

    VALENCIA Spain (Reuters) - Spain badly needed a convincing performance after their World Cup flop and coach Vicente del Bosque had plenty of positives to dwell on after Monday's 5-1 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Macedonia. Goals from Sergio Ramos...
  • Five-goal Spain turn on style against Macedonia

    VALENCIA Spain (Reuters) - Holders Spain kicked off their European Championship title defence in style after a cheeky Sergio Ramos penalty set up a 5-1 victory over Macedonia in their opening Group C qualifier on Monday. Looking to bounce back from their...
  • Welbeck's shin sets England on the way to Swiss win

    BASEL (Reuters) - Danny Welbeck scored twice, the first with his shin, as England began their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a lively 2-0 win away to Switzerland, their toughest rivals in the group, on Monday. Raheem Sterling was involved in both...