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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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  • Romero the hero as Argentina edge Dutch in shootout

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Argentina's launched himself left and right to save two penalties in a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday that sealed the South Americans' first World Cup final appearance in 24 years. After the teams battled to a 0-...
  • Romero tells Argentines to savor the moment

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero told his compatriots to "enjoy the moment" after saving two penalties in the semi-final shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday to send his country into their first World Cup final since...
  • Dutch shootout demons return to haunt them

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Traditional Dutch frailty in penalty shootouts again proved their Achilles heel when they lost 4-2 on spot-kicks to Argentina after a goalless World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Coach Louis van Gaal was forced to use defender Ron...
  • Messi has the stage to secure his place among the greats

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Lionel Messi can secure his place among the game's greats with a World Cup triumph after Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties on Wednesday to reach the final. On Sunday at the Maracana stadium in Rio, Messi will come up...
  • Argentina Advances On Penalty Kicks

    SAO PAULO, Brazil – For all his individual brilliance, one of the knocks against Lionel Messi has always been that he's only as good as the players around him. Surround him with an all-star team like he has at Barcelona and he wins six La Liga...
  • Newspapers chronicle Brazil's World Cup letdown

    Newspapers chronicle Brazil's World Cup letdown
    There was plenty of painted faces and even more looks of disappointment.  The Brazil national football team was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup Tuesday in record-breaking fashion, losing 1-7 in front of its home crowd fans in Belo...
  • Rio's Christ to light up Twitter's World Cup campaign

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Rio's iconic Christ statue will be lit up on the eve of Sunday's World Cup final in the colors of each of the finalists' flags with Twitter users to determine which is displayed the longest. Starting on Wednesday, Twitter Inc...
  • In disbelief, Germans, Brazilians see history made

    SAO PAULO/BERLIN (Reuters) - Divided by a scoreline as wide as the Atlantic, Germans and Brazilians united after the World Cup hosts' 7-1 humiliation in writing the game into the history of both nations, well beyond the realm of football. For Brazil,...
  • Brazil humbling prompts calls for reform of domestic game

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's embarrassing 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-final has prompted much soul searching in the host nation and calls are mounting for wholesale changes in Brazil's notoriously chaotic domestic game. The South...
  • Messi fit, yet hamstrung as Argentina face Dutch

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentina take on the Netherlands in their World Cup semi-final in Sao Paulo later on Wednesday with superstar Lionel Messi partially hamstrung - despite being perfectly fit. In rude health and having enjoyed a solid if not...
  • IOC says Rio report encouraging but vigilance needed

    LAUSANNE Switzerland (Reuters) - Brazil has presented an "encouraging report" about preparations for the 2016 Rio Games but vigilance is needed to ensure venues are ready, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. IOC President Thomas Bach,...