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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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  • World Cup continues: Guelaguetza or Rosalind's?

    World Cup continues: Guelaguetza or Rosalind's?
    Mexico v. Cameroon, Friday 9 a.m. Cameroon’s national team, friends assure me, is more or less the Boston Celtics of African soccer, with Samuel Eto’o as its aging Larry Bird. The team has over the years gone on mini-strikes until they...
  • World Cup's brave new world

    World Cup's brave new world
    The game wasn't pretty, but in this World Cup tipped upside down, it makes sense that a loss equaled a win for a U.S. team that now advances to the knockout stage. By staying close to Germany in a rain-soaked 1-0 defeat, the Americans sneaked through...
  • Cameroon accused of throwing World Cup games; investigation opened

    Cameroon accused of throwing World Cup games; investigation opened
    An official investigation began Monday into the Cameroon men’s national soccer team and allegations that it threw all of its matches in the World Cup. The Cameroon Football Assn. is investigating seven “bad apples” accused of fraud...
  • Chicagoan dressed as Teddy Roosevelt big hit at World Cup

    Chicagoan dressed as Teddy Roosevelt big hit at World Cup
    Mike D'Amico was just being himself when he went crazy after the U.S. men's soccer team scored its first goal against Portugal Sunday — but he was dressed like Teddy Roosevelt. The image of the rough and tumble former president screaming into a...
  • World Cup: Netherlands' top-notch offense vs. Mexico's stingy defense

    A pre-match overview does not get more fundamental than this. The third game in the round of 16 pits the Netherlands, the World Cup's finest procurer of goals, against Mexico, tied with Costa Rica as the best preventer. Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico,...
  • World Cup: Costa Rica vs. Greece in an unlikely knockout round match

    World Cup: Costa Rica vs. Greece in an unlikely knockout round match
    The weirdness of this World Cup can be summed up in a sentence: Little old Costa Rica, which won the Group of Tradition with three ex-champions (Uruguay, Italy, England), faces a team (Greece) that just won its second Cup game ever. Fancy meeting them...
  • Chile hold off battling Australia in 3-1 win

    Chile hold off battling Australia in 3-1 win
    Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3-1 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup clash on Friday. Alexis Sanchez put...
  • World Cup: USA scores in ratings, too

    World Cup: USA scores in ratings, too
    UPDATED: The United States' victory over Ghana in the World Cup was Monday's most-watched program -- by a wide margin. Nationally, the game on ESPN drew 11.1 million viewers and became the most-watched men's soccer match ever on ESPN. The most-seen...
  • Balotelli header gives Italy 2-1 win over England

    Balotelli header gives Italy 2-1 win over England
    Italy striker Mario Balotelli powered home a close range header to secure a 2-1 win over England on Saturday in an entertaining World Cup Group D game played amid baking heat and humidity. England left back Leighton Baines, who often looked out of his...
  • Close call for Netherlands against Australia

    Close call for Netherlands against Australia
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - A long-range strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands a 3-2 win over Australia in a thrilling World Cup Group B game but a brave, hard-charging Socceroos side came close to earning a famous victory. The game was...
  • World Cup: Colombia beats Ivory Coast in tense game

    Colombia beat Ivory Coast 2-1 in yet another action-packed World Cup clash on Thursday to top Group C on six points and move within touching distance of making the knockout phase for the first time since 1990. After a tight first half the game exploded...