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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: Dutch coach isn't keen on playing for third place

    World Cup: Dutch coach isn't keen on playing for third place
    After losing a bitter semifinal to Argentina in penalty kicks Wednesday, Dutch Coach Louis Van Gaal wanted to do what almost every other World Cup coach was free to do after his team was eliminated from the tournament — namely, go home. That didn'...
  • On The Fly: No Decision Yet For LeBron

    LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, met with the Heat hierarchy again in Las Vegas, where LBJ is running his camp. They're done meeting with teams, ESPN reported, and now it's up to James and his family to come to a decision. It could come before...
  • Emotional Neymar cries as he recalls World Cup injury

    Emotional Neymar cries as he recalls World Cup injury
    TERESOPOLIS, Brazil -- An emotional Neymar cried as he recalled the challenge that ended his World Cup on Thursday and said he felt blessed not to have ended up in a wheelchair. Colombia defender Juan Zuniga kneed the Brazil forward in the back in the...
  • Shame and humiliation in Brazil

    Shame and humiliation in Brazil
    Here is a sampling of Brazil newspaper front pages after the 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals Tuesday. (For four more front pages, go to related items.) Vergonha means shame. vHEXAme plays off a word for humiliation (vexame) and the...
  • Argentina edges Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance to World Cup final

    Argentina edges Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance to World Cup final
    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 titles, three Champions...
  • Suarez loses appeal against biting ban

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from all soccer activity for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal, FIFA said Thursday. FIFA's...
  • In Brazil, reality sets in day after debacle

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil The sun came up over this hilly, dejected city Wednesday morning, and 200 million Brazilians across the nation awoke to the realization that, no, what happened at Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday night was not just a horrible nightmare....
  • Manaus waits to see if the World Cup sows future benefits

    MANAUS, Brazil The World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland last week wasn't a particularly glamorous matchup, but it may have been historic nonetheless. It was the fourth and final FIFA World Cup match played at Manaus' new Arena da Amazonia,...
  • Adidas 2 Nike 0 in World Cup final but competition goes on

    BERLIN (Reuters) - With Adidas sponsoring both teams in Sunday's World Cup final, the German sportswear brand has declared victory over U.S. rival Nike in the latest round of its battle to remain the biggest global soccer brand. The two companies...
  • Americans gave 'beautiful game' a long look and loved what they saw

    VIENNA, Va. Unbelievably, World Cup soccer has become the topic of conversation around the water cooler at work. In recent weeks television ratings for the sport have soared, with games involving Team USA equaling the recent NBA finals and surpassing...
  • America's faster-paced sports run rings around soccer's refined boredom

    WASHINGTON, DC Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz "injuries" or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Or in which "injured" players are regularly carried off...