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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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  • Serbia beats France, will play U.S. for World Cup basketball title

    Milos Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by beating France, 90-85, on Friday night. The Serbians will face the defending champion and unbeaten U.S. on Sunday. Teodosic helped Serbia lead by...
  • Paxson praises Rose, despite shooting slump

    Paxson praises Rose, despite shooting slump
    Bulls top basketball executive John Paxson said he has been pleased with Derrick Rose’s play at the FIBA World Cup in Spain for Team USA despite the guard’s shooting woes. “You’ve seen bursts of him where he’s very quick...
  • Ancelotti backs Casillas on keeper's 15th Real anniversary

    MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gave captain Iker Casillas a vote of confidence on Friday as the decorated Spain goalkeeper celebrated 15 years since making his debut for the 10-times European champions. Now 33, Casillas was a...
  • 'Torture and humiliation' await new Portugal coach

    LISBON (Reuters) - The race to replace departed Portugal coach Paulo Bento got underway on Friday although the job may not be that attractive with a previous incumbent complaining that it always ends in "torture and humiliation". With the country's top...
  • Dramatic win fails to save Ghana coach Appiah

    ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana parted company with coach Kwesi Appiah on Friday 48 hours after a dramatic away win at neighbours Togo resurrected their African Nations Cup qualifying campaign. "The Ghana Football Association (GFA) and Black Stars coach James...
  • FIFA and ethics: It's not an oxymoron

    FIFA is playing host to a conference on ethics. Think about that for a second: The global sports organization most synonymous with corruption and obfuscation is holding a forum focused on morality and openness. "I thought there was a typo," said...
  • Gay: Broken jaw came on 'dirty play'

    The Sports Xchange Gay: Broken jaw came on 'dirty play' Team USA forward Rudy Gay told USA Today on Saturday that the broken jaw he sustained in Thursday's win over Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup in Spain came on a "dirty play." The Sacramento King is...
  • Rose calls World Cup a success

    MADRID -- Some people focus on Derrick Rose's meager 5.4 points per game and 27.3 percent shooting, including an unsightly 1-for-17 from 3-point range. Rose isn't one of those people. In fact, Rose, on the eve of Team USA's gold medal match vs....
  • Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance

    ROME (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini had a dig at football's world governing body FIFA on Wednesday, saying it had failed to show zero tolerance towards discrimination at the World Cup. "It's all well and good to create committees and task...
  • Sports TV and radio: Wednesday's 9/10 log (updated Wednesday AM)

    9:30 a.m.    Football: Dec. 2001: Phoebus vs. Mount Vernon.--LSC 48 Noon    Basketball: World Cup quarterfinal: Serbia vs. Brazil.--ESPN2 Noon    Soccer: April 2004: Bethel vs. Hampton.-- LSC 48 1:30 p.m.    Baseball: Baltimore at Boston.--MASN 2 p.m.   ...
  • Dunga says Brazil's false nine here to stay

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's successful experiment of playing without a designated striker will continue this year and although coach Dunga does not rule out other approaches he has told his players to get used to the new system. Former international...