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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.
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. « Show less

Top FIFA World Cup Articles

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  • U.S. men move up one spot to No. 13 in FIFA rankings

    U.S. men move up one spot to No. 13 in FIFA rankings
    The U.S. men's national soccer team climbed a spot to No. 13 in the FIFA world rankings for April, returning to where it been two months earlier and equaling the team's highest spot in the poll since October 2009. Two months before the start of this...
  • Work at Brazil's World Cup stadium halted after worker dies

    Work at Brazil's World Cup stadium halted after worker dies
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities halted work at the temporary stands of the stadium that will host the opening match of this year's World Cup following the death of a worker, the company in charge of the construction said on Monday. The...
  • U.S. soccer team shines with Michael Bradley in diamond formation

    Juergen Klinsmann hasn't made many missteps in his 2 1/2 years of coach of the U.S. national team. Still it was hard not to question last week's decision to jettison Martin Vasquez, his longtime right-hand man, and replace him with Tab Ramos and former...
  • Wet soil probably caused Brazil World Cup stadium accident: report

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A deadly construction accident in November at the Sao Paulo stadium that will host the opening match of this year's soccer World Cup was probably caused by wet soil following heavy rains, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on...
  • Pele says youth soccer is better in U.S. than Brazil

    Pele says youth soccer is better in U.S. than Brazil
    Pele is widely recognized as the greatest soccer player of all time. He developed his unparalleled skills playing against other shoeless kids on the dirt streets of Brazil with a ball made from old socks and newspapers. But now Pele says the best grass-...
  • Work on World Cup stadium halted by construction worker's death

    Work on World Cup stadium halted by construction worker's death
    Work at Sao Paulo's Itaquerao Stadium was halted on Monday by order of Sao Paulo's labor secretariat following the death of a construction worker on Saturday, the third fatality at the project. Construction on stadiums and other venues for this summer&...
  • Less than half of Brazilians favor hosting World Cup, poll shows

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Less than half of Brazilians favor the nation's hosting of the World Cup in June, with a majority in the soccer-crazed nation believing that the tournament will do more harm than good, a poll showed on Tuesday. Just 48 percent of...
  • U.S. lawmaker wants Russia World Cup red card despite FIFA snub

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator said on Wednesday that world soccer's governing body FIFA was wrong when it refused to kick Russia out of this year's World Cup and bar it from hosting the tournament in 2018 over its occupation of Crimea. "FIFA...
  • F&ME, JaJa Kick Off Lensing on 'Streetkids United II' in Rio

    LONDON -- Feature documentary "Streetkids United II -- The Girls From Rio," the sequel to the 2011 Berlinale entry, has kicked off lensing in Brazil. The second film -- in what is to become a series -- is being produced by the U.K.'s F&ME and the...
  • Mexican club to keep 2 U.S. players out of World Cup tune-up

    PHOENIX -- A new chapter in the soccer rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico was written Monday when Mexican club Puebla refused to release defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco for Wednesday’s U.S. national team friendly with Mexico in...
  • São Paulo: Culture by day, partying by night

     São Paulo: Culture by day, partying by night
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil — This mega city 270 miles southwest of Rio is the largest in South America and Brazil's main destination for culture, night life and cosmopolitan gastronomy. Where you'll see soccer: The action kicks off at the new Arena...