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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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  • Rio de Janeiro preparations on track: mayor

    Preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are on track and facilities are set to be delivered on time, the mayor of host city Rio de Janeiro said on Friday. Speaking at a press conference, Mayor Eduardo Paes said the main hurdles to preparations had...
  • Pakistan's Ajmal returns to action, eyes World Cup

    Pakistan's top spinner Saeed Ajmal hopes to play in next year's World Cup after making his competitive return on Friday, three months after being suspended by the International Cricket Council for an illegal bowling action. The 37-year old Ajmal played...
  • Nyman finds Val Gardena to his taste again

    By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy - American downhiller Steven Nyman demonstrated his love of Val Gardena's Saslong piste with his third career victory at the Italian resort on Friday. In his 13 years on the World Cup circuit, the 32-year-old has...
  • FIFA to publish Garcia report on World Cup bidding process 'in appropriate form'

    FIFA to publish Garcia report on World Cup bidding process 'in appropriate form'
    MARRAKECH, Morocco -- FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen. Soccer's...
  • Abidal announces retirement 'for personal reasons'

    Former France defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for 'personal reasons'. Abidal, 35, made 67 appearances for France and last featured in a World...
  • Trexlertown regular Bobby Lea leads World Cup omnium cycling standings

    Trexlertown regular Bobby Lea leads World Cup omnium cycling standings
    The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are still 21 months away, but Bobby Lea has begun his push for his third berth on the U.S. men's cycling team. With one event to go, the Topton resident and regular at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in...
  • San Lorenzo dream of unlikely win over Real Madrid

    By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 19 (Reuters) – San Lorenzo, undeterred by the big gulf that separates them from Real Madrid, have vowed to play with "a knife between our teeth" when they face the European champions in Saturday's Club...
  • USA polo squad to host Italy Dec. 28

    The USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team will return to action later this month for an exhibition match against the Italian Men's National Team. The teams will meet at 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Newport Harbor High, 600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach. It...
  • Lindsey Vonn cutting back; Bode Miller coming back

    Though Lindsey Vonn insists that her knee is "healthy at last," she might drop the slalom from her racing repertoire as she makes her way back from serious injuries. At least for now, the Olympic medalist will concentrate on speed races as she heads...
  • Brazil capitulate under 64 years of expectation

    This year's World Cup was supposed to mark the moment Brazilian football emerged from the shadow of the 1950 Maracanazo and stamped its authority on the sport by winning a sixth world title on home soil. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari told his team they had...
  • Factbox - Brazil, Reuters' sporting flop of the year

    Factbox on Brazil, the Reuters sporting flop of the year after they lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final of the World Cup which they were hosting and were expected to win. - Brazil were aiming for a sixth world title, having previously won in 1958,...