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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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  • 2026 World Cup TV rights awarded without bids; ESPN 'surprised'

    2026 World Cup TV rights awarded without bids; ESPN 'surprised'
    FIFA quietly extended the broadcast rights for the 2026 World Cup to Fox Sports and NBCUniversal's Telemundo -- a surprise to multiple competing networks that were hoping to make a run at the increasingly popular event. Fox and Telemundo in 2011...
  • U.S. continues freefall in FIFA soccer rankings, to No. 31

    U.S. continues freefall in FIFA soccer rankings, to No. 31
    The U.S. fell four more places in FIFA’s February world rankings, dropping to No. 31 overall, the team’s lowest spot in the monthly soccer ratings in nearly two years. The Americans ranked 13th in the world entering last summer’s World...
  • Brek Shea returns to Orlando City after U.S. national team camp

    Brek Shea returns to Orlando City after U.S. national team camp
    Brek Shea played 90 minutes in the U.S. national team’s win over Panama on Sunday, took a redeye to Orlando that night and spent most of his Monday catching up on some much-needed rest. On Tuesday, the Orlando City defender/midfielder was out on...
  • Soccer's top leagues assail plan to push Qatar World Cup to November

    A FIFA task force's recommendation to avoid Qatar's sweltering summer heat by pushing the start of the 2022 World Cup to November has left European officials a little hot under the collar, igniting a feud between soccer's world governing body and the...
  • Field of candidates to unseat FIFA President Sepp Blatter grows

    Sepp Blatter's campaign for a fifth term as president of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, got a bit tougher Wednesday when former Portuguese star Luis Figo announced his candidacy for the job just a day before the deadline. Four others are also in...
  • Who is Kaká? He's kind of a big deal

    Who is Kaká? He's kind of a big deal
    When Orlando City Soccer announced Kaká's signing last July, in a sense, things got real. His signing grabbed the attention of soccer fans around the world, as the Lions landed one of the most popular and accomplished players on-and-off the pitch....
  • CONCACAF unveils Gold Cup group pairings and complete match schedule

    CONCACAF unveils Gold Cup group pairings and complete match schedule
    World Cup quarterfinalist Costa Rica will face Jamaica in its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener July 8 at StubHub Center in Carson. That Group B game will begin at 5 p.m., to be followed by Canada-El Salvador at 7:30. The defending champion United States,...
  • FIFA panel backs November-December for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

    Long seen as inevitable, a 2022 World Cup in November and December is now practically a done deal. A FIFA task force on Tuesday recommended playing the tournament in Qatar at the end of the year in 2022 to avoid the summer heat. Temperatures in the Gulf...
  • FIFA task force recommends November-December World Cup for Qatar

    FIFA has finally agreed with what the rest of the world has been telling it for more than four years -- namely that summers in Qatar are too hot for soccer. So on Tuesday a FIFA task force recommended that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar be moved to...
  • A race against the clock for U.S. women's soccer team before World Cup

    A race against the clock for U.S. women's soccer team before World Cup
    The toughest rival stalking Jill Ellis and the U.S. women's national team isn't Germany, France or Brazil. It's the clock. Because with less than four months to go before the World Cup, the U.S. coach suddenly finds herself with more problems than...
  • 2015 travel, from major anniversaries to sporting events

    2015 travel, from major anniversaries to sporting events
    The year 2015 teems with major anniversaries, from the 50th remembrance of the Selma Bridge Crossing in Alabama to the 450th birthday of St. Augustine, Fla., and the 800th staging of the Lord Mayor's Show in London. Check these out on our annual calendar,...