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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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  • Russia reveals 2018 FIFA World Cup logo

    Russia reveals 2018 FIFA World Cup logo
    Russia unveiled its logo for the 2018 FIFA World Cup from the International Space Station Tuesday night during a talk show based in Moscow, the host city for the games. FIFA president Sepp Blatter joined other dignitaries on the launch show, which...
  • Men's World Cup could be played on artificial turf, says Valcke

    BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has dismissed allegations of gender discrimination over the decision to play the women's World Cup on artificial turf, saying the surface could also be used for the men's tournament in the future....
  • Meyer urges Springboks to nail down World Cup spots

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Heyneke Meyer has urged his players to use South Africa's Northern Hemisphere tour to book themselves a ticket to next year's World Cup in England. Meyer selected a bloated 36-man squad earlier this week for matches against...
  • Juergen Klinsmann a finalist for FIFA World Coach of the Year

    Juergen Klinsmann a finalist for FIFA World Coach of the Year
    Juergen Klinsmann, who led the U.S. national team to the Round of 16 in last summer's World Cup, is one of 10 finalists for FIFA's World Coach of the Year award. Other candidates for the honor include Klinsmann protege Joachim Loew, who led Germany to...
  • FIFA allegedly threatened players who supported World Cup lawsuit

    In a court filing Monday, attorneys for more than 60 women soccer players charged that federations in Mexico and Costa Rica were asked to punish players unless they removed their names from a lawsuit against FIFA, world soccer’s governing body,...
  • Wambach fires United States women to fifth CONCACAF title

    Wambach fires United States women to fifth CONCACAF title
    Abby Wambach scored four goals as the United States hammered Costa Rica 6-0 in Chester, Pennsylvania on Sunday to win the CONCACAF Women's Championship for the fifth time. The 34-year-old forward scored a first half hat-trick and added another after the...
  • Organisers confident West Indies will be at World Cup

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Organisers are confident West Indies will take part at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year despite the crisis caused by their withdrawal from the tour of India earlier this month. West Indies, who won the...
  • Germany dominate controversial Ballon d'Or list

    BERNE (Reuters) - Germany dominated the FIFA Player of the Year shortlist, with six nominees among the 23 candidates announced on Tuesday, while the 10-man coaching shortlist was full of anomalies and controversy. Juergen Klinsmann was included among the...
  • Putin says needs effective, yet subtle World Cup security

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday security at the 2018 World Cup would be "effective but not intrusive", underlining to his security chiefs the need for subtle measures that will not scare off fans. At a meeting of...
  • Russia, Ukraine might be kept apart in 2018: FIFA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine might be put into different groups at the 2018 World Cup finals if the Ukrainians qualify and relations between the two countries do not improve, FIFA said on Tuesday. However, FIFA denied a comment attributed to...
  • Vela gets Mexico call-up despite years of refusals

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Real Sociedad midfielder Carlos Vela was called up by Mexico for November tour friendlies on Tuesday after turning his back on his country since March 2011. Vela, one of the most gifted players of his generation in Mexico, was...