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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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  • FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia

    BERNE (Reuters) - The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September's list which was published on Thursday. Iran, Asia's top-ranked team were a modest 44th, while Japan were...
  • Middle East ready to host Olympics, says OCA chief

    INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Doha and Dubai are capable of hosting the Middle East's first Olympic Games and the region would simply have to trust itself to deliver a great event in the face of doubt and criticism, the president of the Olympic...
  • Ronaldinho misses penalty on Mexican debut

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Ronaldinho missed a penalty on his debut for Mexican side Queretaro who lost 1-0 at home to UANL on Wednesday, frustrating a packed crowd who had turned out to watch the 34-year-old Brazilian. The former World Player of the Year,...
  • Losing might be good for all-conquering All Blacks - Henry

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has committed the ultimate sin in rugby-mad New Zealand, suggesting it would not hurt the All Blacks if they lose a game before they defend the Webb Ellis trophy next year in England. The All...
  • Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. Instead, a group of...
  • Derrick Rose: FIBA World Cup unqualified success

    MADRID — The gold medal Derrick Rose won with Team USA at the 2010 world championships in Turkey sits in mother Brenda Rose's basement, along with plenty of other memorabilia. "Yeah, the little shrine downstairs," Rose said, laughing, after...
  • U.S. Dominates Serbia For Gold At FIBA World Cup

    MADRID — USA Basketball made it look easy Sunday at Palacio de los Deportes, blowing out Serbia 129-92 in the FIBA World Cup final. It's not. In fact, since the event began in 1950, only Brazil in 1959 and 1963 and Yugoslavia in 1998 and 2002...
  • World Cup 2022 the ultimate goal for reborn Afghanistan

    LONDON (Reuters) - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been beset by controversy, but for the visionaries bringing football back to life in Afghanistan it represents a shining, magical light at the end of a very long and dark tunnel. "It is an almost...
  • World Cup winner Cowan fills a hole at the Auckland Blues

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - World Cup winning scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan will play for the Auckland Blues next season after signing a contract with the Super Rugby franchise. The 32-year-old halfback, who won 51 test caps for the All Blacks, returned to New...
  • Queiroz ends contract saga by signing Iran deal

    (Reuters) - The long running saga over Carlos Queiroz's future with Iran finally ended on Tuesday with the former Real Madrid and Portugal manager agreeing a four-year extension to stick with the Asian side. Queiroz had said he would step down from the...
  • Mitroglou rediscovers scoring touch after England disappointment

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Kostas Mitroglou banished the memories of his disappointing spell in England after breaking a 10-month goal drought as Olympiakos Piraeus secured a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. The 26-year-old...