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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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  • Michelle Kaufman: Expansion teams Orlando City SC, NYC FC ready to get ball rolling in MLS

    While Miami politicians continue to offer up existing stadium sites to David Beckham, and rumors swirl about new sites the soccer icon might or might not be exploring, our Major League Soccer neighbor up the Florida Turnpike, Orlando City SC, opened its...
  • 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,...
  • Spain out of top 10 in FIFA rankings for 1st time since 2007

    Spain's fall from the top of the soccer rankings took an even more humbling turn Thursday when the team dropped out of the top 10. The Spanish spent almost six full years at No. 1, winning the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships....
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ NOVEMBER-DECEMBER LOOMS AS LIKELY DATE FOR 2022 WORLD CUP FIFA working group recommends moving 2022 World Cup to November and December to avoid worst of Qatar heat. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/...
  • Soccer's top leagues assail plan to push Qatar World Cup to November

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...