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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Women's World Cup to go forward on artificial turf

    Women's World Cup to go forward on artificial turf
    A coalition of women's soccer players led by U.S. star Abby Wambach has withdrawn its gender discrimination suit against FIFA and will play this summer's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf. The men's tournament has always been played on grass and in...
  • Toothless Tiger victimized by photographer

    Toothless Tiger victimized by photographer
    — Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras — it cost him a tooth. The golf star made a surprise visit to Italy on Monday to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record 63rd World Cup title. The photo that generated all the...
  • Vonn Breaks Record, Woods Loses Tooth

    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — The whole gang was there when Lindsey Vonn finally became the most successful women's World Cup skier of all time. Her mother had come to Europe for the first time. The American's once-estranged father came along, too....
  • Record run: Lindsey Vonn matches all-time World Cup wins mark at 62

    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Lindsey Vonn never thought she would make it this far. Perhaps that's why, after matching the World Cup's all-time record for wins Sunday, she rated it "right below" her Olympic gold medal on her lengthy list of career...
  • Orlando City could face unique challenge during FIFA U-20 World Cup

    Orlando City could face unique challenge during FIFA U-20 World Cup
    Orlando City could have a scenario this summer that is both good and bad for the club. The U.S. under-20 national team downed El Salvador, 2-0, on Saturday evening, securing a spot in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. A few hours before that win, Honduras also...
  • U.S. Soccer team gets a head start with winter camp at StubHub Center

    U.S. Soccer team gets a head start with winter camp at StubHub Center
    Juergen Klinsmann measures time with a stopwatch, not a calendar. Even though the U.S. won't begin Olympic qualifying for another 14 months and the next World Cup for 3 1/2 years, Klinsmann believes there's no time to waste on either front. And that,...
  • Rob Blake's career highlights

    Rob Blake's career highlights
    A look at the career highlights of former Kings defenseman Rob Blake. Born: Dec. 10, 1969, Simcoe, Canada. Drafted: Fourth round, 70th overall, 1988. Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame: 2014. Family: Wife, Brandy. Son Max, 13, daughter Brooke, 12,...
  • New Strikers owner Ronaldo plans for Broward soccer academy, stadium

    Ronaldo, newly a part of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers ownership, helicoptered across the county Wednesday to check out potential sites for a new stadium and soccer academy. Ronaldo, Geromel and investor Carlos "Wizard" Martins took a helicopter ride...
  • Regional Digest: West Wins Silver In Luge

    West Wins Silver In Luge Tucker West of Ridgefield, who competed in luge in the Olympics last year, won a silver medal at the World Junior National championships in Lillehammer Friday. It was West's final singles race as a junior. West, 19, became the...