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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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  • 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,...
  • Mexico vs. Ecuador soccer friendly Saturday at Coliseum sold out

    Mexico's soccer friendly with Ecuador on Saturday at the Coliseum is officially sold out, organizers said Wednesday. A crowd of approximately 90,000 is expected. Both teams played in the World Cup last summer. Ecuador failed to advance out of group play...
  • Mexico to meet Costa Rica at Citrus Bowl in CONCACAF tuneup

    The Mexican national soccer team is coming to central Florida to play one of a series of exhibition matches as it prepares to compete in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The June 27 match with Costa Rica at Orlando's Citrus Bowl Stadium is a partnership with the...
  • So many things wrong with Qatar World Cup 2022

    So many things wrong with Qatar World Cup 2022
    So FIFA has decided to move the 2022 World Cup from the summer to the Northern Hemisphere winter to avoid daytime temperatures in Qatar that regularly hover around 106 degrees. Well, good for them. Of course if they had simply consulted an almanac...
  • Column: After Qatar's heat, an even bigger test for 2022 cup

    It certainly took a while, longer than it should, for the penny to drop at FIFA that deserts get hot in summer. Having belatedly adjusted for that fact, moving the 2022 World Cup to cooler months, FIFA boss Sepp Blatter and the entire sport he oversees...
  • FIFA kicks off 2026 World Cup bidding; 2022 start left open

    Before even agreeing on a kickoff date for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA has begun the search for a host in 2026. FIFA put expected bidders Canada, Mexico and the United States on notice Friday by setting May 2017 as a target to elect the host of a...
  • 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...
  • 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...