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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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  • 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...
  • Clashes erupt in Brazil as police evict squatters from high-rise

    Clashes erupt in Brazil as police evict squatters from high-rise
    Clashes between police and squatters resisting eviction paralyzed Sao Paulo on Tuesday morning, as streets were emptied and the center of South America's largest city was filled with tear gas and smoke from at least one torched city bus. Large-scale...
  • Raptors star DeMar DeRozan buys sports court estate in Tarzana

    Raptors star DeMar DeRozan buys sports court estate in Tarzana
    If DeMar DeRozan needs a spot to hang his gold medal from the Basketball World Cup, the USA Basketball star has plenty of options to choose from. The former USC Trojans player and Toronto Raptors wing recently purchased a large estate in Tarzana for...
  • Zidane could be interested in France coaching job

    PARIS (Reuters) - Former France great Zinedine Zidane, who helped Les Bleus win the 1998 World Cup on home soil, has hinted he could be interested in coaching the national team. "I am ambitious. I am a coach now, and I tell myself 'why not be national...
  • Judge Eckert warns FIFA following Garcia investigation

    MUNICH (Reuters) - Hans-Joachim Eckert, the German judge deciding what action to take following FIFA's investigation into alleged corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, said he doubted "if soccer and ethics can still fit together". The...
  • Spain coach Orenga steps down after World Cup flop

    MADRID (Reuters) - Juan Antonio Orenga has stepped down as Spain's basketball coach following last week's surprise loss to France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the national federation (FEB) said on Tuesday. Orenga, who took over from Italian...
  • FIFA executive committee probed over World Cup watches

    BERNE, (Reuters) - Soccer's governing body FIFA is investigating whether any ethics rules were broken when members of its executive committee received commemorative watches from sponsors of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) at the World Cup....
  • 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...