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FIFA World Cup

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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. senators ask FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

    U.S. senators ask FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia
    A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to move soccer’s 2018 World Cup out of Russia. In a letter sent Tuesday and released publicly Wednesday, the lawmakers told Blatter that allowing Russia to play...
  • U.S. senators ask FIFA to pull 2018 World Cup from Russia

    U.S. senators ask FIFA to pull 2018 World Cup from Russia
    Thirteen U.S. Senators asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what they call that country's "ongoing violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine." In a letter released Wednesday, a day after it was sent,...
  • Phil Hughes, Australian cricket player, dies from head injury during match

    Phil Hughes, Australian cricket player, dies from head injury during match
    Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match. Governing body Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed the 25-year-old had lost his fight for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brek Shea returns to Orlando City after U.S. national team camp

    Brek Shea returns to Orlando City after U.S. national team camp
    Brek Shea played 90 minutes in the U.S. national team’s win over Panama on Sunday, took a redeye to Orlando that night and spent most of his Monday catching up on some much-needed rest. On Tuesday, the Orlando City defender/midfielder was out on...
  • 2015 travel, from major anniversaries to sporting events

    2015 travel, from major anniversaries to sporting events
    The year 2015 teems with major anniversaries, from the 50th remembrance of the Selma Bridge Crossing in Alabama to the 450th birthday of St. Augustine, Fla., and the 800th staging of the Lord Mayor's Show in London. Check these out on our annual calendar,...
  • 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...
  • 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....