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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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  • Neymar recovery going 'very well', Barca doctors say

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Neymar is recovering "very well" from the fractured vertebra that ended his World Cup, Barcelona said on Wednesday after medical staff from the La Liga club examined the Brazil forward at his home. "The injury is progressing very...
  • Michigan man charged with murder in death of soccer referee

    (Reuters) - A soccer player accused of punching a referee and fatally injuring him during a weekend game in a Detroit suburb has been charged with second-degree murder, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, had been charged with...
  • World Cup semifinal preview: Argentina vs. Netherlands

    Brazil is still coping with the agony of a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinal. Sure the Brazilians figured they were a long shot to win the Cup after losing so many key players, but no one expected Germany to set a record for goals in a...
  • Events: Charm City cake classes, Wirsthaus World Cup, wine tasting at Andaz

    Events: Charm City cake classes, Wirsthaus World Cup, wine tasting at Andaz
    Duff Goldman’s West Coast cake shop, Charm City Cakes West, is holding cake-decorating classes led by the bakery’s team of professional decorators. The first class is at 11 a.m. Saturday and will teach students ages 14 and up how to make cakes...
  • Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat; some turn sarcastic

    Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat; some turn sarcastic
    The last time Brazil hosted soccer's World Cup, a humiliating 2-1 loss to Uruguay went down in history as a trauma that permanently damaged the country's psyche. Generations after that defeat in 1950, the national team was under enormous pressure not to...
  • World Cup ratings: Brazil blowout loss No. 1

    World Cup ratings: Brazil blowout loss No. 1
    UPDATED: Sure, Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup was boring. But the match still had more viewers, locally and nationally, than any other program Tuesday. The match attracted 12.4 million total viewers across ESPN (6.6 million) and...
  • Shame and humiliation in Brazil

    Shame and humiliation in Brazil
    Here is a sampling of Brazil newspaper front pages after the 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals Tuesday. (For four more front pages, go to related items.) Vergonha means shame. vHEXAme plays off a word for humiliation (vexame) and the...
  • An Argentina loss could help Brazil feel a little better

    An Argentina loss could help Brazil feel a little better
    And on the day after, there is still soccer. Brazil, as tempting as it was, did not ask FIFA to cancel the rest of the competition on account of pain. The most surreal match imaginable -- Germany's touchdown-margin win -- has left the host country of...
  • Brazil's World Cup debacle hurts but not an election game changer

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's World Cup trouncing by Germany threw a bucket of cold water on a nation that was starting to feel good about hosting the tournament but the humiliating defeat is unlikely to be a game changer in October's presidential...
  • Sublime Germany stuns the world with rout of Brazil

    BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Germany inflicted the most shocking result in World Cup history when they crushed hosts Brazil 7-1 in a semi-final that brought grief to millions of home fans and caused utter astonishment around the world on Tuesday....
  • Germany stuns host Brazil 7-1, advances to World Cup final

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil It was clear, long before kickoff, that Tuesday's World Cup semifinal between host Brazil and Germany was so much more than a match between two soccer superpowers. News helicopters hovered over the Brazil team hotel two hours...