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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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  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award and 2nd in a row

    Cristiano Ronaldo hopes his third FIFA Player of the Year award brought him closer to being remembered as one of soccer's all-time greats. The Portuguese forward, who led Real Madrid to its record 10th European title, received 37.66 percent of votes of...
  • Ronaldo again FIFA top player; wins for Loew, Kessler, Rodriguez

    ZURICH Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Portugal on Monday retained the FIFA Ballon d'Or award as world player of 2014. It was the third time in his career he had won the award. He finished well ahead of Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer for the prize,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award

    Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award
    ZURICH -- Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014 on Monday, earning the title of world's best football player for a third time. He easily beat four-time winner Lionel Messi and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in a vote of national...
  • Wambach takes women players' World Cup artificial turf protest to FIFA's Jerome Valcke

    Top female players have taken a protest against artificial turf at the World Cup in Canada to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, though with little hope of success. United States forward Abby Wambach and Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler met a FIFA...
  • Walther leads German 4-man bobsled to World Cup win, defending champion Arndt crashes out

    Junior world champion Nico Walther helped his German teammates win a four-man bobsled race for his first World Cup victory on Sunday, while four-time world champion Maximilian Arndt was taken to the hospital for checks after crashing. Arndt, Alexander...
  • 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...
  • Derrick Rose's slump extends to defensive end too

    Derrick Rose's slump extends to defensive end too
    There's an enduring image from this summer's FIBA World Cup in Spain of Derrick Rose in a tight, squat defensive stance, picking up his opponent full-court. Rose didn't clap or hike up his shorts, so this wasn't Michael Jordan and Gary Payton dueling in...
  • FIFA ethics investigator quits role in World Cup probe

    FIFA ethics investigator quits role in World Cup probe
    Michael Garcia, a former U.S. attorney who oversaw an investigation into the award of World Cups to Qatar and Russia, resigned his role after soccer’s governing body rejected his appeal to release more of his findings. Garcia led a two-year...
  • USA polo squad to host Italy Dec. 28

    The USA Water Polo Men's Senior National Team will return to action later this month for an exhibition match against the Italian Men's National Team. The teams will meet at 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Newport Harbor High, 600 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach. It...
  • Trexlertown regular Bobby Lea leads World Cup omnium cycling standings

    Trexlertown regular Bobby Lea leads World Cup omnium cycling standings
    The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are still 21 months away, but Bobby Lea has begun his push for his third berth on the U.S. men's cycling team. With one event to go, the Topton resident and regular at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in...
  • FIFA to publish Garcia report on World Cup bidding process 'in appropriate form'

    FIFA to publish Garcia report on World Cup bidding process 'in appropriate form'
    MARRAKECH, Morocco -- FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen. Soccer's...