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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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  • Argentina field Caniggia lookalike in Brazil masters game

    A consumer rights official has vowed to question the organisers of a masters football match after Argentina brought a lookalike rather than the advertised Claudio Caniggia to take part in a veterans game, Brazilian media reported on Monday. Organisers...
  • Pele hospitalised for urinary infection - reports

    Three-times World Cup winner Pele was taken to hospital on Monday with an urinary infection, local media have reported, the second time this month he has been admitted for medical treatment. The 74-year old former Brazil player was admitted to the Albert...
  • Ecuador pinning Copa hopes on Valencia - coach

    By Javier Leira SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Ecuador have a "spectacular" forward in West Ham United's Enner Valencia who only needs to gain a bit more confidence in the English Premier league to join soccer's elite, according to national coach Sixto Vizuete....
  • Casillas shock inclusion on shortlist for FIFA award

    LONDON (Reuters) - Iker Casillas was the surprise inclusion on the goalkeeping shortlist for FIFA's 2014 World XI on Monday after enduring a difficult year for both Real Madrid and Spain. Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer, who won the World Cup with...
  • Argentina go back to the future a year from World Cup

    By Rex Gowar (Reuters) - It was back to the future for Argentina with their upset win over the French at the Stade de France where they started their remarkable 2007 World Cup by beating the same opponents. It had taken the Pumas three years to get...
  • Great year but All Blacks must keep improving - Hansen

    By Justin Palmer CARDIFF (Reuters) - New Zealand must keep improving after a "great year" if they are to become the first side to win back-to-back World Cups in 2015, coach Steve Hansen said. The All Blacks beat Wales 34-16 on Saturday to cap a year...
  • Smile firmly back on record-man Messi's face

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi seemed to have lost some of his infectious joy in playing soccer in recent times but the smile was firmly back on his face on Saturday after he broke the six decades-old La Liga scoring record. The Barcelona and...
  • Coach Meyer draws positives from Boks' scrappy win in Italy

    PADOVA (Reuters) - With just five games scheduled before their opening match of the World Cup next year, South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer would have hoped for a more accomplished all-round display against Italy in Padova on Saturday. The Springboks...
  • Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of Nations

    The Ebola menace has touched every part of life in Africa. So it's no surprise that soccer has failed to escape its deadly grip. And the disruption the virus has caused the sport has had many ripples, some of which could be felt for years. In the last...
  • Argentina stun France 18-13 with four drop goals

    PARIS (Reuters) - Argentina confirmed they are a bete noir for France when they play in Paris by kicking four drop goals, including three from flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez, for an 18-13 upset victory on Saturday. The Pumas had lost on their three previous...
  • Factbox - Messi's next targets after La Liga record

    MADRID (Reuters) - Following is a selection of targets and achievements that still elude Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Messi on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former...