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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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  • With 'the beautiful game,' it's quid pro quo

    There is at least a hint of irony in the fact that a nation that is noticeably less passionate about what most of the world believes to be "the beautiful game" played the role of police in bringing charges against those responsible for corruption at the...
  • What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup?

    What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don't show up? Blatter was voted to a fifth term as FIFA president on Friday, but the governing bodies of soccer's wealthiest...
  • THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup

    The latest developments concerning FIFA: ___ 2:15 p.m. (1215 GMT; 8:15 a.m. EDT)ok FIFA will let Europe bid for the 2026 World Cup despite comments by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter that it would be too soon after Russia hosts the 2018 tournament. Instead,...
  • FIFA scandal statement: Visa, McDonald's, others don't run, won't kick

    FIFA scandal statement: Visa, McDonald's, others don't run, won't kick
    You can understand why corporate sponsor Visa would put out a strongly worded statement calling on FIFA to "take swift and immediate steps" toward reforms after the arrest of 14 people in and around soccer's top global governing body. Of course, Visa'...
  • Marketing executive pleads not guilty in FIFA scandal

    A sports marketing executive from Florida pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy and other charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal. Aaron Davidson entered the plea through his lawyer in federal court in Brooklyn, becoming the first of...
  • A look at FIFA President Sepp Blatter

    Sepp Blatter, the president of soccer's governing body who was re-elected Friday for a fifth term: ___ Age: 79 Country: Switzerland Background: FIFA president since 1998. Has worked for FIFA since 1975, including 17 years as secretary general....
  • FIFA indictments: What about the deaths in Qatar?

    FIFA indictments: What about the deaths in Qatar?
    To the editor: The corruption inquiry into soccer-governing body FIFA is long overdue, but the probe and your coverage fail to mention the most crucial aspect of the corruption: the deaths of 1,200 guest construction workers in Qatar who are slaving to...
  • David Whitley: FIFA ousts Blatter for Kim Jong-un

    In a surprise move, Sepp Blatter was voted out as FIFA president Friday and replaced by North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. “We loved Sepp, but this opens exciting new avenues for bribery and corruption,” said a long-time FIFA executive....
  • Qatar says it will go forward with plans to host World Cup

    Qatar says it will go forward with its plans for the 2022 World Cup despite a Swiss investigation into allegations of wrongdoing during the vote to award the tournament to the Gulf nation. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is leading...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA...
  • South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe

    South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe
    In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell Nelson Mandela ignored his doctor's advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official. The purpose of the trip to Trinidad and Tobago was simple: Mandela hoped to win Jack Warner's...