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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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  • Brazil, Netherlands look to rebound in World Cup's third-place game

    For adherents of wide-open, pop-a-shot soccer, Saturday's formalities involving Brazil and the Netherlands might offer the last satisfactory glimpse of World Cup action. Third-place games tend to resemble friendlies, with fewer fouls to interrupt the...
  • Events: World Cup at Dog Haus Biergarten, Luckyrice festival, Sabor de las Americas

    Events: World Cup at Dog Haus Biergarten, Luckyrice festival, Sabor de las Americas
    Dog Haus Biergarten in Pasadena will go full-Bavarian on Sunday at noon to watch Germany compete in the World Cup final. Any customers wearing traditional German lederhosen or dirndl gear get their first liter of beer for 7 cents. It will be happy hour...
  • Score does not matter just as long as Germany win: Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will watch Germany play Argentina in the World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, said she did not mind what the score line was, so long as Germany win. "It is not going to be easy. After the 7-1 victory...
  • Factbox - The World Cup in numbers

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Following are a selection of facts and figures around the World Cup finals in Brazil, which finish on Sunday when Germany play Argentina in the final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium: 0 - Shots on target by the Netherlands in...
  • Brazil desperate to salvage some pride against Dutch

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Hosts Brazil are determined to end their home World Cup with a victory against the Netherlands in Saturday's third place playoff and try and move on from the humbling 7-1 defeat by Germany in the last four. Coach Luiz Felipe...
  • Scolari makes six changes for Netherlands clash

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari made six changes to his starting lineup for Saturday's World Cup third-place match against the Netherlands, with Jo coming in to replace Fred at centre forward. Captain Thiago Silva returns to the...
  • Rio police detain protesters before World Cup final

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro police said on Saturday they had detained 19 people with a history of committing vandalism during protests as Brazil tries to pre-empt any potential violent demonstrations during Sunday's World Cup final....
  • Early Dutch goal hands Julio Cesar unwanted record

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Netherlands' opening goal against Brazil on Saturday was the 16th conceded by Julio Cesar in World Cup matches, handing him the unwanted record of conceding the most goals at the finals for the five-times champions. Julio Cesar...
  • Brazil defensive woes resurface quickly against Dutch

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's defensive woes were again evident early in their World Cup third-place playoff against the Netherlands on Saturday when skipper Thiago Silva gave away a third-minute penalty and an error by David Luiz put the Dutch 2-0 up...
  • Ukraine situation will not affect 2018 World Cup - Mutko

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The political crisis in the Ukraine will have no impact on Russia's preparations for the 2018 World Cup finals according to Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister who is also a member of FIFA's executive committee. Mutko was...
  • Passionate Messi ready to join Maradona in the pantheon

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi are great Argentine footballers with very different personalities but "Leo" became "Diego" for a brief moment when he scored in the World Cup group game against Bosnia. The normally...