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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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  • My world of sports -- in a wheelchair

    "Stop moving unless you want your eyeballs to be patriotic, too." One of my best friends, Michaela, said these words to me a few weeks ago as she carefully painted an American flag across my entire face in preparation for the United States vs....
  • U.S. soccer standout Jozy Altidore honored by Boca Raton

    U.S. soccer standout Jozy Altidore honored by Boca Raton
    BOCA RATON — Jozy Altidore spent four years leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil training and playing in qualifying games. Just 23 minutes into the United States Men's National Team's first game in group play against Ghana, it was over....
  • Dunga is favorite to coach Brazil's soccer team: sources

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Former World Cup winning captain Dunga is the favorite on a short list of candidates to coach Brazil's national soccer team, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Friday. Dunga, whose real name is Carlos...
  • Team USA stint could do wonders for Derrick Rose

    Team USA stint could do wonders for Derrick Rose
    Just more than a week before Team USA minicamp in Las Vegas, Tom Thibodeau said he expects Derrick Rose to play well and reiterated how much he hopes Rose makes the 12-man roster that plays in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain. "Team USA will be...
  • European soccer teams try to establish presence in US

    If former U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel can develop a British accent, then English Premier League soccer can make a splash in the states. After contributing to three U.S. World Cup teams and spending 23 years in Europe (thus the...
  • Geoff Baker: MLS is making progress in climb toward the big time

    Dan Courtemanche had a tailor-made answer last week for folks asking him whether professional soccer will ever "make it" in the United States. As an executive vice-president and spokesman for Major League Soccer, he gets that a lot. So, Courtemanche...
  • Water polo-Sport seeks renewal in bid for popularity

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Twelve hours after Germany's soccer team had won the World Cup in Brazil, the country's water polo team jumped in the pool for the opening game of the European Championship in the Hungarian capital. It is probably not the result -...
  • U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings

    U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings
    Despite advancing to the Round of 16 in this summer’s World Cup, the U.S. national team dropped two spots, to 15th, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released Thursday. That’s the lowest the U.S. has been since August, when it was 19th....
  • Mexican authorities identify body of missing New York man

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said they had identified human remains found in two black plastic bags as a New York man who had disappeared in January while riding his motorcycle to Brazil for the World Cup, an official said on Thursday. The...
  • Cavs reportedly will consider parting with Wiggins in Love deal

    MINNEAPOLIS Cleveland superstar LeBron James' return home from Sunday's World Cup final in Brazil appears to have moved the Minnesota Timberwolves one significant step closer toward trading discontented star Kevin Love to the Cavaliers in a deal for No. 1...
  • Arsenal sign Debuchy from Newcastle

    LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal have signed France right back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee, the London club said on Thursday. The 28-year-old has been recruited as a ready-made replacement for Bacary Sagna, who quit Arsenal...