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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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  • FIFA issues warning to Wambach after officiating remarks

    FIFA has issued a warning to U.S. forward Abby Wambach for comments she made about the officiating in a match against Colombia at the Women's World Cup. During the match Monday in the knockout round, U.S. midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday were...
  • U.S. women down Colombia 2-0, advance to World Cup quarterfinals

    U.S. women down Colombia 2-0, advance to World Cup quarterfinals
    The U.S. women’s national team quickly pounced on a Colombia team that was playing with 10 women on Monday night to advance to the FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez was red-carded in the 47th minute...
  • Red Stars to host Women's World Cup watch parties

    Red Stars to host Women's World Cup watch parties
    The Chicago Red Stars will host watch parties for two FIFA Women's World Cup soccer quarterfinal games this weekend. Red Stars Julie Johnston, Lori Chalupny, Shannon Boxx and Christen Press play for the U.S. national team and will take on China on...
  • Women's World Cup: Nigeria's Njoku suspended three games for elbowing

    Women's World Cup: Nigeria's Njoku suspended three games for elbowing
    Nigeria will be short-handed when it meets the U.S. on Tuesday in the final game of Women's World Cup group play after FIFA suspended Ugo Njoku for three games for elbowing Australia's Samantha Kerr in a group-play game last Friday. Njoku was also fined...
  • I'm excited for the Women's World Cup, and you should be too

    Sports editor Pat Stoetzer and I regularly get lost in conversation or debate in the middle of the office when it comes to sports trivia, history, or pop culture. It's kind of like a live roundtable (which appears weekly, and you should read it because...
  • Depardieu intervened for widely panned FIFA movie

    Actor Gerard Depardieu personally intervened to persuade the Cannes Film Festival to show the FIFA-funded movie "United Passions" that sank almost without trace at the box office after being panned by critics. In an Associated Press interview, Cannes...
  • Chuck Blazer began cooperating with FIFA investigation in 2011

    Chuck Blazer began cooperating with FIFA investigation in 2011
    Chuck Blazer's much-discussed role as an undercover informant for the investigation of FIFA by the U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies was confirmed Monday when his plea agreement was unsealed. The 19-page document signed Nov. 25, 2013,...
  • Sideline Chatter: Is a royal bribe in the works for these All-Stars?

    So who put FIFA in charge of All-Star voting? In an outcome even more startling than Qatar landing the 2022 World Cup, eight Kansas City Royals stand to start baseball's Midsummer Classic. NBA headlines At TheOnion.com: "NBA Players Association calls...
  • Swiss FIFA inquiry uncovers 53 possible money-laundering acts

    Swiss FIFA inquiry uncovers 53 possible money-laundering acts
    Authorities in Switzerland investigating FIFA's 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests say Swiss banks have reported 53 possible money-laundering acts allegedly tied to soccer's governing body. Michael Lauber, a prosecutor with the Swiss attorney...
  • Women's World Cup: Potential U.S. knockout round opponents

    Women's World Cup: Potential U.S. knockout round opponents
    The U.S. advanced to the knockout round of the women's World Cup on Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria to secure the top spot in Group D. The team will find out who it will play in the second round after Wednesday's final four group matches are...
  • Swiss AG: 53 possible money-laundering cases in FIFA probe

    Reeling from an American federal investigation of bribery in soccer, FIFA was put under more pressure Wednesday as the scale of a separate Swiss investigation of suspected money laundering was revealed. Banks in Switzerland have flagged up 53 possible...