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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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  • Ronaldo again FIFA top player; wins for Loew, Kessler, Rodriguez

    ZURICH Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Portugal on Monday retained the FIFA Ballon d'Or award as world player of 2014. It was the third time in his career he had won the award. He finished well ahead of Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer for the prize,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award

    Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award
    ZURICH -- Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for 2014 on Monday, earning the title of world's best football player for a third time. He easily beat four-time winner Lionel Messi and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in a vote of national...
  • Wambach takes women players' World Cup artificial turf protest to FIFA's Jerome Valcke

    Top female players have taken a protest against artificial turf at the World Cup in Canada to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, though with little hope of success. United States forward Abby Wambach and Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler met a FIFA...
  • Walther leads German 4-man bobsled to World Cup win, defending champion Arndt crashes out

    Junior world champion Nico Walther helped his German teammates win a four-man bobsled race for his first World Cup victory on Sunday, while four-time world champion Maximilian Arndt was taken to the hospital for checks after crashing. Arndt, Alexander...
  • US skier Mikaela Shiffrin takes World Cup slalom by huge 1.68-second winning margin

    American skier Mikaela Shiffrin continued her recent resurgence in slalom by convincingly winning her second straight World Cup race, leaving her rivals in awe four weeks before she defends her world title in Beaver Creek. In sunny conditions and cheered...
  • U.S. Ski Team Members Killed In Austrian Avalanche

    SOELDEN, Austria — Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps. The team said Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died in the incident near the...
  • Winter Equestrian Festival returns with more prize money

    Winter Equestrian Festival returns with more prize money
    The Winter Equestrian Festival is back at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center through March 29 with the largest purse of its 36-year run. "We've increased the prize money to $8 million," said Michael Stone, president of Equestrian Sport...
  • 2 US ski team prospects die, 4 escape unhurt in avalanche near training base in Austrian Alps

    Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps. The team said Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier in the...
  • FIFA VP Prince Ali of Jordan to challenge Blatter for leadership of scandal-hit football body

    Sepp Blatter is facing a challenge from a 39-year-old Jordanian prince in his bid for a fifth term as president of soccer's scandal-tainted governing body. Declaring that "it is time for a change," FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein...
  • US skiers competing at World Cup in Croatia join in mourning of teammates killed in avalanche

    David Chodounsky paid a fitting tribute to the two junior members of the U.S. ski team who were killed in an avalanche in Austria. Competing in the opening leg of a World Cup slalom race in Croatia on Tuesday, the American skied one of the best runs of...
  • U.S. remains 27th in FIFA world rankings

    The U.S. national soccer team will begin the new year where it ended the last one, ranked 27th in the world, according to the FIFA rankings released Thursday. There were few international matches played since the December rankings were announced, so...