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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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  • 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...
  • Sideline Chatter: In sausage fight, no saving this bacon

    Shouldn't this have happened in Green Bay Packers territory? Two guys got into a fight over sausage in Madison, N.J., but that wasn't the wurst of it. Police arrested the one named Thomas Bacon. Headlines At Fark.com: "The FIFA 2026 World Cup...
  • Boca Resident makes women's world cup team

    Boca Resident makes women's world cup team
    When Boca Raton's Catalina Perez was a youth soccer player, she didn't like playing goalkeeper. The 20-year-old eventually grew to like the position and hard work landed her a spot on the final 23-player roster of the Colombian Women's national soccer...
  • Wellington resident's dream of playing in women's world cup over

    Wellington resident's dream of playing in women's world cup over
    Wellington's Melissa Ortiz spent the past nine months in high gear with hopes of starting for the Colombian Women's National soccer team in the FIFA Women's World Cup that started this week in Canada. But it wasn't to be. Ortiz, 25, made this year's...
  • Jack Warner to fight U.S. extradition, responds to HBO's John Oliver request

    Jack Warner to fight U.S. extradition, responds to HBO's John Oliver request
    Jack Warner has been accused of taking bribes and diverting earthquake relief funds destined for Haiti to his own accounts, but one thing he'll never be accused of is going down without a fight. The former FIFA vice president, who was among 14 people...
  • Women's World Cup newcomers suffer for the greater good

    The players from Ivory Coast had no more frustration left in them. With only a few minutes remaining on the clock, yet another ball sailed into their goal — this time on a free kick, a gently curving shot that slipped inside the far post. The...
  • FIFA postpones start of 2026 World Cup bidding amid turmoil

    FIFA postpones start of 2026 World Cup bidding amid turmoil
    On another day of turmoil for FIFA and the World Cup, the bidding contest for the 2026 tournament was put on hold. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday it would be “nonsense” to begin the next bidding process on schedule...
  • Players try not to sweat it over hot artificial turf at World Cup

    Players try not to sweat it over hot artificial turf at World Cup
    The artificial turf that FIFA mandated for the women's World Cup was a hot topic in the year leading up to the tournament. And the turf has gotten even hotter now that the games have started. A TV reporter said the temperature on the field for Sunday'...
  • South Africans taunt government in FIFA bribery scandal

    As South African law enforcement officials launched a preliminary investigation into allegations that the nation paid a $10-million bribe to secure its role as FIFA’s 2010 World Cup host, the meme of the day Thursday in South Africa was...
  • A closer look at Chuck Blazer (yes, he had an apartment for his cats)

    Chuck Blazer has been a focal point of the bribery scandal that has enveloped FIFA over the last week, leading to the resignation of the world soccer organization's president, Sepp Blatter, on Tuesday. But not much is known about Blazer, a former member...
  • FIFA sponsors appear unfazed by corruption indictments

    FIFA sponsors appear unfazed by corruption indictments
    The FIFA corruption controversy has forced the most powerful man in soccer to relinquish his post and left several of the sport's top officials indicted on bribery-related charges. But the scandal doesn't seem to be having much discernible effect on...