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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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  • 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...
  • Derrick Rose's slump extends to defensive end too

    Derrick Rose's slump extends to defensive end too
    There's an enduring image from this summer's FIBA World Cup in Spain of Derrick Rose in a tight, squat defensive stance, picking up his opponent full-court. Rose didn't clap or hike up his shorts, so this wasn't Michael Jordan and Gary Payton dueling in...
  • In shunning L.A., USOC turns down a gold-medal performer

    In shunning L.A., USOC turns down a gold-medal performer
    The U.S. Olympic Committee could have taken a big step toward bringing home the 2024 Summer Games on Thursday by nominating a diverse entertainment capital with perfect weather, sparkling venues, past Olympic experience and a welcoming public. Instead,...
  • Galaxy's Oscar Sorto, Gyasi Zardes called up to national team

    Galaxy's Oscar Sorto, Gyasi Zardes called up to national team
    Coach Juergen Klinsmann has called up a primarily young and domestically based roster for the U.S. national soccer team's first training camp of the new year, which is set to begin Monday at StubHub Center. Nineteen of the 28 players summoned are less...
  • Ndamukong Suh's 'numb feet' excuse is one for the Hall of Blame

    Ndamukong Suh's 'numb feet' excuse is one for the Hall of Blame
    When Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh successfully appealed a one-game suspension for stepping on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, his explanation -- his feet were numb from the cold -- raised eyebrows. Suh’s is not the first...
  • New Strikers owner Ronaldo plans for Broward soccer academy, stadium

    Ronaldo, newly a part of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers ownership, helicoptered across the county Wednesday to check out potential sites for a new stadium and soccer academy. Ronaldo, Geromel and investor Carlos "Wizard" Martins took a helicopter ride...
  • U.S. Soccer team gets a head start with winter camp at StubHub Center

    U.S. Soccer team gets a head start with winter camp at StubHub Center
    Juergen Klinsmann measures time with a stopwatch, not a calendar. Even though the U.S. won't begin Olympic qualifying for another 14 months and the next World Cup for 3 1/2 years, Klinsmann believes there's no time to waste on either front. And that,...
  • Mayo: Will 2015 be peachy keen?

    Happy New Year! If ever a year looked "meh" on paper, 2015 is it. No big elections, just endless talk about the 2016 election. No Olympics, just the Women's World Cup in Canada. And the two biggest celebrations on tap are Gov. Rick Scott's second...
  • Brek Shea returns to Orlando City after U.S. national team camp

    Brek Shea returns to Orlando City after U.S. national team camp
    Brek Shea played 90 minutes in the U.S. national team’s win over Panama on Sunday, took a redeye to Orlando that night and spent most of his Monday catching up on some much-needed rest. On Tuesday, the Orlando City defender/midfielder was out on...
  • Mexico to play a friendly match against Ecuador in Los Angeles

    Mexico to play a friendly match against Ecuador in Los Angeles
    The Mexican national soccer team will play World Cup participant Ecuador in a March 28 friendly at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The game is the first of three that Mexico will play in the U.S. this spring. On March 31, Mexico will face Paraguay in Kansas...
  • Reviews: 'The Game of Our Lives' by David Goldblatt, 'The Keeper' by Tim Howard

    You'd think Americans would be so overstuffed with televised sports that we wouldn't have room for anything new, but in 2012, NBC bet $250 million on a contrary proposition: The network made a three-year deal to broadcast and stream the soccer games of...