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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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  • With 'the beautiful game,' it's quid pro quo

    There is at least a hint of irony in the fact that a nation that is noticeably less passionate about what most of the world believes to be "the beautiful game" played the role of police in bringing charges against those responsible for corruption at the...
  • Whispers around world soccer and kickbacks now scream from headlines

    And so, it has come to pass, in our world of sports marketing and branding and fat-cat-making, that international soccer is crooked. We shall pause here while you gather yourself from the shock. Five seconds ought to be enough. No less than U.S. Atty....
  • Wage concerns bring a crowd to McDonald's for an off-menu item

    Wage concerns bring a crowd to McDonald's for an off-menu item
    There was a massive protest at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook on Wednesday with demonstrators calling for wage increases. On the bright side for the fast-food giant, at least people were lining up outside McDonald's for something. Sponsors Visa...
  • Reception Warms Donovan's Heart

    Reception Warms Donovan's Heart
    Jurgen Klinsmann cut Landon Donovan in May. And anyone who has ever loved someone or something as much as Donovan has loved soccer knows the first cut is the deepest. There was no need for Klinsmann to cut Donovan again a day before his final appearance...
  • 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...
  • A Boost For Tucker West's Career — And For The Old Backyard Luge Track

     A Boost For Tucker West's Career — And For The Old Backyard Luge Track
    RIDGEFIELD — The weather forecast was not good when Tucker West came home for Christmas. Not good for making ice on a luge track, anyway. Tucker and his dad, Brett, had been hoping for cold temperatures so they could use their backyard track....
  • 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,...
  • ArtsQuest hopes to score again with Soccerfest: The sequel

    ArtsQuest hopes to score again with Soccerfest: The sequel
    Hoping to build on what it says were crowds totaling 52,000 who watched screenings of World Cup soccer matches at its SteelStacks campus last year, ArtsQuest says it hopes to hold similar showings for the Women’s World Cup from June 6 to July 5....
  • State, region have caught World Cup fever

     State, region have caught World Cup fever
    America's sporting obsessions are reserved for prime time and/or weekends. Pro football, college football, NASCAR, the World Series of Poker. Oh, there are exceptions. Early-round NCAA basketball tournament games on Thursday and Friday afternoons....
  • U.S. women gearing up for World Cup vs. Guatemala

     U.S. women gearing up for World Cup vs. Guatemala
    This looked like a walkover. Team USA would stroll past regional competition it long has dominated on the way to qualifying for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, an exercise made even less strenuous when the region gained an additional spot for this...
  • Heavy work load in women's World Cup qualifying

    Heavy work load in women's World Cup qualifying
    A group of leading women's soccer players from around the world is suing the international soccer federation, FIFA, over having to play the 2015 World Cup on artificial turf, which never has been used for a major men's tournament. Maybe the next...