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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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  • Chicagoan Evans pushes herself for Olympic bobsled spot

     Chicagoan Evans pushes herself for Olympic bobsled spot
    It was a steamy August morning, one of those tongue-dragging days when you can't stop imagining how good a mouthful of ice would feel. Ice was part of Aja Evans' midsummer day's dream too. Evans was thinking about how good she wanted to feel when she...
  • Rise of pro soccer academies bad news for high schools and students

    Rise of pro soccer academies bad news for high schools and students
    The demise of quality high school boys' soccer in California is underway, thanks to the U.S. Soccer Federation's insistence on forcing top high school players to choose between its academy program and high school competition. As Sasha van der Most,...
  • Gehring takes bronze at short track worlds

    Gehring takes bronze at short track worlds
    In what had been her weakest event over the past two seasons, Glenview's Lana Gehring put herself in the same company as the greatest women's speedskater in U.S. history. Saturday in Shanghai, Gehring won the bronze medal in the 500 meters at the...
  • Mexico will need Midas touch to reach World Cup finals

    It took three years, but Mexico finally got the man it wanted to manage its national team in World Cup qualifying. The question now is, is it too late? By the time Mexico got around to introducing Victor Manuel Vucetich as its coach Thursday, El Tri...
  • Landon Donovan gets over being cut

    Landon Donovan gets over being cut
    Landon Donovan is going be honest here. He is going to be brutally honest. He knows this isn't going to sound good, but the last few weeks have reminded him that only by mining the darkest moments can one discover his light. Donovan is admitting that...
  • Chicago bars anticipating huge turnout for Sunday's U.S. World Cup match

    Chicago bars anticipating huge turnout for Sunday's U.S. World Cup match
    The Fifty/50 expected a big crowd Monday for the U.S. men’s national team’s World Cup game against Ghana. It just didn’t expect that big crowd to show up so early. There were no tables available on the main floor or patio at the...
  • Chris Erskine's World Cup reflections head into extra time

    Chris Erskine's World Cup reflections head into extra time
    Random thoughts while waiting for FIFA to hand out Oscars for best actor, best flop: Soccer needs a World Cup every year.... For a few weeks, the American team brought fans together in the way only football usually does, with beer, chicken wings,...
  • Soccer fans often feel pain — and sometimes even a bite

     Soccer fans often feel pain — and sometimes even a bite
    In an exclusive interview, Raffaele Raia — the noted Italian soccer aficionado from Oliveto Citra, near Salerno — said America is missing only one thing to fully grasp World Cup soccer. "Until Americans live and die with it, as we Italians...
  • Time for USOC to tell U.S. Soccer, 'No Hope'

    Time for USOC to tell U.S. Soccer, 'No Hope'
    It’s time the U.S. Olympic Committee stepped into the Hope Solo situation, because U.S. Soccer said Monday it has not changed its mind. Before getting to that, let me join the ever-louder chorus on the Solo case, which USOC chief executive Scott...
  • Olympic-size gift to Calif. food bank

    Kellogg Co. donated thousands of boxes of cereal with Michael Phelps' picture on them to the San Francisco Food Bank. Kellogg declined last month to renew its endorsement deal with the Olympic swimming star and Baltimore resident after a photo surfaced...
  • First-time dad marvels at son's power to mimic

    My wife, Miriam, is a natural-born mimic blessed with extraordinary powers. She learned five languages as a kid — then picked up a sixth as an adult — all the while using her unusually well-honed ear to master each one with little or no trace...