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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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  • I'm excited for the Women's World Cup, and you should be too

    Sports editor Pat Stoetzer and I regularly get lost in conversation or debate in the middle of the office when it comes to sports trivia, history, or pop culture. It's kind of like a live roundtable (which appears weekly, and you should read it because...
  • Women's World Cup: Nigeria's Njoku suspended three games for elbowing

    Women's World Cup: Nigeria's Njoku suspended three games for elbowing
    Nigeria will be short-handed when it meets the U.S. on Tuesday in the final game of Women's World Cup group play after FIFA suspended Ugo Njoku for three games for elbowing Australia's Samantha Kerr in a group-play game last Friday. Njoku was also fined...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coming 'tsunami'? In Brazil, calls for reform in wake of FIFA scandals

    Government officials and top former players are calling for corruption investigations and reform of soccer in Brazil following the indictment of high-ranking FIFA officials including Jose Maria Marin, former president of the Brazilian Football...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More turmoil for FIFA and World Cup bidding contests

    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 this week amid the...
  • 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'...
  • Women's World Cup: Canada stadiums scramble to scrub non-FIFA sponsors

    Women's World Cup: Canada stadiums scramble to scrub non-FIFA sponsors
    Ask anyone in southern Manitoba for directions to Winnipeg Stadium, and you'll likely get a blank stare in response. That's because Winnipeg Stadium doesn't exist. The name is a creation of FIFA, world soccer's governing body and the overseer of the...