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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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  • Russia rejects FIFA plea to cut World Cup venues

    MOSCOW Russia (Reuters) - Russia has rejected a FIFA recommendation to cut the number of host cities for the 2018 World Cup from 11 to nine and stadiums from 12 to 10, according to Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko. "The plan that we will have 12...
  • Cousins 50-50 to play Wednesday for Team USA

    The Sports Xchange Cousins 50-50 to play Wednesday for Team USA DeMarcus Cousins puts the probability of playing in Team USA's exhibition game on Wednesday night at 50-50. Coach Mike Krzyzewski thinks it's a little higher. Cousins, the Sacramento...
  • New Brazil boss Dunga cuts several World Cup players

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - New Brazil manager Dunga has left out several big names from the World Cup, including Fred and Paulinho, in his first squad for next month's friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador. Spain-based fullbacks Dani Alves and...
  • Pekerman remains in charge of Colombia for four years

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Coach Jose Pekerman, who steered Colombia to the World Cup quarter-finals last month, will stay on for the 2018 qualifiers and the next two Copa America tournaments, the Colombian federation (FCF) said on Tuesday. The 64-year-old...
  • Suarez was 'very depressed' after bite incident

    BARCELONA, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Controversial striker Luis Suarez said he was "very depressed" after the World Cup biting incident that led to the Uruguay international being initially banned from all football activities for four months. Suarez can now...
  • Bayern without Schweinsteiger for at least two weeks

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out for at least two weeks with a knee problem, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday. Schweinsteiger, who has been nursing a patella tendon injury in his left knee for...
  • Suarez was 'very depressed' after biting incident

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Controversial striker Luis Suarez said he was "very depressed" after the World Cup biting incident that led to the Uruguay international being initially banned from all soccer activities for four months. Suarez can now train with...
  • Allentown's Parkettes to send strong group of five young gymnasts to P&G Championships

    Marta Karolyi, the national team coordinator for women's gymnastics in the U.S., told Parkettes Gymnastics co-founder Donna Strauss she "had an army" when Strauss showed up at the U.S. Classic meet recently with five Junior Elite girls. "I told her, 'I...
  • Suarez makes winning return to action with new club Barca

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Luis Suarez made his first appearance following his biting controversy for new side Barcelona and Neymar scored twice as the Spanish giants beat Mexican side Leon 6-0 in a pre-season friendly on Monday. Suarez, named as a substitute...
  • Zurich teenager Rodriguez called up by Chile

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - FC Zurich teenager Francisco Rodriguez, younger brother of Switzerland World Cup defender Ricardo Rodriguez, earned a surprise call up by Chile on Monday. Coach Jorge Sampaoli picked the 19-year-old midfielder for friendlies in the...
  • U.S. vulnerable without big names: Prigioni

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Hosts Spain and several other teams are capable of defeating a United States side missing their biggest names at the Aug. 30-Sept. 14 basketball World Cup, New York Knicks playmaker Pablo Prigioni told Reuters. The 37-year-old...