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FIFA World Cup

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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

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  • South Africans taunt government in FIFA bribery scandal

    As South African law enforcement officials launched a preliminary investigation into allegations that the nation paid a $10-million bribe to secure its role as FIFA’s 2010 World Cup host, the meme of the day Thursday in South Africa was...
  • A closer look at Chuck Blazer (yes, he had an apartment for his cats)

    Chuck Blazer has been a focal point of the bribery scandal that has enveloped FIFA over the last week, leading to the resignation of the world soccer organization's president, Sepp Blatter, on Tuesday. But not much is known about Blazer, a former member...
  • FIFA sponsors appear unfazed by corruption indictments

    FIFA sponsors appear unfazed by corruption indictments
    The FIFA corruption controversy has forced the most powerful man in soccer to relinquish his post and left several of the sport's top officials indicted on bribery-related charges. But the scandal doesn't seem to be having much discernible effect on...
  • FIFA's Sepp Blatter is target of FBI criminal investigation

    FIFA's Sepp Blatter is target of FBI criminal investigation
    Sepp Blatter, the top man at FIFA, has emerged as the leading target in a widening criminal scandal investigation underway by FBI agents and federal prosecutors in New York, federal law enforcement officials revealed Tuesday. The two sources, speaking...
  • Blatter quitting FIFA doesn't necessarily mean change is afoot

    Blatter quitting FIFA doesn't necessarily mean change is afoot
    In the end, the emperor self-deposed. Sepp Blatter’s announcement Tuesday¬†that he would step down as the president of FIFA, world soccer’s scandal-racked governing body, is as welcome as it is tardy. Blatter was reelected to his fifth four-...
  • A timeline on the FIFA scandal

    A timeline on the FIFA scandal
    A rundown of some of the notable events that led to Tuesday's announcement that FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign: December 2010: FIFA, soccer's governing body, awards Russia the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 World Cup. June 2011: Former...
  • South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe

    South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe
    In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell Nelson Mandela ignored his doctor's advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official. The purpose of the trip to Trinidad and Tobago was simple: Mandela hoped to win Jack Warner's...
  • Putin casts FIFA scandal as U.S. plot to wreck Russia's 2018 World Cup

    Putin casts FIFA scandal as U.S. plot to wreck Russia's 2018 World Cup
    Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted Thursday with trademark indifference to the bribery scandal plaguing the world soccer federation FIFA, denying any wrongdoing by Russia and accusing the United States of trying to wreck his country's hosting of the...
  • 'World Cup of fraud' rocks FIFA, soccer's top body

    'World Cup of fraud' rocks FIFA, soccer's top body
    After a day of police raids and high-profile arrests that staggered the world of soccer, prosecutors in the U.S. and Switzerland said their probe into corruption at the sport's highest levels had only begun. Trouble for what is often called "the...
  • Finally, action is being taken against FIFA corruption

    Finally, action is being taken against FIFA corruption
    That there is corruption at the top ranks of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, is about as shocking as Capt. Louis Renault's discovery of gambling at Rick's cafe in “Casablanca.” That the legal authorities of the world are finally doing...
  • FIFA corruption investigation details rate cards for bribery

    FIFA corruption investigation details rate cards for bribery
    The Justice Department on Wednesday unsealed its 165-page indictment alleging widespread corruption of top officials in FIFA, soccer's world governing body. The case offers tantalizing allegations of what amounts to the current bribery rates for...