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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.
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. « Show less

Top FIFA World Cup Articles

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  • Bayern Munich's dominance threatened by scandal

    Bayern Munich's dominance threatened by scandal
    Earlier this month a German court might have succeeded in doing what no soccer team in Europe has been able to do in quite some time, namely wound Bayern Munich. Whether the conviction of team President Uli Hoeness for tax evasion is simply a minor...
  • FIFA says impasse resolved over Corinthians stadium

    ZURICH (Reuters) - A financial impasse that has threatened to cause more delays at Sao Paulo's World Cup stadium has been resolved, FIFA said on Friday. Soccer's governing body also denied media reports that 800 flights could be re-routed or cancelled...
  • FIFA has $1.4 billion cash pile to fall back on

    (Reuters) - FIFA has increased its cash pile to $1.432 billion after making a profit again last year, justifying the sum as a safety net should a World Cup have to be canceled. Income from television rights and marketing deals ahead of the 2014 World Cup...
  • Super busy for Super Bowl

    As millions of Americans settle into their couches to watch the culmination of the professional football season, others are readying to feed them — lots of them. According to the National Restaurant Association, approximately 48 million...
  • Bobsled designer races to craft a U.S. winner for 2014 Sochi Olympics

     Bobsled designer races to craft a U.S. winner for 2014 Sochi Olympics
    There were no direct flights from Los Angeles, so Michael Scully took two planes and a ferry, then drove through upstate New York in the rain. Tired and hungry, he stopped at a convenience store for coffee and whatever could be found to eat — in...
  • Friendly vs. Ukraine could help U.S. find a starting striker

    Friendly vs. Ukraine could help U.S. find a starting striker
    It's generally not a good sign when a team starts all its games with its best scorer on the sidelines. But unless Coach Juergen Klinsmann suddenly decides, at 49, to suit up and play, that's the situation his U.S. soccer team finds itself in less than 100...
  • Supercross series set for final season stop at Angel Stadium

    The supercross series is set to make its third and final season stop at Angel Stadium on Saturday night with reigning champion Ryan Villopoto again atop the point standings. Rookie Ken Roczen of Murrieta won the season opener at Angel Stadium in early...
  • Women's skeleton

    Women's skeleton
    When: Feb. 13-14. Best of the U.S.: Noelle Pikus-Pace finished second in the World Cup standings this season, winning five gold medals, three silver and a bronze in 10 races. Best of the rest: Britain's Lizzy Yarnold won the Word Cup circuit this...
  • Young center backs on U.S. soccer team have a big responsibility

    Before last year, Matt Besler had never played a game for the U.S. soccer team. And when he finally earned his first start, he played next to the Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez, who was making only his third international appearance. Now 14 months and 26...
  • D'Antoni not surprised to see Gasol left off All-Star team

    Of all the surprises this season, this wasn't one of them: Pau Gasol was left off the All-Star team. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni thinks he knows why. The Lakers (16-30) are 14th in the Western Conference. "When you’re not in the top eight, top...
  • Mike Magee's World Cup hopes dealt setback because of illness

    Mike Magee's World Cup hopes dealt setback because of illness
    Mike Magee needed a big effort in Saturday's international friendly with South Korea to keep alive his long shot bid to make the U.S. World Cup team. But he didn't get it, failing to dress for the friendly because of what U.S. Soccer officials said...