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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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  • Abidal announces retirement 'for personal reasons'

    Former France defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for 'personal reasons'. Abidal, 35, made 67 appearances for France and last featured in a World...
  • FIFA to publish Garcia report on World Cup bidding process 'in appropriate form'

    FIFA to publish Garcia report on World Cup bidding process 'in appropriate form'
    MARRAKECH, Morocco -- FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but gave no indication of when it might happen. Soccer's...
  • Pakistan's Ajmal returns to action, eyes World Cup

    Pakistan's top spinner Saeed Ajmal hopes to play in next year's World Cup after making his competitive return on Friday, three months after being suspended by the International Cricket Council for an illegal bowling action. The 37-year old Ajmal played...
  • Rio de Janeiro preparations on track: mayor

    Preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are on track and facilities are set to be delivered on time, the mayor of host city Rio de Janeiro said on Friday. Speaking at a press conference, Mayor Eduardo Paes said the main hurdles to preparations had...
  • Fighting Blatter says he will not abandon FIFA

    Sepp Blatter declared FIFA's crisis to be over on Friday and said he would not abandon soccer's governing body. "We have been in a crisis (but) with the decision of the executive committee today, the crisis has stopped," the 78-year-old Swiss told...
  • FIFA to settle 2022 dates in March

    The long-running saga over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be settled in March, FIFA's executive committee decided on Friday. January/February, May and November/December have been put forward as alternatives for the traditional June/July...
  • Rodriguez fit, Ramos doubtful for Club World Cup final

    Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez is available for Saturday's Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo but centre back Sergio Ramos needs a late fitness test, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Rodriguez has recovered from a calf injury that...
  • Nyman finds Val Gardena to his taste again

    By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy - American downhiller Steven Nyman demonstrated his love of Val Gardena's Saslong piste with his third career victory at the Italian resort on Friday. In his 13 years on the World Cup circuit, the 32-year-old has...
  • Scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

    A year which was supposed to showcase the virtues of modern sport was instead smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love. On the fields of play, the action in 2014 was at times breathtaking. A German team,...
  • No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015

    The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate. Tens of millions of cricket...
  • Biggest sporting flops of 2014

    Five of the biggest sporting flops from 2014: Brazil (Football) Anything less than a World Cup win on home soil was always going to be seen as a failure but nobody could have predicted Brazil would suffer a 7-1 semi-final drubbing by Germany, one of the...