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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...
  • FIFA indictments: Chuck Blazer secret recordings at heart of probe

    FIFA indictments: Chuck Blazer secret recordings at heart of probe
    The U.S. Justice Department’s decision to charge nine high-ranking FIFA officials with bribery and corruption may never have happened if not for the cooperation of Chuck Blazer, the former general secretary of CONCACAF, the FIFA federation that...
  • FIFA scandal statement: Visa, McDonald's, others don't run, won't kick

    FIFA scandal statement: Visa, McDonald's, others don't run, won't kick
    You can understand why corporate sponsor Visa would put out a strongly worded statement calling on FIFA to "take swift and immediate steps" toward reforms after the arrest of 14 people in and around soccer's top global governing body. Of course, Visa'...
  • Alibaba founder's 'treasure island' isn't Robert Louis Stevenson's

    Alibaba founder's 'treasure island' isn't Robert Louis Stevenson's
    Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, told a Chicago audience Wednesday that "the Internet is a treasure island" for midsize and small businesses. So it's a supermarket, a Las Vegas hotel and casino, or somewhere pirates seek buried gold that...
  • The FIFA raids: What happened, why it happened and what's next

    The FIFA raids: What happened, why it happened and what's next
    ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer. Dawn raids by Swiss federal authorities on FIFA...
  • Two South Floridians, playing for Colombia, set for World Cup

    Two South Floridians, playing for Colombia, set for World Cup
    Less than one year ago, Boca Raton's Catalina Perez thought her childhood dream of playing in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament was shattered. When Perez, 20, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and was about to undergo surgery,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...