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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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  • Naperville soccer programs expect to see boost from FIFA coverage

     Naperville soccer programs expect to see boost from FIFA coverage
    The success of the U.S. team this month at the FIFA World Cup could affect soccer programs in Naperville in the fall. Women's soccer returned to the world stage on Saturday for the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada, which runs through July 5...
  • Kavitha Davidson: Fixing FIFA starts with treating women fairly

    Kavitha Davidson: Fixing FIFA starts with treating women fairly
    With new revelations by the day, it becomes increasingly clear how deep the trouble in FIFA runs and, accordingly, the magnitude of reform required to salvage it. Amid the myriad options, let's not let one important goal get overlooked: changing the...
  • Why countries that fight to host the World Cup are wasting their time

    On Tuesday, Sepp Blatter resigned as chief of FIFA, the global governing body of soccer that has come under intense scrutiny after U.S. prosecutors alleged widespread corruption in the organization. Blatter stepped down after a key lieutenant was linked...
  • FIFA admits it paid Ireland millions after 2009 World Cup playoff loss

    FIFA admits it paid Ireland millions after 2009 World Cup playoff loss
    Ireland may have missed out on the 2010 World Cup due to a bad call, but the Football Assn. of Ireland got something else from FIFA -- millions of dollars. The embattled world governing body of soccer admitted Thursday to giving the money to FAI --...
  • FIFA bans Indonesia from international play for government meddling

    FIFA, which finds itself under heavy scrutiny following the indictment of 14 world soccer officials on charges of taking bribes and other corruption, has paradoxically banned Indonesia from international play for failing to manage its own affairs and...
  • Teddy Goalsevelt throws hat in FIFA presidential ring

    Teddy Goalsevelt throws hat in FIFA presidential ring
    Chicago ad man Mike D'Amico, who became the unlikely face of American soccer during last summer's World Cup as the exuberant fan dubbed "Teddy Goalsevelt," is back to save the sport he loves. An associate creative director at Havas Chicago, D'Amico...
  • 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'...
  • FIFA discloses Ireland received $5M over Henry's handball

    In the midst of an escalating financial scandal, FIFA admitted Thursday to giving Ireland $5 million in compensation for missing a place at the 2010 World Cup after Thierry Henry's handball set up France's winning goal. FIFA disclosed the payment after...
  • THE LATEST: AFC stands behind Qatar as 2022 World Cup host

    0100 GMT (9 p.m. EDT) The Asian Football Confederation has issued a statement to erase any conjecture about its support for Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup. Investigations into corruption within FIFA have reignited criticism of the process to award the...
  • A glance at Thursday's developments in FIFA investigation

    Thursday's key developments in the FIFA investigation: BLATTER'S REFORMS Sepp Blatter said he has started working on cleaning up soccer's governing body after U.S. indictments of 14 people, including current and former members of FIFA, on corruption...
  • Women's World Cup a welcome distraction from FIFA troubles

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigned, and investigations continue into racketeering within soccer's governing body, but the sport will get a month-long respite as the Women's World Cup gets underway Saturday in Canada. Amid all the negativity engulfing...