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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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  • U.S. players get last audition for World Cup spot against Ukraine

    Having just spent his monthlong winter camp working with domestic players, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up a team of primarily foreign-based players for next week’s friendly against the Ukraine in Cyprus. The game, to be...
  • Despite rise of soccer academies, high schools have some top talent

    Despite rise of soccer academies, high schools have some top talent
    The Southern Section and City Section soccer championships are scheduled for next weekend, and all the top boys' players participating ought to receive a big thank you from their classmates for deciding to represent their schools instead of joining the U....
  • Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride, Bob Bradley elected to soccer Hall of Fame

    Kristine Lilly, Brian McBride, Bob Bradley elected to soccer Hall of Fame
    National team veterans Kristine Lilly and Brian McBride and former national team coach Bob Bradley were elected Monday to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Lilly played in a record 352 games for the U.S. women's team over a 24-year international...
  • McBride, Bradley named to soccer Hall of Fame

    McBride, Bradley named to soccer Hall of Fame
    Two soccer legends with strong Chicago ties were named to the National Soccer Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 on Monday. Chicago-area native Brian McBride, who gained national and international acclaim with U.S. national teams, the English Premier...
  • Want Brazil World Cup 2014 tickets? Clock's ticking, odds slim

    Want Brazil World Cup 2014 tickets? Clock's ticking, odds slim
    If you’re an American chasing tickets for the World Cup beginning June 12, your time is running short, and you have to go through Brasilia and FIFA, not necessarily in that order. Brasilia is the Brazilian capital, where the government oversees...
  • Qatar's World Cup preparations shouldn't include abusing its workers

     Qatar's World Cup preparations shouldn't include abusing its workers
    The Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar, flush with oil riches and seeking to push its way to the front of the international stage, is in the midst of an enormous, decade-long building boom to construct facilities and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup...
  • As soccer pals and teammates, they've had similar goals

    Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as...
  • Berlin: 'Goal Of The Dead' Scores for Films Distribution (EXCLUSIVE)

    Films Distribution has enlisted a flurry of buyers for "Goal of the Dead," the zombie soccer bloodbath helmed by Benjamin Rocher and Thierry Poiraud. Rocher's follow-up to "The Horde," "Goal" was acquired by Metrodome (U.K.), Core Media Group (Germany),...
  • Sochi Olympics: Speedskater J.R. Celski goes from leader to left out

    Sochi Olympics: Speedskater J.R. Celski goes from leader to left out
    SOCHI, Russia — J.R. Celski had put himself in the position he wanted, the one guaranteed to keep him out of trouble and get him the medal he wanted in the 1,500 meters Monday afternoon. Then Celski allowed stuff to happen that would leave him...
  • American luger on icy brink of history

    American luger on icy brink of history
    SOCHI, Russia — Standing on the cusp of history, U.S. luger Erin Hamlin quickly realized her biggest challenge during these Olympics would be to stay busy and focused Monday night. After finishing the first day of competition, she planned to...
  • Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze

    Sochi Olympics: Julia Mancuso displays her Gamesmanship, wins bronze
    SOCHI, Russia — Julia Mancuso knows that trying to catch Lindsey Vonn in World Cup victories is futile, like a baseball pitcher saying he wants to catch Cy Young. Mancuso and Vonn both are 29 and with Vonn leading by the World Cup score of 59 to...