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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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  • Netherlands vs Argentina match statistics

    (Reuters) - Match statistics for Netherlands' 4-2 loss on penalties to Argentina in their World Cup semi-final match at the Corinthians arena, Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Netherlands Argentina Goals scored 0 0 Total shots 7 8 Shots on target 3 5...
  • An Argentina loss could help Brazil feel a little better

    An Argentina loss could help Brazil feel a little better
    And on the day after, there is still soccer. Brazil, as tempting as it was, did not ask FIFA to cancel the rest of the competition on account of pain. The most surreal match imaginable -- Germany's touchdown-margin win -- has left the host country of...
  • World Cup: Brazil's weaknesses exposed in 7-1 loss to Germany

    Had they lost with effort and dignity, all might have been forgiven. With Neymar and Thiago Silva missing in action, the Brazilians had a built-in excuse against Germany. Lose 1-0 or 2-1, and Brazil's players get some attaboys, back pats and, "We'll get...
  • As Argentina beats Netherlands at World Cup, Twitter focuses on Germany

    As Argentina beats Netherlands at World Cup, Twitter focuses on Germany
    Argentina and the Netherlands were deadlocked 0-0 at their World Cup semifinal game during regular time. And extra time. It came down to a shootout, which Argentina won 4-2 -- and which many observers found less than thrilling. But excitement from the...
  • Brazil-Germany World Cup headlines: 'Das booted' and more

    Newspapers around the world had a lot to say about how Germany demolished Brazil, 7-1, in their World Cup semifinal match. Here is a gallery of the headlines from July 9. Germany got the rout started by scoring a goal in the game's 11th minute, and went...
  • Argentina beat Dutch in shootout to reach final

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Argentina's Sergio Romero saved two penalties in a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands to seal their first World Cup final place in 24 years after the first ever goalless semi-final at the end of extra time on Wednesday. Romero...
  • Colombia offers Zuniga security after insults over Neymar

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's football federation will provide security measures for defender Camilo Zuniga over threats he has received for a foul that ended Brazilian forward Neymar's World Cup, the ruling body said on Wednesday. Zuniga's raised-knee...
  • Romero the hero as Argentina edge Dutch in shootout

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Argentina's launched himself left and right to save two penalties in a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday that sealed the South Americans' first World Cup final appearance in 24 years. After the teams battled to a 0-...
  • Romero tells Argentines to savor the moment

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero told his compatriots to "enjoy the moment" after saving two penalties in the semi-final shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday to send his country into their first World Cup final since...
  • Dutch shootout demons return to haunt them

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Traditional Dutch frailty in penalty shootouts again proved their Achilles heel when they lost 4-2 on spot-kicks to Argentina after a goalless World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Coach Louis van Gaal was forced to use defender Ron...
  • Messi has the stage to secure his place among the greats

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Lionel Messi can secure his place among the game's greats with a World Cup triumph after Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties on Wednesday to reach the final. On Sunday at the Maracana stadium in Rio, Messi will come up...