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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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  • 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...
  • South African police investigating World Cup bribes

    South African police investigating World Cup bribes
    South African authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into World Cup bribery allegations, and an opposition lawmaker said Thursday he had information suggesting "high-level" involvement. Anton Alberts of the Freedom Front Plus said the...
  • FIFA: Blatter resignation won't lead many to quit

    A consistent ally of Sepp Blatter, Danny Jordaan already has a new job. Jordaan, the head of the South African Football Association, was credited with bringing the 2010 World Cup to South Africa. He is under pressure to explain an alleged $10 million...
  • FIFA executive committee member Blazer admitted bribes

    Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010 World Cups. Prosecutors unsealed a 40-page...
  • At Bethlehem's SoccerFest 2015: It's the women's turn

    At Bethlehem's SoccerFest 2015: It's the women's turn
    The question last summer at ArtsQuest's first FIFA World Cup SoccerFest and Viewing Party was: Were people passionate enough about soccer to converge in Bethlehem to watch the games on a huge screen? The answer was a resounding yes. The multi-day...
  • Orlando City's Bryan Róchez, Honduras upset in U-20 World Cup

    Orlando City's Bryan Róchez, Honduras upset in U-20 World Cup
    Orlando City forward Bryan Róchez was on the wrong end of the biggest upset at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Fiji stunned Honduras, 3-0, early this morning, securing the country’s first-ever win at a FIFA tournament. Fiji was coming off of an 8-1...
  • South African sports minister says $10 million not a bribe

    South Africa's sports minister "categorically" denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former FIFA official Jack Warner in 2008 was a bribe for his help in securing the World Cup. Fikile Mbalula, however, said he couldn't say what Warner did...
  • Reg Henry: FIFA gives us something to kick about

    FIFA is in the news. Concerned readers have turned to me with the question of the hour: What is a FIFA (pronounced fee-fa)? As some well-informed readers may know, it is a type of foreign-bred poodle. It wags its tail and barks approvingly if passersby...
  • Sepp Blatter's 17-year FIFA reign in soccer marked by growth, scandal

    Sepp Blatter's 17-year FIFA reign in soccer marked by growth, scandal
    GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity. He joked about his "Dr. Evil" image, like a James Bond...
  • Hyde: Sepp Blatter's resignation is soccer justice, American style

    Hyde: Sepp Blatter's resignation is soccer justice, American style
    Maybe now the corruption will cease and desist. Maybe now the extortion will be expunged and the thieves exposed. And maybe, finally, everyone will welcome the United States into the global community as the soccer powerhouse we are today. U-S-A, baby!...