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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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  • Three questions with Orlando City defender Rafael Ramos

    Orlando City made two midseason acquisitions last year, adding defender Rafael Ramos and Estrela from SL Benfica in Portugal. Both Ramos and Estrela were recently called up by the Portugal under-20 national team and are very much in the mix to make...
  • This could be the end for Landon Donovan

    This could be the end for Landon Donovan
    If Landon Donovan's mother had listened to her fears instead of her young son, the greatest U.S. soccer player of all time might never have stepped on a field. "I was on the side thinking, 'Oh, I don't want him to have hurt feelings. He's the youngest...
  • UCLA soccer teams are aiming for national titles

    UCLA soccer teams are aiming for national titles
    To Nick Rimando, the UCLA Hall of Champions is hallowed ground. The huge room is stacked floor to ceiling with the 111 NCAA championship trophies the school has won, including the 1997 men's soccer title Rimando helped bring home. But for Rimando, who...
  • Klinsmann works around MLS playoffs with national team call-ups

    With FIFA's international break falling directly in the middle of the Major League Soccer playoffs, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann largely steered clear of postseason participants when selecting the 25 players for U.S. national team friendlies...
  • Bayern Munich avoids post-World Cup letdown

    As Germany was finishing off Argentina to win its fourth World Cup title last summer, you couldn't blame some of the country's most passionate soccer fans if they watched the final with a bit of apprehension. Because what has been good for the national...
  • FIFA gets all clear for 2018/2022 World Cup despite investigator's protests

    FIFA gets all clear for 2018/2022 World Cup despite investigator's protests
    FIFA cleared Russia and Qatar on Thursday of wrongdoing in their bids to host theWorld Cup, but the former U.S. prosecutor who led the investigation by football's governing body said it had misrepresented his findings. A German judge who ruled on...
  • MLS notebook: FIFA report released, Estrela and Ramos take on England

    MLS notebook: FIFA report released, Estrela and Ramos take on England
    FIFA released a summary of the report commissioned to investigate the World Cup bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, but found no major issues to cause Russia or Qatar to lose the hosting rights.  Shocking. In summary: FIFA released a summary of an...
  • Univision CEO Still 'On Guard' About Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Thanks to the World Cup and digital gains, Univision Communications reported an uptick in growth in the third quarter. Third quarterly net revenue for the Spanish-language media conglom grew 5.2% to $728.9 million, compared to $692.7 million in the...
  • One 'Hell' of a response to FIFA's claims

    Many critics of FIFA turned a skeptical eye toward the world soccer organization when it found no corruption was involved in Russia's 2018 and Qatar's 2022 World Cup bids. It was even more galling for folks in the United Kingdom since FIFA investigators...
  • What FIFA and the NFL have in common: A credibility problem

    What FIFA and the NFL have in common: A credibility problem
    If National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell needs some evidence that his decision to, in effect, have the NFL investigate itself over portions of the Ray Rice fiasco was a bad idea, let me refer him to FIFA, the international soccer...
  • Investigator in World Cup probe blasts decision to clear Russia, Qatar

    Investigator in World Cup probe blasts decision to clear Russia, Qatar
    Hours after a FIFA judge cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning World Cup bids, the American who led the investigation said Thursday he would appeal the decision to close the case because it was based on "materially incomplete and...