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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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  • Is Germany still the champion?

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A week on from its World Cup soccer victory, Germany may return to center stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor. Investors saw dark clouds building on Friday after a...
  • World Cup host Qatar agrees some foreign worker reforms

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the Gulf state gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament. The steps were...
  • Merger of Aecom and URS to create giant L.A. construction firm

    Los Angeles construction giant Aecom Technology Corp. — which has worked on downtown L.A. high-rises, World Cup stadiums and New York's new World Trade Center — will buy its San Francisco rival, URS Corp., in a $6-billion deal. The merged...
  • Newspapers chronicle Brazil's World Cup letdown

    Newspapers chronicle Brazil's World Cup letdown
    There was plenty of painted faces and even more looks of disappointment.  The Brazil national football team was eliminated in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup Tuesday in record-breaking fashion, losing 1-7 in front of its home crowd fans in Belo...
  • Redskins gear up for second training camp in Richmond

    Redskins gear up for second training camp in Richmond
    Move aside, World Cup. Hold your run, baseball. Take a seat, summer-league hoops. Training camp is about to begin. The Washington Redskins (3-13 in 2013) will be holding a training camp for 2 1/2 weeks at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training...
  • Brazil's Leader Can Rally From World Cup

    The conventional wisdom is that Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup has created an unprecedented climate of gloom that will affect President Dilma Rousseff's chances to win re-election in October. But the conventional wisdom may be...
  • European soccer teams try to establish presence in US

    If former U.S. men's national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel can develop a British accent, then English Premier League soccer can make a splash in the states. After contributing to three U.S. World Cup teams and spending 23 years in Europe (thus the...
  • Geoff Baker: MLS is making progress in climb toward the big time

    Dan Courtemanche had a tailor-made answer last week for folks asking him whether professional soccer will ever "make it" in the United States. As an executive vice-president and spokesman for Major League Soccer, he gets that a lot. So, Courtemanche...
  • Water polo-Sport seeks renewal in bid for popularity

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Twelve hours after Germany's soccer team had won the World Cup in Brazil, the country's water polo team jumped in the pool for the opening game of the European Championship in the Hungarian capital. It is probably not the result -...
  • U.S. soccer standout Jozy Altidore honored by Boca Raton

    U.S. soccer standout Jozy Altidore honored by Boca Raton
    BOCA RATON — Jozy Altidore spent four years leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil training and playing in qualifying games. Just 23 minutes into the United States Men's National Team's first game in group play against Ghana, it was over....
  • Dunga is favorite to coach Brazil's soccer team: sources

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Former World Cup winning captain Dunga is the favorite on a short list of candidates to coach Brazil's national soccer team, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Friday. Dunga, whose real name is Carlos...