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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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  • Manaus waits to see if the World Cup sows future benefits

    MANAUS, Brazil The World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland last week wasn't a particularly glamorous matchup, but it may have been historic nonetheless. It was the fourth and final FIFA World Cup match played at Manaus' new Arena da Amazonia,...
  • Adidas 2 Nike 0 in World Cup final but competition goes on

    BERLIN (Reuters) - With Adidas sponsoring both teams in Sunday's World Cup final, the German sportswear brand has declared victory over U.S. rival Nike in the latest round of its battle to remain the biggest global soccer brand. The two companies...
  • Americans gave 'beautiful game' a long look and loved what they saw

    VIENNA, Va. Unbelievably, World Cup soccer has become the topic of conversation around the water cooler at work. In recent weeks television ratings for the sport have soared, with games involving Team USA equaling the recent NBA finals and surpassing...
  • America's faster-paced sports run rings around soccer's refined boredom

    WASHINGTON, DC Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz "injuries" or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Or in which "injured" players are regularly carried off...
  • Colombia offers Zuniga security after threats over Neymar

    Colombia offers Zuniga security after threats over Neymar
    BOGOTA -- Colombia's soccer 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 challenge...
  • Connecticut Companies Aid In ESPN World Cup Production

    Connecticut Companies Aid In ESPN World Cup Production
    WEST HARTFORD — Before it can appear on television screens across America, this clip must pass inspection in an editing room in West Hartford Center. Footage of Germany's Thomas Muller and Brazil's David Luiz course across the screen, the...
  • 'Little Chief' inspires Argentina to the brink of glory

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Barcelona fans enjoying Javier Mascherano's brilliant World Cup performances in midfield for Argentina have probably been asking themselves the same question - why doesn't he play there for us? After he moved to La Liga from...
  • Argentina, Netherlands play a World Cup semifinal to forget

    A day after a World Cup match to remember came one to forget. Argentina and the Netherlands slow-danced for two hours, a disappointment given the firepower that Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben brought to the stage. At some point, the two coaches should...
  • Brazilians try to cope with lopsided loss to Germany

    Brazil was still in mourning Wednesday, the day after its World Cup team suffered the most one-sided semifinal defeat in tournament history. "Massacre" was the banner headline in one newspaper. Two others went with "Humiliation." Another popular...
  • Van Gaal to face Valencia in first home game for United

    (Reuters) - Louis van Gaal will make his Old Trafford debut as Manchester United manager in a friendly with Valencia on August 12, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Netherlands coach Van Gaal will take over his United duties after his Dutch...
  • United defender Evra set to join Juventus

    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has told the English club he would like to join Italian champions Juventus and the two teams are in talks over the transfer, British media reported on Thursday. The loss of another of their most...