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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bode Miller has surgery for injured back

    After months of skiing in pain, Bode Miller elected to undergo outpatient back surgery on Monday and will miss about eight weeks of the World Cup season. Miller, 37, had been training in Austria and Colorado but could not overcome a nagging injury. "I...
  • Tim Howard named U.S. Soccer's top male player

    Tim Howard, who turned in one of the greatest goalkeeping performances in World Cup history last summer, was named U.S. Soccer's Male Athlete of the Year on Thursday. Howard made a World Cup-record 15 saves to push Belgium to overtime in a second-...
  • Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of Nations

    The Ebola menace has touched every part of life in Africa. So it's no surprise that soccer has failed to escape its deadly grip. And the disruption the virus has caused the sport has had many ripples, some of which could be felt for years. In the last...
  • Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez finishes third in voting for MLS top defender

    Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez finishes third in voting for MLS top defender
    The Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez was good enough to start for the U.S. in the World Cup but apparently that doesn't make him the best defender in Major League Soccer. That award went to Seattle's Chad Marshall on Tuesday. The Sounders' imposing center...
  • Australians did not tank basketball game, investigators say

    Australians did not tank basketball game, investigators say
    International basketball officials have cleared the Australian national team of tanking at the recent FIBA Basketball World Cup. The Australians had been suspected of purposely losing a pool game against Angola to avoid meeting the powerful U.S. squad...