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FIFA World Cup

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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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  • The U.S. cures soccer's Blatter infection

    The U.S. cures soccer's Blatter infection
    Critics scoffed Monday when President Barack Obama said he had restored America as "the most respected country in the world." He cited the withdrawal of U.S. troops from two wars, promoting democracy in Myanmar and nuclear talks with Iran. Not to...
  • Nick Swartz: How Women's World Cup Soccer 2015 can inspire a young girl

    Every person sees the world differently. We interpret reality and believe things to be true, based on the experiences in our lives. The environment we are raised in greatly impacts how we view the world. And as we grow older, each experience we...
  • Wellington's Ortiz tears Achilles on road to World Cup

     Wellington's Ortiz tears Achilles on road to World Cup
    With one apparent misstep during an exhibition game on Monday morning in Colorado, Wellington's Melissa Ortiz's dream of playing in the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada was crushed. Ortiz, 25, who starred at Lynn University after a standout...
  • With FIFA's cesspool running over, sponsors must make a stink

    With FIFA's cesspool running over, sponsors must make a stink
    Ah, the irony. It took law enforcement in the United States, which much of the world dismisses as a soccer newbie, to bring the charges that have shaken the seemingly earthquake-proof foundations of the international soccer federation, known as FIFA....
  • Penalty kicks: Their Take

    Penalty kicks: Their Take
    Penalty kicks That there is corruption at the top ranks of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, is about as shocking as Capt. Louis Renault's discovery of gambling at Rick's cafe in "Casablanca." That the legal authorities of the world are finally doing...
  • Orlando City's Bryan Róchez scores twice for Honduras U20s in win

    Orlando City's Bryan Róchez scores twice for Honduras U20s in win
    Orlando City forward Bryan Róchez got off to a great start at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. The young designated player scored twice to help Honduras to a 4-3 win over Uzbekistan.  Róchez was fed in on a breakaway in the 20th minute to...
  • With 'the beautiful game,' it's quid pro quo

    There is at least a hint of irony in the fact that a nation that is noticeably less passionate about what most of the world believes to be "the beautiful game" played the role of police in bringing charges against those responsible for corruption at the...
  • David Whitley: FIFA ousts Blatter for Kim Jong-un

    In a surprise move, Sepp Blatter was voted out as FIFA president Friday and replaced by North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. “We loved Sepp, but this opens exciting new avenues for bribery and corruption,” said a long-time FIFA executive....
  • FIFA indictments: What about the deaths in Qatar?

    FIFA indictments: What about the deaths in Qatar?
    To the editor: The corruption inquiry into soccer-governing body FIFA is long overdue, but the probe and your coverage fail to mention the most crucial aspect of the corruption: the deaths of 1,200 guest construction workers in Qatar who are slaving to...
  • Challenger to FIFA presidency says soccer needs leadership change

    Challenger to FIFA presidency says soccer needs leadership change
    Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, who is running against incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, says Wednesday's arrests of top soccer officials underlines the need for new leadership within the organization. In a statement, al-Hussein said FIFA is...
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter must resign, anti-corruption group says

    Sepp Blatter was not among the 14 people who were indicted in New York on Wednesday on charges of corruption and bribery, but that doesn't mean the longtime FIFA president is escaping scrutiny. Less than 48 hours before a vote is scheduled to take place...