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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

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  • Russia sports minister on 2018 World Cup: We have 'nothing to hide'

    Russia sports minister on 2018 World Cup: We have 'nothing to hide'
    Following the indictment of nine FIFA members and five corporate executives tied to soccer's governing body on corruption charges Wednesday, Russia's top sports official says the country has "nothing to hide" in regard to how it was awarded the 2018 World...
  • FIFA says it won't re-vote for 2018, 2022 World Cup sites

    FIFA says it won't re-vote for 2018, 2022 World Cup sites
    Hours after nine FIFA members and five corporate executives tied to soccer's governing body were indicted on corruption charges, FIFA announced it would not hold a re-vote on its 2018 and 2022 World Cup host nations. FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio...
  • Europe's soccer body calls for postponement in FIFA presidential election

    Hours after the indictment of top officials of world soccer's governing organization, Europe's soccer body called for the postponement of Friday's scheduled FIFA presidential election and is considering boycotting this week's FIFA conference. UEFA...
  • Whispers around world soccer and kickbacks now scream from headlines

    And so, it has come to pass, in our world of sports marketing and branding and fat-cat-making, that international soccer is crooked. We shall pause here while you gather yourself from the shock. Five seconds ought to be enough. No less than U.S. Atty....
  • Putin accuses U.S. of meddling into FIFA affairs

    Putin accuses U.S. of meddling into FIFA affairs
    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised...
  • FIFA indictments: Chuck Blazer secret recordings at heart of probe

    FIFA indictments: Chuck Blazer secret recordings at heart of probe
    The U.S. Justice Department’s decision to charge nine high-ranking FIFA officials with bribery and corruption may never have happened if not for the cooperation of Chuck Blazer, the former general secretary of CONCACAF, the FIFA federation that...
  • Two South Floridians, playing for Colombia, set for World Cup

    Two South Floridians, playing for Colombia, set for World Cup
    Less than one year ago, Boca Raton's Catalina Perez thought her childhood dream of playing in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament was shattered. When Perez, 20, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and was about to undergo surgery,...
  • The FIFA raids: What happened, why it happened and what's next

    The FIFA raids: What happened, why it happened and what's next
    ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer. Dawn raids by Swiss federal authorities on FIFA...
  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter says FBI probe not keeping him out of U.S.

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter says FBI probe not keeping him out of U.S.
    FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he plans to visit the United States next year, dismissing a report that he was avoiding the country because of an ongoing FBI investigation of two former FIFA executive committee members. In addition, Blatter said he...
  • U.S. men's soccer team slips to 28th place in FIFA rankings

    U.S. men's soccer team slips to 28th place in FIFA rankings
    The United States dropped one spot, to 28th place, in the FIFA world rankings released Thursday. The fall comes despite a 2-0 win over Mexico in the U.S. team's last game, largely because Russia picked up 47 points in the poll, jumping up five spots and...
  • Wage concerns bring a crowd to McDonald's for an off-menu item

    Wage concerns bring a crowd to McDonald's for an off-menu item
    There was a massive protest at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook on Wednesday with demonstrators calling for wage increases. On the bright side for the fast-food giant, at least people were lining up outside McDonald's for something. Sponsors Visa...