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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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  • SportsFest stepping it up

    For 18 years and counting, Ray Atiyeh has worked tirelessly to expand and improve Lehigh Valley SportsFest, the annual summer amateur sports festival held in and around Allentown. The same can be said for 2014. New events always spark new interest...
  • FIFA rankings put Germany on top of the world

    (Reuters) - Germany's World Cup triumph has seen them rise to the top of the world rankings for the first time in 20 years, FIFA announced on Thursday. The 1-0 victory in the final has taken them up one place to top spot, ahead of their opponents in...
  • Goal of soccer program to help special-needs kids

    The conclusion of the World Cup has not ended soccer fever throughout South Florida, especially among smaller fans. Oscar Amuz, a passionate soccer trainer born in Uruguay, is devoted, body and soul, to Hope for Autism, United for Soccer Foundation, also...
  • FIFA red card for Rosberg World Cup helmet

    HOCKENHEIM Germany (Reuters) - Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has had to abandon plans to wear a special helmet decorated with the World Cup trophy at his home German Grand Prix due to copyright issues after FIFA intervened. Rosberg, who...
  • Nations Cup qualifiers take up World Cup slack

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Less than a week after the World Cup final, international football resumes across Africa this weekend with qualifiers for next year's African Nations Cup finals, maintaining the treadmill of world competition. Sierra Leone, who this...
  • Gilmar Rinaldi named Brazil's new technical director

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Former World Cup winning goalkeeper Gilmar Rinaldi has been appointed Brazil's new technical director, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Thursday. His appointment comes three days after coach Luiz Felipe...
  • Van Gaal shies away from predictions as he takes on United job

    (Reuters) - New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal said he believes he can meet the expectations for success at "the biggest club in the world" but refused to indulge in predictions when he was introduced to the media at Old Trafford on Thursday. The...
  • Brazil's Neymar feared paralysis when injured

    Brazil's Neymar feared paralysis when injured
    Moments after the rough tackle that knocked him out of the World Cup, Brazilian striker Neymar feared he had been paralyzed, Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said. Speaking to the Spanish sports journal Marca, Scolari said teammate Marcelo was the first to...
  • Netherlands coach walks fine line with his goalkeepers

    Netherlands coach walks fine line with his goalkeepers
    Goalkeeping is a lonely existence. You stand in front of the goal, often reduced to a spectator, as your 10 teammates zip up and down the field. The blame aimed your way often overwhelms the plaudits. Anyone with a fragile psyche need not apply. The...
  • Flopping takes center stage at World Cup

    Flopping takes center stage at World Cup
    Maybe Brazil's harshest critics got it slightly wrong. The team might not have been the biggest flop early in the World Cup. But it was the biggest flopper. So says the Wall Street Journal. With an enviable amount of time on their hands, some staffers...
  • 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,...