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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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  • This playoff can have nice payoff

    The FedEx Cup begins its fifth edition of its "playoff" series this week, signaling open season for critics of the PGA Tour's attempt to give its season a meaningful finish. The points system is too wonky. The four-event series is weighted too heavily....
  • Talk about the devil dancing: Nancy Grace gets ABC's 'Stars' for being bad

    Talk about the devil dancing: Nancy Grace gets ABC's 'Stars' for being bad
    I am too tired to go crazy about this. And there really are so many hugely more important things going on the world practically every day. But ... I cannot let the addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" pass...
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  • Who will win Gold Cup final — U.S. or Mexico?

    Mexico will romp Grahame L. Jones Los Angeles Times Mexico has Javier Hernandez and 10 other quality players. The U.S. has Tim Howard, Steve Cherundolo and Clint Dempsey. Mexico has players who know what they're doing on the field. The U.S. has players...
  • U.S. team has a lot to prove at Women's World Cup

    U.S. team has a lot to prove at Women's World Cup
    It was 1991, and Mia Hamm was only 19 years old, the baby of the group. Julie Foudy and Kristine Lilly were only 20. They were the stars of the future. But by the time the final whistle sounded on a cool and overcast day in Guangzhou, China, all those...
  • How will U.S. women fare in World Cup?

    They're long shots to win Gary R. Blockus The Morning Call Asking the U.S. to knock off Germany on German soil in the Women's World Cup is a long shot at best. Germany has won two straight World Cups and is seeking to become the first team not just...
  • Your turn: How will you survive with only baseball to follow?

    Your turn: How will you survive with only baseball to follow?
    The start of summer means more barbecues, weddings and trips to the beach, which is probably a good thing considering that the most barren stretch on the sports calendar runs from late June until the start of NFL training camps. And it’s even...
  • Derby winner Animal Kingdom won't race again this season

    Derby winner Animal Kingdom won't race again this season
    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who came up lame in the days following the Belmont Stakes, has a slab fracture in his left hind leg that will require surgery. He will not race again this season, according to Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin and trainer...
  • Glen Burnie woman has Olympic aspirations in judo

    Glen Burnie woman has Olympic aspirations in judo
    Christina Salmond always wanted to make it back into a judo dojo. After leaving the sport following her senior year of high school to "go to college, get my degree and go on with my life," the 32-year-old Glen Burnie resident swore she would one day...
  • Can U.S. women beat Brazil in World Cup?

    Must convert chances Bob Foltman Chicago Tribune After watching a plodding U.S. backline struggle to keep up with a faster Sweden in Wednesday's final group match, the short answer would be no, with the lone question being how much damage will...
  • Coffee Companion -- 7/14: James Harrison is a crazy person

    Coffee Companion -- 7/14: James Harrison is a crazy person
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back:...
  • World Cup 2011: Howard County girls learn soccer lessons from World Cup pros

    World Cup 2011: Howard County girls learn soccer lessons from World Cup pros
    It's not every day that a pack of female athletes comes barreling into the public consciousness as dramatically as the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team has in the past two weeks, sliding past opponents in the FIFA Women's World Cup with a passion and...