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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.
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. « Show less

Top FIFA World Cup Articles

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  • Cousin vs. cousin: Soccer stars tackle our quiz

    Cousin vs. cousin: Soccer stars tackle our quiz
    Chicago soccer stars Mike Magee and Jackie Santacaterina love to compete. And now they can add this quiz—part soccer acumen and part family trivia—to their list.   MIKE MAGEE, Chicago Fire forward Which country has won the most World...
  • FIFA World Cup Trophy makes the rounds as Brazil promises an efficiently run 2014 tournament

    MIAMI The U.S. team has arguably the most brutal travel schedule of all the 32 teams in the Brazil World Cup this summer, but nobody affiliated with the tournament is racking up as many frequent flier miles as the golden 14-inch-high, 13-pound World Cup...
  • Two in three Americans do not plan to follow football's World Cup - Reuters/Ipsos poll

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the U.S. men's football team lines up in Brazil to play their first game of the football World Cup in June, their home support may be tepid at best. Two in three Americans do not plan to follow this year's tournament,...
  • Fans take to streets, social media to protest for Tevez

    It is hard to believe that Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella would exclude fan favorite Carlos Tevez, the leading scorer in Italy's Serie A, from the World Cup team. But it looks like that is what he is going to do, and fans are so angry they are going to...
  • Yes, you can put on a World Cup in the Amazon

    MANAUS, Brazil At the end of the 19th century, building the Teatro Amazonas opera house in this jungle city during Brazil's rubber boom was considered the impossible dream. For some, this century's equivalent plunking a World Cup soccer palace in the...
  • Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'

    Rio de Janeiro police face 'image problem'
    RIO DE JANEIRO — As the 2014 World Cup tournament nears, efforts to reform Rio de Janeiro's police forces remain, like many of the Brazilian soccer stadiums themselves, a work in progress. Seeking to improve public safety, police have...
  • Brazil will stage best World Cup, Blatter tells Rousseff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Three stadiums and several airports are not ready, and other promised infrastructure has been shelved, but the 2014 World Cup will "be the most successful of all time", the head of FIFA told Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff on...
  • Less than half of Brazilians favor hosting World Cup, poll shows

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Less than half of Brazilians favor the nation's hosting of the World Cup in June, with a majority in the soccer-crazed nation believing that the tournament will do more harm than good, a poll showed on Tuesday. Just 48 percent of...
  • U.S. women win in wake of coach's firing

    SAN DIEGO — The U.S. women's soccer team has been ranked No. 1 in the world for seven years, hasn't lost a match at home in nearly a decade and has been beaten just twice in its last 48 matches overall. Not exactly the record of a group in...
  • U.S. men move up one spot to No. 13 in FIFA rankings

    U.S. men move up one spot to No. 13 in FIFA rankings
    The U.S. men's national soccer team climbed a spot to No. 13 in the FIFA world rankings for April, returning to where it been two months earlier and equaling the team's highest spot in the poll since October 2009. Two months before the start of this...
  • U.S. soccer team shines with Michael Bradley in diamond formation

    U.S. soccer team shines with Michael Bradley in diamond formation
    Juergen Klinsmann hasn't made many missteps in his 2 1/2 years of coach of the U.S. national team. Still it was hard not to question last week's decision to jettison Martin Vasquez, his longtime right-hand man, and replace him with Tab Ramos and former...
  • Work on World Cup stadium halted by construction worker's death

    Work on World Cup stadium halted by construction worker's death
    Work at Sao Paulo's Itaquerao Stadium was halted on Monday by order of Sao Paulo's labor secretariat following the death of a construction worker on Saturday, the third fatality at the project. Construction on stadiums and other venues for this summer&...