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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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  • International competition is 'an experience unlike any other' for athletes

    International competition is 'an experience unlike any other' for athletes
    [Editor's note: Cristie Kerr, a member of Team USA in the inaugural LPGA International Crown to be played at Caves Valley Golf Club July 24-27, will be blogging about her experience for The Baltimore Sun.] There is something about international...
  • United States can announce itself to world with World Cup win over Belgium

    United States can announce itself to world with World Cup win over Belgium
    Yesterday in one sentence: Neither had it as easy as they might have hoped, but Germany and France set up a showdown in the quarterfinal with wins over Algeria and Nigeria. What's on tap: Argentina vs. Switzerland, noon, ESPN; Belgium vs. United States,...
  • South American showdowns highlight first day of World Cup Round of 16

    South American showdowns highlight first day of World Cup Round of 16
    Yesterday in one sentence: There were no matches and it was much sadder than I thought it would be; I survived. What’s on tap: Brazil vs. Chile, 12 p.m., ABC; Colombia vs. Uruguay, 4 p.m., ABC What you’ll see: The knockout rounds are...
  • Early start, effective finish excites Howard County World Cup fans

    Early start, effective finish excites Howard County World Cup fans
    With its World Cup future uncertain after Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Portugal, the final game of group play for the United States men’s soccer team turned out to be much more important than many would have liked. The chance to advance was...
  • Coffee Companion (6/30): Another Orioles loss and some World Cup drama

    Coffee Companion (6/30): Another Orioles loss and some World Cup drama
    The knockout round of the World Cup is usually the best part. So far, though, two games have been decided by penalty kicks, which is a darn shame, in my opinion. They should go back to golden goal. There'd be a loooooot more tension that way, and that's...
  • Tiger Woods off to a slow start in first round at Congressional

    Tiger Woods off to a slow start in first round at Congressional
    BETHESDA — Tiger Woods had a feeling his first competitive round in more than three months after back surgery was not going to be easy. It was not his back that gave the 38-year-old Woods trouble in Thursday’s opening round of the Quicken...
  • United States must reach next level after very familiar result in World Cup

    United States must reach next level after very familiar result in World Cup
    This was supposed to be the World Cup in which a swashbuckling U.S. men’s national team shed everything American about it and announced itself as elite at the World Cup. It very well still could be. But the 1-0 loss Thursday to Germany that sent...
  • Fans skip work, yell at TV, and U.S. wins by losing

    Fans skip work, yell at TV, and U.S. wins by losing
    The possibilities were as dizzying as a Tim Howard punt into the muggy Brazilian sky. If the United States could beat or tie Germany in Thursday's crucial game, it would advance to the knockout round of the World Cup for the fourth time in 64 years....
  • Coffee Companion (6/26): Orioles win in extras after Cruz grand slam

    Coffee Companion (6/26): Orioles win in extras after Cruz grand slam
    The Coffee Companion, where we recap the local sports headlines each weekday morning, is meant to look back, not forward. But how can you look back when the most important day since Rocky Balboa ended the Cold War is upon us? - Today is the day. My...
  • France, Argentina look to clinch top seeds in World Cup Groups E and F

    France, Argentina look to clinch top seeds in World Cup Groups E and F
    Yesterday in one sentence: Luis Suarez really bit someone again, England bored us again, Greece went through on a soft late penalty and there might not be a more enjoyable team in the tournament than Colombia. What’s on tap: Bosnia and Herzegovina...
  • Terps' Sasho Cirovski fighting for role of college soccer

    Terps' Sasho Cirovski fighting for role of college soccer
    Amid the old Terps jerseys and the "Daddy's Girls" picture frame and the College Cup posters in Sasho Cirovski's office sit the Maryland soccer coach's two bookcases. They're packed, he says, with "every coaching book you can imagine." One book in...
  • Campers at home on the diamond at Catonsville High

    Campers at home on the diamond at Catonsville High
    When it comes to the Catonsville Comets Instructional Baseball Camp, the 20 baseball players who participated this year knew their priorities were on the diamond at Catonsville High. Catonsville High baseball and football coach Rich Hambor also knew the...