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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 Crown's format should make it a winner here, organizers say

    International Crown's format should make it a winner here, organizers say
    Rich Thomas has run more than two dozen professional golf events over the past 14 years, but from its inception more than year ago the LPGA's International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills has felt different to its tournament director....
  • 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...
  • IronBirds 2014 season: Winning streaks, losing streaks [Commentary]

    IronBirds 2014 season: Winning streaks, losing streaks [Commentary]
    This is the last international soccer reference you're going to get for at least the next four years, since the only time I touch on that subject is when the World Cup is going on, and it's going to be brief, but Sunday's championship game between Germany...
  • Women's soccer legend Mia Hamm surprises youth players in Baltimore

    Women's soccer legend Mia Hamm surprises youth players in Baltimore
    Before Mia Hamm surprised more than 2,000 youth soccer players and coaches at the Baltimore Convention Center on Monday, she sat in the building's VIP area, hidden from sight. Hamm was — and for many, still is — the face of women's soccer in...
  • World Cup brings together Howard fans with patriotic passion

    World Cup brings together Howard fans with patriotic passion
    Tucked away in the far corner near the door of Looney's Pub in Maple Lawn is Laurel resident Ivan Alvarado. Because of the crowd early Monday evening, he's forced to eat his chicken tenders and a salad using a stool as a table while he stands. It saves...
  • At World Cup, Laurel's Kammarman has global view

    At World Cup, Laurel's Kammarman has global view
    After graduating from the University of Delaware, Michael Kammarman and his twin brother, David, spent part of the next two years backpacking around the world. The brothers, who played soccer at Laurel High and graduated in the Class of 1989, spent...
  • How the United States can advance out of Group G and to the World Cup's round of 16

    How the United States can advance out of Group G and to the World Cup's round of 16
    Portugal’s stunning comeback in a 2-2 draw Sunday night denied the United States not only its second win of group play but also, for now, a place in the round of 16. Every member of Group G now enters Thursday’s round-robin finales with...
  • Baltimore soccer fans show spirit, if not knowledge

    Baltimore soccer fans show spirit, if not knowledge
    They came to Power Plant Live! with American flags slung like capes around their necks, red-white-and-blue suspenders holding up their shorts and giant top hats festooned with enormous glittering stars that would make Uncle Sam blush. Fifteen minutes...
  • Coffee Companion (6/23): U.S. draws Portugal, Orioles solve Tanaka in rout

    Coffee Companion (6/23): U.S. draws Portugal, Orioles solve Tanaka in rout
    I don't really have cute in me today. This is the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's local sports headlines. - Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal broke American hearts last night with a late equalizer to give the U.S. a 2-2 draw. As always,...
  • 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...
  • United States-Portugal World Cup match sets viewership record in Baltimore, U.S.

    United States-Portugal World Cup match sets viewership record in Baltimore, U.S.
    Sunday’s United States vs. Portugal World Cup match was the most watched soccer match in American history, and it set a viewership record here in Baltimore as well.   The Baltimore market had the eighth-highest rating in the country, with an 11....
  • Cooking up some World Cup flavor

    Cooking up some World Cup flavor
    Marcelo Salles' food truck is getting a little more attention now that all eyes are on the World Cup games. But despite the fact that Brazilian culture is in the spotlight, Salles is not convinced that Baltimoreans are ready to embrace what is standard...