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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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  • France-Germany, Brazil-Colombia to kick off World Cup quarterfinals in style

    France-Germany, Brazil-Colombia to kick off World Cup quarterfinals in style
    Yesterday in one sentence: The gaps in the World Cup schedule, as a very smart person pointed out to me, need to be filled with something, even if it’s MLS games. It was too weird without soccer this week, and now there are more days without it than...
  • Argentina-Belgium has offensive stars to restart World Cup excitement

    Argentina-Belgium has offensive stars to restart World Cup excitement
    Yesterday in one sentence: The gap between the Americans’ loss and these matches didn’t really help anyone’s World Cup fever sustain itself, as France and Germany was kind of boring and Brazil won the battle against Colombia but lost the...
  • Ann Coulter takes on wimpy soccer lovers [Commentary]

    Ann Coulter takes on wimpy soccer lovers [Commentary]
    Ann Coulter has, once again, done what she does best: poke a stick in the cages of the liberal menagerie to rile up the beasts. This time she has done it with an all-out assault on soccer. Right in the middle of a World Cup in which the American team...
  • A mixed bag as we begin our post 4th of July news [Column]

    A mixed bag as we begin our post 4th of July news [Column]
    Well, on this first post-4th of July column, there's a mixed bag of stuff that seems to be circulating around in my head. It's been a week or so, but I have to put together a few words reference the World Cup. Let me simply say, I'm glad it's over for...
  • Netherlands, Argentina have tough act to follow after Germany blowout

    Netherlands, Argentina have tough act to follow after Germany blowout
    Yesterday in one sentence: I have a scarf that says “Not in the face” in both Brazilian and English; I bet one of the Brazilian players wished they knew how to say it in German to stop that beating yesterday. What's on tap: Argentina vs....
  • When too much of a good things ruins the fun

    When too much of a good things ruins the fun
    First things first, Wednesday night's IronBirds game, which is the last one I attended before writing this column, was one of the quickest I have ever covered. I've documented my strong bias toward well-pitched, low-scoring games many times in this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Terps men's soccer standout Taylor Twellman is once again a rising star

    Ex-Terps men's soccer standout Taylor Twellman is once again a rising star
    Turning away from a sold-out crowd in Santa Clara, Calif., Taylor Twellman put down the mic and picked up the phone. "I appreciate the opportunity," he told ESPN's producers that day in July 2010. "I apologize for that being one of the worst games...