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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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  • Spain looks to rebound against Chile in Wednesday's World Cup action

    Spain looks to rebound against Chile in Wednesday's World Cup action
    Yesterday in one sentence: They were draws in the scorebook, but Mexico beat Brazil, 0-0, and South Korea beat Russia, 1-1. What’s on tap: Australia vs Netherlands, noon, ESPN; Spain vs. Chile, 3 p.m.; ESPN; Cameroon vs. Croatia, 6 p.m., ESPN....
  • 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...
  • United States to finally kick off World Cup

    United States to finally kick off World Cup
    Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...
  • 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...
  • World Cup kicks up excitement in Harford

    World Cup kicks up excitement in Harford
    The World Cup has been blowing up on big screens and social media throughout the Baltimore region, and Harford County has proved no exception to the excitement over the two U.S. games so far. People reported packed venues for the June 16 U.S. match...
  • Italy-Uruguay match promises to send one World Cup superpower home early

    Italy-Uruguay match promises to send one World Cup superpower home early
    Yesterday in one sentence: All four matches yesterday saw a better team emerge and eventually run away with the match, with Mexico’s late assault against Croatia only topped by Neymar’s virtuoso performance in front of an adoring crowd in...