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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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  • Coffee Companion (5/17): USA survives on tough day for Orioles

    Coffee Companion (5/17): USA survives on tough day for Orioles
    Major League Baseball should go on hiatus during the World Cup. Honestly, is anyone paying attention to a Monday night game in St. Petersburg? I was appalled that the bar I was at last night had the Orioles on even though no one was watching. How dumb....
  • Upstart Belgians debut as Brazil, Mexico meet for Group A supremacy

    Upstart Belgians debut as Brazil, Mexico meet for Group A supremacy
    Yesterday in one sentence: Jack Bauer narrated the introductions and Clint Dempsey scored and I was very happy, very quickly but slowly realized that America would not score again, then buried my head in my hands after the Ghana goal and peaked through my...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    All Together Now at Howard library branches
    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m....