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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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  • Germany stuns host Brazil 7-1, advances to World Cup final

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil It was clear, long before kickoff, that Tuesday's World Cup semifinal between host Brazil and Germany was so much more than a match between two soccer superpowers. News helicopters hovered over the Brazil team hotel two hours...
  • Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat

    Brazil fans stunned by lopsided World Cup defeat
    SAO PAULO -- The last time Brazil hosted soccer's World Cup, a humiliating 2-1 loss to Uruguay went down in history as a trauma that permanently damaged the country's psyche. Generations after that defeat in 1950, the national team was under enormous...
  • The uncomfortable prospect of tight pants

     The uncomfortable prospect of tight pants
    Jennifer Lopez probably didn't expect to be overlooked when she sang at the World Cup opening ceremony, dressed to stop traffic in a spangled leotard with more cutouts than fabric. But some fans may not even remember she was there. That's because...
  • Germany receive heroes welcome from Brazilians near base

    SANTA CRUZ CABRALIA Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilians in a northeastern town near Germany's training base adopted an "if you can't beat them, join them" approach to Tuesday's World Cup semi-final defeat by throwing their support behind the side that had...
  • Shame and humiliation in Brazil

    Shame and humiliation in Brazil
    Here is a sampling of Brazil newspaper front pages after the 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals Tuesday. (For four more front pages, go to related items.) Vergonha means shame. vHEXAme plays off a word for humiliation (vexame) and the...
  • An Argentina loss could help Brazil feel a little better

    An Argentina loss could help Brazil feel a little better
    And on the day after, there is still soccer. Brazil, as tempting as it was, did not ask FIFA to cancel the rest of the competition on account of pain. The most surreal match imaginable -- Germany's touchdown-margin win -- has left the host country of...
  • Florida construction sign hacked to show sexually obscene message

    Florida construction sign hacked to show sexually obscene message
    A sign meant to alert drivers near Tampa of lane closures instead flashed a sexually obscene message to passersby after pranksters hacked into the sign's computer, according to ABC Action News. The message bombarded drivers Thursday night before it...
  • German media glories in historic rout of Brazil

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German media savoured the national soccer team's unprecedented 7-1 semi-final victory over World Cup hosts Brazil on Wednesday, describing the rout as a sensation and a miracle and - even though the final is yet to come - its players as...
  • Hafeez out of Pakistan test squad for Sri Lanka

    KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan have dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their test squad and recalled former captain Younus Khan in the one-day team for next month's tour of Sri Lanka. Hafeez's struggle in tests prompted his axing from the squad...
  • Player drain has Wallabies on the hop

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression that all is rosy in rugby Down Under but the game's power-brokers fear a quickening player drain could bring the code to its knees. While some...
  • Hiddink looks forward to receiving Van Gaal's 'gift'

    (Reuters) - Future Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink is grateful for the work incumbent Louis van Gaal has done at the World Cup and feels taking over the semi-finalists in September will be like accepting a gift. The Dutch have planned a smooth...
  • Singapore anti-gambling ad turns into World Cup hot tip

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has scored an own goal with its World Cup anti-gambling ad which features a crestfallen boy telling his friends his dad bet his life savings on Germany - who have just reached the finals by thrashing host nation Brazil 7-1....