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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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  • Dunga says Brazil's false nine here to stay

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's successful experiment of playing without a designated striker will continue this year and although coach Dunga does not rule out other approaches he has told his players to get used to the new system. Former international...
  • Late Pilar goal hands Czechs 2-1 win over Dutch

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic snatched a last-gasp 2-1 win over the Netherlands thanks to Vaclav Pilar's added time goal after a dreadful mistake by Daryl Janmaat in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday. Defender Janmaat attempted to...
  • Tactics not the problem, Dutch coach says after Czech loss

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - An angry Guus Hiddink said the Dutch need to learn a lesson from the last-minute loss to the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier during which the coach surprisingly stuck to a formation unpopular with his team. The...
  • Youth holds the key to Italy's future, says Conte

    OSLO (Reuters) - Young players hold the key to Italy's future, said coach Antonio Conte after his side played an "almost perfect game" to beat Norway 2-0 in their opening Euro 2016 Group H qualifier on Tuesday. Goals from Simone Zaza and captain Leonardo...
  • Gasol's Spain future in doubt after shock World Cup loss

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain centre Pau Gasol has doubts about his future with the national team following the hosts' shock quarter-final defeat by France at the basketball World Cup on Wednesday. The Spaniards, packed with NBA talents and joint...
  • Hull's new boys score but West Ham take a point

    LONDON (Reuters) - A Curtis Davies own goal gifted West Ham United a point after Hull City had twice taken the lead in a frenetic 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Monday. Debut goals from Hull's club-record signing Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame,...
  • Warriors sign guard Leandro Barbosa

    The Warriors signed free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa to a contract Wednesday, the team announced. Barbosa played in 20 games for Phoenix last season, averaging 7.5 points in 18.4 minutes. An 11-year NBA veteran, Barbosa previously played for the Suns...
  • Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A spate of late withdrawals, a serious injury to Paul George and several marquee names missing appeared to put Team USA under a cloud for the 2014 Basketball World Cup and for future international competition. Instead, a group of...
  • Ancelotti backs Casillas on keeper's 15th Real anniversary

    MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gave captain Iker Casillas a vote of confidence on Friday as the decorated Spain goalkeeper celebrated 15 years since making his debut for the 10-times European champions. Now 33, Casillas was a...
  • FIFA rankings continue to make dismal reading for Asia

    BERNE (Reuters) - The FIFA rankings continued to make dismal reading for Asia with only two teams, Iran and Japan, in the top 50 of September's list which was published on Thursday. Iran, Asia's top-ranked team were a modest 44th, while Japan were...
  • World Cup winner Cowan fills a hole at the Auckland Blues

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - World Cup winning scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan will play for the Auckland Blues next season after signing a contract with the Super Rugby franchise. The 32-year-old halfback, who won 51 test caps for the All Blacks, returned to New...
  • Dunga calls up two new fullbacks for Argentina game

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil coach Dunga's post-World Cup rebuilding plans gathered pace on Wednesday as he called up uncapped duo Dodo and Mario Fernandes for friendlies with Argentina and Japan and again omitted Marcelo and Dani Alves. Fernandes,...