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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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  • World Cup's 11 most impressive players leave lasting impression

    What a tournament. Marcelo's own goal in his home country's opener provided a foreboding start to World Cup 2014. But the quadrennial soccer showcase went on to produce thrill after thrill, culminating in 22-year-old Mario Goetze's extra-time winner...
  • Brazil takes stock after World Cup comes to an end

    Brazil takes stock after World Cup comes to an end
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- As the last of the World Cup visitors headed for the airports Monday, Brazilians began to reclaim the pristine beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema while traffic in Sao Paulo returned to its regular weekday snarl and the seaside hotels in...
  • Porto sign Dutch World Cup defender Martins Indi

    (Reuters) - Netherlands defender Bruno Martins Indi has moved from Feyenoord Rotterdam to FC Porto on a four-year contract, the Dutch club said on Tuesday. No details of the deal for the 22-year-old, who help the Dutch national team to a third placed...
  • Brazil's '1984'-style World Cup security may be coming to your city too

    The World Cup in Brazil ended the way it started, with authorities flexing unprecedented muscle to squelch dissenters, silence journalists and shield the carefully manicured event from disruption.  President Dilma Rousseff promised to host “the...
  • World Cup notes: U.S. gains a strong foothold in international soccer

    World Cup notes: U.S. gains a strong foothold in international soccer
    The unprecedented level of interest this World Cup has earned in the United States has top officials at FIFA, world soccer's governing body, believing the sport may finally be turning the corner in a country where it has had to fight for attention in a...
  • World Cup: Is playing for third place really much of a consolation?

    World Cup: Is playing for third place really much of a consolation?
    In North American sports, they are known as consolation games. The root word of consolation is console, which is defined as lessening someone's grief, sorrow or disappointment. Not exactly a catchy way to promote a competition: Come watch two teams...
  • World Cup on Saturday: Brazil vs. Netherlands in third-place game

    World Cup on Saturday: Brazil vs. Netherlands in third-place game
    BRAZIL VS. NETHERLANDS Where: Brasilia. Time: 1 p.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: It's a game the Dutch don't want to play and one the Brazilians think they must win. That's pretty much all you need to know about Saturday's World Cup...
  • Brazil, Netherlands look to rebound in World Cup's third-place game

    Brazil, Netherlands look to rebound in World Cup's third-place game
    For adherents of wide-open, pop-a-shot soccer, Saturday's formalities involving Brazil and the Netherlands might offer the last satisfactory glimpse of World Cup action. Third-place games tend to resemble friendlies, with fewer fouls to interrupt the...
  • Events: World Cup at Dog Haus Biergarten, Luckyrice festival, Sabor de las Americas

    Events: World Cup at Dog Haus Biergarten, Luckyrice festival, Sabor de las Americas
    Dog Haus Biergarten in Pasadena will go full-Bavarian on Sunday at noon to watch Germany compete in the World Cup final. Any customers wearing traditional German lederhosen or dirndl gear get their first liter of beer for 7 cents. It will be happy hour...
  • Argentines flood Rio for World Cup championship

    RIO DE JANEIRO The Buenos Aires taxicab pulled up to Maracana Stadium Friday afternoon with a giant Argentina flag flapping from its trunk after a 37-hour journey. Out popped Ariel Banega, Juan Arrieta and brothers Matias and Diego Romero Vetera all in...
  • Defenses Expected To Dominate in Germany-Argentina Final

    Defenses Expected To Dominate in Germany-Argentina Final
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - It might not be the way Brazilians wanted the World Cup to end but Sunday's final between Argentina and Germany will provide a nerve-jangling climax to the best tournament in history - even though the goals that have lit it up...
  • MLB lets fans serve themselves All-Star booze. What could go wrong?

    MLB lets fans serve themselves All-Star booze. What could go wrong?
    Tuesday night during baseball's All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, thirsty fans (of legal age) will be able to pour their own beer. Science making our lives better. What could go wrong with that? So is it mere coincidence that Saturday was...