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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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  • Death toll mounts in Gaza as Israel trades fire with militants

    Death toll mounts in Gaza as Israel trades fire with militants
    The death toll in the Gaza Strip increased sharply Thursday, as Israel stepped up its aerial offensive on the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave, and Palestinian militants unleashed volleys of rocket fire on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other cities. Medical...
  • The nine previous finals featuring Argentina and Germany

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentina and Germany have appeared collectively in nine previous World Cup finals and two against each other. The South Americans beat West Germany to win the 1986 World Cup before the Europeans gained revenge in the final four...
  • German government spokesman: Merkel and Putin may meet on sidelines of World Cup Final

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel may hold brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin when both attend the soccer World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, Merkel's spokesman said on Friday. "It is certainly possible that there will be...
  • Balotelli courts more controversy with gun photo

    ROME, July 11 (Reuters) - Italy striker Mario Balotelli has stoked more controversy by publishing a picture of himself on Instagram pointing a gun at the camera with the message "a big kiss to all the haters". The AC Milan player quickly removed the...
  • W&M professor launches international World Cup study

    W&M professor launches international World Cup study
    WILLIAMSBURG - A William and Mary psychology professor is leading a team of researchers from 13 countries that will study public attitudes toward this year's World Cup. Professor John Nezlek launched a survey on June 10 that will examine the way...
  • World Cup semifinals: So close in ratings

    World Cup semifinals: So close in ratings
    In the battle of the World Cup semifinal ratings, the Germany-Brazil match did a little better than the Argentina-Netherlands one. Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil drew 12.4 million viewers across ESPN (6.6 million) and Univision (5.8 million)....
  • World Cup, 'The Strain,' 'Masters of Sex'

    World Cup, 'The Strain,' 'Masters of Sex'
    The biggest sporting event on Earth is just one of the weekend's highlights. Keep in mind: Argentina and Germany meet in the World Cup at 3 p.m. Sunday on ABC and Univision. The pre-match coverage starts at 1 p.m. on ABC and at 1:30 p.m. on Univision....
  • Gene Collier: Alex Rodriguez remains a running baseball parody

    With LeBron James parading the fullness of his ESPN-embroidered majesty through NBA free agency, with the World Cup boiling over and with it most of Brazil, it's no wonder the latest revelations about banned baseball basher Alex Rodriguez could barely...
  • FIFA fines Argentina for snubbing media

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentina have been fined 300,000 Swiss francs (196,299.22 pounds) for failing to bring players to four pre-match news conferences during the World Cup, FIFA said in a statement on Friday. FIFA's disciplinary committee said...
  • FACTBOX-Luis Suarez's sins and sanctions

    (Reuters) - Barcelona announced on Friday that they have agreed to sign disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from Liverpool. Suarez is one of the world's best footballers but also one of the most volatile, with a history of controversy. Here are...
  • Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it

    Brazil's World Cup setbacks: It's out of final, Argentina is in it
    This hasn't been a very good week for Brazil. First its national team got spanked by Germany, 7-1, in the most lopsided semifinal in World Cup history. Then, 24 hours later, Brazilian soccer fans had to watch hated rival Argentina advance to the final...
  • A game of two popes: Vatican plays down talk of World Cup rivalry

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German. In response to the intense media speculation...