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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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  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Danny Ferry should keep his job

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today Sports on Wednesday the Atlanta Hawks’ internal discipline of General Manager Danny Ferry should suffice and Ferry should not be fired over racially insensitive comments Ferry made about free agent...
  • Egypt suffer another blow to Nations Cup hopes

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Record winners Egypt face the bleak prospect of missing out on yet another African Nations Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia on Wednesday left them with no points from their first two qualifiers for the 2015 finals. The defeat in...
  • Not up to Ribery to retire from France squad - Platini

    BERLIN (Reuters) - France winger Franck Ribery's decision to retire from international football after missing the World Cup could lead to a suspension from club football, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Sunday. The Bayern Munich player, who...
  • Tel Aviv lights and sights

    Tel Aviv lights and sights
    My Israel trip started in Tel Aviv, the country's largest and liveliest city. Like my previous post from Jerusalem, these photos are just a peek at daily life that I saw while reporting my main assignment. I happened to arrive during Gay Pride, a...
  • 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...
  • France stun Spain as Serbia rout Brazil in basketball World Cup

    MADRID (Reuters) - Huge upsets lit up the basketball World Cup on Wednesday as France beat hosts Spain 65-52 while Serbia thumped Brazil 84-56 to set up an intriguing semi-final clash. Holders the United States and Lithuania will meet in the first semi...
  • Team USA relishes Rose's breakout

    Team USA relishes Rose's breakout
    BARCELONA, Spain --- Mike Krzyzewski isn't the only one excited that Derrick Rose returned to form in Team USA's World Cup quarterfinal victory. "That one move in the whole second half, the whole bench went up," Krzyzewski said following Wednesday's...
  • France upsets Spain in World Cup quarterfinal

    France upsets Spain in World Cup quarterfinal
    BARCELONA, Spain -- So much for that FIBA World Cup final between Spain and the U.S. France knocked off the host country 65-52 in a stunning, silencing upset in Madrid Wednesday night despite playing without NBA All-Stars Tony Parker and the Chicago...
  • PSG's Aurier injured in Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon

    YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Paris St Germain's Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier suffered a convulsion and was taken to hospital during his side's 4-1 African Nations Cup defeat by Cameroon on Wednesday. The full back knocked his head in a challenge with home...
  • Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance

    ROME (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini had a dig at football's world governing body FIFA on Wednesday, saying it had failed to show zero tolerance towards discrimination at the World Cup. "It's all well and good to create committees and task...
  • Scoring isn't Derrick Rose's focus in Spain

    Scoring isn't Derrick Rose's focus in Spain
    BARCELONA, Spain — In July 2013, Goran Dragic joined Derrick Rose at a shoe promotion event in Croatia. And, yes, the dunk came up. In fact, Rose said after Team USA's Monday practice that Dragic raised the subject himself. You remember the...
  • Gasol's play in World Cup impresses Thibodeau, Rose

    Gasol's play in World Cup impresses Thibodeau, Rose
    BARCELONA, Spain — Yes, Tom Thibodeau has left USA Basketball's hotel, dining one night near the Mediterranean Sea with other team personnel. So, no, he isn't pulling the curtains on his room shut tight, poring over film of Tuesday's...