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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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  • Jeff Jacobs: Gaspar Takes Pride In Iran Cup Experience

     Jeff Jacobs: Gaspar Takes Pride In Iran Cup Experience
    Dan Gaspar's unforgettable World Cup moment arrived not in one of Brazil's frenzied stadiums, filled with their uninhibited joy and extra-time heartache. It came with security forces surrounding the Iranian soccer team. It also isn't what you probably...
  • Cash-short Argentines flood Rio in hope of basking in World Cup glory

    Cash-short Argentines flood Rio in hope of basking in World Cup glory
    Tens of thousands of Argentines, most without game tickets and unable to find or afford hotel rooms, have descended on Rio de Janeiro for Sunday's World Cup final pitting their nation's blue-and-white-clad soccer heroes against Germany. At the...
  • Modest World Cup star Yedlin having a harder time keeping a low profile

    SEATTLE Most superstars don't drive Subarus. Especially their grandparents' hand-me-down Subaru with 265,000 miles on the odometer. But DeAndre Yedlin, after a World Cup performance that shot him into the national limelight, is still caught in the...
  • World Cup fans join for soccer revelry in Pompano Beach

    World Cup fans join for soccer revelry in Pompano Beach
    A Davie couple traveled to Brazil for the World Cup and returned in time to catch Saturday's match on a 21-foot LCD screen planted on the shores of Pompano Beach. "It's almost like we never left," said Burak Bayazitoglu, as he noted the surrounding...
  • Host Brazil gives up third place to the Netherlands, 3-0

    Host Brazil gives up third place to the Netherlands, 3-0
    As the Brazilian midfielder Oscar juked into the box, ball at his toe, and went down on impact precipitated by defender Daley Blind, the referee began digging out a punitive card. With a successful penalty kick, Brazil's deficit would shrink to one in the...
  • World Cup final features best team versus best player

    World Cup final features best team versus best player
    After 31 days, 63 games and 170 goals, this World Cup finally will be decided Sunday in the tournament's most compelling matchup. Over the last month, players have had their shoulders bitten and their backs broken. Unsung players such as Colombia's...
  • Netherlands beats Brazil, 3-0, in World Cup's third-place game

    Netherlands beats Brazil, 3-0, in World Cup's third-place game
    One more, with gusto for the Dutch, who finish off Brazil, 3-0, in the third-place game of the World Cup. Arjen Robben, who seems to have a role in every scoring threat for the Netherlands, starts another with a dribble down the right side and a dish...
  • World Cup championship: What Argentina needs to do to win

    World Cup championship: What Argentina needs to do to win
    The formula for Argentina ascending into the World Cup final is as obvious as the formula for Coca-Cola is secretive: Play superb defense and hope Lionel Messi can summon the wizardry to manufacture a goal. So the most significant of five ways,...
  • World Cup championship: What Germany needs to do to win

    With the seven goals Germany scored against Brazil on Tuesday still playing on an endless loop in the minds of World Cup watchers, it might be tempting to begin and end a list on what the Germans must accomplish to win the whole shebang with this: 1....
  • World Cup: Germany rides team approach into championship

    World Cup: Germany rides team approach into championship
    For Germany, an underpinning to its rollicking World Cup has been strategy, and not just of the Xs and O's variety. Its soccer federation originally chose spacious, deluxe housing near a bustling coastal city as the team's base in Brazil. On second...
  • World Cup: Lionel Messi can cement legacy with an Argentina victory

    World Cup: Lionel Messi can cement legacy with an Argentina victory
    Whether a megastar at the World Cup finals ultimately qualifies for the Mt. Rushmore of his sport will be influenced in part by how many championships he collects. Though his skill and will surpass that of any peer, the rings are the thing for most juries...
  • Germany's team approach has it on cusp of fourth World Cup title

    Germany's team approach has it on cusp of fourth World Cup title
    For Germany, an underpinning to its rollicking World Cup has been strategy, and not just of the Xs and O's variety. Its soccer federation originally chose spacious, deluxe housing near a bustling coastal city as the team's base in Brazil. On second...