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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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  • Suarez trains with Barcelona for first time

    (Reuters) - Luis Suarez trained with his new Barcelona team mates, including Neymar, for the first time on Friday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that he need not be banned from all soccer activity. The original four-month ban for...
  • Miss Bubum Competition set to crown best butt in Brazil

    Miss Bubum Competition set to crown best butt in Brazil
    Brazil may have had a letdown in this year's World Cup, but the country has another contest to look forward to this weekend. The Miss Bumbum Competition -- also known as "Miss Butt Brazil" -- will pit 27 contestants (and their backsides) against one...
  • Luis Suarez must serve out suspension for biting, panel rules

    Luis Suarez must serve out suspension for biting, panel rules
    Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker caught biting an opponent, has failed in his appeal to have a four-month ban from soccer reduced but can return to practice with his Spanish professional team immediately. The ruling by the Court of Arbitration for...
  • Belgium defender Van Buyten announces retirement

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Veteran Belgium defender Daniel van Buyten announced his retirement on Thursday, ending speculation he was to join champions Anderlecht for the season. The 36-year-old, one of the outstanding performers at the World Cup in Brazil,...
  • Brazil's economy slows sharply in June, adds to recession signs

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Economic activity in Brazil dropped sharply in June as the World Cup soccer tournament shut down shops and factories across the country, adding to signs Latin America's largest economy slipped into recession. The Brazilian central...
  • End of the Wirtschaftswunder? Germany's sudden slowdown

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - The German soccer team's romp to victory in last month's World Cup was hailed at home as a symbol of the country's emergence as a confident global economic power. But in an ironic twist, the feel-good triumph in Brazil...
  • Rekik loaned back to PSV by Man City

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Defender Karim Rekik has had his loan from Manchester City to PSV Eindhoven extended for another season, the Dutch club said on Friday. The 19-year-old played 25 games for PSV last season and was one of 30 players pre-selected for...
  • NBA roundup: Cousins injures knee at Team USA practice

    The Sports Xchange NBA roundup: Cousins injures knee at Team USA practice Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins injured his right knee in Thursday's practice, the first since Team USA lost Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George to a leg injury....
  • Beats Music Revisits Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing' With Documentary

    After producing a popular short film featuring soccer stars and other celebrities timed with the World Cup, Beats Music is flexing its marketing muscle in yet another interesting way, this time with a documentary around the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee's...
  • Water Polo: Gilchrist scores two in win

    Newport Harbor High and USC alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist scored twice Wednesday, helping the United States women's senior national water polo team defeat Australia, 8-6, at the FINA World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Americans beat Australia for the...
  • U.S. falls behind Costa Rica, Mexico in soccer world rankings

    U.S. falls behind Costa Rica, Mexico in soccer world rankings
    In case there was any doubt, FIFA made it official Thursday: The U.S. is no longer the top soccer country in North and Central America. In fact, it's not even No. 2. In the latest world rankings released Thursday, soccer's global governing body...
  • Landon Donovan shines in MLS All-Star Game before announcing retirement

    Landon Donovan shines in MLS All-Star Game before announcing retirement
    PORTLAND, Ore. — The moment felt predetermined. Landon Donovan played just 23 minutes, but when he got on the end of a cross in the 70th minute of the MLS All-Star Game and slotted the game-winning goal past Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer,...