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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...
  • German newspapers' websites react boldly to World Cup victory

    German newspapers' websites react boldly to World Cup victory
    The German team earned a reputation for calm and collected goal celebrations throughout the tournament. But Sunday, Germany let loose after being crowned World Cup champions, so German newspapers tried to capture the joy in the form of passionate,...
  • 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...
  • 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...