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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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  • Fans skip work, yell at TV, and U.S. wins by losing

    Fans skip work, yell at TV, and U.S. wins by losing
    The possibilities were as dizzying as a Tim Howard punt into the muggy Brazilian sky. If the United States could beat or tie Germany in Thursday's crucial game, it would advance to the knockout round of the World Cup for the fourth time in 64 years....
  • Coffee Companion (6/26): Orioles win in extras after Cruz grand slam

    Coffee Companion (6/26): Orioles win in extras after Cruz grand slam
    The Coffee Companion, where we recap the local sports headlines each weekday morning, is meant to look back, not forward. But how can you look back when the most important day since Rocky Balboa ended the Cold War is upon us? - Today is the day. My...
  • France, Argentina look to clinch top seeds in World Cup Groups E and F

    France, Argentina look to clinch top seeds in World Cup Groups E and F
    Yesterday in one sentence: Luis Suarez really bit someone again, England bored us again, Greece went through on a soft late penalty and there might not be a more enjoyable team in the tournament than Colombia. What’s on tap: Bosnia and Herzegovina...
  • Terps' Sasho Cirovski fighting for role of college soccer

    Terps' Sasho Cirovski fighting for role of college soccer
    Amid the old Terps jerseys and the "Daddy's Girls" picture frame and the College Cup posters in Sasho Cirovski's office sit the Maryland soccer coach's two bookcases. They're packed, he says, with "every coaching book you can imagine." One book in...
  • World Cup brings together Howard fans with patriotic passion

    World Cup brings together Howard fans with patriotic passion
    Tucked away in the far corner near the door of Looney's Pub in Maple Lawn is Laurel resident Ivan Alvarado. Because of the crowd early Monday evening, he's forced to eat his chicken tenders and a salad using a stool as a table while he stands. It saves...
  • At World Cup, Laurel's Kammarman has global view

    At World Cup, Laurel's Kammarman has global view
    After graduating from the University of Delaware, Michael Kammarman and his twin brother, David, spent part of the next two years backpacking around the world. The brothers, who played soccer at Laurel High and graduated in the Class of 1989, spent...
  • Kick up a World Cup party

    Cooking up some World Cup flavor
    Marcelo Salles' food truck is getting a little more attention now that all eyes are on the World Cup games. But despite the fact that Brazilian culture is in the spotlight, Salles is not convinced that Baltimoreans are ready to embrace what is standard...
  • Spain looks to rebound against Chile in Wednesday's World Cup action

    Spain looks to rebound against Chile in Wednesday's World Cup action
    Yesterday in one sentence: They were draws in the scorebook, but Mexico beat Brazil, 0-0, and South Korea beat Russia, 1-1. What’s on tap: Australia vs Netherlands, noon, ESPN; Spain vs. Chile, 3 p.m.; ESPN; Cameroon vs. Croatia, 6 p.m., ESPN....
  • Coffee Companion (5/17): USA survives on tough day for Orioles

    Coffee Companion (5/17): USA survives on tough day for Orioles
    Major League Baseball should go on hiatus during the World Cup. Honestly, is anyone paying attention to a Monday night game in St. Petersburg? I was appalled that the bar I was at last night had the Orioles on even though no one was watching. How dumb....
  • Upstart Belgians debut as Brazil, Mexico meet for Group A supremacy

    Upstart Belgians debut as Brazil, Mexico meet for Group A supremacy
    Yesterday in one sentence: Jack Bauer narrated the introductions and Clint Dempsey scored and I was very happy, very quickly but slowly realized that America would not score again, then buried my head in my hands after the Ghana goal and peaked through my...
  • Grading the U.S. soccer team's World Cup win over Ghana

    Grading the U.S. soccer team's World Cup win over Ghana
  • Memo to the World Cup: Leave the fake injuries to pro wrestling [Commentary]

    Memo to the World Cup: Leave the fake injuries to pro wrestling [Commentary]
    Like many fans and casual observers around the world, my life has been inundated with soccer (or fĂștbol) over the past few days. This is not a complaint; I really love watching the World Cup. Generally speaking, I have never been able to get excited...