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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.
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. « Show less

Top FIFA World Cup Articles

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  • U.S. striker Wondolowski hoping his 'perfect storm' blows through Baltimore

    U.S. striker Wondolowski hoping his 'perfect storm' blows through Baltimore
    Soccer has long been known for its one-name goal scorers. Fifty years ago, it was a brilliant Brazilian star everyone called Pele. Today, it's an Argentine artist named Lionel but now known by his last name: Messi. Just saying their names evokes images of...
  • U.S. routs El Salvador, 5-1, to advance to Gold Cup semifinals

    U.S. routs El Salvador, 5-1, to advance to Gold Cup semifinals
    After Jurgen Klinsmann took over the U.S. national soccer team nearly two years ago, the positive results were not immediate. As recently as late May, when the Americans lost a friendly to Belgium, there were questions about whether the former German star...
  • Several U.S. players get measure of revenge against El Salvador

    Several U.S. players get measure of revenge against El Salvador
    Before playing El Salvador in the CONCACAF quarterfinals at M&T Bank Stadium, U.S. midfielder Mix Diskerud had some painful memories of last summer's 3-3 tie with the Central American team in the Under-23 Olympic qualifying team. The tying goal came...
  • Notebook: Israel women's lacrosse to forfeit if scheduled to play on Shabbat

    Notebook: Israel women's lacrosse to forfeit if scheduled to play on Shabbat
    The Israel Lacrosse Association issued a statement Tuesday saying that its women's national team will forfeit if it is scheduled to play a World Cup game between sunset Friday, July 19 and sunset Saturday, July 20, which is Judaism's holy day of Shabbat...
  • Seattle Reign's Christine Nairn ready to play in 'home away from home'

    Seattle Reign's Christine Nairn ready to play in 'home away from home'
    Christine Nairn was 5 years old when she started going to the Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County. She would sit on the hill that overlooks the SoccerPlex's Championship Stadium and watch intently as her two older brothers played. The same...
  • FIFA asks 2018 World Cup host Russia to explain anti-gay law

    FIFA asks 2018 World Cup host Russia to explain anti-gay law
    Likely sensing that uproar over Russia's anti-gay law isn't going away, FIFA says it has asked Russia for "clarification and more details" about the country's law ahead of the 2018 World Cup being held there, the Associated Press reports. Smart move,...
  • Move 2014 Winter Olympics out of Russia

    Move 2014 Winter Olympics out of Russia
    President Vladimir Putin of Russia is an odious little man who formerly was a cold war colonel in the KGB and now sees himself as czar. He recently signed a dangerously vague law barring "homosexual propaganda" allegedly to protect children ("Obama knocks...
  • Looking Out: New Jersey judge hears arguments over marriage equality

    Looking Out: New Jersey judge hears arguments over marriage equality
    A New Jersey judge heard arguments Thursday over whether the state should be required to legalize same-sex marriage in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. Since December 2006, New Jersey has allowed same-...
  • Caitlyn McFadden growing as a leader for U.S. women's lacrosse team

    Caitlyn McFadden growing as a leader for U.S. women's lacrosse team
    Young Caitlyn McFadden regularly sat quietly and obediently in class, one elementary school teacher observed. Just once, though, she wanted to see her student, a future Maryland lacrosse star, let loose. “I remember something her fourth-grade...
  • Bmorehoops All-Star event set for Saturday

    Basketball After a one-year hiatus, the Bmorehoops All-Star event is back on this year. The all-day basketball event at The Dome — also known as the Madison Square Recreation Center at 1401E.Biddle St. in Baltimore — begins Saturday at noon...
  • NFL media talk will be Sept. 17 at Sports Legends

    NFL media talk will be Sept. 17 at Sports Legends
    Football NFL media talk will be Sept. 17 at Sports Legends Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will host a football round-table discussion Sept. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. with members of the local sports media. The panel of Baltimore media experts...
  • Christopher Wright, teacher

    Christopher Wright, teacher
    Christopher Adam Wright, a teacher and former restaurant worker, died of an aneurysm Aug. 27 in Bogota, Colombia, where he was working as an English teacher. The former Mount Vernon resident was 40. Born in Towson, he was the son of John T. Wright, a...