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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 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...
  • South American showdowns highlight first day of World Cup Round of 16

    South American showdowns highlight first day of World Cup Round of 16
    Yesterday in one sentence: There were no matches and it was much sadder than I thought it would be; I survived. What’s on tap: Brazil vs. Chile, 12 p.m., ABC; Colombia vs. Uruguay, 4 p.m., ABC What you’ll see: The knockout rounds are...
  • Early start, effective finish excites Howard County World Cup fans

    Early start, effective finish excites Howard County World Cup fans
    With its World Cup future uncertain after Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Portugal, the final game of group play for the United States men’s soccer team turned out to be much more important than many would have liked. The chance to advance was...
  • Mexico-Netherlands match to feature contrasting styles in World Cup

    Mexico-Netherlands match to feature contrasting styles in World Cup
    Yesterday in one sentence: The nation of Brazil let out the world’s largest sigh of relief after a win in penalties against Chile, and Uruguay proved (wait for it) toothless in attack when held up against Colombia and its star forward James...
  • Coffee Companion (6/30): Another Orioles loss and some World Cup drama

    Coffee Companion (6/30): Another Orioles loss and some World Cup drama
    The knockout round of the World Cup is usually the best part. So far, though, two games have been decided by penalty kicks, which is a darn shame, in my opinion. They should go back to golden goal. There'd be a loooooot more tension that way, and that's...
  • Campers at home on the diamond at Catonsville High

    Campers at home on the diamond at Catonsville High
    When it comes to the Catonsville Comets Instructional Baseball Camp, the 20 baseball players who participated this year knew their priorities were on the diamond at Catonsville High. Catonsville High baseball and football coach Rich Hambor also knew the...
  • United States can announce itself to world with World Cup win over Belgium

    United States can announce itself to world with World Cup win over Belgium
    Yesterday in one sentence: Neither had it as easy as they might have hoped, but Germany and France set up a showdown in the quarterfinal with wins over Algeria and Nigeria. What's on tap: Argentina vs. Switzerland, noon, ESPN; Belgium vs. United States,...
  • Bel Air fans turn out for World Cup soccer

    Bel Air fans turn out for World Cup soccer
    For U.K. native Jimmy Lewis and Honduran native Roger Carcamo, Tuesday's nail-biting soccer match between Team USA and Belgium for a spot in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals was like a reminder of home for the Harford County residents. Lewis, who...
  • Soccer fans turn out throughout Baltimore to watch World Cup action

    Soccer fans turn out throughout Baltimore to watch World Cup action
    A few hundred soccer fans gathered at Power Plant Live! on Tuesday to watch the United States play Belgium in the 2014 World Cup’s round-of-16 game. While the U.S. lost a heartbreaker, 2-1 in extra time, ending their 2014 World Cup campaign,...
  • Coffee Companion (7/2): Homer-happy Orioles stay hot

    Coffee Companion (7/2): Homer-happy Orioles stay hot
    The only thing harder than the U.S. being out of the World Cup is that there's no soccer for two days. When it rains, it pours. If it's any consolation, I am back with the Coffee Companion, which recaps the previous day's local sports headlines. - The...
  • Everyone can get back to their normal sports obsessions now [Commentary]

    Everyone can get back to their normal sports obsessions now [Commentary]
    That headline is only half serious. More than anything, it's a shot at the people who've been whining all over social media, at least my social media feeds, about how obsessed everyone else seems to have been about the World Cup. While the U.S. Men's Team...
  • France-Germany, Brazil-Colombia to kick off World Cup quarterfinals in style

    France-Germany, Brazil-Colombia to kick off World Cup quarterfinals in style
    Yesterday in one sentence: The gaps in the World Cup schedule, as a very smart person pointed out to me, need to be filled with something, even if it’s MLS games. It was too weird without soccer this week, and now there are more days without it than...