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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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  • 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...
  • Argentina-Belgium has offensive stars to restart World Cup excitement

    Argentina-Belgium has offensive stars to restart World Cup excitement
    Yesterday in one sentence: The gap between the Americans’ loss and these matches didn’t really help anyone’s World Cup fever sustain itself, as France and Germany was kind of boring and Brazil won the battle against Colombia but lost the...
  • Ann Coulter takes on wimpy soccer lovers [Commentary]

    Ann Coulter takes on wimpy soccer lovers [Commentary]
    Ann Coulter has, once again, done what she does best: poke a stick in the cages of the liberal menagerie to rile up the beasts. This time she has done it with an all-out assault on soccer. Right in the middle of a World Cup in which the American team...
  • A mixed bag as we begin our post 4th of July news [Column]

    A mixed bag as we begin our post 4th of July news [Column]
    Well, on this first post-4th of July column, there's a mixed bag of stuff that seems to be circulating around in my head. It's been a week or so, but I have to put together a few words reference the World Cup. Let me simply say, I'm glad it's over for...
  • Netherlands, Argentina have tough act to follow after Germany blowout

    Netherlands, Argentina have tough act to follow after Germany blowout
    Yesterday in one sentence: I have a scarf that says “Not in the face” in both Brazilian and English; I bet one of the Brazilian players wished they knew how to say it in German to stop that beating yesterday. What's on tap: Argentina vs....
  • 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...
  • International competition is 'an experience unlike any other' for athletes

    International competition is 'an experience unlike any other' for athletes
    [Editor's note: Cristie Kerr, a member of Team USA in the inaugural LPGA International Crown to be played at Caves Valley Golf Club July 24-27, will be blogging about her experience for The Baltimore Sun.] There is something about international...
  • Ex-Terps men's soccer standout Taylor Twellman is once again a rising star

    Ex-Terps men's soccer standout Taylor Twellman is once again a rising star
    Turning away from a sold-out crowd in Santa Clara, Calif., Taylor Twellman put down the mic and picked up the phone. "I appreciate the opportunity," he told ESPN's producers that day in July 2010. "I apologize for that being one of the worst games...
  • United States to finally kick off World Cup

    United States to finally kick off World Cup
    Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...
  • Columbia Invitational soccer event among country's best

    I have to shake my head in amazement when I see what has happened to the Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament since the day it started four decades ago. It began when three soccer enthusiasts asked a simple question: "Why do we have to travel every...
  • Soccer fandom, Broadway intersect as local teacher pens unofficial U.S. Soccer World Cup theme song

    Soccer fandom, Broadway intersect as local teacher pens unofficial U.S. Soccer World Cup theme song
    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, hosts of the popular soccer podcast Men in Blazers on Grantland, believe no proper country can send its team to the World Cup without an anthem. When they solicited submissions for an unofficial theme song to send along...