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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...
  • 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 fútbol) 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...
  • 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...
  • European powers England, Italy clash on packed World Cup Saturday

    European powers England, Italy clash on packed World Cup Saturday
    Yesterday in one sentence: It’s a little early to declare a team completely dead, but Spain looked completely dead yesterday. What’s on tap: Colombia vs. Greece, 12 p.m., ABC; Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, 3 p.m.; ABC; England vs. Italy, 6 p.m.,...
  • Crofton's Kyle Beckerman had long set the World Cup as his destination

    Crofton's Kyle Beckerman had long set the World Cup as his destination
    As a kid, Kyle Beckerman always had his eye on the goal. He painted pictures of U.S. soccer stars, wowed classmates at Crofton Woods Elementary with his command of a soccer ball and even tagged his adolescent signature: "USA #15." Attending the World...
  • France, Argentina look to open World Cup campaigns with wins Sunday

    France, Argentina look to open World Cup campaigns with wins Sunday
    Yesterday in one sentence: Nobody needs me to remind them life is unfair, but the fact that we are judged as people on the same scale as Andrea Pirlo is terribly unfortunate for us all. What’s on tap: Switzerland vs. Ecuador, 12 p.m., ABC;...
  • Baltimore-based fund sending cancer survivor to World Cup

    Baltimore-based fund sending cancer survivor to World Cup
    The legacy of Craig Willinger lives on with Hannah Smith at the 2014 World Cup. Smith, a 17-year-old high school soccer player from Murraysville, Pa., is in Brazil this week with her mother, Rori. She is the ninth honoree of a Baltimore-based foundation...