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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fans give big welcome to Spain's national soccer team at BWI airport

    Fans give big welcome to Spain's national soccer team at BWI airport
    For Spain's national soccer team, the road to Brazil included a brief stop in Baltimore. The European powerhouse, among the favorites to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Monday night to a...
  • Spain, Dutch have 'big ambitions' in World Cup Group B

    Apparently it is possible to have too much success. At least that's the opinion of Vicente del Bosque, who has seen Spanish soccer achieve unprecedented levels of success in recent years. The national team has won the last two European Championships...
  • Defending World Cup champion Spain heads for Brazil with 2-0 win over El Salvador at FedEx Field

    Defending World Cup champion Spain heads for Brazil with 2-0 win over El Salvador at FedEx Field
    LANDOVER — As the Spanish national soccer team headed into its final warm-up game before leaving for Brazil, and with one last chance to work out any kinks before setting out to defend its World Cup crown, manager Vicente del Bosque wanted his...
  • By Degrees Cafe has a pretty sweet World Cup-watching offer

    By Degrees Cafe has a pretty sweet World Cup-watching offer
    By Degrees Cafe in Harbor East has a unique offer for World Cup enthusiasts. Groups of six can "rent out" six seats at the cafe's bar for World Cup games. For $110, the group gets prime seats for their chosen game, and each person in the group gets a...
  • Coffee Companion (6/12): Orioles take Sox series, World Cup to begin

    Coffee Companion (6/12): Orioles take Sox series, World Cup to begin
    This has been something of a weird week. Imagine how much worse it would be if it was pouring like it was at night every morning? I'd venture to say there wouldn't be anyone getting out of bed for their morning coffee, let alone needing the Coffee...
  • Brazil, Croatia to kick off 2014 World Cup

    Brazil, Croatia to kick off 2014 World Cup
    Every morning, we'll break down the coming day's World Cup action in Brazil. What's on tap: Brazil vs Croatia, 4 p.m., ESPN Group preview:  Group A. What you’ll see: There’s only one game on the opening day of 2014 World Cup, but it&...
  • As World Cup kicks off in Brazil, many local fans are 'emotionally invested'

    As World Cup kicks off in Brazil, many local fans are 'emotionally invested'
    Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States. Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew...
  • 2010 World Cup final rematch between Spain, Netherlands featured Friday in Brazil

    2010 World Cup final rematch between Spain, Netherlands featured Friday in Brazil
    Yesterday in one sentence: World Cup officiating is probably going to be brutal and will ruin the tournament for some, no matter how deserved Brazil's 3-1 win was. What's on tap today: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon, ESPN2; Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m.,...
  • 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.,...