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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

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  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • After starting and starring as freshmen, these women's lacrosse sophomores won't be slumping

    After starting and starring as freshmen, these women's lacrosse sophomores won't be slumping
    Taylor Cummings fought off monster butterflies in her stomach last year as a freshman starter for the Maryland women's lacrosse team. Even though the McDonogh graduate ranked No. 1 in her recruiting class and played for the No. 1 high school team in the...
  • For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood

    For Baltimore-born Olympic luger Summer Britcher, risk-taking runs in her blood
    She hails from a family of Baltimore firefighters, but Summer Britcher's life runs counter. She battles the ice. One of the youngest members of the Olympic luge team, Britcher, 19, is competing in her first Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Opening...
  • 'Toughest Mudder' goal is year-long pursuit

    'Toughest Mudder' goal is year-long pursuit
    On a scenic morning, with a mild snowstorm winding down in Laurel, Tony Fontana took a walk in Gorman Park. While certainly not the only one to take advantage of the blanket of white Jan. 3, Fontana's trek was unique in that he carried a 30-pound...
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings to attend memorial for Nelson Mandela in South Africa

    Rep. Elijah Cummings to attend memorial for Nelson Mandela in South Africa
    Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings will be among 26 congressmen traveling to South Africa to attend memorial services for revered leader Nelson Mandela Tuesday in FNB Stadium, known as Soccer City in Soweto. It was at that stadium in July 2010 that...
  • Premier Rides CEO Jim Seay is all about objects in motion

    Premier Rides CEO Jim Seay is all about objects in motion
    Take 10 is a series of occasional features on prominent local residents and the possessions they treasure. Having — and sharing — adventures is the main theme in the life of Jim Seay, the 53-year-old president and owner of Premier Rides, a...
  • Catonsville sisters bond as elite equestrians

    Catonsville sisters bond as elite equestrians
    While sitting in her anatomy class at Georgetown, Tori Manger received the text she had been waiting for. The 25-year-old graduate student had qualified for the Washington International Horse Show, a top indoor equestrian event that accepts just 30...