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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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  • Strong Gold Cup could propel former Terp Clarence Goodson to World Cup

    Strong Gold Cup could propel former Terp Clarence Goodson to World Cup
    Clarence Goodson has spent most of his soccer career in the shadows. At Maryland, where Goodson helped lead the Terps to two straight national semifinal appearances in 2002 and 2003, he was often upstaged by his oldest friend and former Northern...
  • Former Terp Wallace trying to showcase his talents with Costa Rica

    Former Terp Wallace trying to showcase his talents with Costa Rica
    Two months ago, Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski had dinner with Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter at a restaurant in Dallas. It was a meeting of chance, as Cirovski was traveling and Porter's Timbers were playing there. The two coaches...
  • U.S. soccer team set to play in front of sellout crowd at M&T Bank Stadium

    U.S. soccer team set to play in front of sellout crowd at M&T Bank Stadium
    The U.S. men's national soccer team's first appearance in Baltimore since 1997 took a couple of interesting twists this week leading up to Sunday's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against El Salvador at M&T Bank Stadium. The first came Wednesday when U....
  • Klinsmann says U.S. has 'a lot of respect for El Salvador' heading into Gold Gup meeting

    Klinsmann says U.S. has 'a lot of respect for El Salvador' heading into Gold Gup meeting
    After the U.S. men's national soccer team lost a friendly to Belgium in May, a disgusted coach Jurgen Klinsmann tried to talk about what positives the Americans could get out of the surprising defeat. “I’d rather play Belgium 10 more times...
  • U.S. striker Wondolowski hoping his 'perfect storm' blows through Baltimore

    U.S. striker Wondolowski hoping his 'perfect storm' blows through Baltimore
    Soccer has long been known for its one-name goal scorers. Fifty years ago, it was a brilliant Brazilian star everyone called Pele. Today, it's an Argentine artist named Lionel but now known by his last name: Messi. Just saying their names evokes images of...
  • U.S. routs El Salvador, 5-1, to advance to Gold Cup semifinals

    U.S. routs El Salvador, 5-1, to advance to Gold Cup semifinals
    After Jurgen Klinsmann took over the U.S. national soccer team nearly two years ago, the positive results were not immediate. As recently as late May, when the Americans lost a friendly to Belgium, there were questions about whether the former German star...
  • Several U.S. players get measure of revenge against El Salvador

    Several U.S. players get measure of revenge against El Salvador
    Before playing El Salvador in the CONCACAF quarterfinals at M&T Bank Stadium, U.S. midfielder Mix Diskerud had some painful memories of last summer's 3-3 tie with the Central American team in the Under-23 Olympic qualifying team. The tying goal came...
  • Baltimore Charm's Ida Bernstein pursuing two Olympic sports, doctorate in physics

    Baltimore Charm's Ida Bernstein pursuing two Olympic sports, doctorate in physics
    John Bernstein never had trouble keeping track of what sport his daughter was competing in or the team on which she was playing. Ida Bernstein can't make the same claim for what she jokingly calls her "athletically confused career." Ever since she...
  • Loyola lacrosse coach Jen Adams won't play in World Cup after tearing her ACL

    Loyola lacrosse coach Jen Adams won't play in World Cup after tearing her ACL
    Loyola women's lacrosse coach and former Maryland star Jen Adams will be on the sidelines when her Australian national team begins play Thursday at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario. The midfielder tore her right...
  • Q&A with Jesse Larson: U.S. men's indoor player wants to get boys into field hockey

    Q&A with Jesse Larson: U.S. men's indoor player wants to get boys into field hockey
    Jesse Larson, a seven-year veteran of the U.S. indoor men's field hockey team, took a few moments last week to share his thoughts on the current state of his sport in this country. Larson has helped Muzammal Malik train for the Masters World Cup and is a...
  • Another chance for U.S. women to lift their sport

    LONDON — Before the largest crowd to ever watch a women's Olympic soccer match, in a stadium synonymous with what Europeans call football, the U.S. won gold and with it, another chance for the sport to become less of a quadrennial attraction back...
  • Local rider Georgia Gould takes bronze in mountain biking

    Local rider Georgia Gould takes bronze in mountain biking
    Toward the end of a recent mountain bike race, Georgia Gould was leading until her leg cramped up and she was overtaken. In another, she had a flat tire, allowing two riders behind her to speed past and leave her in their dust. On Saturday, at the...