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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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  • 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...
  • Seattle Reign's Christine Nairn ready to play in 'home away from home'

    Seattle Reign's Christine Nairn ready to play in 'home away from home'
    Christine Nairn was 5 years old when she started going to the Maryland SoccerPlex in Montgomery County. She would sit on the hill that overlooks the SoccerPlex's Championship Stadium and watch intently as her two older brothers played. The same...
  • FIFA asks 2018 World Cup host Russia to explain anti-gay law

    FIFA asks 2018 World Cup host Russia to explain anti-gay law
    Likely sensing that uproar over Russia's anti-gay law isn't going away, FIFA says it has asked Russia for "clarification and more details" about the country's law ahead of the 2018 World Cup being held there, the Associated Press reports. Smart move,...
  • Move 2014 Winter Olympics out of Russia

    Move 2014 Winter Olympics out of Russia
    President Vladimir Putin of Russia is an odious little man who formerly was a cold war colonel in the KGB and now sees himself as czar. He recently signed a dangerously vague law barring "homosexual propaganda" allegedly to protect children ("Obama knocks...
  • Looking Out: New Jersey judge hears arguments over marriage equality

    Looking Out: New Jersey judge hears arguments over marriage equality
    A New Jersey judge heard arguments Thursday over whether the state should be required to legalize same-sex marriage in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's June decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. Since December 2006, New Jersey has allowed same-...
  • Terps' Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust named women's Tewaaraton finalists

    Terps' Katie Schwarzmann, Alex Aust named women's Tewaaraton finalists
    Maryland midfielder Katie Schwarzmann and attacker Alex Aust are among five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, presented annually to the nation’s top college lacrosse player, when the list of nominees was whittled down from 25 on Thursday....
  • Canoe Kayak Slalom trials are one of many big events coming to Deep Creek Lake

    Canoe Kayak Slalom trials are one of many big events coming to Deep Creek Lake
    Once thought to be a somewhat out-of-the-way spot for winter ski trips and summer getaways from the scorching heat, Deep Creek Lake and the adjacent Wisp Resort could become "the No. 1 — bar none — adventure sports destination spot in the...
  • Mercy grad Kristen Carr is one tough 'cookie' for U.S lacrosse World Cup team

    Mercy grad Kristen Carr is one tough 'cookie' for U.S lacrosse World Cup team
    The U.S. women's national lacrosse team is glad to have Cookie on their side. After the squad's practice Monday morning at the UMBC Soccer Stadium in preparation for the Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup, which begins next week in...
  • Former Chesapeake-AA star Lauren Gibson back with Team USA after standout career at Tennessee

    Former Chesapeake-AA star Lauren Gibson back with Team USA after standout career at Tennessee
    Lauren Gibson watched from the dugout as her close friend ended her collegiate softball career. Keilani Ricketts drove in four runs in Oklahoma's national championship-clinching game in the Women's College World Series against Tennessee on June 4, but...