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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.
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. « Show less

Top FIFA World Cup Articles

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  • Female ski jumpers are taking their place on the hill

    Female ski jumpers are taking their place on the hill
    The start house isn't much of a house, more like a concrete box perched high on the mountain. Five women arrive on this frosty morning, setting their skis down outside and pushing through the door, rubbing their hands in the cold. They take turns...
  • Stadium deaths shine a spotlight on Brazil's World Cup preparations

    Stadium deaths shine a spotlight on Brazil's World Cup preparations
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — When two workers were crushed by a crane in late November on the construction site of the Sao Paulo stadium due to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, the tragedy led to investigations of working conditions and the...
  • Florida State tight end on being Jack Nicklaus' grandson: No big deal

    Florida State tight end on being Jack Nicklaus' grandson: No big deal
    Hey, in case you’ve been on Mars and have not heard: Florida State junior tight end Nick O’Leary is the grandson of golfing great Jack Nicklaus. “I mean, it’s just like anything else,” O’Leary said Friday. “...
  • Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom event in tough conditions

    Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom event in tough conditions
    Mikaela Shiffrin, America's newest teen skiing sensation who is aiming for a gold medal next month at the Sochi Winter Olympics, again proved her mettle by winning a World Cup slalom event in rough weather Sunday in Bormio, Italy. The 18-year-old from...
  • Webb Simpson ties for lead in Hawaii

    Webb Simpson ties for lead in Hawaii
    Webb Simpson wanted to give his caddie something good to see on television. He delivered a five-under-par 68 that gave Simpson a three-way tie for the lead with Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth going into the final round of the Tournament of Champions...
  • Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there

    Winter Olympics will push quirky bounds, and NBC will be there
    The Winter Olympics has long embraced offbeat events, awarding medals for skills that are essentially head-first sledding and target-practice on skis. But when NBC's coverage of the quadrennial competition begins from Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6, the Winter...
  • Brazil's president imports Cuban doctors to ease shortage

    Brazil's president imports Cuban doctors to ease shortage
    RIO BRANCO, Brazil — Dr. Alberto Asael Reyes speaks Portuguese carefully when talking to his patients. He arrived in the Amazon region only recently from Cuba, and his accent remains strong. But in an area where there has long been no available...
  • Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern crashes in Austria

    Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern crashes in Austria
    Anyone who questions the danger of ski jumping needs only to look at video of three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern in Tauplitz, Austria, on Friday. Training for a World Cup event, Morgenstern lost control in midflight, arms flailing and legs...
  • Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach

    Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach
    More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach. Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job...
  • Jimmy Walker shoots 63 to win Sony Open

    Jimmy Walker shoots 63 to win Sony Open
    Jimmy Walker went seven years and 187 tournaments before he finally won on the PGA Tour. Now he seems to have it figured out. Walker pulled away from the pack with three consecutive birdies on the back nine of Waialae at Honolulu on Sunday and closed...
  • U.S. Olympic hopefuls turn to crowd-funding to pay way to Sochi

    U.S. Olympic hopefuls turn to crowd-funding to pay way to Sochi
    Her shoes are made special, with scores of tiny spikes to grip the ice, and they never seem to last long enough. The steel runners for her sled cost more than $6,000 and the airlines charge $100 each way to carry her equipment to international races....