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2010 FIFA World Cup

  1. New York Times investigation raises questions relating to match fixing and the World Cup

    May 31, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

    South Africa

    When the tournament kicks off in Brazil, soccer will be in the spotlight. But are those games vulnerable to match-fixing?

  2. The discussion’s inevitable, but World Cup playoff routs don’t change the allocation debate

    Nov 13, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Edinson Cavani of Uruguay fights for the ball with Adnan Adous of Jordan during their World Cup qualifying playoff first leg soccer match at Amman International stadium

    World Cup isn’t about having the 32 best teams. It’s about finding the best representation.

  3. ‘Mistake': Sepp Blatter confesses possible Qatar 2022 error

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    Qatar 2022

    FIFA’s president became the latest person to use “mistake” in reference to Qatar 2022, though a solution to the climate problem seems close.

  4. FIFA taskforce to recommend pressuring Russia, Qatar over anti-homosexuality laws

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    Nigeria v Burkina Faso - 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Final

    FIFA’s new anti-discrimination taskforce will ask the broader body to turn up the heat.

  5. Report: Diego Forlán to be unveiled by Toronto FC this week

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    Uruguay's national football team's forwa

    In what would be the biggest capture since Henry, Toronto looks to add the last World Cup’s best player.

  6. Iker Casillas, Sara Carbonero expecting couple’s first child

    Jul 7, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Iker Casillas And Sara Carbonero Sightings In Houston, Texas - July 12, 2012

    Spain’s most famous couple are expecting a child in December or early 2014.

  7. For keys to Brazil’s success, look to the individuals

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:54 PM EDT

    Brazil v Spain: Final - FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

    Like their team, Brazil’s individuals addressed doubts with their play at the Confederations Cup.

  8. It’s too early to discount Spain, but there were some definite warning signs on Sunday

    Jun 30, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

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    Don’t panic, Spanish national team fan. Just worry. After you’re done crying.

  9. Fred, Neymar lead rout of Spain, claim Brazil’s third straight Confederations Cup

    Jun 30, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Brazil announce themselves as contenders in 2014, casting the first doubts on the state of Spain’s dominance.

  10. Chepo’s still a cloudy picture as Mexico returns from Brazil

    Jun 23, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

    Mexico's head coach De La Torre reacts during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against the U.S in Mexico City

    After three games in Brazil, Jose Manuel de le Torre’s situation with Mexico remains uncertain.

  11. Confederations Cup semifinals preview: Spain, Brazil favorites in Cinderella-free final four

    Jun 23, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Andres Iniesta

    Spain look to fill out their trophy case while host nation Brazil hope of continue their sudden ascent.

  12. One last look at the tifo from United States vs. Panama

    Jun 12, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Has there every been a display that rivals this in U.S. qualifying history?

  13. Confederations Cup schedule: The matches you’ll want to watch

    Jun 12, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Confederations Cup starts on Saturday. Here are your matches to watch.

  14. Criticism, negativity may leave Seattle with few rewards for their hosting efforts

    Jun 11, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    centurylink

    SEATTLE — It’s becoming more difficult to see what Seattle’s getting out of Tuesday’s friendly.

  15. Brazil’s stadium construction far behind schedule

    Apr 10, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    Brazil Soccer

    With the Confederations Cup only two months away, several stadiums are set to miss their completion deadlines.

  16. David James puts the boot into Paolo Di Canio

    Apr 7, 2013, 8:27 AM EDT

    Sunderland's new coach Paolo Di Canio poses for photographs during a media conference at the football club's training academy

    The one-time team-mate of the Sunderland manager had few kind words ahead of the Italian’s Premier League managerial debut today.

  17. A quick survey of South America’s World Cup Qualifying

    Mar 27, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT

    Argentina's Lionel Messi controls the ball against Bolivia's Walter Veizaga during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in La Paz

    Three teams are pulling away, leaving four others to fight for 1.5 spots.

  18. U.S. crisis update: Let’s take this down to DEFCON 5

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    Costa Rica v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

    Soccer’s full of faux crises. Thankfully, this one is over.

  19. Ultimate memento: U.S. players commemorate snow game with signed shovel

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:21 AM EDT

    Screen shot 2013-03-22 at 10.58.04 PM

    The perfect souvenir to honor one of the strangest qualifiers in U.S. Soccer history.

  20. World Cup qualifying and CONCACAF’s U-20 results

    Mar 2, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT

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    Do U-20 results matter? We assume they do.

  21. This is the Brazil 2014 World Cup poster

    Jan 30, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

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    FIFA unveiled the official art minutes ago.

  22. Images from opening ceremonies at the Africa Cup of Nations

    Jan 19, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    The 29th African championship is underway in South Africa.

  23. Asian World Cup Qualifying: Japan has almost clinched a spot in Brazil

    Nov 14, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

    Oman v Japan - FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier

    Japan is running away from their competition on the way to World Cup 2014.