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  1. Qatar drops number of 2022 World Cup stadiums by four

    Apr 21, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

    Qatar 2022 reports that the last time a World Cup was played at eight or less venues was in Argentina for the 1978 tournament.

  2. WATCH: Pele appears on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart

    Apr 7, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele

    The host had Pele talk about playing soccer with a makeshift balls as a kid in the hopes of being like his dad, Fluminese player Dondinho.

  3. Empty threats? Brazilian mayor says city will drop out of World Cup hosting if Tuesday vote goes sour

    Mar 24, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

    Brazil WCup FIFA Visit

    If you’re wondering, the only way the U.S. will play in Porto Alegre will be if they win Group G. That match would take place on June 30.

  4. Brazilian legend Rivaldo formally calls time on a wondrous career

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT


    Rivaldo puts a cap on career at 41 with myriad accomplishments on his resume as one of the best players of all-time.

  5. Falcao’s recovery should not be rushed due to the World Cup

    Mar 14, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Radamel Falcao Garcia

    Colombia should take care when assessing Radamel Falcao’s fitness, as rushing a player back from serious injury could have long-term consequences.

  6. Another alert sounded on stadium readiness for opening game of Brazil 2014

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

    Jerome Valcke, Luis Fernandes, Arthur Virgilio Neto

    FIFA secretary general says opening game venue is another month behind schedule.

  7. Anti-World Cup demonstrations held in Brazil, violence in Sao Paulo

    Jan 26, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

    Demonstrators march along Paulista Avenue to protest against the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament and demand better public services in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Last year, millions of people took to the streets across Brazil complaining of higher bus fares, poor public services and corruption while the country spends billions on the World Cup, which is scheduled to start in June. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

    Protestors marched through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday night, only to clash with police when they reached downtown.

  8. Canadian Soccer Association will bid for the 2026 World Cup

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT

    Gregor Balazic, Dwayne De Rosario

    “We’re the only G-8 nation to not host the World Cup,” said CSA president Victor Montagliani. “We’ve hosted almost every other event .. I think it’s time for Canada to step up to the plate.”

  9. World Cup fixture times changed

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke holds the ticket of the United States during the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    FIFA have changed the times of six World Cup fixtures, including the scheduled kickoff time for USA – Portugal.

  10. 2014 FIFA World Cup draw news: pots to be known Tuesday

    Dec 2, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

    World Cup draw photos

    No reason to believe the United States and CONCACAF will not be grouped with Asia, as usual:

  11. Kinda-ry renewed: U.S. Women will open 2014 in Texas against Canada

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    Abby Wambach

    Canada will be looking for the fourth-ever win over the USWNT.

  12. Field is set: Uruguay finishes off Jordan, claims final spot in 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Nov 20, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

    Edinson Cavani

    And then there was La Celeste … the 32nd team to qualify for Brazil 2014.

  13. Nightmare finally over: Mexico cruises in New Zealand, becomes the 31st team to qualify for 2014 World Cup

    Nov 20, 2013, 3:12 AM EDT

    Oribe Peralta

    The home-based crew has proved more willing to fight than the superstars they replaced, a fight that’s qualified Mexico for another World Cup.

  14. Europe World Cup playoff roundup: Greece, Croatia complete UEFA’s field for Brazil 2014

    Nov 19, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT


    Wins over Romania and Iceland saw Greece, Ukraine join Portugal and France in qualifying out of Europe.

  15. Historic comeback sees France into World Cup 2014, Ukraine denied place in Brazil

    Nov 19, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT


    Two goals from Mamadou Sakho have Les Bleus headed for Brazil.

  16. Ronaldo topples Zlatan: Real Madrid star’s hat trick sends Portugal past Sweden, into the 2014 World Cup

    Nov 19, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Sweden Portugal Wcup Soccer

    Three from Ronaldo. Two from Ibrahimovic. Sweden-Portugal was as advertised, with the Seleccao moving on to Brazil.

  17. Ghana finish off Egypt to qualify for World Cup 2014 in Brazil; what now for Bob Bradley?

    Nov 19, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT


    The Black Stars move on. The Pharaohs move out. What now for their American coach?

  18. World Cup dream might not be over for Fredy Montero

    Nov 16, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT


    José Pékerman has hinted that the Colombian national team is following the former Sounders player’s progress in Portugal.

  19. Africa World Cup Qualifying: final matches start Saturday

    Nov 16, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Nigeria's Super Eagle goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama catches the ball during a World Cup 2014 qualifier football match against Ethiopia on October 13, 2013 in Addis Ababas. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA

    A quick and dirty preview of the five remaining matches that will decide which African sides are headed to Brazil.

  20. Deschamps: Ukraine’s commitment, physicality undid France

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT


    Kiev is only “step one,” France’s boss reminded all post-match.

  21. Miguel Herrera staying focused, saying all the right things ahead of Mexico’s second leg with New Zealand

    Nov 15, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT


    Mexico’s interim coach refused to look forward to Club América’s upcoming Liguilla challenge.

  22. Ronaldo: Portugal’s chances still ’50/50′ after Friday win

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT


    Portugal captain realizes playoff with Sweden is “not done yet.”

  23. UEFA World Cup Qualifying: Four matches, four reasons to watch

    Nov 15, 2013, 12:42 PM EDT

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Need a reason to watch the Uefa World Cup qualifying playoffs? Here’s four…or maybe more.

  24. Vicente Del Bosque will remain with Spain until 2016

    Nov 15, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT

    Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque is seen at the team base in Potchefstroom July 9, 2010 . REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

    Vicente Del Bosque has already led Spain in lifting both the World Cup and the Euro 2012 trophy. What will he do with three more years?

  25. WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Who You Got?

    Nov 14, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

    Ronaldo and Zlatan

    Inevitably your preference for this match has little do with Portugal over Sweden (or vice versa) and is all about Ronaldo or Zlatan.

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