- 'Happy One' Mourinho looks like 'Miserable One' Updated: Apr-21-14 4:11 pm
- Destro and Immobile could light up World Cup stage Updated: Apr-21-14 6:44 am
- Barca's Neymar & Alba out for month with injuries Updated: Apr-17-14 3:20 pm
- Tickets for two-thirds of World Cup games sold out Updated: Apr-15-14 4:38 pm
- Curitiba survives to watch world champion Spain Updated: Apr-11-14 6:17 am
- Joachim Loew still waiting for 1st title Updated: Apr-11-14 5:45 am
- Queiroz aiming to take Iran to the next level Updated: Apr-10-14 6:06 am
- France slim favorite to win Group E ahead of Swiss Updated: Apr-10-14 5:41 am
- Italy switches focus to attacking under Prandelli Updated: Apr-09-14 5:28 am
- Uruguay: The small country nobody wants to face Updated: Apr-09-14 5:21 am
- 5 Chile players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-08-14 3:03 pm
- Jorge Sampaoli makes Chile forget about Bielsa Updated: Apr-08-14 3:00 pm
- Chile has its best team, but a tough draw Updated: Apr-08-14 2:59 pm
- 5 Spain players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-08-14 8:36 am
- Calm Del Bosque a bundle of nerves leading Spain Updated: Apr-08-14 7:53 am
- Spain looking for another title in Brazil Updated: Apr-08-14 7:53 am
- 5 Brazil players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-08-14 7:49 am
- Australia faces difficult task at World Cup Updated: Apr-08-14 5:22 am
- 5 Dutch players to watch at the World Cup Updated: Apr-08-14 5:21 am
- Spain, Netherlands, Chile headline Group B at WCup Updated: Apr-08-14 5:11 am
- Netherlands hoping to end World Cup winless streak Updated: Apr-08-14 5:11 am
- Cue samba: Brazil's World Cup bound to be special Updated: Apr-08-14 4:26 am
- FIFA sends message to clubs with Barcelona ban Updated: Apr-04-14 11:39 am
- AP Interview: Pele ready for World Cup in Brazil Updated: Apr-03-14 2:26 pm
- AP Interview: Pele mourns demise of 'jogo bonito' Updated: Apr-03-14 2:11 pm
MADRID - Whether Jose Mourinho is in England or in Spain, "The Happy One" is looking a lot more like "The Miserable One" these days.
MILAN - Given the statistics, two players should have a chance to make their international breakthrough by lighting up Italy's attack at this summer's World Cup.
SAO PAULO - Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches were sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final online sales phase on Tuesday.
CURITIBA, Brazil - Widely considered the most advanced city in Brazil, Curitiba was in serious danger of being excluded from the World Cup because of delays at its stadium.
FRANKFURT, Germany - Joachim Loew has the best record of all Germany coaches, yet his team has not won a title in the eight years he has been in charge.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz already has plenty of World Cup experience, and the country's national football team will be hoping to make the most of it in Brazil.
PARIS - France will head to the World Cup as the favorite in Group E despite strong competition from a well-organized Switzerland coached by Ottmar Hitzfeld.
ROME - There was the Mario Balotelli-inspired 2-1 win over Germany in the 2012 European Championship semifinals. And long stretches of dominance over Spain in last year's Confederations Cup semifinals - even though Spain eventually won in a penalty shootout.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Diego Forlan recorded a television commercial recently wearing a T-shirt that read: "We're not the favorites, nor will we be a surprise. We are the team that no one wants to draw."
SANTIAGO, Chile - Even with a strong team at this year's World Cup, Chile will be facing some huge challenges.
SANTIAGO, Chile - Jorge Sampaoli has steered Chile to the World Cup and achieved the seemingly impossible: making former coach Marcelo Bielsa's name recede in the collective public memory.
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile has assembled the best lineup it has ever taken to the World Cup, and has been placed in one of the toughest groups.
MADRID - Spain has a surplus of talented players at nearly every position, so picking the right team will likely be Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's biggest dilemma.
MADRID - Vicente del Bosque's calm, composed and assured demeanor doesn't quite reveal the true extent of the stress he has endured in leading Spain to World Cup and European Championship titles.
MADRID - Spain has a chance to become the first team to win back-to-back World Cup titles since Brazil in 1962, and what better place to do it than in the country that coined the phrase "Jogo Bonito."
SAO PAULO - Playing at home, Brazil will be attracting more attention than usual at the World Cup.
SYDNEY - With a new coach and an unfamiliar squad, Australia is promising a return to attacking football at the World Cup in Brazil.
AMSTERDAM - Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal's greatest triumph came when he led Ajax to the Champions League title in 1995 by blending a nucleus of experienced veterans with highly talented youngsters like Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf and Edgar Davids.
MADRID - Spain's bid to repeat as champion has the unenviable task of beginning in a World Cup group with the Netherlands, Chile and Australia.
AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands will head to Brazil hoping - again - to shake off the tag of best team never to win a World Cup.
Like sunshine and happiness or Lennon and McCartney, football and Brazil go together, each making the other better. So the first World Cup in Brazil in 64 years is bound to be special.
MADRID - FIFA's decision to slap Barcelona with a transfer ban is a clear message to Europe's top clubs to follow its regulations when signing international youth players.
NEW YORK - Pele's family doesn't call him by his nickname. They don't even call him by his given name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
NEW YORK - Pele is mourning the passing of the beautiful game, a phrase many say was coined by the 73-year-old Brazilian football wizard.