- Brazilian player racially abused after match Updated: Mar-07-14 9:26 am
- Scolari happy with tests before squad announcement Updated: Mar-06-14 12:14 pm
- Neymar hat trick, Ronaldo record in WCup warmups Updated: Mar-06-14 12:29 am
- Brazil warms up in style; Spain, France win Updated: Mar-06-14 12:26 am
- Neymar hits hat trick in Brazil rout of SAfrica Updated: Mar-05-14 3:59 pm
- World Cup teams mark 99 days to go with friendlies Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 am
- FIFA: World Cup opener stadium not ready until May Updated: Mar-01-14 12:51 pm
- Another soccer event coming to St. Louis Updated: Feb-28-14 3:20 pm
- Spain calls up Diego Costa for Italy friendly Updated: Feb-28-14 11:11 am
- England WAGs set for Miami before World Cup Updated: Feb-27-14 3:15 pm
- Brazilian city scrambling to guarantee fanfest Updated: Feb-27-14 11:30 am
- Adriano already in trouble in comeback attempt Updated: Feb-26-14 11:06 am
- Brazil upset with Adidas' World Cup T-shirts Updated: Feb-25-14 3:48 pm
- Rust-proof Marquez going to a 4th World Cup Updated: Feb-24-14 3:42 pm
- Fred added to Brazil squad; Ronaldinho still out Updated: Feb-24-14 2:08 pm
- Pope jokes he might support Brazil at World Cup Updated: Feb-21-14 4:17 pm
- FIFA: 2.3 million World Cup tickets allocated Updated: Feb-21-14 3:17 pm
- FIFA says a lot of work left before World Cup Updated: Feb-21-14 12:42 pm
- FIFA to keep pushing for fanfests in Brazil Updated: Feb-21-14 8:35 am
- Porto Alegre solves dispute over stadium add-ons Updated: Feb-20-14 3:45 pm
- FIFA: We won't hide from protests during World Cup Updated: Feb-20-14 2:07 pm
- Brazil president guarantees security at World Cup Updated: Feb-19-14 2:39 pm
- Uneasy FIFA won't pay Brazil's World Cup bill Updated: Feb-19-14 10:48 am
- FIFA keeps Brazil city in World Cup despite delays Updated: Feb-18-14 5:10 pm
- Valcke expects 'quiet' World Cup despite protests Updated: Feb-17-14 8:38 pm
SAO PAULO - Fans yelled racist insults at a Brazilian football player being interviewed by reporters after a match, the latest case of racism to hit the country that will host the World Cup in a few months.
SAO PAULO - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari seems pretty pleased with himself, and his coaching acumen.
Neymar scored his second international hat trick to lead Brazil over South Africa 5-0 Wednesday night and Cristiano Ronaldo had a pair of goals to set Portugal's career scoring record in a 5-1 win over Cameroon as all 32 World Cup teams prepared for the tournament.
LONDON - Brazil showed its national team is in better shape than the country's stadiums with a 5-0 thrashing of South Africa on Wednesday, and defending champion Spain overcame Italy 1-0 in its final big test before the tournament kicks off, as teams prepared for the World Cup in a series of friendly matches.
JOHANNESBURG - A hat trick from Neymar helped Brazil to a 5-0 rout of South Africa on Wednesday in the World Cup host's final friendly before announcing its squad for the tournament.
LONDON - World Cup contenders will hope to find out this week if they are better prepared for the tournament than some of the Brazilian stadiums they will be playing in.
ZURICH - The Sao Paulo stadium which hosts the opening match of the World Cup will not be finished until less than four weeks before Brazil plays Croatia on June 12.
ST. LOUIS - Another big soccer event is coming to St. Louis.
MADRID - Brazilian-born forward Diego Costa was called up by Spain on Friday for next week's friendly against Italy, and veteran strikers David Villa and Fernando Torres were not wanted.
LONDON - Miami, get ready for the England WAGs.
SAO PAULO - The World Cup host city of Recife is scrambling to find private partners to organize the FIFA-required fanfest during the tournament.
SAO PAULO - Adriano is already attracting headlines for the wrong reasons as he tries to come back to football after nearly two years without playing.
SAO PAULO - Adidas will stop selling World Cup products that used sex appeal to promote host Brazil, a move that came after a formal complaint from the local government on Tuesday.
MEXICO CITY - Visibly upset after Mexico was eliminated from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa in the round of 16, long-time captain Rafael Marquez announced he had just played his last international.
SAO PAULO - Striker Fred has been added to Brazil's squad for its last friendly before the World Cup team is announced, and Ronaldinho remains unwanted.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has confronted temptation of an unusual sort.
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - FIFA said Friday it has allocated 2.3 million tickets for the World Cup, with Brazilians and Americans receiving most of them.
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - World Cup organizers must keep working at full speed to guarantee Brazil will be ready to host football's showcase event in June, FIFA said Friday.
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - FIFA will continue to push local officials to organize fanfests during the World Cup and could pursue legal action against the host cities that back down from their commitment.
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - Officials in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre have solved how to pay for the temporary structures that have to be installed outside Beira-Rio stadium during the World Cup, FIFA said on Thursday.
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - FIFA says it is concerned about security challenges during the World Cup in Brazil but isn't afraid of being targeted by public demonstrations expected in June.
BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil's armed forces could be called on to contain possible violent protests during the upcoming World Cup, President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday.
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - FIFA says it will not pay some of Brazil's World Cup bills even though it admits the local organizers' failure to fulfill their commitments may jeopardize the tournament's success.
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil - A southern Brazilian city will host matches during this year's World Cup despite serious problems with a stadium renovation that put it on the brink of becoming the first venue ever to be kicked out because of delays, FIFA said Tuesday.
BRASILIA, Brazil - FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke expressed confidence Monday that Brazil's continuing violent demonstrations won't impact the World Cup, but added he counts on police to keep protesters seeking to disrupt the tournament at bay.