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- 2 Croatia players face World Cup bans by FIFA Updated: Dec-10-13 12:38 pm
- Fans request 1.1 million World Cup tickets in day Updated: Dec-09-13 8:48 pm
- Fans request 1.1 million World Cup tickets in day Updated: Dec-09-13 8:41 pm
- What soccer gave to Nelson Mandela Updated: Dec-09-13 1:32 pm
- Earth's atmosphere to take beating at World Cup Updated: Dec-09-13 12:52 pm
- Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery up for Ballon d'Or Updated: Dec-09-13 8:54 am
- What football gave to Nelson Mandela Updated: Dec-09-13 5:53 am
- Ronaldo caught up on beauty sleep during WCup draw Updated: Dec-08-13 8:44 am
- FIFA switches late England-Italy WCup kickoff time Updated: Dec-07-13 11:42 pm
- FIFA switches start time for 7 World Cup games Updated: Dec-07-13 10:30 pm
- Dyke's reaction sums up England feelings Updated: Dec-07-13 9:42 am
- US to play Ghana, Portugal, Germany at World Cup Updated: Dec-06-13 9:48 pm
- 2014 World Cup noisemakers quieter than vuvuzelas Updated: Dec-06-13 7:11 pm
- Protesters hold 'fake' draw in Rio Updated: Dec-06-13 6:14 pm
- Spain views cup draw with unease, excitement Updated: Dec-06-13 5:52 pm
- Something for everyone to talk about in WCup draw Updated: Dec-06-13 5:48 pm
- What they said about the World Cup draw Updated: Dec-06-13 5:34 pm
- What they said about the World Cup draw Updated: Dec-06-13 5:31 pm
- Amazon city is World Cup winner Updated: Dec-06-13 5:24 pm
- Host Brazil avoids tough group in World Cup draw Updated: Dec-06-13 4:55 pm
- World Cup draw: the strong, the weak, the lucky Updated: Dec-06-13 4:53 pm
- Defending champion Spain gets repeat of 2010 final Updated: Dec-06-13 12:47 pm
- Tribute to Nelson Mandela begins World Cup draw Updated: Dec-06-13 11:27 am
- Rio Ferdinand to work as TV pundit at World Cup Updated: Dec-06-13 6:14 am
MANAUS, Brazil - It's a good thing the mayor of World Cup city Manaus has a sense of humor. Because some of the stuff being said of late about this historic city deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle is laughable.
ZURICH - Croatia's Mario Mandzukic risks being suspended for all three World Cup group matches when FIFA judges his disciplinary case on Thursday.
SAO PAULO - FIFA said Monday that fans applied for more than 1.1 million tickets for the World Cup in Brazil in the first 24 hours after the latest sales phase opened.
SAO PAULO - FIFA said Monday that football fans applied for more than 1.1 million tickets for the World Cup in Brazil in the first 24 hours after the latest sales phase opened.
JOHANNESBURG - The mere sounds of soccer brightened Nelson Mandela in his darkest, most isolated times.
SALVADOR, Brazil - The World Cup may be great for planet soccer, but it isn't so good for planet Earth.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery are in the running for the Ballon d'Or.
JOHANNESBURG - The mere sounds of a football game brightened Nelson Mandela in his darkest, most isolated times.
MADRID - While the eyes of the football world were focused on Brazil for the World Cup draw, Cristiano Ronaldo caught up on his beauty sleep.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - FIFA switched the scheduled kickoff times of seven World Cup matches on Saturday after meeting with broadcasters, having refused earlier requests made by the FIFPro union to protect players' health.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - FIFA has switched the starting times of seven World Cup matches, including the U.S.-Portugal game on June 22 in the Amazonian jungle city of Manaus.
LONDON - By slowly running a finger across his throat in mock fear, the head of English football appeared to sum up his nation's gloomy view of England chances at next year's World Cup in Brazil.
The U.S. drew a daunting task for next year's World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil.
SAN FRANCISCO - The official noisemakers for next year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela (voo-voo-ZEHL'-uh) horns that caused so many headaches in 2010.
RIO DE JANEIRO - A small group of protesters gathered outside Rio's famous Maracana stadium - the site of next year's World Cup final - to criticize the cost of staging the event and accuse politicians and FIFA of profiting at the expense of Brazilian taxpayers.
MADRID - Spain doesn't know what to make of its World Cup draw. Some are confident, while others are fearful.
There are scores to settle, family feuds and no shortage of karmic reckoning. For something so random, Friday's World Cup draw delivered a blockbuster mix of intrigue, entertainment and story lines that will keep folks talking from now until the tournament kicks off June 12.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Coaches and players were quick to react to Friday's World Cup draw. The following is a selection.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Quotes about the World Cup draw:
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - The Amazonian jungle city of Manaus was the big winner at the World Cup draw.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Brazil escaped tough opponents in the group stage of next year's World Cup but will probably face a major rival as early as the second round.
Who wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday's World Cup draw (average world ranking for four teams in parentheses):
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Defending champion Spain will play its opening World Cup game against the Netherlands, a repeat of the 2010 final, while host Brazil faces a relatively easy path to the knockout stage after Friday's draw.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Nelson Mandela was remembered with a video tribute to open the World Cup draw ceremony on Friday.
LONDON - Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will assess his former England teammates' performances during the World Cup next year.