- Belgium coach Wilmots extends contract by 4 years Updated: Apr-16-14 7:55 pm
- New chief but few changes at Brazilian federation Updated: Apr-16-14 4:31 pm
- 54 detained in anti-World Cup protest in Brazil Updated: Apr-16-14 11:38 am
- Belgium coach Wilmots extends contract by 4 years Updated: Apr-16-14 4:23 am
- Tickets for two-thirds of World Cup games sold out Updated: Apr-15-14 4:38 pm
- Tests games scheduled at stadium of WCup opener Updated: Apr-15-14 4:27 pm
- Prandelli wary of putting pressure on Rossi Updated: Apr-15-14 2:17 pm
- Memorial service marks Hillsborough anniversary Updated: Apr-15-14 12:47 pm
- Zidane wanted to coach France after Euro 2012 Updated: Apr-15-14 6:47 am
- Biden to attend soccer's World Cup tournament Updated: Apr-14-14 7:13 pm
- Ultra-high definition TV featured at World Cup Updated: Apr-14-14 7:06 pm
- All eyes on jungle city of Manaus in World Cup Updated: Apr-14-14 3:30 pm
- Delayed stadium opens World Cup in Sao Paulo Updated: Apr-14-14 3:30 pm
- World Cup goes to football-mad Porto Alegre Updated: Apr-14-14 3:30 pm
- Recife will distract with lush beaches, reefs Updated: Apr-14-14 3:26 pm
- Fortaleza beaches are popular tourist destination Updated: Apr-14-14 3:23 pm
- Cuiaba brings WCup matches to Brazil's heartland Updated: Apr-14-14 3:21 pm
- Natal - it means Christmas - hosts 4 matches Updated: Apr-14-14 3:20 pm
- Brazil's modern capital gets a taste of football Updated: Apr-14-14 3:20 pm
- Curitiba survives to watch world champion Spain Updated: Apr-14-14 2:47 pm
- Belo Horizonte avoids World Cup delays Updated: Apr-14-14 12:08 pm
- Party city of Salvador hosts 6 World Cup matches Updated: Apr-14-14 12:05 pm
- Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations Updated: Apr-14-14 11:56 am
- PSG loses 1-0 at Lyon in French league Updated: Apr-13-14 6:14 pm
- Eye injury sidelines Wambach for NWSL opener Updated: Apr-13-14 1:50 pm
BRUSSELS - Belgium's soccer federation has extended the contract of coach Marc Wilmots through the 2018 World Cup after he led the Red Devils to soccer's top tournament for the first time in a dozen years.
SAO PAULO - The Brazilian football federation elected a new president on Wednesday, although little is changing at the helm of the organization.
SAO PAULO - Police say that 54 people protesting against the World Cup have been arrested in Brazil's largest city.
BRUSSELS - The Belgian federation has extended the contract of coach Marc Wilmots to the 2018 World Cup after he led the Red Devils to their first finals in a dozen years.
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.
SAO PAULO - Brazilian club Corinthians has scheduled at least three test events at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in less than two months.
FLORENCE, Italy - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is hopeful of taking Giuseppe Rossi to the World Cup in Brazil but is wary of putting pressure on the young forward as he recovers from injury.
LIVERPOOL, England - Scarves donated by football clubs across the world were laid out in the center circle at Anfield, forming the shape of the number "96" beneath a clear blue sky.
PARIS - Midfield great Zinedine Zidane offered to coach the national team two years ago but was turned down by the president of the French Football Federation.
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer's World Cup soccer tournament.
TOKYO - The World Cup will showcase the latest in TV technology that industry leaders hope will usher in a new era in sports broadcasting.
MANAUS, Brazil - Manaus is the most remote of Brazil's World Cup cities, and probably the most fascinating, too.
SAO PAULO - South America's biggest city will be the first to see some action at the World Cup when Brazil plays Croatia at the stadium where a crane collapse killed two workers last year.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Porto Alegre is one of the most tradition-rich football cities in Brazil, providing the perfect background for World Cup matches.
RECIFE, Brazil - With its rivers, beaches and coral reefs, the northeastern city of Recife is nicknamed the Venice of Brazil.
FORTALEZA, Brazil - Fortaleza is Brazil's fifth-largest city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast with or without the World Cup.
CUIABA, Brazil - World Cup host city Cuiaba is the capital of Mato Grosso state in the west of Brazil, near Bolivia.
NATAL, Brazil - Estadio das Dunas in Natal will hold 42,000 spectators for four World Cup matches at this year's tournament.
BRASILIA, Brazil - Locally known as the Mane Garrincha Stadium, the 70,000-capacity Estadio Nacional in Brasilia was completed last year for the Confederations Cup and will host seven matches at this year's World Cup.
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.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Belo Horizonte was one of the first Brazilian cities to be ready for the World Cup, avoiding the delays that marked the preparations of nearly all other host cities.
SALVADOR, Brazil - Salvador is Brazil's party capital, and it's also known for its passionate football fans.
SAO PAULO - Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament.
PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain failed to get over the disappointment of its Champions League exit as it lost 1-0 at Lyon in the French league on Sunday.
BUFFALO, New York - Two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach has been ruled out from playing in the Western New York Flash's NWSL season-opener at Washington because of a fractured orbital bone below her left eye.