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  • Sep 16, 2014
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2014 World Cup

D-Day for Curitiba World Cup stadium with Fifa set to announce fate

More than two months after extending a deadline for all 12 World Cup stadiums to be ready, Fifa is today set to reveal if Curitiba will be retained as a venue for the June event in Brazil.

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014, 11:00am

England worried over World Cup security admits Roy Hodgson

England’s security team is “very, very concerned” about the unrest in Brazil ahead of the World Cup, coach Roy Hodgson said.

The Confederations Cup, which serves as a warm-up event for the World Cup, was targeted in June by protesters upset with Brazil’s poor public services, high taxes and lavish spending on the football tournament and 2016 Rio Olympics.

8 Nov 2013 - 11:20am

England wary of 1973 nightmare in World Cup climax

The World Cup qualifying competition reaches a dramatic climax on Tuesday when the European, South American and Concacaf zones arrive at the point of no return.

14 Oct 2013 - 10:49am

Ireland seeks successor to Trapattoni

Former Republic of Ireland soccer manager Giovanni Trapattoni left his post by mutual consent, the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed.

13 Sep 2013 - 11:22pm

US clinches World Cup berth after beating Mexico

The United States’ soccer squad on Tuesday night secured its seventh straight World Cup appearance with second-half goals from Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan in a 2-0 home win over Mexico.

“People want to come to Columbus and see US-Mexico. It’s almost like the mecca really for us,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “You almost feel like it’s our destiny to win here.”

11 Sep 2013 - 4:54pm

World Cup fans will have to dig deep as prices soar in Brazil

Prices have gone through the roof, particularly in the country's tourism gateway Rio, which this month is one of the hosts for the Confederations Cup and in July welcomes Pope Francis for a major Catholic youth festival.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Brazil's World Cup hopes resting on 'new Pele' Neymar

Neymar, the latest diamond extracted from Brazil's mine of footballing talent, carries the hopes of a nation with one year to go to the World Cup, as well as the tag of "the new Pele" and rock-star status in his homeland.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

South Koreans to make soccer qualifier 'painful' for Iran

South Korea's coach added spice to next week's crunch World Cup qualifier with Iran when he promised to "make life painful" for the visitors following a series of grievances.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

Brazil faces heat of World Cup pressure

On the field, the Confederations Cup can give Brazil's national team a major boost in their quest to win a sixth World Cup title next year. Off the field, the eight-team tournament will offer the first hints about where the country stands in its preparations for the main event in 2014.

12 Jun 2013 - 3:52am 1 comment

World Cup crunch matches for South Korea and Australia

With Japan becoming the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup last week, the focus in Asian qualifying turns to the progress of South Korea and Australia.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:27am