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World Cup tickets become a reality for fans

FIFA - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:49pm
Friday marked the opening of the FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres in ten Host Cities, allowing the fans to get their hands on their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tickets for the first time.

Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 55

NYT Goal blog - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:35pm
The United States men’s national team will set up training camp for the World Cup at Stanford University.






Uruguay Coach Touts Unity and Spirit, Restoring Glory in the Process

NYT Goal blog - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:25pm
Under Óscar Tabárez, the national soccer team for Uruguay has undergone a slow revolution, finishing third at the 2010 World Cup and winning the 2011 Copa América.






A guide to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tickets

FIFA - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:31am

Key information printed on the actual tickets for Brazil 2014 will help spectators from the moment they arrive at the stadium to help them find their seat and much more. Here we outline some of the useful information that will be provided on the ticket.

 

A Romanian Team That Welcomes All, if They Have the Talent

NYT Goal blog - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 5:00am
A.S.F. Fratia Bucharest, a soccer team in the Romanian fifth division, is the only club in its league run on the principles of equality and nondiscrimination.






55 days to go

FIFA - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:48am
FIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. We continue by shining the focus on its extra-time encounters.

A tale of two Taeguk Warriors

FIFA - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:12am

FIFA.com chats with a pair of Korea Republic players - Park Jongwoo and Jang Hyunsoo – who are have taken an unusual route under the guidance of former FIFA World Cup coach Sven Goran Eriksson in their bid to feature at Brazil 2014.

The Strongest break down Defensor

FIFA - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:33pm

Second-half goals from Jair Reinoso and Raul Castro gave Bolivian giants The Strongest the advantage after a 2-0 win over Defensor Sporting in the first leg of their last-16 Copa Libertadores clash.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Match Delayed by Fish and Halted by Brawls

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:44pm
A fan of the Greek team PAOK was arrested after a crate of anchovies was dumped on the visitors’ bench, delaying a Greek Cup semifinal in Thessaloniki for more than an hour.






Sports of The Times: Clinics Offer National Women’s Soccer League a Path to Success

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 8:16pm
Considering the triumphs of the U.S. women’s national team and the benefits of Title IX, one would think the National Women’s Soccer League would be a certain success. But two previous female soccer leagues have failed.






Brazil set Chinese date with Argentina

FIFA - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:15pm

Brazil and Argentina will meet in the latest instalment of the Superclassico at Beijing's Bird's Nest stadium this October.

Red Bulls Rewind: A Win to Calm Some Nerves

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:10pm
The Red Bulls recorded their first victory of the 2014 M.L.S. season on Wednesday night, defeating visiting Philadelphia, 2-1.






Wilson Palacios: At your service

FIFA - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:49pm
Honduran hopes at the FIFA World Cup may well rest on the broad shoulders of veteran Wilson Palacios, and FIFA.com chatted candidly with the Stoke City holding midfielder as Brazil 2014 looms ever closer.

Countdown to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 56

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:47pm
Demand for tickets to the tournament is soaring among Americans, according to viagogo, a worldwide ticket exchange.






FIFA Secretary General visits Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Cuiaba and Fortaleza next week

FIFA - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:23pm

As preparations for the FIFA World Cup continue, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke returns to Brazil next week to visit four Host Cities - Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Cuiaba and Fortaleza - from 22 to 24 April 2014. 

Chile's Fernandes ruled out of World Cup

FIFA - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:07pm
Junior Fernandes broke his leg during Wednesday's Croatian league match playing for Dinamo Zagreb and the injury will force the striker to miss out on going to the FIFA World Cup with Chile.

Gloom Gets Darker for Barcelona

NYT Goal blog - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:04am
The club dropped its third game in seven days as it lost the Copa del Rey final to Real Madrid, 2-1.






Hodgson: Pirlo is a big threat

FIFA - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:02am

When asked who England will fear when the Three Lions face Italy in their Brazil 2014 Group D opener in Manaus, manager Roy Hodgson said Andrea Pirlo could pose the biggest threat.

Football is for everybody

FIFA - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:10am
This week’s Video of the Week illustrates football’s status as a hugely popular global sport, particularly among children and young people. Come and take a look!

56 days to go

FIFA - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:23am
FIFA.com is counting down to the FIFA World Cup with a corresponding trivia fact on every one of the final 100 days. This one highlights the players who have played in the biggest fixture on planet football more than once.

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