Latest FIFA World Cup Features

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Chicharito out to impress Moyes, Herrera

April, 7 2014

Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez was delighted to play a full game for his club as he fights to earn a spot in the Mexico squad ahead of the World Cup. Hernandez also said he is aiming to put his case to manager D...

Italian trio chase World Cup call-up

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 7 2014

Mattia Destro, Luca Toni and Ciro Immobile all strengthened their claims for an Italy call-up ahead of the World Cup with their displays over the weekend. • Horncastle: Immobile a must Destro, 23, struck a hat trick for Roma in the...

Vicente del Bosque drops David de Gea hint

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | April, 7 2014

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has hinted that Manchester United’s David de Gea will go to this summer’s World Cup, while saying he will not make the decision public until he names his squad for the tournament after the club season ends...

Politician slams 'sub-human' Qatar conditions Video

PA Sport | April, 6 2014

FIFA and the national football associations of the UK should put pressure on Qatar to improve the “sub-human” working conditions of thousands of migrant labourers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup, the Labour party's shadow int...

Pitch invasion mars Manaus World Cup test Video

Associated Press | April, 4 2014

SAO PAULO -- A pitch invasion and sound-system problems marked the first major test event at the World Cup stadium in the jungle city of Manaus. World Cup organizers said they are satisfied with how the stadium handled the nearly 40,000 ...

Benteke to miss World Cup

ESPN staff | April, 3 2014

Aston Villa have confirmed that striker Christian Benteke has been ruled out for the rest of the season and the World Cup after tearing his Achilles tendon. The Belgium international sustained the injury in training on Thursday and Villa relea...

Official: Stadium inspectors ignored safety rules

Associated Press | April, 3 2014

SAO PAULO -- Safety problems at the stadium hosting the World Cup opener in Brazil were being ignored so work could finish in time for the tournament, a top labor official said in an interview published on Thursday. One of the main labor ministry ...

Dempsey: U.S. 'deserved 3rd goal' Video

ESPN staff | April, 3 2014

U.S. team captain Clint Dempsey complained about the officiating during Wednesday night's friendly with Mexico in Glendale, Ariz., but said he thought the 2-2 draw gave coach Jurgen Klinsmann a good chance to look at his roster options. • Car...

De Gea hopeful of World Cup spot

Richard Jolly | April, 3 2014

David de Gea hopes Victor Valdes’ season-ending knee injury could allow him to earn a place in Spain’s World Cup squad. • Okwonga: Welbeck waits for his turn • De Gea happy with Bayern draw • Jolly: Moy...

Germany approves late fan parks

Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent | April, 3 2014

The German government has made a special dispensation for fan parks to operate throughout the 2014 World Cup, despite the later kick-off time of many games. • Khedira nears return • Honigstein: Pressure mounting Fan miles-...

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