Latest FIFA World Cup Features

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FIFA medical chief 'hates' Brazil drug lab plan Video

Associated Press | April, 11 2014

MONACO -- FIFA's medical chief is "really not happy" with drug-testing plans for the World Cup in Brazil because samples taken from players must be flown across the Atlantic for analysis at a laboratory in Switzerland, which could slow re...

Gundogan ruled out of World Cup

Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent | April, 11 2014

Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has confirmed that Ilkay Gundogan will not return from injury before the end of the season, all-but ruling the midfielder out of the World Cup. • Germany approves fan parks Gundogan, 23, had been ...

Workers end strike after World Cup protest Video

Associated Press | April, 10 2014

SAO PAULO -- Workers have ended a strike at the World Cup stadium in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba after disrupting traffic for nearly two hours and forcing organizers to accept their demands. More than 100 workers are returning t...

Argentina slump in FIFA ranking

ESPN staff | April, 10 2014

Portugal have risen to third and Colombia are now South America's top-ranked nation after Argentina slid three places in the latest FIFA ranking. • World Cup Daily: April 10 • All-time Top 20 WC Players: No. 12 - Mario Kempes World c...

Bento extends Portugal stay

PA Sport | April, 9 2014

Paulo Bento has agreed a two-year contract extension to remain as Portugal coach until the end of Euro 2016. • World Cup Daily The 44-year-old took charge of the national team in 2010, replacing Carlos Queiroz, and led the side to the semi...

Buffon tips keeper, 17, for World Cup

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 9 2014

Italy No. 1 Gianluigi Buffon believes that 17-year-old Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet is worthy of a place with the Azzurri at this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil. Scuffet made his Serie A debut in the 2-0 win at Bologna on Feb. 1 -- startin...

Klinsmann: Vogts will give U.S. 'extra push'

Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent | April, 9 2014

Former German team player and coach Berti Vogts will bring new ideas to the U.S. national team coaching staff in his new role as a special adviser, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann told German sports weekly Sport Bild. • World Cup greatest g...

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...

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