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Full 2014 World Cup game schedule

Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:01 PM
Here is the complete schedule of games for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, including kickoff times. It got updated a few times after the initial draw, as FIFA moved some games around to deal with tropical heat (and to help European TV broadcasters). FIFA also initially had not confirmed that the last... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. women's and men's national teams, EPL, Serie A, MLS preseason

Friday, January 31, 2014, 5:48 AM
Canada at United States women 9:00 p.m. Friday (Fox Sports 1) The U.S. women’s national team kicks off the road to World Cup qualifying with a game against its biggest rival. Abby Wambach and Delran native Carli Lloyd lead a star-studded American squad into Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.... Read more

Games to watch: Confederations Cup, MLS, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
Brazil vs. Japan 2:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN/Univision) The FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off with a must-win game for host nation Brazil. It’s a warm-up for next year’s World Cup, and the Seleçao will be under pressure to win on home soil. Their star-studded roster includes Neymar... Read more

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter account hacked

Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:56 PM
Here's a nice lunchtime diversion: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter feed was hacked Friday afternoon. It was good for a laugh while it was happening, though it should be said in all seriousnes that it's never a good thing when a major public figure's account is compromised. It certainly doesn't... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:24 AM
Chicago Fire at Sporting Kansas City 8:30 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network) Major League Soccer’s two biggest games this weekend will both be featured on national television. The first is headlined by the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. Sporting Kansas City needs to win this game to... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 11:53 PM
South Korea vs. Japan 2:45 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network; Telemundo; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; By a twist of fate, the men's Olympic bronze medal game features the renewal of a fierce Asian rivalry. South Korea has long felt a sense of inferiority relative to its more prosperous... Read more

Eight Hot Matches

Friday, August 3, 2012, 8:55 AM
In honor of the Olympics, you get a bonus match this week. See if you can figure out which one it is. United States women vs. New Zealand 9:30 a.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network; NBC Olympic Soccer Channel; The United States' reward for a perfect performance in the group stage of the... Read more

Putting Spain's dominance in the Euro 2012 championship game in historical context

Sunday, July 1, 2012, 8:51 PM
As Juan Mata coolly slotted home the final goal of Spain's 4-0 demolition of Italy in the Euro 2012 championship game, I could not help thinking about how lucky we all are to be able to watch a team of such style and grace triumph over all opposition. So often we see teams win games by doing what... Read more
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