The Early Lead: World Cup


Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Germany may plan its workday around the World Cup

Soccer tournament a schedule-altering event in the soccer-mad country.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  08:54 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Cup

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/08/2014

FIFA says no decision on Qatar World Cup move has been made

Moving the 2022 tournament to the winter months will not be considered until after this June’s World Cup.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer, World Cup

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Different World Cup ranking systems give divergent predictions

Group E could be particularly exciting to watch.

By Max Ehrenfreund  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick lifts Portugal into World Cup

The 28-year-old striker scored all three of his team’s goals against Sweden.

By Kelyn Soong  |  03:32 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cristiano Ronaldo, world cup qualifier

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Croatian fans, player celebrate World Cup berth with pro-Nazi chants

Joe Simunic says, he “did nothing wrong. I’m supporting my Croatia, my homeland

By Cindy Boren  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Croatia, Joe Simunic, World Cup

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 11/13/2013

World Cup qualifiers: Mexico in must-win situation against New Zealand

Winner of the two-leg playoffs between El Tri and the Kiwis advances to the 2016 World Cup in Brazil.

By Kelyn Soong  |  01:37 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 10/16/2013

U.S. beats Panama, keeps Mexico’s World Cup hopes alive

By Kelyn Soong  |  03:26 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aron johannsson, FIFA, graham zusi, mexico, panama, Soccer, steve goff, u.s. soccer, world cup qualifier

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/26/2013

2022 World Cup in Qatar likely to be moved from summer, FIFA chief says

Moving the tournament out of the hot summer isn't an easy matter, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sepp Blatter, Soccer, World Cup

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Seattle man killed dribbling soccer ball to Brazil for World Cup 2014

Private investigator was making the walk to Sao Paulo for charity.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer, World Cup