FIFA rankings and World Cup seeds

Based on global rankings, FIFA has set the top eight seeds ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

2014 World Cup: UEFA qualifying update

England, Russia, defending champion Spain and Bosnia-Herzegovina have qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Where things stand in World Cup qualifying

With six weeks and four matchdays remaining in the World Cup qualifying competition, 22 berths in Brazil next summer remain up for grabs.

Thursday kickaround

Montreal crushes Toronto in Canadian Championship semifinals. Monterrey wins CONCACAF Champions League. Americans abroad. NWSL. MLS and Make-a-Wish.

Video: Clint Dempsey’s goals for Spurs

Clint Dempsey scored twice, including a late equalizer, but Tottenham Hotspur fell at Basel on penalty kicks in the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals.

World Cup qualifiers on TV, online Friday

Thirty World Cup qualifiers are available for viewing on TV or online Friday, including defending champion Spain, England, Argentina and the U.S. national team's pivotal match against Costa Rica.

Americans abroad, mid-week edition

Several Americans playing abroad are in mid-week cup action, including Brad Friedel and Tottenham Hotspur against Inter Milan in the Europa League.