Hodgson wary of Pirlo threat

2014-04-17 21:01

England coach Roy Hodgson has admitted that he fears the damage Andrea Pirlo could cause when they meet Italy at the SWC.

Iran off to SA for SWC camp

2014-04-15 16:33

Carlos Queiroz Iran took off to South Africa for their first pre-World Cup training camp with only 11 players and no goalkeeper.

Brazuca has 100k followers

2014-03-10 20:04

With the SWC only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry.

Strootman ruled out of SWC

2014-03-10 17:46

AS Roma's Dutch international midfielder Kevin Strootman will miss the SWC after rupturing knee ligaments.

England turn to shrink for SWC

2014-03-04 20:22

England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed that his players will work with a sports psychiatrist as they prepare for the SWC.

Hodgson: No return for Terry

2014-02-12 21:16

England manager Roy Hodgson has ruled out the possibility of former captain John Terry coming out of retirement to play in the SWC.

Hodgson calls Manaus truce

2014-01-31 15:05

Roy Hodgson has written to the mayor of Manaus in a bid to build bridges after he made negative comments about the SWC venue.

Injury ends Walcott's season

2014-01-06 20:51

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has been ruled out for at least six months after rupturing knee ligaments.

Brazil's SWC prep work blasted

2014-01-06 16:10

FIFA president Sepp Blatter cannot remember a World Cup host nation falling as far behind with their preparations as Brazil have.

FIFA on SWC tickets alert

2013-12-15 13:58

FIFA has announced that 130 companies are being investigated for selling World Cup tickets on the black market.

Wowzers! Did you see THAT 2014 SWC host?

2013-12-09 11:01

The only name on everyone's lips post-2014 SWC draw was Fernanda Lima!

Madiba honoured at SWC draw

2013-12-06 19:43

Former president Nelson Mandela has been remembered with a video tribute to open the 2014 World Cup draw ceremony in Brazil.

Rio work as SWC TV pundit

2013-12-06 14:53

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will assess his former England teammates' performances during the World Cup next year.

Brazucas for bouncing babies

2013-12-04 19:52

The latest army of Brazil fans born in the country have been offered a free World Cup ball by German sporting goods maker Adidas.

Hodgson wants prime location

2013-12-02 20:12

England manager Roy Hodgson has insisted location rather than the opposition is his greatest worry of the 2014 SWC draw.

Major setback for SWC venues

2013-11-30 18:10

World Cup organisers have their hands full trying to deliver all 12 venues by FIFA's end-of-December deadline.

Sao Paulo arena 'safe' for SWC

2013-11-28 20:55

A Sao Paulo stadium will not be removed from the SWC roster despite an accident that claimed two lives and delay its completion.


Weathergirl gets NAKED!

2013-11-21 09:18

Weather presenter Doria Tillier promised to strip if Les Bleus reached the World Cup!

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France overturn SWC deficit

2013-11-20 06:55

France produced a stunning performance to overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit and qualify for the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

Algeria seal spot in SWC

2013-11-19 23:16

Algeria have sealed the fifth and final African zone SWC qualifying berth, edging their playoff with Burkina Faso on away goals.

Fans injured at packed stadium

2013-11-19 19:00

Around 40 Algerian football fans were injured as a packed house awaited their SWC playoff match against Burkina Faso.

Elephants, Eagles reach SWC

2013-11-17 13:59

Ivory Coast has joined Nigeria in the World Cup finals after a draw against Senegal gave them an aggregate win.

Nigeria qualify for 2014 SWC

2013-11-16 19:11

Nigeria have qualified for the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil after beating Ethiopia 2-0 to go through 4-1 on aggregate.

Iceland keep SWC dream alive

2013-11-16 09:00

Iceland have kept alive their bid to become the smallest nation ever to qualify for the SWC by holding Croatia to a goalless draw.

France facing World Cup exit

2013-11-16 09:00

France are facing World Cup elimination after slumping to a play-off first-leg defeat to the Ukraine in Kiev.


We Are One (Ole Ola) the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song featuring Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez.

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SWC stadium hit by third death

2014-03-30 13:55

A construction worker at Sao Paulo's World Cup stadium has fallen to his death, bringing the number of deaths at the venue to three.

Neymar gets Pele's backing

2014-03-10 20:04

The pressure will be on Neymar to end Brazil's fear of failing on home territory at the SWC, according to all-time great Pele.

Brazil samba past Bafana

2014-03-05 21:35

Brazil have set the tone for the upcoming SWC when they proved too strong for South Africa in their friendly match at FNB Stadium.

Kaka still has Brazil future

2014-03-04 18:33

Carlos Alberto Parreira says that Brazil's Kaka and Ronaldinho have not been ruled out of contention for the forthcoming SWC.

SWC hooligan blunder in UK

2014-02-09 17:41

The British government has corrected a blunder in which it forgot to bar England's most notorious hooligans from the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil not ready for SWC rush

2014-01-08 19:35

Five months out from the SWC, Brazilian authorities seem unsure about how to handle the crunch of international visitors.

Fowler: England won't win SWC

2014-01-06 17:01

Former England striker and Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has said he expected England to struggle at the World Cup in Brazil.

SWC to use vanishing spray

2013-12-19 19:45

Referees will use vanishing spray at the World Cup next year to stop defensive walls creeping forward at free kicks.

Iranians troll Messi, model

2013-12-10 13:16

Iranians have trashed the Facebook page of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and model Fernanda Lima after the 2014 SWC draw.

Casillas bemoans SWC draw

2013-12-08 17:23

Spain captain Iker Casillas says the world champions should not have been paired with Holland in their SWC group.

Spain handed 2010 final repeat

2013-12-06 19:34

Champions Spain have been drawn against the team they beat in the 2010 SWC final, the Netherlands at the official draw ceremony.

Format for 2014 SWC draw

2013-12-06 13:40

A look at the format for the 2014 Soccer World Cup draw to be made at 18:00 SA time on Friday in Costa Do Sauipe, Brazil.

FIFA names SWC draw pots

2013-12-03 19:11

FIFA have announced the pots for the final SWC draw when the 32 teams will be placed into eight first-round groups of four.

Work resumes on SWC stadium

2013-12-02 18:10

Workers have returned to the stadium that will host the opening match of the SWC, five days after an accident killed two workers.

Police begin stadium probe

2013-11-29 17:01

Brazilian police say they will talk to the operator of the crane that collapsed at the stadium set to host the 2014 SWC opener.

SWC stadium's roof collapses

2013-11-27 20:00

Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 SWC opener in Brazil collapsed, killing two people and causing significant damage.

12 dead in SWC celebrations

2013-11-20 18:09

Algerian authorities say 12 people have died and 240 were injured during celebrations after Algeria's successful SWC qualification.

Superb Ronaldo sinks Swedes

2013-11-20 06:53

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant hat-trick as Portugal qualified for their fourth straight Soccer World Cup.

Ghana book place in Brazil

2013-11-19 21:00

Ghana have qualified for a third successive World Cup, securing their ticket to Brazil with a 7-3 aggregate win over Egypt.

France aim to strike balance

2013-11-18 22:25

France have to find a way to attack the Ukraine and avoid exposing its defense in their World Cup playoff second leg in Paris.

Nigeria qualify for 2014 SWC

2013-11-16 19:15

Nigeria on Saturday qualified for the 2014 Soccer World Cup after beating Ethiopia 2-0 at home to go through 4-1 on aggregate.

Khedira's SWC in the balance

2013-11-16 14:06

Sami Khedira's SWC hopes hang in the balance after he was ruled out for around six months with a torn cruciate ligament.

England caught cold by Chile

2013-11-16 09:00

England's SWC preparations began with a whimper as Alexis Sanchez scored twice to give Chile victory in a low-key friendly.

Rio riots end football forum

2013-11-06 10:04

A football convention in Rio de Janeiro has been cancelled as authorities denied the move was linked to public unrest.

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