2014 World Cup

World Cup Soccer: Mexico vs. Cameroon; Final Score

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th June Sports2014 World CupCameroonMexicosoccer
Oribe Peralta scored in the second half to help Mexico to a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in torrential rain Friday, earning El Tri their first World Cup win over an African team and giving them a crucial three points in Group A. Peralta's left-foot shot in the 61st minute justified coach Miguel Herrera's decision to start him ahead of striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, arguably Mexico's Read More »

Team USA Soccer Coach Angry Over Son's Tweet Regarding Star Being Cut

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his son should apologize to Landon Donovan for a "disrespectful" tweet after the U.S.Read More »

Soccer's World Cup A Big Boost To Brazil's Economy

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th May 2014 World Cupsoccer
Brazil expects a total of 3.7 million tourists in the country during the World Cup, including nearly 2 million coming specifically to attend matches and fan events. The government expects the visitors to provide an economic boost of $3 billion to the country during the monthlong tournament. Foreign tourists could reach 600,000, with half of them arriving to watch matches and attRead More »

Two-Thirds Of World Cup Soccer Matches Sold Out

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th April Sports2014 World Cupsoccer
Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales. Five hours after sales opened Tuesday on FIFA's website, tickets were available for only 20 of the 64 matches. The match with the most tickets still available was Bosnia-Iran in the northeast city of Salvador.Read More »

Ticket Sales Brisk For 2014 World Cup

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd October Sports2014 World Cupsoccer
FIFA says it has received applications for more than 4.5 million tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, an "impressive total" a week before the first phase of sales ends. FIFA Marketing Director Thierry Weil says the demand for tickets "underlines the extraordinary level of interest" in next year's tournament. Brazilians made 77 percent of the requests, for about 3.4 million tRead More »

Rio Olympics Organizers Addressing Lodging

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd August Sports2014 World Cup2016 Rio Olympic Games
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Thu 23rd August

Organizers in Brazil say they working hard to be ready for the crowds coming to the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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