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Tag Results for "World Cup"

Mexico Sacks Head Coach Following World Cup Qualifier Loss

Jose Manuel de la Torre is out as head coach of Mexico's national soccer team after the squad's latest disappointing result, a 2-1 loss at home to Honduras in World Cup qualifying. continue reading »

Honduras Upsets Mexico 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier

Honduras pulled off a major upset of Mexico in World Cup qualifying, stunning El Tri 2-1 at Estadio Azteca to improve its chances of securing an automatic berth in Brazil. continue reading »

Uruguayan Soccer Coach Prepares Team Against Spain

The manager of Uruguay's national soccer team on Saturday continued to ponder his strategy and lineup for his team's opening Group B Confederations Cup match against Spain. continue reading »

Brazilian Judge Halts Privatization of Maracana Stadium

A Brazilian judge has suspended the decision to grant a concession for the Maracana stadium to a private consortium headed by Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht, judiciary officials said. continue reading »

U.S., Mexico Draw In World Cup Qualifying Match

The United States escaped with a scoreless draw against Mexico in qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil thanks to a well-organized defense and a controversial non-call. continue reading »

Spain Ties with Finland At World Cup Qualifying Match

Spain's national soccer squad finds itself in second place in its UEFA World Cup qualifying group after a disappointing 1-1 draw here Friday with Finland, which stunned the defending world champs with a counterattack goal in the 79th minute. continue reading »

FIFA Bans Smoking at Confederations Cup, World Cup in Brazil

FIFA announced Thursday that people attending the Confederations Cup soccer matches in June and the World Cup next year - both to be held in Brazil - will not be allowed to smoke in the stadiums. continue reading »

Brazil Hopes Scolari Will Lead Team to Another World Cup Win

Luiz Felipe Scolari, who guided Brazil to its most recent World Cup title, is returning as manager of the national soccer team, Brazilian media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish National Soccer Team Honors Past Players With Retro Jersey

Spain's national soccer team revealed on Friday a new jersey inspired by one first worn in 1924, featuring a golden V-shaped stripe below the collar. continue reading »

Brazil’s National Soccer Team Sees Olympics as Practice for World Cup

The captain of Brazil's national soccer team said in an interview with an Italian sports daily that a gold medal at the Summer Olympics could serve as a springboard to success at the 2014 World Cup, which the South American country will host. continue reading »

Brazilian Police to Learn Spanish Before World Cup, Olympics

Spain's Cervantes Institute will teach Spanish to 40,000 police officers in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais as the South American nation gears up to host the 2014 soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. continue reading »

Former Real Madrid Player Hugo Sanchez To Coach Pachuca

Mexican Hugo Sanchez, a one-time Real Madrid player, has been named the new coach of Mexico's Pachuca, the team said. continue reading »

Univision Deportes- New Sports Channel Launches with Soccer Emphasis

Univision on Saturday will launch a sports channel seeking to attend to the "insatiable appetite" of the Latino audience for soccer, the senior vice president for production at Univision Deportes, David Neal, told Efe. He said that the Univision audience has "been waiting to be taken care of," regarding their preference for the main soccer competitions around the world. continue reading »

Shakira Says She Watches Every One of Boyfriend Gerard Pique’s Soccer Matches

Colombian singer Shakira said she never misses a match where her boyfriend, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique, is playing. Aware of the "dedication, commitment, discipline and teamwork" continue reading »

Telemundo Pays $600 Million for World Cup Spanish-Language Broadcast Rights

It has been reported that between Fox and Telemundo, more than $1 billion is being paid for the broadcast rights of the 2016 and 2022 World Cup championships, which Telemundo paying $600 million for the Spanish-language U.S. rights. continue reading »

Oscar Leads Brazil to Under-20 World Cup Title (VIDEO)

The U-20 Soccer World Cup in Colombia ended over the weekend with a spectacular match between the only two teams that speak Portuguese. The man in the 11 jersey scored all three goals in the carioca team’s victory over Portugal at Colombia’s U-20 World Cup. continue reading »