Revitalized Russia ready for WCup under Capello

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Since Fabio Capello took over as Russia coach two years ago, he has revitalized the national team.

Russia headed to World Cup with high hopes

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Already with an eye on the 2018 World Cup it will host, Russia is headed to Brazil with the attitude that anything short of advancement from Group H will be a failure.

5 Algeria players to watch at the World Cup

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Under coach Vahid Halilhodzic, Algeria has more flair and scores more goals.

Kompany, Hazard, Courtois make Belgium a contender

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Belgium is back in the World Cup after 12 years, and with its hottest crop of players in a generation.

5 United States players to watch at the World Cup

|Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

For the first time since 1990, the United States heads to the biggest football tournament on the planet with no central defenders with World Cup experience.

World Cup No. 5, 1st as coach for Marc Wilmots

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

"Fighting boar" midfielder, senator, coach — Marc Wilmots will need the traits of all three of his careers, past and present, to turn Belgium's World Cup into a success.

Klinsmann's job is to transform US football

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Jurgen Klinsmann was hired to transform American football.

US and Kinsmann prepare for difficult WCup group

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Since returning to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, the United States has alternated group-stage elimination with advancement to the knockout round.

5 Ghana players to watch at the World Cup

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng are both returning after extended breaks from international football to play for Ghana at the World Cup, and Andre Ayew is also likely to be one of the country's pivotal players in Brazil.

5 Portugal players to watch at the World Cup

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Portugal has long been admired for producing talented players, and their flair has earned them the tag of "the Brazilians of Europe."