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."

Is The Ronaldo Factor enough for Portugal?

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

The question facing Portugal at the Word Cup is plain: Can Cristiano Ronaldo do for his country what Diego Maradona did for Argentina at the 1986 tournament?

5 Germany players to watch at the World Cup

| |Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Germany departs for the World Cup as one of the teams to beat despite having a relatively young squad.

Brazil president to Blatter: Country will be ready

|Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has been "reassured" by Brazil's president that the country will be ready to host the World Cup.

Workers end strike after protest near WCup stadium

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Workers ended a strike at the World Cup stadium in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba after disrupting traffic for nearly two hours and forcing organizers to accept their demands on Thursday.

Stephen Keshi is Nigeria's 'Big Boss'

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi lifted Africa's fallen giant to the continental title after two decades of underachievement, and lived up to his "Big Boss" nickname by retaining control even after the national federation threatened to fire him midway through the tournament.