Latest 2014 FIFA World Cup News

Red Bulls beat Crew to advance, frees Berhalter for US

Nov. 12, 2018 12:07 AM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, too. Daniel Royer scored twice in a 2:44 span...

Real Madrid fires coach Lopetegui after big loss to Barca

Oct. 29, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — In just months, Julen Lopetegui has lost two of the most high-profile coaching jobs in the world. Lopetegui was finally fired by Real Madrid on Monday, less than five months after he was sacked by Spain before the World Cup for not telling federation officials he accepted the Madrid job. The...

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Oct. 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host...

Brazil museum fire sparks soul searching about spending

Sep. 27, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Long before Brazil's National Museum went up in flames, the people who ran it were pleading for help to renovate the dilapidated 200-year-old building that held much of the nation's historical and scientific heritage. They appealed for $4.2 million in private donations three years ago...

Private jets, favors to son detailed in FIFA official's case

Sep. 24, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find "more cost efficient alternatives...

Earthquakes star Chris Wondolowski chases MLS goals record

Sep. 20, 2018 3:30 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski goes to work for the San Jose Earthquakes with little fanfare, the pursuit of Landon Donovan's Major League Soccer career scoring mark hardly weighing on his mind as he focuses his energy on providing an example for his teammates and the youth. Wondo, as everyone...