world cup 2014
The World Cup is almost one year away but Sao Paolo's stadium is not quite ready to host the big event. FIFA is getting impatient and has warned the city that it could potentially lose its opportunity to host the world's most popular sporting event.
During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the world was introduced to the vuvuzela, a lengthy trumpet-looking instrument that created a loud irritating noise. When combined with thousands of other vuvuzela, the sound in the environment was akin to a nest of angry bees. The tradition will continue with the 2014 World Cup, but the tournament will feature a new instrument called the Caxirola.
Three crucial World Cup qualifiers took place in the CONCACAF on Tuesday and each one had major implications on the standings.
Mexico and the United States battled to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday night in each team's third match of the 2014 hexagonal stage of the World Cup qualifiers.
The World Cup qualifiers continued on Tuesday with 32 UEFA teams in action. Here is how the matches ended and the implications in each group.
Spain took sole possession atop Group I with a hard fought 1-0 win over France.
The CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers continued on Tuesday with four big matches.
Last time France and Spain met, the French rallied to draw even with the defending World Champions. Heading into the qualifiers on Friday, most expected this match to determine which team would take the lead in Group I. Afterall, there was no way that either team would lose points to inferior competition right?
Honduras is proving to be the team to beat in the CONCACAF.
Ecuador was idle on Friday from World Cup qualifying matches, but will have a huge opportunity to improve its position on Tuesday when it takes on a struggling Peruvian side.
Wesley Sneijder's time with the national Dutch side could be coming to an end. The team continued to dominate at the World Cup qualifiers despite his injury in the first half against Estonia on Friday.
Costa Rica made huge news over the weekend when its Soccer federation filed a complaint to FIFA to ask for the match with the United States to be replayed.
Radamel Falcao's profile continues to increase as the Colombian striker makes his name for his national club.
Ireland is in dire need of a win against Austria on Tuesday but will need to obtain it without the help of Captain Robbie Keane. According to a number of reports, the 32-year old has suffered a calf strain and is not allowed to play in the match on Tuesday.
After drawing 1-1 with Romania on Friday, the Hungarian National Soccer Team knows that it must win its match with Turkey in order to maintain the second spot in Group D.