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28,000 Soccer Fans Skipping Work To Watch The World Cup (PHOTO)

By now, American soccer fans have probably grown pretty good at making up excuses why they're not at work during the World Cup's prime time games.<p>In the U.S. Soccer Federation's home of Chicago on Tuesday, fans packed Soldier Field (an NFL stadium) to watch USA take on Belgium in the knockout …

A Sport That Combines Soccer And Golf Is Getting Insanely Popular In California

On a recent weekday, the Detroit-area family played both sports at the same time, with 18 holes of FootGolf.<p>The soccer-golf hybrid has gained a foothold in the U.S., where officials at a number of courses say it's helping them financially and drawing a younger and more diverse crowd.<p>And repeat …

U.S. Soccer Team Scores on Instagram

If your sports business friends don't know that the typical athletics-focused consumer seems to love Instagram video, do them a favor and tell them. …

Artists Embrace World Cup

Exhibitions<p>The humble soccer ball inspires two very different projects.<p>,<p>Craving more World-Cup inspired art? artnet News has your soccer art fix with …

Ann Coulter Is Still Trying To Argue That Soccer Is Horrible

For someone who hates soccer, Ann Coulter is certainly spending a lot of time talking about it.<p>The conservative pundit appeared on "Hannity" Monday night to defend her recent anti-soccer column in which she trolled World Cup fans everywhere and bashed America's new soccer obsession as "a sign of …

The real test for soccer in the US begins now

It’s over. Unless you are living under a rock, by now you should know that America’s World Cup dream died in Brazil last night, when the US men’s national team was defeated 2-1 by Belgium.<p>The USA team exceeded expectations after managing to escape the so-called “group of death,” so the tournament …

Police release 911 call in punching death of Michigan soccer referee

A 911 call released Wednesday recounts the moments after soccer referee John Bieniewicz was fatally punched in the head by a player during an adult-league soccer match in Michigan.<p>"The referee is knocked out," a female caller frantically told a 911 operator on Sunday. "He's not waking …

Fans Want Tim Howard to Be Secretary of Defense

Ali Haider—EPA<p>Sergio Moraes—Reuters<p>Ruben Sprich—Reuters<p>Ali Haider—EPA<p>Laurence Griffiths—Getty Images<p>Jamie McDonald—Getty Images<p>Themba Hadebe—AP<p>Marcio …

Michigan man charged in punching death of soccer referee

A Michigan referee of an adult-league soccer match died Tuesday, two days after being punched in the head by a player, authorities said.<p>John Bieniewicz, 44, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital from injuries suffered in what police said was an unprovoked attack. The blow left the victim unconscious …

Here's How World Cup Fans Represent Their Favorite Soccer Icons

Mexico's fans celebrate holding a mask of Mexico's head coach Miguel Herrera after the match between Croatia and Mexico<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ricardo Mazalan—AP

FOX Soccer Podcast: World Cup quarters preview, USA’s overall campaign

The road to World Cup glory is slowly reaching its climax.<p>In the third World Cup installment of the FOX Soccer Podcast, United States Soccer National …

Facebook Found Out What's More Popular: "Soccer" or "Football"

As the world descended into World Cup mania, Facebook decided to sift through its 1 billion-plus tournament related posts to run a little (completely …

Beckham Wants To Build His Soccer Stadium At PortMiami

Soccer superstar <b>David Beckham</b> reportedly wants to build his Major League Soccer stadium over on <b>25 acres at the southwest corner of Dodge Island</b>, where the port has been planning to develop condos, hotels, retail, and a megayacht marina. This is according to the Miami Herald. This works because, …

Play-by-play recap of Brazil 2 | 1 Colombia - 2014 FIFA World Cup

90'<p>+5<p>All of Colombia, including Olspina, inside the box as Ramos once again is unable to give his header direction; ending Colombia's World Cup dream.<p>90'<p>+3<p>Free kick for Colombia. The entire squad heads up towards the Brazilian penalty area with one minute to go<p>90'<p>+2<p>Corner-kick for Colombia! Mario …

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Netherlands Beats Costa Rica 4-3 on Penalty Kicks: 2014 FIFA World Cup Live Blog Quarterfinals

One more country can book its tickets to the semifinals of the World Cup in Brazil today.<p>Argentina shut out Belgium 1-0. At 4 p.m., tournament …

Fifa World Cup 2014 Quarter Finals: Netherlands Will Beat Costa Rica And Argentina Will Best Belgium, Predicts Cortana

Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, has successfully predicted the outcome of two more matches in the Fifa World Cup 2014.<p>The digital assistant, …

Nigeria under close Fifa watch

The Super Eagles have been given a four-day warning to reinstate the president of their football federation or face sanctions from the game's governing organisation<p>Fifa is keeping a close watch over the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) after its president and his executive committee were …

Nigeria face FIFA ban if they don't reinstate the NFF's executive committee

Nigeria have been ordered by FIFA to reinstate the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not later than Tuesday or face a ban.<p>On Thursday, a Nigerian court sacked the NFF and the government appointed a sole administrator for the country's football.<p>In a letter signed by FIFA …

FIFA to look into Neymar injury

FIFA has told ESPN it will investigate the circumstances of the injury that has ruled Brazil forward Neymar out of the rest of the World Cup.<p>The …

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FIFA study Zuniga’s challenge that injured Brazilian star Neymar

FIFA’s disciplinary committee is studying the challenge that led to Brazil’s star player Neymar suffering a fractured vertebra to decide on action …

FIFA initiate investigation on Zuñiga's World Cup-ending tackle on Neymar

Brazil grappled with the injury blow which ruled Neymar out of the World Cup on Saturday as FIFA said it was investigating the tackle which saw the star striker stretchered out of the tournament.<p>Neymar's tournament-ending injury cast a pall over Brazil's 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia on …

Fifa to investigate Neymar incident

The disciplinary committee is set to examine Juan Camilo Zuniga's challenge on the Brazil star, which ruled him out of the rest of the World Cup<p>Fifa has confirmed it will analyse the incident in Friday's World Cup quarter-final which saw Neymar suffer a broken vertebra.<p>Colombia defender Juan Camilo …

FIFA reveals details of Rio police ticketing investigation

FIFA says 131 World Cup tickets, including 70 for corporate hospitality packages, were seized by Rio de Janeiro police investigating ticket scalping.<p>FIFA reveals details of Rio police ticketing investigation<p>07/05/2014<p>FIFA says 131 World Cup tickets, including 70 for corporate hospitality packages, …

ESPN FC United Blog Blog - ESPN FC

By Armando Neria, ESPN Mexico<p>27 minutes ago<p>This season's meetings between Liga Bancomer MX and MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League have sparked a …

Messi guides Argentina into semis, Dutch scrape in

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Argentines didn't need a late winner from Lionel Messi this time, settling in to protect a 1-0 margin against Belgium that …