Gisele Bundchen to carry 2014 World Cup Trophy at finals

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been selected to escort 2014 World Cup trophy to the field before the final match on July 13.

Maracana workers end strike, World Cup work resume

Construction workers refurbishing the Maracana stadium for the 2014 World Cup finals have ended their strike for better conditions, their union and the consortium in charge of the site said.

Serbia and Croatia in World Cup stare-down

The coaches of bitter Balkan rivals Serbia and Croatia were confident their teams would reach the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil after they were drawn together in a tough European qualifying Group A.

2014 World Cup to start on June 12, FIFA says

The 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil will start on June 12 with the final on July 13, FIFA`s secretary general Jerome Valcke said.

Pele named honorary ambassador for 2014 World Cup

Football legend Pele accepted an invitation from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to act as an honorary ambassador for the 2014 World Cup.

Brazilian Congress limits powers of FIFA, IOC

Brazilian lawmakers have limited the powers of FIFA and IOC over projects related to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

FIFA slams Brazil`s World Cup progress

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Friday issued a scathing assessment of Brazil`s 2014 World Cup preparations, saying the future hosts still lacked stadia, airports and transportation.

Pele, Charlton and Cafu join FIFA`s task force

Pele, Bobby Charlton and former Brazil captain Cafu will join the FIFA task force which look at ways of brightening up the game and improve refereeing in time for the 2014 World Cup.

FIFA to decide on 2014 World Cup slots next week

FIFA will make one of its most politically sensitive decisions next week when soccer`s governing body decides how many places each continent will get at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Morumbi excluded from 2014 World Cup

Sao Paulo`s Morumbi stadium, one of the biggest and best-known in South America, has been dropped from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the local organising committee and FIFA said.

Asia already planning for 2014 qualifiers

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is still six months away but Asia is already planning for the 2014 tournament in Brazil.