U.S. Men's team replace Bob Bradley, and more
Dallas clubs won three of the six national titles at the girls' U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships last weekend: Sting's Under-14s and U-16s, as well as the U-19 Dallas Texans Red, lifted trophies. It was the Sting's 11th national title – the most for any girls club in the country. No Texas boys teams made it to a title game.
WORLD CUP 2014 DRAW
CONCACAF (3.5 teams qualify)
Second Round (Sept. 2-Nov. 15, 2011)
Group A: El Salvador, Suriname, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic
Group B: Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Bermuda
Group C: Panama, Dominica, Nicaragua, Bahamas
Group D: Canada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia
Group E: Grenada, Guatemala, St. Vincent/Grenadines, Belize
Group F: Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, Curaçao, U.S. Virgin Islands
Semifinal Groups (June 8-Oct. 16, 2012)
Top two in each semifinal group advance to the final "hexagonal" group.
Group A: USA, Jamaica, winner E, winner F
Group B: Mexico, Costa Rica, winner A, winner B
Group C: Honduras, Cuba, winner D, winner C
Final Group Stage: (Feb. 6–Oct. 15, 2013)
Top three teams qualify for the WC; fourth-place goes to a playoff against the Oceania winner.
Winners advance; top eight runners-up go into a playoff.
First Round (Sept. 7, 2012-Oct. 15, 2013)
Group A: Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, Scotland, Macedonia, Wales
Group B: Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Armenia, Malta
Group C: Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Faroe Islands, Kazakhstan
Group D: Netherlands, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Estonia, Andorra
Group E: Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Albania, Cyprus, Iceland
Group F: Portugal, Russia, Israel, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg
Group G: Greece, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lithuania, Latvia, Liechtenstein
Group H: England, Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, San Marino
Group I: Spain, France, Belarus, Georgia, Finland
Winners of each group advance to a third round of home-and-home knock-out ties.
Second Round (June 1, 2012-Sept. 10, 2013)
Group A: South Africa, Botswana, Central African Republic, Somalia or Ethiopia
Group B: Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea or Madagascar
Group C: Ivory Coast, Morocco, Gambia, Chad or Tanzania
Group D: Ghana, Zambia, Sudan, Lesotho or Burundi
Group E: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger, São Tomé and Príncipe or Congo
Group F: Nigeria, Malawi, Seychelles or Kenya, Djibouti or Namibia
Group G: Egypt, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Comoros or Mozambique
Group H: Algeria, Mali, Benin, Eritrea or Rwanda
Group I: Cameroon, Libya, Guinea-Bissau or Togo, Swaziland or Congo DR
Group J: Senegal, Uganda, Angola, Mauritius or Liberia
Semifinal Groups: Top two in each group advance to final group stage.
Third Round (Sept. 2, 2011-Feb. 29, 2012)
Group A: China, Jordan, Iraq, Singapore
Group B: Korea Republic, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon
Group C: Japan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Korea DPR
Group D: Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Thailand
Group E: Iran, Qatar, Bahrain, Indonesia
Group winners play home-and-home series; winner plays CONCACAF fourth place.
Second Round (June 1-12, 2012)
Group A: Vanuatu; New Caledonia; American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa, or Tonga; Tahiti
Group B: Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
SOUTH AMERICA (5.5)
Brazil qualifies automatically as host. The other nine teams play in a single league: top four qualify, fifth-place plays Asian fifth-place.
First Round (Oct. 7, 2011-Oct. 15, 2013)
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela