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Anti-Islam Dutch Party Calls for Ban on Immigrants in the Hague Soccer Clubs

Anita Schillhorn van Veen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anita Schillhorn van Veen

The conflation of soccer violence with Islamicization and the influence of immigrants along with the proposed ban constitute an absurd attempt to polarize opinion on a topic as localized and unpolitical as amateur sports leagues.

Who to Root for in the World Cup Final

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

Both Spain and the Netherlands offer compelling reasons for fans to cheer them on, and what follows is a brief case why you, the average American soccer fan, should root for the La Furia Roja (Spain) or the Oranje (the Netherlands).

World Cup: Quarterfinals Preview

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

The World Cup is moving right along, and it's hard to believe that we are already in the quarterfinals. With some time off before matches resume, here is a primer on each of the games.

World Cup Curses: Whose Is Worst?

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

Amidst the brilliant goals of Brazil and Germany's dominance, there is also the dark side of the World Cup: the World Cup Curse. A few unlucky nations are good, but never good enough.