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President Jonathan of Nigeria: Stop Playing Politics With Soccer

Ademola Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ademola Bello

Of all the myriad problems facing Nigeria, the President has nothing serious to think about, other than to lament the country's National team poor showing at the World Cup.

Tipping Point for U.S. Soccer Has Long Passed

Beau Dure | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Beau Dure

The numbers are in on the World Cup, and it appears 40 billion Americans are watching on ESPN, another 40 billion are watching on Univision, and another 120 billion are watching online.

South Africa World Cup: A Billion Condoms And 40,000 Sex Workers.

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Iva Skoch, GlobalPost CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- The taxi drivers hustling around the bars on Long Street in Cape Town say they are ready for all...

Whose World Cup Is It?

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

The commentators, analysts and politicians all had it wrong. In the beginning, they all decried that the World Cup belonged to Africa. So how did everyone get it so wrong?

Surprise! Stunning Lingerie Model WILL Run Naked After World Cup Loss

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Larissa Riquelme, the captivating lingerie model who enchanted soccer fans around the world with her enthusiastic support of the Paraguayan World Cup ...

Yolanthe Cabau, Wesley Sneijder Girlfriend? Couple Married In April (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Yolanthe Cabau was the girlfriend -- and is now the wife -- of Wesley Sneijder, the Dutch World Cup star who has scored five goals in the current tour...

Netherlands Eliminates Uruguay, Advances To World Cup Final

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(SCROLL DOWN FOR NETHERLANDS VS. URUGUAY VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS, PHOTOS & MORE) CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- A Dutch treat: The Netherlands is in the World...

WATCH: Uruguay Ties Netherlands With Terrific Goal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The Netherlands took an early lead against Uruguay in the World Cup semifinals on Tuesday, but South America's lone remaining team fired back just bef...

WATCH: Dutch Take Lead In World Cup Semifinals With ROCKET Goal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The Netherlands faces Uruguay in the World Cup semifinals, and the Dutch got off to a great start when 35-year-old Giovanni van Bronckhorst rocketed i...

Uruguay Vs. Netherlands LIVE Streaming Online (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Uruguay vs. Netherlands is underway in a World Cup 2010 semifinal match in South Africa. Watch the match LIVE with the link below. Uruguay outlasted ...

In Praise of Maradona

Alan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Black

Few men have endured as many kicks as Diego Maradona. Maradona was created in the slums. He grew up in a strong family determined to boot his way out of poverty's box.

How to Watch a World Cup Soccer Match

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Taylor

As we move into the last few matches I thought it would be helpful to explain some of the basics of the game and help you sound savvy with your foreign-born World Cup-obsessed friends.

Innovation World Cup Style

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

The world's biggest sporting event has been a case study in how big organizations struggle to innovate.

SHOCK: Psychic Octopus Stuns Home Country With Latest World Cup Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul, a brilliant German octopus, has impressed fans worldwide with his uncanny ability to correctly predict the outcome of Germany's World Cup games ...

Cristiano Ronaldo Admits To Fathering Love Child

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the World Cup, but the soccer star is not done making news. Specifically, Ronaldo has admitted to making a baby. The form...

To Err Is Human

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The egregious mistakes made by World Cup field officials are far more insufferable than the incessant vuvuzelas. These kinds of errors, made while the world is watching, can be both embarrassing and dangerous.

Umbro World Cup Photo Shoot: Models Showcase Soccer Shirts (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Umbro unveiled a line of seven World Cup shirts and they enlisted a soccer player's wife or girlfriend for each country represented in the set. Englan...

World Cup Survey: Fans Will Endure Starvation & Unemployment For Victory (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

It's no secret that the World Cup attracts hardcore fans, and a recent survey seems to reinforce that perception. On Friday, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" re...

PHOTOS: Gorgeous Lingerie Model's Nudity Pledge Ends In Heartbreak

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Larissa Riquelme, a gorgeous lingerie model who promised to run naked through the streets of Asuncion if Paraguay won the World Cup, saw her nudity pl...

PHOTOS: Argentina Coach Diego Maradona Will Be Misssed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Diego Maradona made plenty of waves while heading Argentina's World Cup team in 2010, but the country's run this year finally came to an end at the ha...

Spain Knocks Out Paraguay At World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG -- David Villa has millions of friends in Spain these days and two pretty good ones in South Africa – the goalposts at Ellis Park. V...

Germany Eliminates Argentina From World Cup (HIGHLIGHTS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- No trash talking needed. Germany was just too good for Argentina. Miroslav Klose scored twice to move into a tie for secon...

Vanity Fair World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo & Didier Drogba STRIP (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The 2010 World Cup is just more than a month away, and Vanity Fair is getting in the soccer spirit by showcasing the bodies of some of the sport's big...

When the Refs Don't Make Clear Calls: The Supreme Court and the Unclear Path for Innovators

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Not being a soccer fan myself, I cannot fully appreciate the various tweets, articles and quips on the calls made by the referees during the 2010 Worl...

5 Rules for Adopting a New World Cup Team to Root For

Rob Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rob Sachs

Here are my five rules for acceptable home team adoption once your real home team has been knocked out.