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World Cup 2010

Brilliant Octopus Stuns Soccer Fans With World Cup Picks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

An Octopus in Germany is stunning soccer fans around the world with his remarkable ability to predict the outcome of German World Cup games. Paul, a m...

World Cup Fans: The Agony And The Ecstasy (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

World Cup fans are living and breathing their teams, and the AP caught some of the emotion, seen in photographs below. From face painting to full c...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

OK, it wasn't exactly Mike Eruzione and the Miracle on Ice, but Landon Donovan's late goal against Algeria was one of the biggest goals in U.S. history.

World Cup 2010 BRACKETS: Round 2 Match-Ups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The World Cup 2010 brackets are now set for the Round of 16. The 16 nations to survive the group stage and advance to knockout play are: Uruguay, Sou...

A Miracle in Pretoria: Field Notes from the U.S. World Cup Games

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

If soccer is indeed a religion and the World Cup its church, then the U.S. has finally taken its seat at the pew.

Sorry Beckham, We Needed Our Own Hero -- Donovan Is Our Man

Cassie Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Cassie Williams

The US, in one moment, with one goal, became interested, invested, intrigued. And we have our very own hero, Landon Donovan, to thank.

Paraguay Advances, New Zealand Done At World Cup

AP/Huffington Post | ROB MURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

POLOKWANE, South Africa — Paraguay was held to an uneventful 0-0 draw by New Zealand on Thursday but still won its World Cup group and moved into th...

Defending World Cup Champion Italy ELIMINATED In First Round

AP/Huffington Post | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Defending champion Italy was eliminated Thursday from the World Cup with a humbling 3-2 loss to Slovakia, which advanced. Slovakia f...

The Power of Ping Pong

Saul Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Saul Gitlin

Other than at the 38th parallel on the Korean peninsula, the closest proximity that Americans and North Koreans have recently found themselves is in South Africa at the World Cup. Of course there are some huge differences.

The Day We Learned to Love Soccer

Stinson Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stinson Carter

Yesterday was a rough day in the life of America, but it was also a day that began with people across the country waking up early to watch their soccer team play a do-or-die match against Algeria in the World Cup.

Today's Front Pages

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the papers today:...

WATCH: Fans Around The Country React To Epic USA Goal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The United States advanced to the World Cup knockout stage in the most dramatic fashion possible on Wednesday, scoring an epic goal in extra time for ...

Donovan's Amazing Feat: Making U.S. One With the Rest of the World

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Steve Kettmann

The World Cup provides an opportunity for Americans to shed some of the baggage of its global super power status and instead just be one of the guys.

Lion Burger Served For World Cup: Purveyor Has Done Time For Tiger & Leopard Meat | Annalyn Censky, Staff Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The internet has been bubbling all day on word of a restaurant in Mesa, Arizona serving a World Cup-inspired Lion Burger. The story was first reporte...

The Day U.S. Soccer Fans Waited a Lifetime For

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Will Bunch

On ESPN, anchor Kenny Mayne came on the air and asked: "Where were you when Landon Donovan scored the greatest goal in U.S. history?"

Algerian World Cup Player SLAPS Female Reporter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) PRETORIA, South Africa -- Algeria striker Rafik Saifi has been involved in an altercation with a journalist after his team was eliminated from th...

What To Do When You Get Screwed By the Refs

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

The issue here is not about right and wrong or fair and unfair. It is about smart and productive versus one-sided and self-defeating.

Is This the Breakthrough for Soccer in America?

Ken Gude | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ken Gude

Support for soccer in the US has been growing steadily and all that is needed is a deep run in the World Cup when everyone is watching. What for so long has seemed just a dream now is squarely within our grasp.

Germany Beats Ghana, Both Teams Advance At World Cup

AP/Huffington Post | NESHA STARCEVIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Germany won. Ghana lost, then won. Mesut Oezil scored on a left-footed blast from outside the area Wednesday to give Germany a 1-0 v...

Australia Beats Serbia At World Cup, Both Teams Finished

AP/Huffington Post | MARK WALSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NELSPRUIT, South Africa — After a match that wound up meaning very little, both Australia and Serbia reflected on what might have been. Tim Cahill ...

Study: 15 Minutes In World Cup Stadium Can Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

AOL News | Andrew Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The South African researchers found the noise in the stadium "reached dangerously high levels," averaging 131 decibels but up to 144 decibels. At thes...

U.S.A vs. Algeria: The Remix (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

It's time to celebrate America folks. And what better way to do it than with this video we found on Buzzfeed, which cuts together footage of the U.S. ...

Avi Zenilman

America Embraces Role of Unbeatable Underdog | Avi Zenilman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After today's down-to-the-last-minute 1-0 victory over Algeria, America can finally compete on the international stage in a way that reflects both its anxiety and confidence.

World Cup High-Five Montage: Slapping Palms In South Africa (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Goaallllll!!!!!!! USA advances!!!! We should all high five!!!! Wow, rarely am I provided with such a perfect segue. Funny Or Die's Almost Twins ar...

WATCH: USA Wins With Epic Goal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The United States advanced in the World Cup on Wednesday with a critical goal in stoppage time. With just minutes remaining in the game, Landon Donova...