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2010 World Cup

Turning the World Into a Field of Play

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Coach Sara from The Football Club Social Alliance celebrates the One World Futbols with the kids in her community (Uganda). Image © 2013 The Footbal...

All Eyes on Jurgen Klinsmann, All Hands on Deck

Darryl Woodard | Posted 10.08.2013 | Sports
Darryl Woodard

In early 2012 an E-Trade commercial aired during the New York Giants vs. New England Patriots Super Bowl. A nervous groom stood awaiting his wife to b...

PHOTOS: Paul The Octopus Gets 6-Foot Memorial

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BERLIN -- Fans of Paul the Octopus can admire a memorial to the mollusk at the aquarium where he became the World Cup prognosticator. The Sea Life aq...

World Cup Qualifying Match Fixed?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BOCHUM, Germany — A convicted match-fixer testified Wednesday that he bribed a Bosnian referee to manipulate a World Cup qualifying match betwee...

2010 In Photos: Moments Of The Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Between sporting events that captured the nations of the world, celebrations, climate change and natural disasters, new political movements, and perso...

Octopus Paul II: Successor To Paul The Octopus Revealed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

OBERHAUSEN, Germany — The successor to the World-Cup predicting Paul the Octopus is French. Seal Life aquarium spokeswoman Tanja Munzig says th...

Suarez Ban: FIFA To Study Report Before Deciding On His Suspension For Intentional Handball

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — FIFA has suspended Uruguay forward Luis Suarez for one match for his deliberate handball to deny Ghana the winning goal in the te...

2010 World Cup Live Coverage Expands On The Web, Cell Phones

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — With games airing live on cell phones and computers, the World Cup will get more online coverage than any major sporting event yet. W...

The Singing of National Anthems in International Soccer

Andrei Markovits | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

The iconography of a national team's players singing the anthem has lent the World Cup a nationalistic air and martial demeanor that did not exist in soccer until sometime in the 1990s

South Africa's World Cup Legacy: Operationalizing Ubuntu

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shari Cohen

Will South Africa be able to harness the joyful unity of the World Cup and use it for the improvement of some very real and very pressing issues that face the country as a whole?

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...

FIFA To England, Mexico: We're Sorry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter has apologized to England and Mexico for the refereeing errors that helped eliminate them from the World C...

Ben Craw

World Cup 2010: Every Goal Scored In Group Play (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After two weeks of group stage matches, this morning marks the first day of the 2010 FIFA World Cup's knockout stage. Before we look ahead to this aft...

The Best World Cup 2010 Apps For Soccer-Obsessed Fans (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is in full swing, and the whole world is watching--on TV, on the web, via Twitter, and on their phones. The 2010 World Cup ...

Funniest Vuvuzela Pics (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you've seen any World Cup match so far - or for that matter know anyone with a TV - you've heard the sound: BZZZZZZZZZZ. It's awful. And it never s...

PHOTOS: World Cup Fever Hits LA As Mexico Defeats France 2-0

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Angelenos gathered at Guelaguetza, a traditional Oaxacan restaurant in Koreatown, to watch the world cup match between Mexico and France. It was stand...

World Cup Soccer Comes Live To Haiti's Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Millions were left homeless from the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12. Five months later, one and a half million are still on the streets, ...

South Africa Rolls Out the Ubuntu in Abundance

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shari Cohen

To me, Ubuntu is the acceptance of others as parts of the sum total of each of us. And that is exactly what I have experienced during the lead up to, and the initial days of this World Cup.

U.S. vs. England Recreated By Legos (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In case you missed the U.S.'s "victory" over England over the weekend, you're in luck. The website Lego Fussball has gone through the trouble of recre...

USA Vs. England: Agony to Ecstasy in 90 Minutes

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

A funny thing happened -- Team USA located its spinal column. They tightened up and did not succumb to the seemingly inevitable defeat which was staring them smack dab between the eyes.

South Africa's World Cup: Is Anyone Really the Winner?

Shari Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shari Cohen

When I think about the media opportunities that a World Cup stage provides, I see a missed opportunity. Shame on FIFA for not supporting the host country in at least shining a light on urgent social issues.

Colbert's Plan To Dump Oil On British Soccer Team (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Colbert took on two major news events, The World Cup and the oil spill, in one glorious segment last night. With the U.S. facing England in the firs...

Soccer Players Who Look Like Monsters (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A while back we brought you the frightful gallery, Figure Skaters Who Look Like Monsters. Well, those aren't the only athletes who transform into mons...

Love and Devotion: The World Cup and the 'Religion' of Soccer

Bradley B. Onishi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bradley B. Onishi

It seems that the only means of explaining the phenomenon of the World Cup is through categories and concepts that we usually reserve for the religious and the sacred.

Africa and the World Cup: Soccer as Evolution?

Muriam Haleh Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Muriam Haleh Davis

Coverage of the World Cup has been obsessed with pinpointing, and defining Africanness, not transcending it. Along the way the old colonial tropes -- of Africa as monolithic, black, and Europe's "other," have been reasserted anew.