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South Africa World Cup

Hosting The World Cup: Why South Africa Might Not Be Benefiting From It After All

DailyFinance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Organizers of the 2010 World Cup, which started Friday, are making the same error that backers of big sporting events always do -- overpromising and u...

South Africa Draws With Mexico In World Cup Opener

AP | ROBERT MILLWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — A joyous day for South Africa. A not quite perfect result. South Africa gave up the lead on a goal by Mexico's Rafael Marquez in...

The Biggest Winner of the World Cup: South Africa

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Howard Steven Friedman

Maintaining a safe sporting event is a daunting challenge. Sure, Spain took the trophy and bragging rights for the tournament, but South Africa was the real winner.

My Apology to Soccer (Futball) Fans Worldwide

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Richard Greener

I choose a day when I witnessed what was arguably the worst World Cup game ever to offer an apology to people I offended by characterizing their beloved game as akin to "watching paint dry."

USA vs. Africa

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

The US is capable of beating Ghana's team and this match represents a huge opportunity for the US to put together a historic World Cup run. Doing so will require the US to play the fearless and relentless soccer that they are becoming known for.

South Africa Eliminates French Train Wreck At World Cup

AP/Huffington Post | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — Strutting into the stadium dancing and singing, Bafana Bafana turned its final game at the World Cup into a rollick...

France, South Africa Could Play Final Match Tuesday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

France and South Africa meet in a World Cup showdown Tuesday at 10:00 AM ET. Both countries have struggled in the tournament, and France has neared a ...

Too Many Teams in This World Cup

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Daniel Altman

With 32 teams in the tournament, there is a huge gap in ability between the best and worst. This dilution of talent has led to some appallingly poor matches -- and we can fix that.

The Real Winners of the FIFA World Cup

Dr. Hischam El-Agamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Hischam El-Agamy

Two decades ago, South Africa was an international pariah. Today it is competing with some of the most successful nations in the world and, as it has shown by organizing the World Cup, it is winning.

World Cup: Uruguay Crushes Host South Africa, 3-0

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa — South African fans blew their vuvuzelas long and loud, hoping to bring their team luck in the World Cup. Uruguay's Die...

WATCH: Uruguayan Striker Rockets In Brilliant Goal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Uruguay has won two World Cups, but their last championship was 60 years ago. The country has gotten off to a good start this year, however, by scorin...

For Football Fans, World Cup Is Chance to Relive Past

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

While enjoying the tournament, we look back on all the previous World Cups. Personally, I remember what I was doing during every World Cup since 1966, when I was 12 and my team won.

Off-Side at the World Cup

Raj Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raj Patel

Ten million South Africans without proper housing will be welcoming foreign visitors, and the glare of the media might provide cover for them to tell their story of 20 years off-side in South Africa.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Can you have a World Cup without drinking? I'm beginning to think not. Bars in Edmonton have received special permission to open early to accommodate World Cup soccer fans.

South Africa Soccer Fans Stampede Outside Stadium Before World Cup Warmup

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

TEMBISA, South Africa — Thousands of soccer fans stampeded outside a stadium Sunday before an exhibition game between Nigeria and North Korea, l...

South Africa World Cup: 40,000 Prostitutes May Enter Country

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The host nation is tightening border controls ahead of a predicted influx of sex workers hoping to ply their trade with fans during the month-long tou...

FIFA Worried That God May Appear at World Cup Finals

Alan Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Black

FIFA is warning the national associations to make sure victory and goal celebrations remain human and not divine.

Jacob Zuma Reportedly Has 20th Child With Friend's Daughter

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

South African President Jacob Zuma has allegedly fathered a child with friend and powerful soccer businessman Irvin Khoza's daughter Sonono Khoza, acc...

Cape Town's Scariest Inhabitants Ahead Of 2010 World Cup: Baboons

AP | COURTNEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Visitors to South Africa's premier holiday destination who are worried about becoming victims of the country's high cr...

Race Row Threatens Power For South African World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Daniel Howden, The Independent An ugly race row has left South Africa's national power company leaderless and is threatening to turn the lights ou...

Strike Season Rocks South Africa

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Thousands of municipal workers marched through downtown Johannesburg this week to demand higher wages and better working...

World In Photos, July 8, 2009

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...

South Africa: Dalai Lama Not Welcome In Country Until After 2010 World Cup

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Organizers shelved a peace conference meant to show how sports can bring people and nations together because South Africa's gover...