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World Cup 2010

Italian Coach Blasts Team: They Didn't Follow Orders!

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

IRENE, South Africa — Italy coach Marcello Lippi lamented that his squad wasn't able to follow his orders in its stunning 1-1 draw with New Zeal...

French Soccer Legend Zinedine Zidane: France World Cup Performance 'Sad'

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Zinedine Zidane is disappointed by France's on-field performances at the World Cup and doesn't agree with the team's actions off ...

Paraguay Beats Slovakia 2-0 At World Cup

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — At a World Cup lacking offense, Paraguay showed some punch. Enrique Vera and Cristian Riveros each scored Sunday a...

MELTDOWN: French Soccer Director Quits In Disgust

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

KNYSNA, South Africa — A draw, a loss, a tantrum and now chaos for Les Bleus. France's World Cup team refused to train Sunday in protest of str...

French Striker SENT HOME After Trashing Coach

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

KNYSNA, South Africa — French star Nicolas Anelka has been thrown off his nation's World Cup team after getting into a heated exchange with coac...

David Beckham Confronted By Angry Fan In Locker Room

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — FIFA is pledging tightened security after an angry fan broke through security lines and slipped into the England locker room in C...

USA-Slovenia Call Continues To Draw Questions

AP | SIMON HAYDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Modern soccer has turned the penalty area into a wrestling ring, and that's what cost the United States victory in its World Cup ...

France World Cup Team Called 'Pathetic' & 'Catastrophe'

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS — "Catastrophe!" says one French commentator. "Pathetic!" says the front-page headline on France's most read tabloid....

Argentina Destroys South Korea 4-1 At World Cup

AP | IAN PHILLIPS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — With Gonzalo Higuain scoring a hat trick and Lionel Messi in the thick of the action, stylish Argentina is on the brink of advanc...

Wimbledon Bans Vuvuzelas After World Cup Ruckus

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Quiet, please. Organizers are making sure there will be no racket from vuvuzelas at the Wimbledon tennis championships....

England's World Cup Jerseys Stained By Sewage Leak

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

I'm not sure if this is better or worse than Saturday's 1-1 result against the Americans, but the English World Cup team stepped in it again (this tim...

FIFA Might Scrap World Cup Draws

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BERLIN — FIFA president Sepp Blatter says soccer's governing body will consider eliminating ties in all World Cup games. Blatter said Saturday ...

Netherlands Beats Denmark 2-0 At World Cup

AP | MATTIAS KAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — The Netherlands surged into the World Cup with one of the globe's fiercest attacks. It took some luck to get that offense on trac...

World Cup 2010 Ratings Start Off Strong

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The World Cup is causing quite a buzz on U.S. television. Nielsen Co. estimates indicate the quadrennial soccer tournament is off to...

Italy & Paraguay Draw In World Cup Surprise

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Italy fell behind, then lost its star goalkeeper for the second half. So a 1-1 World Cup draw with Paraguay should not...

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...

French Soccer Legend Zinedine Zidane SLAMS France World Cup Team

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

KNYSNA, South Africa — Former France captain Zinedine Zidane says Raymond Domenech "is not a coach" and that "there is no teamwork" among the Fr...

Officials Deny Reports Of USA Soccer Coach's Resignation

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Bob Bradley's run as head coach of the U.S. Soccer team has not come to a close just yet, despite a wealth of rumors saying he had resigned from his n...

Vuvuzela Ban Could Come To World Cup

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

World Cup organizers are considering a vuvuzela ban at World Cup 2010. What's the vuvuzela, and why ban it? The vuvuzela is the horn responsible for t...

Germany Crushes Australia, 4-0 At World Cup

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

DURBAN, South Africa — For one night, the Beautiful Game belonged to Germany. Known more as a methodical team than a brilliantly creative one s...

Slovenia Beats Algeria, 1-0 In World Cup Matchup

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

POLOKWANE, South Africa — Hey England and America, look who's on top of your World Cup group. Little Slovenia! Robert Koren scored a late goal ...

World Cup 2010: South Korea Beats Greece 2-0

AP | STUART CONDIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — South Korea opened the World Cup like it wanted to repeat its 2002 run to the semifinals. Greece looked like it w...

FIFA To Investigate Alleged Mistreatment Of North Korean World Cup Team

AP | BY ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

SINGAPORE — FIFA President Sepp Blatter said soccer's world governing body has opened an inquiry into allegations that North Korea might have mi...

PHOTOS: Bikinis, Body Paint, Fake Blood And More -- PETA's Most Outrageous Summer Stunts

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Pamplona to Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta to New York, PETA produced an incredible array of protests this summer. While some protesters dressed as bears,...

USA World Cup Team Delayed By Elephant

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

RUSTENBURG, South Africa — Forget getting past England. The U.S. soccer team had to get past the elephants first. The U.S. team was delayed twi...