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World Cup 2010

A Simple Guide to Overcoming World Cup Fear and Boredom, and Understanding the Beauty of the Beautiful Game

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

I feel bad for anyone who thinks soccer is boring. And being American, I want to help.

French Parliament Demanding Answers About World Cup Loss

AP | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS — French legislators huddled behind closed doors to investigate an issue of national importance – not terrorism or recession, but th...

In World Cup, Time to Lose National Stereotypes

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

Stylistically, the game has become homogeneous. I couldn't discern any difference between the way Denmark played in the World Cup and the way Japan played -- except that Japan played better.

Winning the World Cup

J.B. Pritzker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
J.B. Pritzker

The truth most World Cup nations know is: If we start them young, we can compete and win. The key to America's economic future is educating kids as early in their lives as we can.

Football, Food and Nationality

Jamie Schler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jamie Schler

Is there one factor, one measure of knowing when a new community is totally integrated? As individuals, families, and whole communities emigrate, they bring with them their eating habits and traditions.

Amazing Octopus Tries For Another Successful World Cup Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul, an octopus in Oberhausen, Germany, gained notice around the world last week by blowing away soccer fans with his wise World Cup picks. The marve...

WATCH: Did Cristiano Ronaldo Spit At Cameraman After Loss?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Portugal was knocked out of the World Cup on Tuesday, and among the players eliminated is the sport's most expensive, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugues...

PHOTOS: Beautiful Lingerie Model Makes Naked World Cup Pledge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paraguay's success at the World Cup continued on Tuesday, with the country's soccer team beating Japan on penalty kicks to advance to the tournament's...

Brazil: The New Italy

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

While Italy is done and dusted at the World Cup, their dreadful style of football lives on. Brazil has drastically altered their strategy and now carries the banner for defensive, ugly soccer.

Spain Beats Portugal To Reach World Cup Quarterfinals

AP/Huffington Post | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Spain spent most of the night trying to break through Portugal's defense. David Villa finally did it. Villa scored of...

This Tournament Isn't So Bad (I Guess)

Thomas Alter | Posted 07.31.2011 | Sports
Thomas Alter

Even though they only led for three minutes total during their exhilarating run, nobody can claim that the US's games lacked drama. They played valiantly and advanced farther than former powerhouses.

Radio Helping Out World Cup Fans in Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Daoud Kuttab

Ingenuity and media entrepreneurship, helped out by technological changes, provided a rare opportunity for many Jordanians to follow their favorite teams vying for the World Cup.

Spain Vs. Portugal: LIVE Streaming Online (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Spain vs. Portugal is underway in a World Cup 2010 Round of 16 match-up in South Africa. Watch the match LIVE with the link below. The winner of Spai...

World Cup: Paraguay Eliminates Japan On Penalty Kicks

AP/Huffington Post | FRANK GRIFFITHS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa — Paraguay advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 5-3 victory over Japan in penalty kicks afte...

1Goal World Cup PSA With Matt Damon, Jessica Alba And Others Is Hilarious (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

1Goal is a an effort to make education for the 72 million children out of school a lasting legacy of the 2010 Word Cup. Celebrities like Queen Rania ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

If it's not bad enough the refs make lousy calls in the World Cup, FIFA will ban the controversial video from giant screens inside the stadium. What's next, blacking them out on the telecasts?

Landon Donovan: The Brand That Will Define U.S. Soccer

Austin Carty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Austin Carty

Just as it took Jordan becoming "Michael Jordan" to change the entire approach to basketball, Donovan finally becoming "Landon Donovan" will have a similar effect on US soccer.

Tale of Two Losses: How USA, Fedor Must Move On

Beau Dure | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Beau Dure

Two profound losses. Two different paths to move forward. Comparing the two, the question is whether it's more difficult to ascend to a sport's peak or re-ascend to it.

How To Train A World Cup Referee: Grueling Training Includes Years Of Fitness, Psychological Tests

Smithsonian.com | Jim Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Just as the players on the pitch have trained for years, the referees for the World Cup are required to be physically fit for duty. ...

Adidas Pays Fan To Watch Entire World Cup Inside Giant Soccer Ball (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Adam Santarossa became one of the luckiest soccer fans in the world when he was selected to sit in a giant dome modeled after the official Jabulani Wo...

Schadenfreude 1, England 0

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Asher Smith

Anyone following minute-by-minute coverage of the World Cup would have picked up on a conspicuous narrative: that Americans lack the fortitude to accept officiating errors in stride.

Brazil Crushes Chile At World Cup

AP/Huffington Post | TALES AZZONI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — As Brazil was dismantling Chile, a couple of fans delighted the crowd by parading around the stadium with two giant gold replicas...

Brazil Vs. Chile: LIVE Streaming Online (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Brazil vs. Chile is underway in a World Cup 2010 Round of 16 match-up in South Africa. Watch the match LIVE with the link below. The winner of Brazil...

Unable to Pay World Cup TV Fees, Jordanians Use Ingenuity With Help From a Local Radio Station

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Some used broadcasts from Israel and some European countries to watch the game, putting the TV on mute and listening to the commentary from the local radio station.

US-Ghana Match Sets World Cup Ratings Record

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

JOHANNESBURG — The United States' 2-1 loss to Ghana in extra time, which eliminated the Americans from the tournament in South Africa, was the m...