World Cup Mania

World Cup Mania : Twitter Take
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The latest Tweets on 'Vuvuzelas'

Unfiltered, real-time commentary from the world at large

World Cup Mania : Opinion Brief
Why are Americans suddenly interested in soccer?

America's World Cup ratings boom: 5 theories

More people watched the United States vs. England match than the opening games of the NBA finals. Is soccer finally taking off with American viewers?

World Cup Mania : Opinion Brief
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World Cup: Team USA's 'inexplicable' disallowed goal

Team USA almost sealed a historic comeback win against Slovenia in today's World Cup, but a contentious ref's decision meant they must settle for a tie

World Cup Mania : The List
Dutch beermaker Bavaria sent out "fans" in skimpy outfits to raise visibility for the brand.

The 6 biggest off-the-field World Cup controversies

Fake North Korean fans, illegal Dutch miniskirts, and a Brazilian Twitter hoax. The drama behind the scenes at the World Cup is almost as scintillating as the action on the pitch

World Cup Mania : Opinion Brief
Does a lack of enthusiasm for the World Cup indicate a racist outlook?

World Cup: Is it racist to hate soccer?

The "right wing noise machine" attack on soccer reflects "racism and imperial arrogance," suggests Dave Zirin in The Nation. Does he have a point?

World Cup Mania : Opinion Brief
Some World Cup fans have embraced the vuvuzela horns.

World Cup: Ban the vuvuzela horns?

The horns blown by fans at the World Cup are apparently so loud they're preventing players from hearing each other on the field. Is it time to ban them? 

World Cup Mania : Reader Poll

What's your opinion on World Cup coverage?

Take our reader poll: The Soccer World Cup begins this weekend. Will you be watching?

World Cup Mania : Forecast
The World Cup begins on Friday. What teams should fans keep an eye out for?

World Cup 2010: Ten teams to watch

A brief guide to the top contenders at the world's most popular sporting event

World Cup Mania : Opinion Brief
Acclaimed Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inaritu created Nike's blockbuster World Cup spot

Nike's World Cup spot: Best ad ever?

Packed with star cameos, lavish crowd shots, and soccer in-jokes, Nike's three-minute "Write the Future" ad has left some critics slack-jawed

World Cup Mania : Twitter Take
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The latest Tweets on the 'World Cup'

Unfiltered, real-time commentary from the world at large

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