The meltdown of France's World Cup team - both on and off the pitch - have shaken all walks of French society. The team has become a metaphor for everything seen as wrong in France today – politics, race, wealth, and too much individualism.
South Africa World Cup baby names such as Fifa, Bafana, and Soccer City are proliferating in the Rainbow Nation as white and black families name their children after stadiums and teams.
Mexico vs. Uruguay 2010 is the most anticipated match on the World Cup schedule Tuesday, beside France vs. South Africa, Nigeria vs. South Korea, Greece vs. Argentina.
Spain has regained its swagger with two goals from star striker David Villa during the Spain vs. Honduras match. Can they carry that into their do-or-die game against Chile on Friday?
We thought Brazil would lay the goals on North Korea, but instead it was their former colonial masters who pounded the Stalinist regime's soccer team 7-0 during today's Portugal vs. North Korea match.
President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly told Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to extend her stay in South Africa to sort out the nasty feud between players and coaches on France's World Cup soccer team.
Portugal vs. North Korea, Chile vs. Switzerland, and Spain vs. Honduras on the World Cup schedule Monday, June 21.
Brazil soundly beat Ivory Coast 3-1. The victory leaves the African nations struggling to get a team into the next round. But Brazil's Kaká faces a one game suspension.
US vs. Slovenia ended in a controversial 2-2 tie after Mali referee Koman Colibaly disqualified American Maurice Edu’s 85th minute goal. Underdogs again, the US soccer team is exactly where it likes to be.
The official World Cup 2010 soccer ball, the Jabulani, is terrible, say players. Its flight is unpredictable and has produced some of the lowest scoring early matches in World Cup history.
First, Spain. Then, France. Now Germany tumbles 0-1 to Serbia in the first round as a controversial referee decision held back the European powerhouse during today's Germany vs. Serbia game.
Serbia vs. Germany, USA vs. Slovenia, and England vs. Argentina on World Cup schedule Friday.
USA vs. Slovenia is a test to see how far the USA has or has not come – and if they can outgrow a David vs. Goliath complex. While proving they can match World Cup favorite England, in the past they have repeatedly lost to lower-ranked Eastern bloc countries.
Mexico vs. France: 2-0. A scrappy Mexico team outplayed Les Bleues in today's match, frustrating some of the world’s top stars.
The Greece-Nigeria match turned on a sending off. The World Cup score spelled heartbreak for the Nigerians, who now look most likely to fail to qualify for the round of 16 from their group.
Gonzalo Higuaín scored three goals alone, lifting Argentina over South Korea and showing that they are serious contenders in the South Africa World Cup.
Lionel Messi leads Argentina vs. South Korea, Franck Ribery leads France vs. Mexico, and Greece goes against Nigeria on the World Cup schedule Thursday.
Striker Diego Forlan scored twice in a reality check for Bafana Bafana. South Africa’s World Cup bid now hangs by a thread.
If the Bafana Bafana are to win today's South Africa vs. Uruguay game, goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will have to be as quick and alert as he was in the game against Mexico.
The Swiss outlasted a game-long onslaught from the world’s top players to emerge from the Spain vs. Switzerland match 1-0.
A South Africa World Cup strike over what security officers and stewards say are unpaid wages led local police to fire most workers and take over stadium security.
Honduras vs. Chile starts the day, followed by Spain vs. Switzerland, and finally South Africa vs. Uruguay. The host country is looking to upset another Spanish-speaking nation, following its tie against Mexico.
A well-deserved goal late in the Brazil vs. North Korea game gave the Koreans some solace from a performance that was far from disgraceful against soccer juggernaut, Brazil.
Today's Brazil vs. North Korea match is set to be the most lopsided game in a long time. But the lackluster World Cup could use some goals – and some of that old Brazilian magic.