Spain wins World Cup final in an ugly game filled with hard fouls and cynical dives. Dutch stars Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder failed to have the big match they needed to beat the pre-tournament favorites.
With the World Cup final match between Netherlands and Spain tonight, South Africa confounds skeptics who predicted high crime rates and inept management of the World's largest sports event.
When it plays Spain in today's World Cup final, the Netherlands will face the image of its 1970s self – a team for whom a soccer pitch is as much canvas as playing surface.
Star Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder goes into this World Cup final with the opportunity to win Golden Boot for most goals in the Cup and the Golden Ball, FIFA's version of MVP. Can he do it?
In Sunday's World Cup final – The Netherlands vs Spain – the Dutch will emerge victorious because they will not be intimidated by Spain's style of play. Why not? The Dutch invented it.
In Sunday's World Cup final that pits Spain vs the Netherlands, the Red Fury have an edge in experience, Carles Puyol, and David Villa.
Many of South Africa's poorest are spreading rumors that all foreign migrant workers will be chased from their homes or killed after the World Cup. But at a concert this week, South Africa jazz great Hugh Masekela reminded South Africans of the essential humanity of their concept of ubuntu.
In Saturday's battle for third place, the Germany vs. Uruguay match, Germany has key advantages: youth, Klose, and a fading Forlán.
In the Uruguay vs Germany match, Saturday's World Cup fight for third place, Uruguay has the edge in pride, defense, and Luis Suarez.
Spain will go to the World Cup championship match for the first time after a header by Carles Puyol helped them expose the weaknesses of Germany’s counterattacking style. In the Germany vs Spain semifinal, Spain wins 1-0.
Today's Spain vs. Germany semifinal match may come down to a midfield battle between Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Spain's midfield maestro, Xavi.
Today's Spain-Germany semifinal may come down to which top striker – Germany's Miroslav Klose or Spain's David Villa – is able to find the back of the net. If so, Spain will have the advantage. Here's why.
Germany vs Spain is on the World Cup schedule Wednesday at 2:30 pm ET. The winner of the Spain-Germany match will go on to play The Netherlands on Sunday in the World Cup championship.
Spain made it this far without even hitting its stride. The team is overdue for a breakout game, and is primed for it to come in Wednesday's Spain vs Germany semifinal.
Superior organization and a lethal attacking force will propel Germany to victory in Wednesday's Spain vs Germany semifinal. Oh, and then there's Miroslav Klose. Watch out, Spain!
Ahead of today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal, Holland fans swarmed into Cape Town, South Africa, draping themselves in bright orange and appearing to outnumber their South American counterparts by at least 5 to 1.
The World Cup schedule restarts at 2:30 pm ET, with Uruguay vs Netherlands. Diego Forlán leads the last remaining South American team against a favored Dutch team.
The Dutch team that dispatched of Brazil in the quarterfinals is heavily favored to beat a weaker South American team in today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal. Here's why.
Uruguay is not favored to win today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal, but they should be. Here's why.
Exuberant Argentine fans drowned out the vuvuzelas at the beginning of today's Germany vs Argentina quarterfinal in Cape Town, but it was German fans who left the match celebrating after a 4-0 goal fest.
A funny thing happened on the way to South Africa's World Cup. Africa found its confidence and greater sense of unity. New foreign investment, more tourist dollars, and greater economic prosperity seem just around the corner.