In Group E today, the Japan-Denmark match was won by Japan 3-1. And The Netherlands ousted Cameron, moving into the Final 16 without a loss.
VUVUZELAS: Worldwide audiences and soccer stars – including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi – have complained about the incessant high-pitched whine of the long plastic horns, called vuvuzelas, seen here at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. That reignited calls to ban the vuvuzela, but FIFA chief Sepp Blatter put an end to that discussion early in the tournament. A Cape Town businessman has touted his design for a slightly quieter vuvuzela that reduces the tuneless horn's sound output from a deafening 134 decibels to a more manageable 121 decibels. That sounds good.
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.
Inspired by the birds, one man built a thief-proof house without alarms, electric fencing, or security beams in crime-ridden South Africa, host of the 2010 World Cup.
England football fans react after the 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match against Algeria at Green Point stadium in Cape Town on June 18.
US vs. Slovenia World Cup: The Americans fell behind, 2-0, to Slovenia, but fought back to get the tying goal late in the contest.
Bafana Bafana sadness: South African officials are asking local fans to find other World Cup teams to root for.
A fan who is bundled up in the cold waits for the start of the 2010 World Cup group A soccer match between France and Mexico at Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Thursday.
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.
A soccer fan blows a vuvuzela before the start of the 2010 World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 12.