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  • Gallery Top 12 Goals of the Second Week

    1. Cristian Riveros's goal in the 86th minute sealed the deal for Paraguay in its 2-0 win over Slovakia in their June 20 match. He took the ball to his left in traffic then blasted it from the top of the 18 through three Slovakian defenders and into the back of the net.

  • Gallery Top 2010 World Cup controversies

    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.

  • Africa Monitor England vs. Slovenia, US vs. Algeria on World Cup schedule Wednesday

    United States vs. Algeria, England vs. Slovenia, Australia vs. Serbia, and Ghana vs. Germany are on the World Cup schedule Wednesday. Only four teams will move on to the next round.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/22

    UCLA center fielder Beau Amaral tries in vain to reach a three-run triple ball hit by TCU's Taylor Featherston in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., on Monday evening.

  • World Cup France vs. South Africa: Bafana Bafana 2-1 win adds to France's misery

    Africa Monitor World Cup France vs. South Africa: Bafana Bafana 2-1 win adds to France's misery

    At the World Cup, France officially crashed out of the tournament after losing today's France vs. South Africa match to a surprisingly strong showing by the home team. But the Bafana Bafana victory was not enough to help them advance.

  • France vs. South Africa: France's World Cup bid on the line

    Africa Monitor France vs. South Africa: France's World Cup bid on the line

    France needs to win by a hefty margin in today's France vs. South Africa game – and hope that Mexico defeats Uruguay soundly – if Les Bleues are to advance to the second round of the World Cup.

  • France's World Cup soccer woes rock French society

    France's World Cup soccer woes rock French society

    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.

  • Mexico vs. Uruguay: Will they play for a tie?

    Africa Monitor Mexico vs. Uruguay: Will they play for a tie?

    Both teams could advance to the second round of the 2010 World Cup with a tie during today's Mexico vs. Uruguay game. But there are good reasons to go for a win, too.

  • Mexico vs. Uruguay 2010 starts World Cup schedule Tuesday

    Africa Monitor Mexico vs. Uruguay 2010 starts World Cup schedule Tuesday

    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.

  • In Pictures Scenes of summer

    WATERMELON FEAST: Kids participate in a watermelon eating contest at Tolmachoff Farms' Family Farm Day in Glendale, Ariz., in this June 2006 photo.