What, no Shakira?!I looked on the board and it wasn't posted. Waka Waka *cough* nose job! *cough* Waka Waka.
This is a good source of info for early 3D adopters. Not it!
It's not too late to setup a bracket with your friends, you can just do it for the next round. Yahoo does a good job of managing points and picks and that way no one has to print brackets out! Very easy. Check it.
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Yes, even more 3D.
Check out the google maps of all world cup venues. Some street views actually go inside the stadium!! Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa is one of the few stadiums at sea level.
An interesting look at external factors that influence the players during the World Cup. I'm definitely getting this book!
An interesting game that borrows from the most popular sport in the world. Developed by Asger John in 1964, not as popular as Joel Silver's Ultimate Frisbee. Worth watching.
This video demonstrates the production process of the Jabulani ball that will make its debut at the World Cup this year.
One of the funniest skits about soccer. In case you haven't seen.
Nobody anywhere calls the sport "soccer". But here we are, the only ones in South Africa that do not call it some variation on foot and ball. And of course, if you've pondered this before, you are probably equally befuddled that the game we call football is not even played with one's foot in the first place. American football ought to be called handball...
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So here's a quick updated list of the biggest stars who are injured and will be missing the World Cup. This list would be incredibly longer if we decided to include players who are missing because of not being called up or their respective countries not qualifying (Zlatan anyone?).
I guess it takes the designer to explain, but it's the altitude that's affecting the unpredictable movement on the ball, not the ball itself. Defending himself, he says the ball's been around since December and no one's complained until now. I know it's a problem in Jo'Burg and Nelspruit (highest venue in WC history). But Cape Town's at sea level, does anyone know if the problem exists there?
This made me laugh.
It could be said that the World Cup really starts during the knock-out stages. What was going on for the last couple of weeks was more like the "World's Soccer Fair." At least I'd like to think of it this way after watching games like Slovenia vs. Algeria, New Zealand vs. Slovakia or Cameroon vs. Netherlands (where Cameroon had no chances at all) and Brazil vs. Portugal with both teams qualified for the next round. I'm not dismissing any of these teams, since after 4 years they all merited to...
If you don't watch Argentine soccer regularly, it's possible that you don't know who Martin Palermo is. He scored Argentina's second goal against Greece yesterday and wrote another page in a story that's bound to be made a movie someday. He's won about 14 titles, scored over 222 goals in Boca Juniors and is their record striker.
This reminded me of a few games this last World Cup.
Posted with permission via HereComeTheYanks.com The pre-tournament friendlies are over. The training camp in Pretoria, South Africa, has become their home. They are tweeting and answering interviewers with the same general statement...Training camp has gone extremely well, everyone is healthy, and they're ready for England.
The greatest tournament of the world is coming up this week and, let's be honest here, I am very excited.
Interesting read, if not too sensationalist and bait for needless thought.
You know how it is. A huge world class event comes to your town, World Cup for example, and all of a sudden everything is changed. TVs are on everywhere, tourists are pouring into your city and roads are packed with raving football fanatics. Road rules are bent and twisted in every way imaginable and all of a sudden those 5-seaters gain the capacity of city buses. People are sticking out of all car openings, music blasting and all. While this type of atmosphere is uber-exciting, you still hav...
It's a really simplistic solution, but apparently it works. Just change your settings on your TV!
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The 2010 World Cup is upon us and there isn't much that hasn't been said already. All the leagues around the world are finished and champions have been crowned. The media has covered every angle imaginable. Or have they? Or should they? Is this about the sport anymore? What will we remember about this World Cup? A great goal, a new venue, a great comeback, injured players who never made it, a bad call by a referee, a new star rising, overlooked players, 4-4-2, 3-4-1-2, 3-4-3, bad subs, FIFA 2...
Check out the link, where Ivory Coast coach lends some support to those complaining goalkeepers and speaks out against the Jabulani ball.
I really enjoyed this article.
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day-to-day. hopefully he can put a brace on it and play at 100%.
This was added a few days ago to all youtube videos! Just click on the soccer ball and listen to the sweet nothings of south africa!
Sepp Blatter apologized to England and Mexico for the wrong calls, said goal line technology would be discussed in the future, but no instant replays.
The folks behind culinary phenomenon Kogi BBQ are at it again. This time they have food trucks operating in LA and NYC, allowing you to enjoy street food and watch the World Cup in HD with them! Tonight the LA truck will be in La Puente. Follow them on Twitter!
This is a great piece and haven't seen anyone else raise the issue. A few facts: 450,000 fans are expected to travel to South Africa for the World Cup.
This article aggregates a lot of things that have been said about the World Cup experience this year (South Africa's infrastructure, low scoring games, uninteresting first round match-ups, etc). I've noticed in a few broadcasts that upper seating areas are not filled to capacity and maybe the vuvuzelas make up for this. I think this will change once the Knock-out stages begin, but Nick Webster has a point:
14 photos of fans gone nuts.
This should finally explain how to play a vuvuzela properly.