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Ghana baby Ghana

Florida Road is a crowded strip of bars and clubs in Durban, a city on the eastern coast of South Africa.
A Letter from South Africa
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  July 02, 2010
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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010
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Team spirits

Up in Vancouver, the red, white, and blue are riding high on gold (medals that is) for feats of awe-inspiring athleticism.
Competitive Drinking Dept.
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 26, 2010
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The Olympic (shell) games

It’s been 13 years since the pageantry and spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games — and the mythical economic boon that goes with it — has graced US soil. But we’ll find out next week if, in a secret-ballot vote in Europe, the International Olympic Commit
Next week, we’ll find out if an American city will host the 2016 Olympic Games — and if Boston has a shot at 2020. Despite the glitzy international attention, there are billions of reasons why every debt-saddled American should hope that the US does not get the gold.
By ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  September 25, 2009
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Pinching edges

One of my painter friends had to watch the World Cup final with only one eye.
Considering the head-butt heard 'round the world
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  July 12, 2006
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Blood, sweat, and jeers

Back 1966, when the World Cup was held in England, the Italian team was knocked out in the first round.
The US squad shows its scrappy side in the World Cup
By CHIP YOUNG  |  June 21, 2006


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Eat, drink, and be a hooligan

It's the biggest sporting event in the world. Six story lines to follow: open wide for some soccer. Don't Mention the World Cup
Twelve places to soak in the World Cup
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 09, 2006
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Joga kinda bonito

It’s hard not to get excited about the World Cup.
FIFA World Cup barely qualifies
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 26, 2006