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Bar Russia from hosting 2018 soccer World Cup — UK Deputy PM

London - The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has called for Russia to be stripped of its scheduled hosting of the 2018 World Cup soccer finals.

Op-Ed: Toronto's off-the-pitch 2014 Brazil World Cup diary (Updated) Special

Toronto - Toronto is home to people from all 32 countries vying for the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup — and soccer fans among them will be at bars/cafes in Greek Town, Little Italy, Little Portugal and many other communities around GTA June 12 to July 13.

Sportswear industry boost from Olympics, World Cup

Sportswear industry reps say the upcoming soccer World Cup and the February Winter Olympics in Sochi are expected to boost decreasing sales from this winter.

Brazilian crime gang threatens terror attacks at soccer World Cup

Rio De Janeiro - A notorious Brazilian crime syndicate issued threats, Tuesday, to disrupt next year’s soccer World Cup finals, hosted by Brazil, by launching terror-style attacks. It also threatened disruption of next year’s Brazilian presidential election.

Op-Ed: Keeping the women's soccer buzz going

Thanks to the efforts of ESPN, we were all treated to a sensational sporting event in the FIFA Women's World Cup of Soccer. The world was abuzz with the accomplishments of the US Women's National Team. How do we keep that buzz going?

Japan wins women's World Cup 3-1

Japan won the Women's World Cup in a suspenseful penalty shootout against the United States, after both sides were tied 2-2 during the last stretches of the final game in Frankfurt, Germany.

Philippine Azkals stuns Sri Lanka's Brave Reds in world cup game

Philippine football team, popularly known as Azkals, barged into the second round of qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup by beating Sri Lanka Brave Reds Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.

Lionel Messi: from little flea to soccer planetary stardom

Buenos Aires - The skillful striker of the Argentina national soccer team playing today against Nigeria has overcome physical limitations to become one of the highest ranking contemporary footballers and one of the all-time great exponents of the game.

Op-Ed: Football fever hits Cape Town (photo essay)

With three weeks to go before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Cape Town is gearing up for the sports fiesta of the century.

The soccer World Cup buck stops in Germany and Switzerland

With a month to go before the first whistle blows for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the bulk of the insurance buck for the games stops in Germany and Switzerland.

Nando's chicken negotiating to supply World Cup fan parks

South African chicken franchise chain Nando's is in last minute negotiations to supply food to soccer fans at the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup fan parks after official World Cup sponsor McDonald’s decided not to exercise its right to supply food.

Somali group planned to bomb US targets in South Africa

Weeks after the US shut down embassies and consulates across South Africa for several days, local media said the closures followed a threat by a Somali group to blow up US targets in the rainbow nation and to disrupt the 2010 World Cup.

World Cup strike in South Africa comes to an end

The construction workers’ strike in South Africa has ended. It was feared the strike might affect the completion time of stadia for the FIFA soccer world cup in 2010.

S. African Soccer World Cup Venues Threatened As Workers Strike

Thousands of construction workers in South Africa have gone on strike demanding better wages. The strike affects a number of projects related to the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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Torsten Frings joins his teammates to celebrate Koevermans' first goal of the match
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