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Pope Consoles Sad Brazil Soccer Fans

Spotting flags in St. Peter's Square, he tells them 'Have courage! There'll be a next time'

(Newser) - Pope Francis is trying to cheer up Brazilian soccer fans after the team's quarterfinal exit from the World Cup, reports the AP . The pope, an Argentine and an avid soccer fan, noted a preponderance of Brazilian flags on display in St. Peter's Square during his traditional Sunday blessing.... More »

Angry Soccer Fans Kill Star Player

Albert Ebosse dies after Algerian fans start throwing things

(Newser) - Algerian soccer fans angry over their team's 2-1 loss started throwing objects—reportedly rocks—at their players, and the defeat quickly turned tragic when 24-year-old JS Kabylie player Albert Ebosse got hit in the head. The star striker later "succumbed to a head injury," according to a... More »

Man Gets Year in Jail ... for Punching Horse

Soccer fan got a little too upset after losing game

(Newser) - His team lost to a bitter rival, so Barry Rogerson did what any self-respecting British soccer fan would do: He punched a police horse in the head. Now the 45-year-old is going to jail for a year, reports SkySports . The judge said Rogerson had plenty of chances to move away... More »

UK PM Apologizes for Soccer Disaster Cover-Up

Justice for the 96, 23 years after Hillsborough disaster

(Newser) - Some 23 years after 96 soccer fans were crushed to death in Britain's worst-ever sporting disaster, their families have received some of the justice they have long demanded. Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized for the "double injustice" suffered by families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster:... More »

120 Busted as Russians, Poles Clash at Soccer Showdown

15 seriously injured in Warsaw fan skirmishes at Euro 2012

(Newser) - Euro 2012 has been shaken by some of the worst violence to hit a major soccer tournament in years. At least 120 people were arrested as large groups of Polish and Russian fans clashed in Warsaw before and after the two national sides played to a 1-1 tie, reports the... More »

Dead Fan Catches Final Soccer Game

Coffin carrying murdered teen smuggled into Colombian stadium

(Newser) - A 17-year-old soccer fan in Colombia didn't let death stop him from being there for the big game. As police opened the gates near the end of a match between Cucita Deportivo and Envigado to let fans out, hundreds rushed in, bearing the teen's coffin, reports the Independent . Police were... More »

Mob Sent Secret Notes Via Texts Aired in TV Ticker

Scrolled messages kept godfathers up to date

(Newser) - Mafia gangsters have been sending secret missives to imprisoned godfathers via text messages scrolled along the bottom of a popular Italian soccer program, a judge has revealed. The notes, which kept mob bosses informed of nefarious ventures, were tucked among innocent messages from fans that ran constantly throughout the program... More »

Annoying Horns Here to Stay

World Cup officials won't ban vuvuzela

(Newser) - World Cup fans and teams will have to learn to live with the blaring of plastic horns: Organizers have no plans to ban the vuvuzela, Reuters reports. Though the horns are tormenting players and spectators , a rep says, "Vuvuzelas are here to stay and will never be banned. People... More »

World Cup May Silence Annoying Horns

Organizers weigh ban on vuvuzelas

(Newser) - The nonstop drone of plastic horns has been the soundtrack of the World Cup so far, on and off the field, and they're so annoying that FIFA is considering a ban. It can't come soon enough for some. "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas." the... More »

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