South Africa World Cup

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Joyous Spain Welcomes Champs

World Cup victory overrides months of grinding economic, political woes

(Newser) - Spain set aside months of economic doldrums and fractious politics today to give a jubilant and resounding welcome home to its victorious World Cup team, reports the AP. The team was making the rounds with politicians and royalty, children and grateful cops alike ahead of an open-air parade through the... More »

Brazil Cans Soccer Coach, Staff

Disappointed by quarterfinal exit, to say the least

(Newser) - Mere days after Brazil was beaten by the Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinals, the Brazilian Football Federation fired coach Carlos Dunga and his staff today. The decision was widely expected after Friday's 2-1 loss to the Dutch. Brazil led 1-0 on Robinho's first-half goal, but allowed two goals and... More »

S. Africa to Paris: Sorry for Pot Bust

Culprit was really someone else in her group

(Newser) - It's not like it's her first brush with the law, but South African cops are profusely apologizing to Paris Hilton after they busted her yesterday for pot possession. All charges have been dropped, though another person in her group has pleaded guilty to possession and paid a fine. “I... More »

Germany Routs England 4-1

Brits had legitimate goal discounted

(Newser) - Germany reached the World Cup quarterfinals today by beating England 4-1 in a match that will be remembered for the goal not awarded to Frank Lampard. Thomas Mueller finished two quick German counterattacks within four minutes in the second half to sink England's hopes of beating Germany at the World... More »

French Team Mutinies After World Cup Striker Axed

They boycott training

(Newser) - France's World Cup team is refusing to practice since a player was sent home after a furious row with a coach during a disastrous game against Mexico. Bizarrely, the players announced their protest through a statement read by the same coach. "All players without exception want to declare their... More »

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