Stories about Sport from June, 2010
Somalia: Death to anyone who watches the World Cup
Watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Somalia could cost your life!
Uruguay: Watching the World Cup from Afar
Nostalgia de Emigrante [es] describes how it feels to watch Uruguay play in the World Cup from the perspective of someone who has emigrated. Considering how well the team is doing, the blogger wonders why the country doesn't work like that: with the president as the coach and the citizens...
Trinidad & Tobago: Au Revoir
This Beach Called Life makes fun of France's early exit from the World Cup.
Brazil: “CALA BOCA TADEU SCHMIDT”, Phenomenon Continued
After the huge success of "CALA BOCA GALVAO", a similar phenomenon arose in the Brazilian social media, this time involving Brazil's main television network, Rede Globo, one of its reporters, Tadeu Schmidt, and the national football team coach, Dunga.
Africa: Blogging the World Cup at Digital News Africa
Follow bloggers Eduardo Avila, Rebecca Wanjiku and Daudi Were writing about 2010 FIFA World Cup at Digital News Africa.
Kenya: On loving football
Kenyan Pundit discusses her love with football: “I remember hanging out in our Mada balcony waving the AFC flag (I had a special mini-one) as the isukuti entourage swept through from Kibera on their way to City Stadium or Nyayo Stadium.”
South Korea: World Cup and Monopolistic Gambling
A biggest gamble in South Korean broadcasting history was made by SBS who purchased the exclusive World Cup transmission rights, a move greeted by people's angry response.
Nepal: The Twitterati And The World Cup Conversations
Dinesh Wagle at United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal rounds up Nepali Twitter users’ conversations on the football world cup.
Trinidad & Tobago: Football & Fete
B.C. Pires has figured out the difference between World Cup football and Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.
Nigeria: Reactions to Sani Kaita's red card on Facebook
Nigerian football fans are deeply divided over Sani Kaita who was sent off in Nigeria's second Group B 2010 FIFA World Cup match against Greece for kicking Vasilis Torosidis. Nigeria went on to lose 2-1.
China: Online World Cup sick leave doctor note
Want to watch World Cup rather than going to work? You can buy sick leave doctor online! (more from Shanghaiist)
Kenya: First cyber games tournament
Kenyan gamers are organising their first tournament to be held at the iHub on the 26th of June 2010 and will run from 10am to 6pm.
Africa: Africans need CSR
Zulu Mathabo writes an article inspired by the poor performance of African soccer giants in the current FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. He argues that The African natives need CSR (Consistency, Self-Discipline, Resolution).
Cameroon: On Cameroon's World Cup exit
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon became the first team to be knocked-out of the World Cup after a 1-2 defeat to Denmark. Here is a tactical perspective from Cameroonian blogger George Fominyen.
Martinique: Regional Reactions after Insult
Martinican Bondamanjak [Fr] tries to explain the dismissal of Martinican native football player Nicolas Anelka [Fr] after he insulted his coach. Meanwhile, Guadeloupean B. World Connection has re-published [Fr] posts [Fr] about the latest developments.
Haiti: World Cup 2010
Haitian blogger Potoprincipe publishes this post [Fr] dealing with the need for Haitians to use the FIFA World Cup as an outlet for anguish and frustration and dreaming about the fact that while men get caught up in their passion for football, women take charge of the reconstruction of the...
Algeria: Still Hoping with a Lucky Dove on their Side
After the defeat against Slovenia, the Algerians have regained some strength on June 18th by drawing against the English team. They have given hope again to millions of fans who hope to see the green team go through the first round.
Israel: World Cup Bonanza – Back to the Game
Maya Norton's attempts to find World Cup reactions in Israeli blogs are being foiled by a minor dilemma - it seems that most Israeli World Cup fans are too busy watching the games to blog about it. Here's a sampling from bloggers who found the time.
Singapore: Youth Olympic Games
The first Youth Olympic Games will take place in Singapore on August. Young athletes – aged between 14 and 18 years – will compete in 26 sports events.
Mali: World Cup Fans React to Referee's Controversial Call
the decision by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly to disallow a US goal has caused a major stir at the World Cup. Many Bloggers were outraged by the call while others ask for a bit of perspective.
Cambodia: Reactions to the 2010 World Cup Season
Cambodians are also celebrating the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Moto-taxi drivers, students, businesspeople, netizens, and even the Prime Minister are cheering for the Asian teams which are playing in the World Cup.