· July, 2010

Stories about Sport from July, 2010

India: Development With Sports

  12 July 2010

Think Change India highlights the Dream A Dream project in India which is using team sports like football to create a fun filled learning environment for children.

Bangladesh: Silence Of The Fans

  12 July 2010

Back To Bangladesh talks with a Bangladeshi football fan to understand why the Worldcup craze waned in the country – of course after the early departures of their favorites Argentina and Brazil.

Peru: Watching the World Cup Finale from Afar

  12 July 2010

The 2010 FIFA Football World Cup in South Africa ended on Sunday July 11. It was a month full of football all around the world. Peruvian fans had to make do with watching the tournament from afar. And now they are celebrating Spain as the new champion.

Brazil: Prejudice against Paraguay in the Media

  12 July 2010

A diplomatic incident between Brazil and Paraguay broke out in the same day that the latter was eliminated from the World Cup. In focus is a prejudiced video report about the participation of Paraguay in the Cup, which was broadcasted by a Brazilian television channel, Rede Globo's SporTV.

Bermuda: 10 Things

  10 July 2010

Bermuda's Breezeblog attended the World Cup in South Africa and shares ten things he learned from the experience.

Nigeria: Who changed the President's mind— Facebook or FIFA?

  9 July 2010

After receiving hundreds of comments on his Facebook page, Nigeria's President reversed a controversial suspension of the country's national football team. But was the President's change of heart really a response to citizens voicing their frustration on Facebook? Or because of pressure from international football's powerful governing body?

Ghana: Africa's Time That Never Was

  6 July 2010

African bloggers are expressing their sentiments about the sad exit of the only hope of Africa’s team (Ghana Black Stars) at the 2010 FIFA Word Cup. Ghana lost to Uruguay in a dramatic game that ended in a penalty shootout.

Uruguay: World Cup in the 21st Century

  5 July 2010

Gabriel Budiño [es] analyzes how new technologies like Twitter and Facebook have affected the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He cites the use of Twitter by Uruguayan football player Diego Forlán and the quick creation of a Facebook group [es] about the handball by player Luis Suarez against Ghana.

Africa: Children Playing with Makeshift Football

  5 July 2010

Ariniaina shares photos of children playing with a makeshift soccer ball in Antananarivo. The scene is reminiscent of the remarkable photo essay by Julius Mwelu at the road-to-2010 blog  about “the ingenuity of children to keep the joy of soccer alive”. [Additional photos  at africamediaonline]

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