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· June, 2010

Stories about Sport from June, 2010

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...

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...

Cuba: Breathing the World Cup

“In Cuba, with a lack of good sporting events, we eagerly await the Cup”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about his World Cup picks.

Zimbabwe: Women not getting attention because of World Cup

Women in Zimbabwe are complaining that men don’t want to watch FIFA World Cup games at home where there is not much noise and support, let alone beer.

South Africa: Don't forget Mbeki and De Klerk

Mike Trapido argues that two men who made FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa possible have been largely overlooked:”They are two of our former presidents, Thabo Mbeki and Frederik...

South Africa: Bafana Bafana owes us an explanation

Common Dialogue discusses Bafana Bafana's 3-0 loss to Uruguay in FIFA World Cup: “The fact of the matter is South Africa played like they had just dsicovered the game of...

Chile: Curicó Celebrates Triumph Against Honduras

Vivimos la Noticia [es], a local blog from Curicó, Chile, posted photos of Chilean fans celebrating their team's debut in the 2010 FIFA World Cup against Honduras, winning 1-0.

Netherlands: Two women arrested at World Cup for promoting wrong beer

Two Dutch women working for Netherlands beer company Bavaria were arrested for promoting a beer that is not an official World Cup sponsor during the World Cup Netherlands-Denmark match in...

Mexico: Ready to Play France

Mexico kicked off the 2010 FIFA World Cup playing against South Africa; the result was a draw, 1-1. Mexico's next rival is France, and Twitter users are using the micro-blogging...

South Africa: Tonight, it's not just a game

Bafana Bafana take on Uruguay tonight in their second Group A clash in FIFA 2010 World Cup. Bloggers as well as South African citizens are saying that the clash tonight...

Japan: A World Cup without Nakamura?

Gaki_tsutomu comments [ja] on the absence of midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura from the match [en] that saw Japanese team win 1-0 over Cameroon. The blogger wonders if the player will be...

Guatemala: Beauty Pageant Includes “Foot Bool” Float

San Pedro de Las Huertas, Guatemala is recovering from storm Agatha; they recently celebrated their annual beauty pageant with a float dedicated to football. AntiaguaDailyPhoto includes photos of the event and writes: “Foot...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Viva the Vuvuzela

Abeni remembers when the ICC Cricket World Cup came to the Caribbean: “The conch shells, bugles, horns, drums etc which were integral to the Caribbean cricketing experience [were no longer]...

Greece: World Cup-Mania Provides Respite from Financial Crisis

Despite the dire financial crisis unfolding in Greece, many Greeks have taken to the 'social media World Cup' with gusto - perhaps hoping for a repeat of the amazing and...

Algeria: Disappointment and Anger After the Defeat against Slovenia

After a 24 years long wait, Algerians have focused their attentions on the world cup, hoping to escape the grind of their daily lives. The disappointment was all the more...

Ghana: Bloggers celebrate Ghana's victory over Serbia

The Ghana national football team, the Black Stars, became the first African team on Sunday win a match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup after beating Serbia. Ghanaian bloggers are...

Brazil: Soccer Dream Team Murals for the World Cup

During the first day of the World Cup, a group of 12 urban artists painted a wall of 240 m2 in the city of Rio de Janeiro featuring what they...

Myanmar: No power shortage during World Cup broadcast

Myanmar football fans are happy to discover that power supply seems stable during the TV broadcast of World Cup games.

South Africa: The Vuvuzela World Cup Debate

Days into the 2010 World Cup, the vuvuzela debate continues by those criticizing and defending the use of the instrument at games, as well as those who make light of...

Global: Tweeting the USA/England Match

The Twittersphere was abuzz during the USA/England #worldcup match on June 12. The game was highly anticipated in the United States, where TV ads touted it as the "most anticipated"...

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