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World Cup soccer stickers

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Daylife.com

A student holds World Cup soccer stickers for sale at a newsstand in Sao Paulo, Friday, April 23, 2010. Police said Friday that gunmen stole hundreds of thousands of stickers for World Cup photo albums at the company that distributes the stickers and got away with 675,000 of them. Sticker book albums are highly popular in Brazil, where they are sold at newsstands. People exchange World ...Full Story »

South Africans gear up for World Cup

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by AFP

In the final run-up to the World Cup, South Africans have snapped up tickets in a last-minute surge in local sales that will give the tournament a more African flavour, as foreign sales sag. The decision last month to begin over-the-counter sales in South Africa saw enormous queues spring up, with local fans buying 180,000 tickets in the first week, according to FIFA. Previously South Africa...Full Story »

Former South African President Nelson Mandela

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Daylife.com

In this photo released by the Mandela Foundation, former South African President Nelson Mandela smiles as he holds the FIFA World Cup trophy, at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday May 6, 2010. Former South African President Nelson Mandela poses with the FIFA World Cup Trophy at the offices of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg in this handout pictu...Full Story »

FIFA World Cup trophy

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Daylife.com

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 07: (SOUTH AFRICA, UAE, A man dressed in South African football paraphernalia walk past football fans waiting to enter the O.R Tambo center and see the FIFA World Cup trophy after the unveiling, during the kick off of its South African tour in Kayelitsha on May 07, 2010 on the outskirt of Cape Town, South Africa. Football's biggest prize made a 130 000km journey...Full Story »

Roma's Francesco Totti: Red Card Was Revenge For Mario Balotelli’s Actions

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com

Roma's Francesco Totti: Red Card Was Revenge For Mario Balotelli’s Actions Roma striker Francesco Totti says that his 'attack' on Inter counterpart Mario Balotelli was because of a previous incident between the two on the pitch, as the Nerazzurri won 1-0 to claim the Coppa Italia title. Also, the World Cup winner admits that the kick to the 19-year-old's legs had to do with a previous ...Full Story »

Ghana Unveil 30-Man Squad

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com

The squad includes Kevin-Prince Boateng. Ghana have unveiled a 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Coach Milovan Rajevac included Kevin-Prince Boateng, although his nationality switch is yet to be finalised by world football governing body FIFA. The list will be pruned down to 23 by June 1. Star players who are yet to recover from injuries - Michael Essien and Jo...Full Story »

Spanish Inquisition: Fabregas, Torres, Xavi, Iniesta - Are Spain’s Injuries Cause For Worry?

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com

Whether La Seleccion should begin to worry with so many star players falling to injury so soon before South Africa. The World Cup is just five short weeks away and the planet’s temperature is beginning to rise not only with the phenomenon of global climate change, but also with Football Fever. Commercials and advertising events are beginning to increase in frequency and K’NaanR...Full Story »

World Cup Countdown: Where Would The USA Be Without. . .France?

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com

In this edition, we cover our friends across the Atlantic, France. There’s no denying it. Of all the major soccer powers throughout the world that have helped shape the American game, France ranks a ways down on the list. But that doesn’t mean that the French haven’t contributed to the game in USA. Though their contributions are outweighed by those of Mexico, England, and nu...Full Story »

The Full English: Getcha Groove On

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com

For one club, the party will have started by the time Sunday evening rolls around… I can’t believe we’re finally here. The 2009/10 season is nearly in the books. It’s gone so fast, hasn’t it? We had so many fun times, some bad times, and some “what on earth is going on right now?!” moments. But here we are. May 7th. Two days from the final day of the...Full Story »

Italy Coach Marcello Lippi Will Not Call Up Roma's Francesco Totti

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com

Reports claim Totti will be snubbed. Roma World Cup hopeful Francesco Totti is set to miss out on Italy's South Africa adventure as Marcello Lippi has already decided he will snub him, according to Il Messaggero. Totti has come under heavy scrutiny this week after lashing out at Inter striker Mario Balotelli in Wednesday's Coppa Italia final. The Lupi man kicked out at Balotelli to earn a ...Full Story »

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