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Today in history: Pelé, greatest soccer player ever, turns 75

Pelé, the now retired Brazilian professional soccer player widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was born on this date in 1940.

Omonoia: Feisty team blends sports and left politics

On the island country of Cyprus, sports teams have come to be associated with certain segments of the population. In soccer, the main team associated with the working people is Omonoia Nicosia.


Women's World Cup: bright spot for Japan, women's sports

After a deadly earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster, the Japanese people got some good news July 17, when their women's soccer team won the 2011 FIFA World Cup Final.


World Cup fans cheer “Thank you Africa!”

SOWETO, South Africa -- South Africa will never be the same. That sums up the end of this World Cup 2010 Event.


World Cup: a celebration of life

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Make no mistake about it in hosting the 2010 World Cup the Black government of South Africa performed wonderfully.


Spain: new rulers of soccer world

History has been made as Spain won its first World Cup in "Soccer City" Johannesburg defeating Netherlands 1-0.


2010 World Cup: The last game

A final reflection on the 2010 World Cup from South Africa.


World Cup’s grand finale

The stage has been set. This Sunday will make history.


Spain beats way to finals

SOWETO, South Africa — Germany fought a tough battle bogged down by a smooth, tactical and consistent Spain tonight.


Uruguay got its comeuppance, Africa fans cheer

As the Ghana vs. Uruguay game results continue to sink in, the South African fans and the press continue with the post-mortem of the game. That cheating handball is in the news.

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