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June 30 in Sports History: Brazil wins 5th World Cup title

In 2002: Brazil won its record fifth World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Germany in Yokohama, Japan. Ronaldo beat German keeper Oliver Kahn for both Brazilian goals. They were the first team to go undefeated and untied on the way to the championship since 1970. The 25-year-old Ronaldo would net eight goals during the […]

Odd and Ends (06.29.06): Ref who gave 3 yellow cards before tossing playing quits

Now was it 2 or 3 yellows = red? Remember the ref that gave three yellow cards to a player in the same match before tossing him? He’s decided to call it quits from international competition. He had considered quitting entirely but decided that he would keep making mistakes in the English Premiere League. We […]

June 29 in Sports History: US Soccer team shocks England

In 1950: On the day the United States decided to enter into the Korean conflict, an unheralded team made up of dishwashers, mailmen and hearse drivers pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The United States soccer team defeated mighty England, 1-0 in a World Cup match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having […]

Odds and Ends (06.28.06) – Betting on the World Cup is better than sex

Not better than gambling England’s Loughborough University is studying the effects of placing a bet on a soccer match on fans’ heart rates. The heart rates that we have recorded throughout the first stage of the study are in line with those experienced by an individual reaching sexual climax, and in some cases greater than […]

Odds and Ends: Ronaldo ties all time World Cup goal lead

It wasn’t against the most stellar of defenses but Ronaldo is back! Criticized the entire tournament for being fat and ineffective, Ronaldo notched his first two goals today to jump ahead of Pele and tie Gerd Muller atop the all time Total Goals list with 14. Ronaldo scored in the 46th and 81st minute against […]

Gee, why would anyone be offended by Jesus Christ-pose and blood paint

It’s not exactly the “hand of God” but the “pose of Rooney” is drawing a lot of criticism in England from politicians and religious leaders. Nike, which usually has inventive and celebrated commercials, really took a misstep on this one. Or several missteps as Rev Rod Thomas of Church of England evangelical group Reform contends. […]

June 22 in Sports History: The Hand of God

In 1986: Diego Maradona of Argentina scored the most controversial goal in World Cup history. Playing against England in the quarterfinals in Mexico City, Maradona knocked an errant back pass into the net for a 1-0 Argentina lead. It was obvious to everybody: The 115,000 in attendance, English goalie Peter Shilton and even Maradona himself […]

Gratuitous World Cup hottie pic of the day

Poor Ronaldo. After being the hero in the 2002 World Cup, he’s been the whipping boy for the Brazilian’s lack of magic this year even though they’ve won both their matches. His weight has been questioned by everyone from former Brazil stars to the Brazilian president. We’d feel sorrier for Ronaldo except for a few […]

The best of World Cup photo galleries

joga bonita The World Cup is full of crazy players and crazier fans. But let’s not forget about the hot fans and the even hotter “footie wives”. Here are the best photo galleries from around the web, starting with the hotties, of course. [Sun UK]: Footballer Wives and Girlfriends [SI]: Soccer Wives and Girlfriends [Fox […]

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Croatian fan runs on to the field during match with Brazil

During the Brazil-Croatia match yesterday, a fan wearing a Croatian jersey and blue jeans jumped over a 2 foot moat, eluded security and ran on to the field…sorry, pitch. The man was charged with trespassing and for bodily harm because he hit a steward. He will also be banned from future World Cup matches and […]

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