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The boys, South Africa's World Cup team, goes for a run. South Africa's soccer team goes for a run. (Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images)

2010 World Cup

Soccer is a really big deal around the world. Many people enjoy watching the sport. Are you a fan too? Get weekly updates on the 2010 World Cup from Scholastic News Online.

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School of Soccer Champions
School of Soccer Champions
by Sean Price
Scholastic News Online | July6,2010
La Masia is a soccer school that was created by a professional soccer team in Barcelona, Spain, more than 30 years ago. Read how some of the top stars of this year's World Cup developed their winning ways at the school.
Knockout Blow
Knockout Blow
by Sean Price
Scholastic News Online | June28,2010
The U.S. players have been the escape artists of the World Cup tournament. Time after time, the Yanks narrowly avoided elimination. But their magic finally failed against Ghana. The Black Stars beat the U.S. in overtime in the second round.
Great Late Goal!
Great Late Goal!
by Sean Price
Scholastic News Online | June24,2010
The U.S. team makes it to the World Cup's second round, thanks to a last-minute goal by Landon Donovan. Donovan led the Americans to a 1-0 win over Algeria on Wednesday.
Can Team USA Do It?
Can Team USA Do It?
by Sean Price
Scholastic News Online | June21,2010
For the United States, staying in the World Cup soccer tournament may come down to beating Algeria. The two teams will square off Wednesday, June 23. Anything less than a win could mean a quick exit for the Americans.
Call It Luck?
Call It Luck?
by Sean Price
Scholastic News Online | June15,2010
The United States is gearing up for its next World Cup soccer game Friday against Slovenia. In its first match against a powerful England squad, Team USA showed its skills and earned a 1-1 tie. But not without a big piece of luck.
So Many Soccer Fans!
So Many Soccer Fans!
by James Lobo and Zach Jones
Scholastic News Online | June10,2010
Soccer is a really big deal around the world. Many people enjoy watching the sport. Billions, in fact! That's how many fans across the globe are expected to watch the 2010 World Cup tournament on TV.
Keep Your Eye on the Bouncing Ball!
Keep Your Eye on the Bouncing Ball!
by Sean Price
Scholastic News Online | June15,2010
Teams are playing with a new soccer ball at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Not everyone is thrilled about it.
What's the Buzz at the World Cup?
What's the Buzz at the World Cup?
by Zachary Price
Scholastic News Online | June21,2010
This year's World Cup buzzing comes from thousands of soccer fans blowing into 3-foot-long plastic horns. These brightly colored instruments are called vuvuzelas.
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