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One World Cup fan’s best bets for a rooting interest this summer
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One World Cup fan’s best bets for a rooting interest this summer

Suggestions for who to watch if your favorite team isn’t going to be in Russia this summer.

Who deserves the Ballon d’Or?
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Who deserves the Ballon d’Or?

The player who most deserves FIFA’s highest individual honor isn’t even on the short list.

2018 and 2022 WC hosts announced; US loses
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2018 and 2022 WC hosts announced; US loses

Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, Qatar the 2022 World Cup.

Rodriguez scores hat trick in WC qualifier
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Rodriguez scores hat trick in WC qualifier

Philadelphia Independence forward Amy Rodriguez scored a hat trick in the USWNT’s 9-0 demolition of Guatemala. The win secures a spot for the US the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. The undefeated US next plays the also undefeated Costa Rica on November 1 to determine first place in Group B.

More from the Homeless World Cup in Rio
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More from the Homeless World Cup in Rio

PSP photographer Nicolae Stoian has more of the action from the Homeless World Cup in Rio.

Defending the Dutch
World Cup - International

Defending the Dutch

Sometimes football is all about results. In the World Cup Final or in league matches, sometimes the only way to get those results is to play ugly.

Locust from 15th to 16th St. on Sunday June 11th.
World Cup - International

Who are ya? World Cup final edition

PSP was out watching the World Cup all over, and one of our contributors has just recovered in order to share the scene at one of the city’s top soccer pubs, Fado.

My South Africa story
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My South Africa story

PSP’s Ryan Pine made the trip from Philly to South Africa for the World Cup. Now he’s back to share a story full of ostriches, electrocutions, great wine, mass hysteria, and dreaming the impossible dream.

World Cup contoversy: parakeet picks Dutch
World Cup - International

World Cup contoversy: parakeet picks Dutch

Mani the Parakeet picks Holland to win the World Cup, casting doubt on the pick of Paul the Octopus of Spain. Yawn Scoff Belch Snooze Belch Snooze Whizz Snooze Belch Fiver the Sloth, the English newspaper The Guardian’s very own clairvoyant, is expected to make a pick soon. Hopefully by Monday.

The Human Perspective at the World Cup
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The Human Perspective at the World Cup

South African writer Ivan Vladislavic talks with PSP about the ground level impact of the World Cup on the country’s people and how building soccer stadiums may or may not impact the lives of South Africans, with a few parallels to Philadelphia Union’s new digs in Chester.

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