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World Cup

The challenge of imperfection

Bill Muehlenberg | 22 July 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: Down syndrome, eugenics, World Cup
Why are we exterminating Down syndrome children if they can bring so much joy?

Soccer fans patronise museums, not madams

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: prostitution, South Africa, World Cup
What has football done to deserve its reputation for attracting thousands of prostitutes to its major fixtures? A report from CNN says the sex trade in South Africa actually slumped during the World Cup -- but tens of thousands of visitors surged through art galleries and museums.

Viva Espana! (We told you so)

Michael Coren | 12 July 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: World Cup
Spain heads home with the World Cup and Italy, Argentina, Portugal, Brazil, France and England with long to-do lists.

What’s wrong with African soccer?

Martyn Drakard | 10 July 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, World Cup
African stars excel in Europe. Why not at home?

Only one game, the beautiful game

Michael Coren | 12 June 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: football, soccer, World Cup
Call it football or soccer, only this simple game brings together the whole world at once to cheer, to scream, to cry.

World Cup raises trafficking alert in South Africa

Martyn Drakard | 31 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: South Africa, trafficking, World Cup
June 11th is the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa -- the first time a global event like this will take place on the continent. Many critical eyes will be focused not only on the matches but also on the security measures and the overall organization for the 350,000 soccer fans expected.

Kenya’s World Cup farce

Joseph Magiri | 11 December 2009 | FEATURES |
tags: Kenya, soccer, World Cup
Soccer fever has gripped Kenya in the lead-up to the World Cup in South Africa next year.

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