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Green Point Stadium, England vs. Algeria.

South Africa hosted the world's largest sports tournament, an undertaking that many feared would be too challenging for the developing nation. The country ponders what will be the tournament's legacy. Read more»

Spain became the eighth nation to win the World Cup by scoring a goal against the Netherlands in extra time. In a fitting end to a low-scoring World Cup, the Spaniards had to wait until six minutes from the end of the 30-minute overtime to score the final's only goal. Read more»

Spanish fans celebrate their World Cup victory over Spain.

And the underachievers did it. Spain, a country that has long regaled the world with beautiful football, has finally reached a World Cup final after defeating 1-0 a German scoring machine that ran out of ammunition. Read more»

U.S. soccer fans absorb the loss at a bar in Minneapolis.

The U.S. was again part of a thriller match in its second-round clash with Ghana but this time Team U.S.A. failed to secure a happy ending. The Black Stars defeated the Americans 2-1 on an overtime goal and continue their unlikely run as last remaining hope for Africa in this first World Cup on African soil. Read more»

The U.S. team salutes its fans at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Royal Bafokeng Stadium is the only community-owned stadium of the 10 venues at the World Cup. It has already hosted the attention-grabbing England-United States clash and will host a total of six matches, including the second-round match between the U.S.. and Ghana on Saturday. Read more»

U.S. fans at the World Cup.

U.S. fans rejoiced today at the American team's extra time goal, by Landon Donovan, that secured a 1-0 win over Algeria. The U.S. team wins their C group and advances to the final 16. Read more»

Vuzuzelas are unlikely to break the silence in this small town. The yellow jerseys of the national team, worn by every other South African, are nowhere to be seen, and the steady schedule of World Cup matches that brings the country to a standstill has no impact here. Read more» 1

U.S. and Slovenia take the field at the World Cup.

The United States maintained its hopes of advancing to the next round of the soccer World Cup Friday when it tied 2-2 against Slovenia in a hotly fought match at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park stadium. Read more» 2

During the opening ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. South Africa and Mexico tied 1-1 to open the tournament.

South Africa kicked off the soccer World Cup here with a tense 1-1 draw with Mexico in a brand-new stadium designed to resemble a traditional African cooking pot. Read more»

When the World Cup kicks off on June 11, South African soccer will have completed an incredible journey: from international pariah to host of the world’s greatest football tournament. Read more»

Fifteen years after Nelson Mandela used rugby to convince South Africa's white minority to give a chance to the country's fledgling democracy, the sport has once again allowed the nation to reach another milestone in its quest for a nonracial society. Read more»

Secretary of State Clinton met with Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Lahore, in Oct. 2009.

When Pakistani officials sit down with their American counterparts for a round of high-level talks in Washington today, they'll be a demanding bunch. Read more»