Slate on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The stadium scene.
July 9 2010 5:16 PM

The 2010 World Cup

A roundup of Slate's coverage of the planet's biggest sporting event.

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"Who Will Win the World Cup?: Introducing the Slate poll, where our readers predict the news." Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010.

"Why Do We Call It Soccer?: Most countries think of the World Cup as a football tournament. What's our problem?" by Brian Phillips. Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010.

"The Loneliness of the American Soccer Fan: The world's most popular sport is on the rise in the United States—and my neighbors still couldn't care less about the World Cup," by Daniel Gross. Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010.

"The True Story of American Soccer: From The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup," by Dave Eggers. Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010.

"Among the Braniacs: The intellectual classes descend on soccer," by Bryan Curtis. Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010.


"The Secret History of American Soccer: In the 1920s, soccer was on the cusp of becoming a major sport in the United States. Then it all crashed and burned," by Brian Phillips. Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

"Why Do Brazilian Soccer Players Have No Last Names?: And other World Cup questions, answered by the Explainer," by Alan Siegel. Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

"The Greatest Ad I've Ever Seen: Nike's epic, witty, wonderful new World Cup ad," by Seth Stevenson. Posted Monday, June 7, 2010.

"Hang Up and Listen: The Dead Solid Perfect Edition," by Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin and Mike Pesca. Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010.