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.

Illustration by Charlie Powell. Click image to expand.

"Not-So-Beautiful Game: Spain's win over the Netherlands brings a fantastic World Cup to a hacking, plodding end," by Brian Phillips. Posted Monday, July 10, 2010.

"Dive of the Day: Spain's Joan Capdevila," by Alan Siegel. Posted Monday, July 10, 2010.

"This Will Pair Nicely With Your Vuvuzela: The best South African wines to drink while watching the World Cup final," by Mike Steinberger. Posted Friday, July 9, 2010.

"Do Soccer Players Choke? Assessing the research on penalty kicks and pressure," by Phil Birnbaum. Posted Friday, July 9, 2010.

"Orange Devolution: Why all soccer fans should root for Holland to lose to Spain," by Brian Phillips. Posted Thursday, July 8, 2010.

"The World Cup in Super Slow Motion: A celebration of the weird, close-up facial contortions captured in slow motion throughout the 2010 World Cup." Posted Thursday, July 8, 2010.

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"Dive of the Day: Germany's Mesut Özil," by Alan Siegel. Posted Thursday, July 8, 2010.

"Dive of the Day: Holland's Arjen Robben," by Alan Siegel. Posted Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

"Hang Up and Listen: The Disgusting Display Edition," by Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin and Mike Pesca. Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

"The Curse of the Nike Ad: The company's 'Write the Future' commercial is a warning against banking on star power during the World Cup," by Douglas Haddow. Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010.