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David Beckham Visits Desmond Tutu During 2010 World Cup

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During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, soccer player David Beckham, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at the time, visited Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town to show his support for the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre. He said of the charity foundation, “As a father with three sons, I … Continue reading

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[Blog] U.S. Soccer & 2014′s World Cup–Defeated But on the Rise

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Author: Heath Harckham When the whistle blew after a tense and exciting game between the United States and Belgium in the 2014 World Cup’s final round of 16, U.S. players collapsed on the field–exhausted and defeated–having given their all but coming up short. Yet despite failing to advance, there is … Continue reading

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U.S. Fans Celebrate Win Against Ghana at 2014 FIFA World Cup

[Blog Post] U.S. Fans Finally Celebrate Against Ghana

U.S. soccer fans around the nation and in Brazil celebrate a dramatic victory over their familiar World Cup opponent, Ghana, on June 16, 2014. After the U.S. exited their last two World Cups at the hands of Ghana, the United States Men’s National Team finally beat Ghana at the 2014 … Continue reading

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Gordon Banks’s 1970 Save

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In this 1998 interview, Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel explains why English goalkeeper Gordon Banks’s save, which prevented Pelé from making a much-anticipated goal in the 1970 World Cup was the best he’d ever seen. Banks skillfully made contact with the ball via the tips of his fingers getting it over … Continue reading

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Diego Maradona Interviewed on His ‘Hand of God’ Goal

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Retired soccer legend Diego Maradona talks about the controversial goal he scored during the 1986 Fifa World Cup quarter-final against England which was held in Mexico City on June 22, 1986. Maradona explains how he fooled the referees into thinking he had scored the goal with his head, when in … Continue reading

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The Head-Butt Heard Around the World

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Zinedine Zidane, retired soccer legend and member of France’s World Cup team, explains in an interview why he head-butted Marco Materazzi, a retired member of Italy’s World Cup team, in the FIFA World Cup finals held in Germany on July 9, 2006. Zidane describes the harsh words that Materazzi provoked … Continue reading