Tag Archives: World Cup

Dave Zirin : Why I Root for Argentina

No one can predict his devilish tricks: Argentina coach Diego Maradona. Photo by Ammar / AP.The beautiful game:Why I root for ArgentinaBy Dave Zirin / June 28, 2010 Before the start of the World Cup, I broadcast my rooting interest … Continue reading

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SPORT / John Ross : World Cup as Bread and Circus

Bread and Circus: Circus Maximus in Rome, which seated 200,000, was the site for massive spectacle designed to keep the masses distracted. Image from Santa Barbara County Education.Copa del Mundo de 2010:The world’s cup runneth over Ever since the bad … Continue reading

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SPORT / World Cup in South Africa : ‘Neoliberal Trojan Horse’?

Thousands of residents from the township of Oukasie, 60 miles north of Johannesburg are marching [on March 21, 2010]… to bring attention to the plight of impoverished areas of the country… They argue it is wrong for the government to … Continue reading

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