Posts tagged: The World Cup

Shakira, Her Abs, and the Jabulani – PHOTOS

Pop star Shakira holds the official Jabulani ball before the final match of World Cup 2010 yesterday.  (Spain beat the Netherlands, 1-0.)A few days earlier, Shakira showed off her startlingly football-player-like abdominal muscles at the Glastonbury Music Festival.

Uruguay and Its Plucky Soccer Stars

When Andrade was born in Salto, Uruguay’s second city, in 1901, his father was said to be 98 years old, an expert in African magic who had escaped from slavery in Brazil. In the team photograph of the first winners of the World Cup in 1930, José stands out: his is the only black face.A peek at Uruguay’s surprising World Cup history.

Kim Jong-il Becoming Less Rational, If That’s Possible

“Pyongyang is becoming less calculating, less rational and less Machiavellian than it used to be. And this is not good news.”Only in North Korea does “less Machiavellian” equal bad news.  But so says North Korea expert Andrei Lankov, assessing the rumors swirling around everyone’s favorite modern-day czar, Kim Jong-Il.