Tag Archive: World Cup 2010


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Adidas has released the “miCoach,” which apparently gives you coaching tips as you work out.

Super Bowl champ Reggie Bush of the Saints and World Cup finalist David Villa of Spain make an appearance in the commercial, as well as Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.

Looks like Reggie isn’t too broken up over losing Kim Kardashian to Miles Austin.

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English soccer star David Beckham has long been known for much more than being just a soccer player, and is regarded as the sport’s most famous player, although he has been on the decline ever since signing a 5 year, $250 million deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS.

Yahoo signed Beckham to a deal as their “Global Sports Ambassador,” a position in which he provided World Cup commentary and analysis to help Yahoo connect with their users.

Now, as part of the deal, Beckham will be using Yahoo Answers on July 14 to do a live chat with users who will be able to ask questions in advance. Fans from 20 different countries will ask questions live via video.

Should be an interesting interaction. Hopefully Beckham won’t pull his hamstring and have to pull out, although I can’t say I would be surprised.

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Spain is one of the most talented teams in the 2010 World Cup, and their fans are no disappointment either. We’ve seen some crazy guarantees throughout the World Cup, but one Spanish fan has taken it to the next level.

Argentina coach Diego Maradona promised to run through the streets naked if his team won the World Cup, as did lingerie model Larissa Riquelme regarding Paraguay’s fate, but both of their teams’ tourney runs have come to an abrupt halt.

Now singer Enrique Iglesias has made a similar wager, albeit one more extreme. The Spaniard has said that if Spain wins the World Cup, he will go water-skiing naked, which could definitely help promote his new album that hits stores Tuesday.

Don’t let this seemingly shallow bet fool you however, as Iglesias is nonetheless a big soccer fan and apparently talented player as well.

He once said that the youth soccer team he played on in the U.S. as a kid was so bad that they made him look like, coincidentally, Diego Maradona, which I assume means he had at least some talent.

USA soccer suffered a fatal blow in a loss to Ghana to end their 2010 World Cup dreams, but looking back on the tournament USA soccer will now be looked upon in a different light, one with respect and dignity. So if you’re one for looking on the brighter side of things, there’s that.

Former President Bill Clinton was present just as he was for the USA’s epic win over Algeria, and was accompanied by none other than rock star Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.

The camera showed Clinton and Jagger multiple times, but apparently Lakers star and NBA Finals MVP Kobe Bryant was more conspicuous.

Other notable people who were there that I know of are CBS broadcaster Katie Couric and Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson, although I’m sure there was an overload on non camera-shy celebrities.


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On Wednesday Team USA advanced in the World Cup after a critical rally, capped by a Landon Donovan goal during the first minute of stoppage time.

Former president Bill Clinton was in South Africa for the game and predictably met with the team after the game, although he interacted with them more aggressively than you might imagine.

There’s nothing like crackin’ open a Budweiser with a former President of the United States of America, but judging from that picture Mr. Clinton has already downed a few. The shirtless man is US defender Carlos Bocanegra.

President Obama called Team USA to congratulate them on their victory and wish them good luck in the upcoming match against Ghana. Thankfully, no beers were chugged on his end during the encounter.


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Diego Maradona has promised to run through the streets naked if Argentina wins the World Cup, and now star player and arguably the best footballer in the world Lionel Messi has made a vow of his own.

While not as extreme, Messi is determined to somehow find a way to reunite the band Oasis for Argentina’s victory party, should they win the World Cup. The band split up last year after Noel and Liam Gallagher decided to part ways.

Ironically, it was only about two weeks ago when Messi first heard Oasis. Teammate Carlos Tevez shared the band’s first two albums with Messi on the plane ride to the World Cup, and he became infatuated.

He now listens to them before matches and in the locker room, and has said that all Oasis has to do is “name their price.” Just the act of meeting Messi would be price enough for me.


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