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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Sunday, June 25, 2006
Mexico finally brought it's A Game last night against Argentina, but it wasn't enough to stop the Albicelestes from marching on to the quarterfinals. An absolutely unstoppable volley from Maxi Rodriguez was the difference yesterday, as Mexico's tireless midfield kept the likes of Riquelme and Saviola quiet throughout. Even the ... Read the whole story
How about Germany? Pundits across the globe had their doubts the hosts would even be good enough to get out of their group, let alone coast their way to the quarterfinals. But coast they have, prompting Germany's famously reserved national public to wave the flag like never before. German flag-waving ... Read the whole story
Adidas is setting records this year at the World Cup. Senior executives have said sales are surging beyond a billion euros and beyond expectations, as the World Cup has created a spending bonanza across Europe. The company attributes much of its success to its global marketing efforts; in fact, Adidas ... Read the whole story
Soccer's "best tradition," says Steve Davis of the Dallas Morning News, is how player's actually applaud the fans after games. In a way, this is patriotism at its finest, as the players gather in front of the section of the stadium where most of their fans are, applauding them for ... Read the whole story
Many of us know this already, but the rest of the U.S. is now figuring out there's nothing quite as festive as the World Cup. "I've been to almost every major sporting event in the world,'' Hank Steinbrecher, secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation between 1990 and 2000, tells ... Read the whole story

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