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World Cup 2010: Day 1

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa kicked things off early Friday morning with the host country known as Bafana Bafana taking on Mexico in group A. Also those French cheaters, who got into World Cup unfairly by beating Ireland with a handball goal, faced off against Uruguay. Both games ended in ties, so no team has made any progress, but the energy of the players and fans has taken off.

Siphiwe’s Sweet Strike

It took just a bit more than 55 minutes, but South Africa’s Siphiwe Tshabalala scored the first goal ever in a World Cup match on African soil… and boy it was a beauty. It was a left-footed power-strike to the top corner, and what a great way to get the stadium of 85,000 South African fans to make some noise.

Les Bleues’ Blues

The other game between France and Uruguay didn’t have any goals. The French, known as “Les Bleues”, complained that there was a handball inside the penalty area, which could have easily given them a penalty kick. But the referee did not call it. It looks as though Les Bleues’ Karma is catching up with them after they were allowed the infamous goal against Ireland after Thierry Henry used his hand to get France the one goal they needed to get into the World Cup.

The Vuvuzela

If you haven’t heard a VUVUZELA yet, you probably will by the end of this South African World Cup. Actually, the moment you watch one bit of the World Cup you will hear the vuvuzela, because the fans don’t ever stop blowing them. Many people are complaining about the sound of the vuvuzela because it has no rhythm, just one long annoying loud pitch. But it’s very unique and quite fun, and the vuvuzela did not stop for one moment during the games today.

American Anticipation

The most anticipated game for American fans will be played tomorrow with USA playing England. Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below!

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Are You Watching The World Cup?

  • For sure - I'm a soccer fanatic.
  • I'll watch the final game, but that's about all.
  • No, I'd rather play soccer outside.
  • No - I'd rather watch baseball or the NBA Finals.

Sports In The Forums

"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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