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2010 FIFA World Cup Headlines
- Spain celebrates World Cup heroes' return
- Spain's soccer team returned home to a huge fiesta in Madrid after winning the FIFA World Cup, giving Spaniards a break from the troubles in their fractured country.
- Injury slowed Torres in World Cup final
- Liverpool says forward Fernando Torres ruptured a thigh muscle playing for Spain in the World Cup final but could be ready for the club's opener against Arsenal on Aug. 15.
- Honigstein: Club cohesiveness key to Spain's title
- The World Cup winners' fluidity could be explained by the strong Barcelona influence as well as by a system and personnel that have rarely changed over the course of the last three years.
- FIFA boss Blatter scolds World Cup finalists
- Players from the Netherlands and Spain should have behaved better during the World Cup final, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Monday.
- World Cup attendance 3rd-highest ever: FIFA
- The overall attendance at the 2010 World Cup was the third highest in history, according to FIFA, behind the 1994 tournament in the United States and the last World Cup in Germany.
- Molinaro: Spain is soccer's new world leader
- Spain freed itself from the shackles of more than a half-century of underachievement with Sunday's 1-0 extra-time win over the Netherlands in the World Cup final.
- Reed: World Cup heroes and villains
- In a World Cup full of surprises, there was drama a-plenty. France, Italy, England, and Brazil were just a few who dreamed too big and delivered too little.
- Uruguay's Forlan awarded Golden Ball
- Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has been awarded the Golden Ball as the World Cup's best player, and Germany forward Thomas Mueller won the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer with five goals.
- Netherlands plays ugly in loss to Spain
- Going into the World Cup, Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk said he didn't mind winning ugly, but in Sunday's final, the Dutch only managed the ugly part.
- A country rocks as Spain rules soccer
- Riotous celebrations spread across Spain on Sunday after the national football team won its first World Cup when Andres Iniesta scored in extra-time goal for a 1-0 win over the Netherlands.