World Cup Final Live Blog: Italy Vs. France

Well, it took long enough, but it's finally time for the World Cup Final. It's your favorite divers from Italy against the surrender monkeys from France. It's non-stop fun; it's the World Cup. » 7/09/06 3:00pm 7/09/06 3:00pm

Goalkeeper: Fabian Barthez

Live Blog: France Vs. Portugal

We're down to the final three teams in the World Cup — unless you count the third-place game, and who counts the third place game? — and we're knocking out one of them right now. The first team in the World Cup Finals is Italy; who will be the second, as they say? » 7/05/06 3:45pm 7/05/06 3:45pm

Live Blog: Italy Vs. Ukraine

It's still hard to believe that the United States tied a team that's one game away from the semifinals. We think maybe the Italians should be disqualified on that indignity alone. » 6/30/06 4:00pm 6/30/06 4:00pm

Live Blog: Germany Vs. Argentina

And, at last, after a whole two days without soccer, the quarterfinals have begun, in what we think is probably the best quarterfinal matchup of all. The Argentinians have often looked like the best team here, but the Germans, you know, they're hosting, and they've looked doggone good themselves. Doggone good. You see. » 6/30/06 12:00pm 6/30/06 12:00pm

Live Blog: Spain Vs. France

A little way to keep yourself entertained during this World Cup if you happen to be the sort who has trouble retaining interest? Pretend the countries are their corresponding characters in "Mike Tyson's Punch Out." Therefore, this one is Don Flamenco vs. Glass Joe. There. Don't you feel better? You can now RELATE! » 6/27/06 4:00pm 6/27/06 4:00pm

Live Blog: Brazil Vs. Ghana

If you're the type of person who's still upset about the United States losing to Ghana last week, you might be lamenting that this could have been the U.S. playing in this game. But you know what? We highly doubt you're that type of person. » 6/27/06 11:45am 6/27/06 11:45am

Live Blog: Switzerland Vs. Ukraine

It's funny: We go out there and look for wacky or suggestive fan photos for each nation involved in a World Cup live blog around here, and this is the third Switzerland game already. And you know what? We haven't been able to find a single picture of a Switzerland fan that didn't make him/her look like a complete and… » 6/26/06 4:00pm 6/26/06 4:00pm

Live Blog: Italy Vs. Australia

As we continue along the Round of 16 — these games really are quite more exciting when they loser goes home — we start off your weekday live blogging with a team representing a country that was founded by the exiled convicts of another country ... and, much worse, a team that tied the United States. Heavens. How… » 6/26/06 12:00pm 6/26/06 12:00pm