World Cup Web: 12/06/2010

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Who Should I Cheer For?


Produced by the anti-povery organisation the World Development Movement, this thoughtful site provides a sobering look at the teams participating in South Africa. Countries are compared to their World Cup peers in a number of categories, ranging from women in government to average household income. Rather unsurprisingly, the North Koreans are ranked bottom.

Miniclip - Soccer Stars


Your country failing to impress on the pitch? Fancy leading your own team to World Cup glory? Well, here's your chance. It's certainly not the most authentic football game on the net, but perfect for passing some glory- filled minutes. You can take control of several rather feminine-looking teams, including the 'Far East Warriors' and 'Australasia Elite'.