For four weeks— beginning June 11— billions of soccer fans around the world will be watching the Men’s World Cup unfold. The month long tournament featuring the world’s top 32 soccer playing nations will take place in South Africa, the first African country to host the World Cup. Whether you’re looking for background information about the tournament or the latest news and scores, we’ve got plenty of resources to recommend!
On the Web: The Official Sites
- FIFA World Cup. The official site for the men’s soccer tournament. Includes the latest team news and scores.
- U.S. Soccer. The website for the U.S. men’s national soccer team. Profiles of the players, group standings, and the team's schedule.
On the Web: News
- The New York Times: 2010 World Cup. In-depth coverage of all the action, interactive graphics, videos, slide shows, and Goal, their staff blog.
- Sports Illustrated: 2010 World Cup. Analysis of the action and news from soccer columnists, videos, Twitter Watch, stories and photos from the Sports Illustrated archives.
- BBC Sport: Football/The World Cup. The BBC offers an international perspctive on all the tournament news.
- FOX Sports: World Cup 2010. Live scores, stats, fixtures, and team news.
- ESPN Soccernet: World Cup. Feature articles, scores, and schedules.
On the Web: Social Media
Want to follow the action on your smartphone? The New York Times has identified some World Cup apps you might want to download.
From Our Collection: Books & DVDs
Need more recommendations? Contact your local library and a reference librarian will be happy to assist you.