2010 Fine Art, a Cape Town-based company, commissioned more than 100 artists from around the globe to create works inspired by the 2010 FIFA World Cup. General Manager Rob Spaull describes the project. All images courtesy of 2010 Fine Art.

As if soccer fans need help getting excited about the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the nation's tourism office has created the Diski -- a dance to commemorate the tournament, the first ever on the continent.

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Weekly Poem: ‘Achilles’

British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy wrote "Achilles" after English soccer player David Beckham suffered a season-ending injury last week. Beckham, 34, was headed for what would have likely been his last World Cup this summer.

Standing amid a crowded Liberian soccer stadium, George Weah gave the characteristic post-game nod as he thanked the masses for their support. The 39-year-old soccer star looked toward the stands as he clapped his hands above his head.

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