FIFA sanctioned the German art marketing agency Brands United to pull together a series of official posters for soccer’s biggest event. Images courtesy of David Krut Publishing.

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.

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