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.