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Tears during North Korean national anthem... Chile, Switzerland, Portugal and Spain play soccer

North Korea surprised the world when they made Brazil battle for a tough 2-1 win. The way the North Koreans played against Brazil was tough defensively. If North Korea wants to get a good result...

Is Spain's loss to the Swiss the biggest upset in World Cup history?

Before the Spain-Switzerland game, it seemed there was no chance of Switzerland tying Spain, much less beating the Euro Cup Champions. The Swiss put out an impressive defensive performance without...

FIFA World Cup day 6: Spain shocker,South Africa on the brink and Chile celebrates

Gelson Fernandes scores only his 3rd international goal to send Spain down to defeat. The biggest surprise of the first round. If Spain do not win their next two games they may not qualify for the sec

FIFA World Cup day 6 preview

Honduras' View The Hondurans are excited enough to be in the World Cup. A win against Chile tomorrow would just set off a national party. If the Hondurans are to win tomorrow they will have to coun

Exploring Culture, One Dish at A Time

I blame my heritage and my family for my love affair with food.  Filipinos eat constantly.  We’re very similar to hobbits (and I’m not referring to our stature) in that we too enjoy at...