The Daily Show Added a Nice, Full '70s Bush to Qatar's Vagina Stadium

Last Monday, the architectural firm behind the stadium being built for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar released a short animation to reveal what the stadium's design will eventually look like — and what it will look like, turns out, is a giant metal vagina. Of course, that's no cause for uproar. As my coworker Callie… » 11/20/13 11:00am 11/20/13 11:00am

Enterprising Brazilian Hookers Sign Up to Learn English Before the…

The first rule of business? Know your customer. Brazilian sex workers are on it: The Association of Prostitutes is offering free English classes, since the Confederations Cup takes place in Brazil this June and the World Cup takes place in Brazil in June 2014. (Prostitution is legal in Brazil.) » 1/08/13 5:40pm 1/08/13 5:40pm

Racist Assholes Predictably Take To Twitter After U.S. Defeat of…

Unsurprising, but still BLERGHHH. Shortly after Nadeshiko Japan, the nation's women's soccer team, lost Thursday's game to the U.S. 2-1, the terms "Jap," "Pearl Harbor" and "Hiroshima" trended on the relentless shit soufflé that is Twitter. And why not? There's no better way to celebrate a victory than namecheck historical… » 8/11/12 3:15pm 8/11/12 3:15pm

Japanese Women Looking to Prove Their World Cup Win Wasn’t a Fluke

Women's soccer had long-struggled to find an audience in Japan, a fact that made the Japanese team's win against the United States' perennial juggernaut of a women's team at last July's Women's World Cup that much more significant. With the win, Japan had snapped a 26-game losing streak against the Americans and… » 7/23/12 12:55pm 7/23/12 12:55pm

What Products Should The Ladies Of The Women's Soccer Team Endorse?

Professional athletes and huge ad campaigns go hand-in-hand. From sneakers to sports drinks to credit cards to cars, sports stars with fans often become advertising stars with a following. Although the U.S. soccer team lost to Japan in the World Cup Finals, some of the players — Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan… » 7/25/11 6:20pm 7/25/11 6:20pm

Abby Wambach: "It's Our Time. It's Gonna Be Awesome."

Team USA's Lauren Cheney and Abby Wambach spoke to Good Morning America about yesterday's big 3-1 win over France. More importantly, they're prepping for Sunday's final against Japan, a team against which our ladies are undefeated. Not that that matters, as Wambach rightly points out. » 7/14/11 9:35am 7/14/11 9:35am