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Where was the first World Cup held? Who is the greatest female soccer star? How did David Beckham get started in the game? The World Cup series looks at one of the world's most popular tournaments and its place in the history and future of soccer. Find out about the sport's greatest stars, games, and intense moments, and learn some new facts about the 2010 World Cup.



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Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley is an American novelist, memoirist, and essayist. He calls Charleston, South Carolina home, but he is currently on an extended tour throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he studied English at the University of Maryland and law at St. Louis University.



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