World Cup Flashbacks

Sixteen of the web's most exciting World Cup contributions in our weekly link list

As the World Cup gets underway and helps to define a new era for South Africa (and even the entire continent), it’s tough not to get swept up in the international excitement surrounding football’s biggest event. Tim Yu, our man on the ground, reports a three-hour walk through standstill traffic in Johannesburg to get to the opening game today, and that the sound of vuvuzelas is “everywhere and overwhelming.”