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For the first time in the country's history, Spain has won soccer's coveted World Cup, defeating the Netherlands' national team on Sunday in a tense match that ended after a late goal in extra time.

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As protests in Iran continue, the extent to which the government will go to silence dissent has sunk to even further depths of ridiculousness. Protesters at a Tehran soccer match chanted and waved green banners, to which government censors responded by delaying the telecast of the game and editing out the crowd noise and close-ups.

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