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World Cup fun facts

Updated: July 12, 2011, 2:55 PM ET
By Patricia Lee

What's kickin'?

Karla Kick, born June 18, 1995 in Germany, is the WWC's official mascot for this tournament. Curious, warm-hearted, and always donning a football, Karla seems puuuurfect for the job.

Home-field advantage

Did you know that this is the first time in men's or women's soccer that a World Cup is being hosted by the title holder? Make that a two-time defending title holder.

Freecell?

Try again. The ball used in this year's ...

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