International Football

Video Of The Week: Greatest Goals Of The World Cup 1954-1978

By on Jul 11, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

This years Womens World Cup has caused one or two people to comment on the nature of the sixteen team tournament. The WWC is set to be expanded to twenty-four nations for the next competition in Canada in four years time, but this years competition has been taut and exciting – all killer, as some might say, and no filler. With this in mind, our Monday video...

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The 2011 Womens World Cup: Game Three Round-Up

By on Jul 7, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

So, having toyed with resembling England’s men in 2006 and 2010, Hope Powell’s England finally plumped for Bobby Robson’s 1986-vintage, coming (very) good in their last group game after early stutters. Of course, they also resembled England’s women from 2007 which, against Japan, was just the right example to follow. And this time they picked up the win they’d...

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The 2011 Womens World Cup: England 2-0 Japan

By on Jul 5, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Coming into form at the right time is a critical aspect of tournament football, but it is one that occasionally feels as if it is overlooked. This evening, against a team that played some sublime football in their previous match, England put in a performance which suggested that they might just be doing exactly this and, while it would be premature to suggest that...

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The 2011 Womens World Cup – Game Two Updates

By on Jul 4, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

A web of intrigue awaits in the last round of matches at the Women’s World Cup. Most of the quarter-finalists may already be known. But Germany’s stuttering start – caused partly (whisper it) by taliswomanic striker Birgit Printz being a non-event – leaves them needing to beat an impressive France to win Group A. Otherwise, Japan face England in Group B earlier on...

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England Start To Find Their Feet At The Womens World Cup

By on Jul 2, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

With thirty minutes left to play in Dresden last night, it looked as if the England team was heading out of the 2011 Womens World Cup. A goal down against New Zealand, having picked up a draw against Mexico in their opening match, they looked all but out of the competition, but two goals from Jill Scott and Jess Clarke managed to pull an iron from the fire, and they...

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The 2011 Women’s World Cup: The Story So Far

By on Jun 30, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

British Eurosport’s ubiquitous football commentator Tim Caple was doing his level best not to say there were “no easy games in international football these days.” Some clichés are oft-repeated because of the element of truth therein, but there were certainly no “easy games” in the first round of matches at this year’s Women’s World Cup in Germany. Nothing suggested...

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