Posts made in June, 2010

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea

By on Jun 26, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Motty would never have done it. “Uruguay are the only team at this World cup yet to concede a goal,” declares a confident Jon Champion. I don’t know what the Portuguese for “oi, hang on a minute” is, but a lot of people are shouting it at the telly right now. Gareth Southgate has already told us that South Korea have entered what used to be exclusively African...

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World Cup 2010: Chile 1-2 Spain

World Cup 2010: Chile 1-2 Spain

By on Jun 25, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

“Not a word sung by the Spanish players, they know they have to win,” proclaims Clive Tyldesley, as the Spanish national anthem finishes. The fans must know they have to win too, because they aren’t singing any words either. It’s almost as if there ARE NO WORDS TO THE SPANISH NATIONAL ANTHEM. I missed ITV’s pre-amble to that point, but I still saw way too much....

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World Cup 2010: Switzerland 0-0 Honduras

World Cup 2010: Switzerland 0-0 Honduras

By on Jun 25, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

The majority of eyes will be on the other match this evening between Spain and Chile, but this evening’s match between Switzerland and Honduras is, in its own way just as important. Chile and Switzerland could quite easily edge the pre-tournament favourites out before the knock-out stages of the competition even start, and no-one seems to care. There are...

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World Cup 2010: Portugal 0-0 Brazil

World Cup 2010: Portugal 0-0 Brazil

By on Jun 25, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Whether or not Group G was this World Cup’s Group of Death, it appears to have taken place in 1966, at Goodison Park, with Eusebio scoring every goal. The game Lineker and co. are expecting is taking place in some fantasy world far from the realities of the group table. No-one is saying Brazil v Portugal is destined to be as bad as it turns out. But there are clues....

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