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2010 World Cup Australia 2-1 Serbia

2010 World Cup Australia 2-1 Serbia

By on Jun 23, 2010 in Latest | 0 comments

On a day when England had played and won and qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup, by the time the second set of games was ready to kick-off the day’s sports events were being overshadowed – or at least challenged for prominence – by an extraordinary first round singles match between two little known men at Wimbledon. I’d...

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World Cup 2010: Ghana 1-1 Australia

World Cup 2010: Ghana 1-1 Australia

By on Jun 19, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

This game sees us pass the halfway point of the group stages. By the end of Friday, we’ll have lost half of the teams, and we’ll know the shape of the knockout stages. Once we reach the knockout stages, most of the contrasting games (whether in ability, age or experience) will be over, and the main contrasts we’re likely to get between opponents are playing style...

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World Cup 2010: Germany 4-0 Australia

World Cup 2010: Germany 4-0 Australia

By on Jun 14, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

It’s a conundrum for English national team fans, who to support out of the football and cricket arch-enemies. But it’s not a problem for long as the game is over as a debating point within the first quarter. In the ITV studio, Edgar Davids is making it clear that it’s “C’mon Aussie, C’mon” for him. He looks perplexed when Adrian Chiles brings up England’s propensity...

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World Cup Preview: Group D

World Cup Preview: Group D

By on May 7, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 5 comments

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in five weeks today, close enough to feel the disappointment.  Today we continue our preview of this summer’s tournament with a look at the prospects for the teams in Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia and Ghana.  No doubt drawing numerous questionable conclusions along the way will be  your regular guide, the increasingly...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

By on Mar 14, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that...

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