Posts Tagged "Cameroon"

200%’s World Cup Magic, Part One: Argentina vs Cameroon – 1990

200%’s World Cup Magic, Part One: Argentina vs Cameroon – 1990

By on Dec 9, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

In the first of a new occasional series, Ed Carter looks fondly back at his first World Cup finals match. It was Friday 8th June 1990. I was ten years old and I’d never seen a World Cup Finals match before. I came to football relatively late, or at least it felt that way at the time. No-one in my family had any particular interest in the game or strong...

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World Cup 2010: Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands

World Cup 2010: Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands

By on Jun 24, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

The entertainment and excitement is due to be elsewhere this evening. The Netherlands against Cameroon sounds, at a distance, as if it should be a match of colour and flair, but Cameroon are already out and the Netherlands are already through, and this year’s Netherlands team has been perfunctory rather than exciting so far. Bert Van Marwijk’s team is...

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World Cup 2010: Cameroon 1-2 Denmark

World Cup 2010: Cameroon 1-2 Denmark

By on Jun 20, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

A match so good even Peter Drury couldn’t spoil it. “Two nations living just a little on their history,” he notes, as the teams come out. And, as an English football commentator, he should know. The unfashionable games are becoming the ones to watch, after Slovenia v America yesterday, and now this. Expect Slovakia v Paraguay to be a humdinger. This one quickly...

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World Cup 2010: Japan 1-0 Cameroon

World Cup 2010: Japan 1-0 Cameroon

By on Jun 15, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Sloppy, unprofessional, boring, unimaginative. And that was just Guy Mowbray and Mark Lawrenson in the BBC commentary box. Whilst not personally agreeing with the decision, I could see reasons for Guy Mowbray getting the Beeb’s number one commentary spot ahead of Jonathan Pearce. Pandering to Mark Lawrenson’s base instincts was not among those reasons. Admittedly,...

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World Cup Tales: Reflections Upon England In Italy, 1990

World Cup Tales: Reflections Upon England In Italy, 1990

By on Jun 2, 2010 in History, Latest | 6 comments

The concept of England having a high level of expectation at the time of a World Cup finals is a comparatively recent one. As recently as 1990, most adults could remember their two successive failures to qualify for the whole event and, once there, they only seldom lit the tournament up. In 1982, a good performance in the opening match against France was followed by...

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