Posts Tagged "Chile"

World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-0 Chile

World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-0 Chile

By on Jun 28, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

World Cup Television Clichés 101: Germany are efficient, the Netherlands play “total football”, Spain are under-achievers and Brazil play to a samba rhythm. One by one, the long-held preconceptions of global football are starting to be turned on their heads. Germany’s defence looks capable of being tested by an attack with pace and flair. The...

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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: Honduras 0-1 Chile

World Cup 2010: Honduras 0-1 Chile

By on Jun 16, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

ITV 1 gives twenty minutes introduction time to this 12.30 kick-off. But its 12.26 before the actual game it self is addressed, the rest being about England, who aren’t playing for another 55 hours. Honduran kids, we are told, have to learn all seven verses of their national anthem. If that was the case in Britain we’d all know the bit about “rebellious Scots to...

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World Cup Preview: Group H

World Cup Preview: Group H

By on Jun 4, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

The 19th World Cup Finals kick-off in just seven days, and the impending five week surge of ill-informed tabloid jingoism is tantalisingly within reach.  Trying hard to not get carried away, but gnawing at the rope which tethers him to his kennel with excitement nevertheless is Dotmund, who today completes his in-depth look at the runners and riders for South Africa...

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World Cup Tales: The Battle Of Santiago, 1962

World Cup Tales: The Battle Of Santiago, 1962

By on May 21, 2010 in History, Latest | 1 comment

We hear a lot about the decline and fall of western civilization these days, but moral outrage at the behaviour of footballers is nothing new and, indeed, players at the World Cup finals this summer will have to go a long way to outdo the most serious incidents of player-on-player violence in the history of the tournament, many of which considerably predate the...

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