Posts Tagged "France"

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 0-0 France

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 0-0 France

By on Jun 11, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Game two then, and after all the discussion of squad selections and line-ups, we’ve already had a look at ITV’s opening performance and it’s time to see what the BBC’s much-vaunted team can do. Given all the hype that accompanies even a Europa Cup Group phase game these days, or a game to decide who finishes fourth in the league,...

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World Cup Preview: Group A

World Cup Preview: Group A

By on Apr 16, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

The 19th FIFA World Cup kicks off in nine weeks today, and as such Dotmund continues his almost-in-depth look ahead to this summer’s festivities.  Today is the beginning of his preview of each of the eight groups, having been sent foraging for facts on the internet with only his trusty huge mackerel baguette for company.  Predictably enough, we start with...

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Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

Good Hosts and Bad Hosts

By on Apr 9, 2010 in History, Latest | 2 comments

It’s Friday again, and that uneasy feeling rising in your belly is most likely because Friday means it’s Dotmund‘s World Cup preview day here on Twohundredpercent.  This week, he’s been looking at the fortunes of the host nations of the tournament. Until someone figures out how to astroturf the moon and stop the corner flags floating away,...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part One)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part One)

By on Mar 9, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 9 comments

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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Trying To Dissect The Thierry Henry Handball

Trying To Dissect The Thierry Henry Handball

By on Nov 19, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 30 comments

People reading this post are reminded that, while constructive comments and criticism on this site are always welcome, abusive messages will be deleted without even going up on the site. Thanks for your understanding. Well, at least “The Sun” didn’t go with “The Hand Of Frog” as their headline. This, however, was about the best thing...

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