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World Cup 2010: Ghana 0-1 Germany

World Cup 2010: Ghana 0-1 Germany

If England supporters had reason to be concerned that their run of not having been knocked out at the opening stages of the World Cup finals since 1958 mind come to an end, then the question of what might be running through the minds of German supporters this evening...
World Cup 2010: Ghana 1-1 Australia

World Cup 2010: Ghana 1-1 Australia

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...
World Cup 2010: Serbia 0-1 Ghana

World Cup 2010: Serbia 0-1 Ghana

Why are all the matches in the tournament that I have to cover for Twohundredpercent on ITV?  It’s not that the BBC coverage appears to be any better – indeed, it appears that yesterday’s Match of the Day highlights package neglected to show any...
World Cup Preview: Group D

World Cup Preview: Group D

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...
The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

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...