Posts Tagged "Greece"

World Cup 2010: Argentina 2-0 Greece

World Cup 2010: Argentina 2-0 Greece

By on Jun 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

No-one has done it single-handedly before. And whatever Lionel Messi achieves during the rest of his football career, nothing will surpass his transformation of Argentina – and one managed by “dirty” Diego to boot – into the good guys in the English media. One unfortunate side-effect of this astonishing volte face is that there’s only one team around when Argentina...

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World Cup 2010: Greece 2-1 Nigeria

World Cup 2010: Greece 2-1 Nigeria

By on Jun 17, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Finally the tournament has come to life. In the twenty four hours before this game we’ve had some fine football played by Switzerland, Uruguay and Argentina, some drama and our first proper upset in the first of these games. We’ve even had some controversy going on off-the-field too. If we needed a reminder that behind this celebration of world football...

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World Cup 2010: South Korea 2-0 Greece

World Cup 2010: South Korea 2-0 Greece

By on Jun 12, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Statistics are often as misleading as they are informative. On one hand this game is between the 2004 European Championship winners and the 2002 World Cup Semi-Finalists. Another way of describing the game is between a side whose World Cup finals record outside their own country is just one win in seventeen games (and that over African minnows Togo) and the only...

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World Cup Preview: Group B

World Cup Preview: Group B

By on Apr 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

The 19th FIFA World Cup kicks off in eight weeks today, and as such Dotmund continues his almost-in-depth look ahead to this summer’s festivities.  Today he continues his preview of each of the eight groups, having been sent foraging for facts on the internet with only his trusty big pencil for company.  Up for examination in this week’s post, Group B....

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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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