Posts Tagged "Mexico"

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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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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Mexicans Wave Goodbye

By on Jun 25, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Argentina 2-1 Mexico Well, they gave it everything. From the first minute until the very last, Mexico pushed Argentina all the way, and were dreadfully unlucky to be sent home, beaten by yet another contender for “Goal Of The Tournament”. I’ve enjoyed the idiosyncratic Mexicans since they outplayed Iran in their opening match. As I said before on...

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Mexican Waves

By on Jun 21, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Mexico 1-2 Portugal / Angola 1-1 Iran Well, they made their fans sweat. I’ll say that much for them. Mexico came within an inch of getting themselves knocked out, in spite of being seeded and, apparently, the fourth best team in the world (before you start complaining, this is FIFA’s view, and not mine). They didn’t even manage this in a...

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Still In The Running

By on Jun 17, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Angola 0-0 Mexico A recurrent theme of this World Cup has been this: smaller countries going into matches against “bigger” opposition, getting eleven men behind the ball, and playing for the goal-less draw. On the whole, it hasn’t worked. Paraguay conceded a late goal against Sweden, as did Poland against Germany Trinidad managed it against Sweden,...

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