Posts Tagged "New Zealand"

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand

World Cup 2010: Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand

By on Jun 24, 2010 in Latest | 2 comments

If you’d told New Zealand beforehand that they’d go through the group unbeaten and finish above Italy, I daresay they’d have settled for that. And they’d be right to feel pretty pleased with themselves, but they’ll be frustrated that it wasn’t enough to get them through, and they go home as just the sixth team in World Cup history...

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World Cup 2010: Italy 1-1 New Zealand

World Cup 2010: Italy 1-1 New Zealand

By on Jun 20, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

When the World Cup was expanded to twenty-four nations for the tournament in Spain in 1982, the decision didn’t come without criticism. Some of it was reserved for the fact that twenty-four nations meant that the tournament had to take an almost absurd looking shape with two group stages (which was jettisoned after one tournament), but the majority of it was...

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World Cup 2010: New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia

World Cup 2010: New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia

By on Jun 15, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Having given the television coverage a review/kicking over the weekend, it’s time to take a look at the radio coverage of this World Cup. Ian Dennis is our host, and Jacqui Oatley and Graham Taylor are our commentary team for the opening stages, with Dennis taking over. Oatley is one of three prominent ladies at the World Cup, alongside Gabby Logan, and ITV’s Kelly...

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World Cup Preview: Group F

World Cup Preview: Group F

By on May 21, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

The 2010 World Cup kicks off in just three weeks time, so by this point the majority of football fans everywhere are only using products made by official tournament sponsors and eating impala for breakfast.  Our intrepid Wikipedia monkey Dotmund has once again put his vuvuzela aside for just long enough to take a look at another of this summer’s groups.  Today...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Three)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Three)

By on Mar 19, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 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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