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World Cup 2010: Argentina 1-0 Nigeria

World Cup 2010: Argentina 1-0 Nigeria

By on Jun 12, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Diego Armando Maradona’s last World Cup game as a player, was in 1994. Against Nigeria. So, it was fitting that his first World Cup game as a manager was against the same opponents. Maradona’s playing career was controversial, but at his peak he was capable of raising above average teams to great heights, both at club level with Napoli (both their Serie A titles...

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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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Egypt’s Three-peat – The Latter Stages Of The African Cup Of Nations

Egypt’s Three-peat – The Latter Stages Of The African Cup Of Nations

By on Feb 3, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Mark Murphy concludes his marathon round-up of the African Cup of Nations with a round-up of the latter stages of a competition that was, sadly, upstaged by events that took place before a ball had even been kicked. The climax to Group C summed up this Cup of Nations, a curate’s egg of a tournament which ran out of good football from the second week onwards. A...

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The African Cup Of Nations – The Story So Far

The African Cup Of Nations – The Story So Far

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

Mark Murphy has been slumped on his couch watching the African Cup of Nations for the last couple of weeks. He peeled himself away to bring us up to date with the goings-on in Angola. After some early shocks, Africa’s football “powerhouses” (and Algeria) have scraped into the quarter-finals. And at times the football has been a joy – if, sadly but understandably,...

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