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World Cup 2010: Slovenia 0-1 England

World Cup 2010: Slovenia 0-1 England

By on Jun 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

I think it’s fair to say that the introduction’s already on site, so I’ll just go straight into the game. England line up as a 4-4-2, with Gerrard on the left and Milner on the right, and Defoe partnering Rooney up front.  As with last night’s Nigeria-South Korea report, I’ll include how the group stands, and any changes. 1. Slovenia 2. USA 3. England 4. Algeria The...

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World Cup 2010: Slovenia 2-2 United States of America

World Cup 2010: Slovenia 2-2 United States of America

By on Jun 18, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

I’ve seen both of these nations in major competitions. As you may have noticed from the Slovenia-Algeria report, I saw the Slovenians at Euro 2000. The USA however, were one of the teams playing at my first live World Cup match in 2006 – their opponents were Italy, in what was one of the games of the tournament. And that was the point at which my view on American’s...

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World Cup 2010: Algeria 0-1 Slovenia

World Cup 2010: Algeria 0-1 Slovenia

By on Jun 13, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

I volunteered for this game. On paper it seemed a good idea to do. I’d seen Slovenia play Spain at Euro 2000, and Slovenia are some of the loudests fans I’ve ever come across. They only really have one song: “Kdor ne skače,ni Slovenc, hej, hej, hej”. And when they sing, they jump up and down in unison, and if you’re in the upper tier of a stadium with 10,000...

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World Cup Preview: Group C

World Cup Preview: Group C

By on Apr 30, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in six weeks today, close enough that you can start to hear the vuvuzelas and smell the biltong.  Continuing his preview of this summer (winter)’s events, Dotmund has now reached Group C, where he will do his best to cover the large three lions tattoo on his face and behave in the sort of balanced way we like here at...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

By on Mar 14, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

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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