Posts Tagged "South Korea"

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea

By on Jun 26, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Motty would never have done it. “Uruguay are the only team at this World cup yet to concede a goal,” declares a confident Jon Champion. I don’t know what the Portuguese for “oi, hang on a minute” is, but a lot of people are shouting it at the telly right now. Gareth Southgate has already told us that South Korea have entered what used to be exclusively African...

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World Cup 2010: Nigeria 2-2 South Korea

World Cup 2010: Nigeria 2-2 South Korea

By on Jun 22, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

It’s the fault of Germany, Austria, Argentina and Peru, although it was bound to happen one day, although as Mexico and Uruguay proved earlier, some teams can enter a game knowing that a specific result benefits both sides, and still treat the game as any other. But, just in case the last two games kick off simultaneously, which is a shame for the viewer. The first...

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World Cup 2010: Argentina 4-1 South Korea

World Cup 2010: Argentina 4-1 South Korea

By on Jun 17, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

“There’s enough material here for an entire conference,” said the psychiatrist in the Fawlty Towers episode entitled, funnily enough, ‘The Psychiatrist.’ Argentine coach Diego Armando Maradona, we are told, is a modern day Basil Fawlty. A six-one loss to Bolivia, selected 107 players, scraping through to the finals, picking his 36-year-old mate who hadn’t played for...

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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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