Posts Tagged "United States of America"

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: England 1-1 USA

World Cup 2010: England 1-1 USA

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

Okay, let’s get it out the way first up: Robert Green. He had only one save to make in that first half, when Clint Dempsey hit – or in truth barely half-hit – a low shot from maybe 28 yards out after forty minutes. It was a routine save, Green seemed to get his body behind it, got both hands to it, and yet somehow it squirmed over the line for the USA’s equaliser....

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World Cup Tales: Colombia 1986 – The World Cup That Never Was

World Cup Tales: Colombia 1986 – The World Cup That Never Was

By on May 12, 2010 in History, Latest | 6 comments

The upcoming World Cup will the first to take place in the entire continent of Africa but there are several countries that have already held the tournament more that once, such as Italy, France and Germany. The first team to earn the honour of hosting the World Cup finals twice, however, was Mexico and the story of how this came to pass is as much a story of the...

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World Cup Tales: The Miracle Of Belo Horizonte, 1950

World Cup Tales: The Miracle Of Belo Horizonte, 1950

By on May 4, 2010 in History, Latest | 3 comments

When the draw for the 2010 World Cup finals was made in December of last year, the British press went into a depressingly familiar mode in their dismissal of their opposition, the irony of which was all the more striking for those – and it has to be said that they may not have been amongst football’s aesthetes – that picked out England vs the...

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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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