Posts Tagged "United States of America"

The Confederations Cup: USA 0-3 Brazil

By on Jun 18, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The problem with the Confederations Cup, aside from those bloody, bloody, bloody vuvuzela air horns, is that it brings about more mismatches (in terms of quality) than even the World Cup.  However, you’d not necessarily have pegged this game as being one.  If the orthodox Anglocentric viewpoint is to be accepted – that ‘we’ invent sports so...

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The Confederations Cup: Italy 3-1 USA

By on Jun 15, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

It starts off as a low whining sound. You turn the sound down on the television wondering whether the washing machine is playing up or whether the cat is ill, but the sound goes away as you mute it. Are the speakers playing up? Is there a problem with the reception? It can’t be. In the all-new digital television age, there’s no such thing as a bad...

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The Confederations Cup – A (Very) Rough Guide

By on Jun 13, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For some people, the end of the football season in years that end with odd numbers means a return to the real world. For two and a half months they become normal people, spending time with family and friends, allowing their sofas and their wallets to recover from the arduous few months that have just passed and giving every impression of being normal, well-rounded...

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England vs USA – Live!

England vs USA – Live!

By on May 28, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

Ah, international friendlies. I’m not altogether certain what the point of this evening’s match actually is. A week after Manchester United and Chelsea slugged out their Battle Royale in Moscow, England have to drag their sorry backsides out onto the (doubtlessly sodden) pitch at Wembley for a match against the USA. Of course, when the USA have beaten...

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Czech Mate

By on Jun 22, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Czech 0-2 Italy / Ghana 2-1 USA You have to respect the Italian fans. They’re the only set of fans in the whole of the World Cup that are even more pessimistic than England’s. They dropped two points against the USA (whose sole tactic appeared to be kick the Italians very hard), and the country was plumetted into depression. There was nothing really to...

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