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The 200% World Cup: Belgium v Russia – Live!

They may well be the great hope of many for this tournament, but there were times during their opening match against Algeria looked as if they might not be able to live up to the hype that has preceded them. Still, they got three points from their opening match and a win this evening against a Russian team that looked similarly pedestrian in drawing against South Korea in their opening match will at least get them through to the Second Round of the competition. The Russian coach Fabio Capello, meanwhile, is under pressure. A draw in his opening match...

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World Cup Breakfast, Day 10: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Talisman

We might reasonably suggest that no small part of the global appeal of association football stems from its combination of reliance on the very differing attributes of individual brilliance and the application of a solid team ethic. If the game itself is a blank sheet onto which we can project any of our values, this combination seems likely, whether concious or not, to be no small part of the reason behind why it is this particular aspect of the game that gives it a near-literal “everyman” appeal across so much of the globe. If the performances of the likes...

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The 200% World Cup: Nigeria v Bosnia and Herzegovina – Live!

Game three of day ten, and the two sides expected to face off for second place behind Argentina. Bosnia and Herzegovina looked spirited against Argentina in their narrow defeat last weekend, while Nigeria looked slightly the better side against a tough Iran side. Today’s Iranian game has certainly put the Nigerian game in context, so this one should be close, rather than tight. Ideally at...

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The 200% World Cup: Germany v Ghana – Live!

Evening football fans, big game tonight for both of these team. Germany absolutely demolished Portugal while Ghana lost to USA. There’s a lot to play for. An interesting dynamic will occur tonight has the Boateng half-brothers will be playing for opposite teams. As you may have noticed some of us live bloggers are suffering from technical difficulties…. hopefully we are past that...

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