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Maradona sees Messi as natural heir

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA

Argentina coach Diego Maradona admits he would love to see Lionel Messi make the same impact on this World Cup as he himself did back in 1986. Maradona took the tournament by storm 24 years ago in Mexico, scoring five goals - including stunning individual efforts against England and Belgium - and setting up five more en route to helping Argentina claim their second and most recent World Cup cro...Full Story »

Lampard desperate to contribute to World Cup success

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by PA

Frank Lampard has vowed to make his last World Cup one to remember for England and believes the vast experience in the squad could be a crucial factor in their bid for success.The Chelsea midfielder, who will be 32 later this month, concedes this will almost certainly be his last appearance on football's biggest stage.He is determined to make up for the disappointment of 2006 in Germany when, b...Full Story »

World Cup: South Africa - Mexico

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by Goal.com

The 2010 World Cup is here, and the opening match will see host nation South Africa take on Mexico at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. Kick-off: Friday, June 11, 2010, 16:00 (local time), Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa. Bafana Aiming For Round Of 16 With Opening Victory With the World Cup only seven months away, the South African FA made a brave but necessary move to ou...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Argentina - Nigeria

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by Goal.com

Time for talking over as Maradona’s men aim to down Nigeria’s Super Eagles Kick Off: Saturday, June 12, 2010. 15:00 BSTEllis Park Stadium, Johannesburg El Diego the Tinkerman Since succeeding Alfio ‘Coco’ Basile in October 2008, Diego Maradona has called up over 100 players, and though that ludicrously high number is slightly inflated by the number of friendly matche...Full Story »

Don't stereotype us - Tabarez

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by PA

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has rubbished his country's reputation as hatchet men ahead of their World Cup opener against France.Tabarez's side take on the 1998 champions in Group A at Cape Town's Green Point Stadium on Friday still with question marks over their discipline.The recent South American qualification campaign saw them amass 48 bookings and four red cards in 18 games.Indeed, attacki...Full Story »

Parreira wary of `daring' Mexico

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by PA

Carlos Alberto Parreira has warned his South Africa side of the threat posed by what he describes as "the most daring team" at the World Cup ahead of their showdown with Mexico at Soccer City on Friday.The two countries kick off the 19th edition of the finals and first ever on the African continent with plenty of expectation on the host nation.Never in the history of the World Cup has a home te...Full Story »

Uruguay vs. France

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by cbc.ca

Uruguay's Luis Suarez, right, is one player France will have to try to stop. Day 1, Match 2Uruguay vs. France, Group A Date and LocationJune 11, Green Point Stadium, Cape Town Broadcast detailsLive on CBC and CBCSports.ca (2:15 p.m. ET). Consult CBC's full broadcast schedule. What's at stakeMuch like South Africa's tournament opener against Mexico, the result of this match will elevate or ...Full Story »

South Africa vs. Mexico

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by cbc.ca

South African forward Bernard Parker, left, will have to pick up the scoring slack for the Bafana Bafana in Benni McCarthy's absence.  Day 1, Match 1South Africa vs. Mexico, Group A Date and LocationJune 11, Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg Broadcast detailsLive on CBC and CBCSports.ca (9:45 am ET). Consult CBC's full broadcast schedule. What's at stakeThe first match of the Wor...Full Story »

Int'l Friendly : Tanzania - Brazil

Posted Monday, June 07, 2010 by Goal.com

Dunga's side will be looking for another easy win on African soil. Kick-Off: Monday, June 7, 16:00 CET.National Stadium, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Historic Occasion Tanzania are a small footballing nation in central east Africa and they will probably play their most historic game on Monday. The Taifa Stars will host five-time former world champions Brazil in a friendly international at the Da...Full Story »

Int'l Friendly : Nigeria - North Korea

Posted Sunday, June 06, 2010 by Goal.com

The Super Eagles will have one final chance to tune up before the big kick-off... On The Rise The first ball of the 2010 World Cup will be kicked in less than a week’s time, and Nigeria, who want to make a splash in the first such competition to be held on African soil, are aiming to have any problems ironed out by the time the full-time whistle is blown on their friendly encounter...Full Story »

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