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Capello: Terry made a big mistake

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Fabio Capello has accused John Terry of making "a very big mistake" with his staggering attack on the England World Cup set-up. Terry went public with his grievances on Sunday and indicated he was willing to raise them at a pre-planned team meeting, even if they upset the Italian. But in the end, having found he had no support amongst his team-mates and having been politely informed challen...Full Story »

Domenech backs Anelka expulsion

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

France coach Raymond Domenech insisted on Monday night the decision to send Nicolas Anelka home was the correct one. The players returned to training on Monday after they boycotted Sunday's session in protest because they were outraged at the Chelsea striker being banished by the French Football Federation after his row with Domenech became public knowledge. Speaking ahead of the crucial Group...Full Story »

Capello blasts unhappy campers

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Under-pressure Fabio Capello has admitted he may have a couple of unhappy campers at England's Rustenburg base, but warned them: "You're at the World Cup, not on holiday." Former skipper John Terry went public with a list of grievances in his remarkable account of life with England in South Africa on Sunday. "Probably one or two are not happy but the majority are," Capello told the BBC. "One p...Full Story »

Gonzalez strike gives Chile victory

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Former Liverpool striker Mark Gonzalez came off the bench to head Chile to a 1-0 victory over Switzerland which leaves them within touching distance of the last 16. The 25-year-old, now at CSKA Moscow, struck with 15 minutes remaining as Switzerland, reduced to 10 men when Valon Behrami was sent off before the break, finally succumbed at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. ...Full Story »

Gonzalez strikes for red hot Chile

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Former Liverpool striker Mark Gonzalez came off the bench to head Chile to within touching distance of the last 16. The 25-year-old, now at CSKA Moscow, struck with 15 minutes remaining as Switzerland, reduced to 10 men when Valon Behrami was sent off before the break, finally succumbed at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. His goal will send the South Americans into their fin...Full Story »

De Rossi demands improvement

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA

Midfielder Daniele De Rossi fears Italy are heading for an early World Cup exit if they do not improve immediately. The defending champions were held to their second draw of the tournament in South Africa by New Zealand on Sunday. Another draw with Slovenia would be enough to qualify for the last 16 if Group F rivals Paraguay beat New Zealand but De Rossi feels nothing can be left to chance...Full Story »

Killen: Kiwis no laughing stock

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA

New Zealand forward Chris Killen claims his country can no longer be treated as the laughing stock of world football. The rank outsiders produced the greatest result in their history on Sunday as they defied the odds to hold champions Italy to a 1-1 draw at the World Cup in South Africa. Middlesbrough striker Killen said: "We got laughed at before going on that pitch. I think most commen...Full Story »

Luis Fabiano admits to helping hand

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA

Luis Fabiano has admitted to using his hand in the build-up to scoring "one of the most beautiful goals" in his career in Sunday night's 3-1 victory over the Ivory Coast. There was plenty of criticism after the game from Elephants boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, who was upset with referee Stephane Lannoy for handing out he described as a "free goal". But Luis Fabiano said he did not intend han...Full Story »

Portugal net seven past North Korea

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA

Portugal produced a spectacular performance of fluidity and flair to earn their first win of the World Cup in style with a 7-0 victory over North Korea. Having failed to impress in their opening Group G stalemate with the Ivory Coast, Carlos Queiroz's side were under pressure to deliver against North Korea with a showdown against Brazil still to come. And they did that emphatically as Ra...Full Story »

Seven-up Portugal

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA

Portugal produced a spectacular performance of fluidity and flair to earn their first win - a 7-0 one at that - of the World Cup in style against North Korea. Having failed to impress in their opening Group G stalemate with the Ivory Coast, Carlos Queiroz's side were under pressure to deliver against North Korea with a showdown against Brazil still to come. And they did that emphatically as ...Full Story »

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