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Del Bosque: We can make the World Cup great

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by PA56 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque heads into his team's opening Group H game against Switzerland believing South Africa's tournament can still be remembered as the best World Cup of all time. Del Bosque said he and his players feel a sense of responsibility to make the tournament a success so the people in the host country, and all of Africa, have something to be proud of. A slow start to the tou...Full Story »

Spain eager to light up World Cup

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by PA53 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque heads into his team's opening Group H game against Switzerland on Wednesday believing South Africa's tournament can still be remembered as the best World Cup of all time. Del Bosque said he and his players are determined to help make the tournament a success so the people in the host country, and all of Africa, have something to be proud of. He said: "We ha...Full Story »

Carrasso's World Cup could be over

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by PA36 hits

Cedric Carrasso could be ruled out of the World Cup with a thigh injury but France doctors are more optimistic about William Gallas, who also pulled out of training on Monday. Carrasso pulled a muscle in his left thigh and is undergoing medical tests but reports suggest it is unlikely the Bordeaux goalkeeper, third choice behind Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda, will play any part in South Af...Full Story »

Didier Drogba On The Bench For Ivory Coast's World Cup 2010 Clash With Portugal

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Goal.com64 hits

Arm break keeps Chelsea man on the bench Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has lost his fitness race to start in the Ivory Coast World Cup 2010 opener against Portugal after breaking his arm. The 32-year picked up the knock to his right arm in a pre-tournament friendly against Japan and has been given special dispensation by FIFA to wear a protective cast for the match. Manager Sven Goran Erikss...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Fifa detains 36 female Holland fans for 'ambush marketing'

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com220 hits

Thirty-six female Holland fans were thrown out of their country's game against Denmark at Soccer City after Fifa officials accused them of wearing orange mini-dresses to promote an unlicensed beer brand. South African newspaper the Star said the women were accused of "ambush marketing". Fifa only allows promotional activity by firms that have official Fifa sponsor status. A spokesman for the...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Wayne Rooney and Ashley Cole return to training

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com43 hits

Wayne Rooney and Ashley Cole both took part in England's training session on Tuesday, having missed the session on Monday. Rooney was forced to miss yesterday's session in order to receive treatment on a minor ankle injury sustained when he was kicked during the 1-1 draw with the USA. However, after some work in the hotel swimming pool on Monday, Rooney returned to full training, and is expe...Full Story »

North Korea set their World Cup target: happiness for the Dear Leader

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com86 hits

The emissaries of the Dear Leader to World Cup 2010 sat grim-faced through a meeting with the capitalist media There is something about a North Korean World Cup press conference that recalls a possibly apocryphal story featuring the creepy Guinness Book of Records editor Norris McWhirter. According to this tale, Norris was visiting a school in his capacity as leader and co-founder of the Free...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Vuvuzelas may be on their way to the Premier League

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com41 hits

• Vuvuzela debate likely to continue after World Cup• Premier League would welcome the sound in England The great vuvuzela debate looks likely to run well beyond the World Cup final, after organisers yesterday urged international fans to export the horn to their own countries and the Premier League said it would welcome them in England. South African organisers today mounted a st...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Franz Beckenbauer attacks England's 'kick and rush'

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com52 hits

• Former Germany captain says England have gone backwards• Germans have advantage with Jabulani, says Carragher Franz Beckenbauer has launched a scathing attack on England's style of play and claimed Fabio Capello's side have "gone backwards into the bad old times of kick and rush". Beckenbauer, one of the most decorated footballers of all time and captain of the triumphant West ...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Dirk Kuyt taps in to seal win for Holland over Denmark

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com227 hits

Holland 2 Agger (og) 46, Kuyt 85  Denmark 0 Whisper it softly, but though Holland got off to a winning start in Group E their performance was not that much better than England's. The Dutch fans must be hoping their team are slow starters too. Holland did not concede a comedy goal like England, but they mostly owed their victory to farcical generosity from the Denmark defence, who donat...Full Story »

World Cup organiser may ban vuvuzela

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by theguardian.com109 hits

The vuvuzela may face a possible stadium ban after complaints over noise levels.  Their cacophonous din has so far been a soundtrack for the World Cup, to the delight of some and the profound annoyance of others. But organisers said that the vuvuzela, one of the most visible and certainly most audible motifs of the tournament's opening weekend, could yet be banned from inside stadiums. O...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Miroslav Klose helps Germany put four past Australia

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by theguardian.com158 hits

Germany, once again, are wasting little time showing the world why their name should always figure prominently when the list of potential World Cup winners is being put together. This is the sixth successive tournament in which they have won their opening game, and they did so here in a manner that suggests they are immune to the nerves that have afflicted other teams in the opening days of th...Full Story »

ITV apologises after England World Cup 2010 goal gaffe

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by theguardian.com245 hits

ITV was forced to apologise following an "interruption" to its live coverage of England's opening World Cup game that caused viewers to miss Steven Gerrard's goal. Viewers of the channel's high definition HD service reported the channel had temporarily gone down at the moment England scored their first goal of the competition. Furious viewers immediately complained, with some describing the ser...Full Story »

Maradona in plea for fair play

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA39 hits

Argentina coach Diego Maradona appealed to FIFA to extol the virtues of their Fair Play campaign during this summer's World Cup as his side prepare to get their campaign under way this weekend. Maradona, who infamously scored with his hand against England during the 1986 World Cup quarter-final before going on to lift the trophy for Argentina, urged referees to "understand what fair play is" in...Full Story »

Cardozo could face Italy

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA35 hits

Paraguay have dismissed suggestions that Oscar Cardozo could be out of the World Cup through injury and declared the striker could yet make next week's opening match against Italy. Cardozo, who scored 36 goals in all competitions for Benfica last season, has been struggling with an ankle injury that he sustained in April and has been training separately from the rest of the squad. The in...Full Story »

Rehhagel ready for Cup bow

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA42 hits

Veteran Greece coach Otto Rehhagel's wait to lead a side out into World Cup battle will finally come to an end on Saturday. The 71-year-old German has achieved much in his distinguished managerial career and sent shockwaves around Europe when he guided the Greeks to their stunning Euro 2004 triumph against all the odds. Six years on, he will at last get a chance to ply his trade on the biggest...Full Story »

Rehhagel eager for Cup bow

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA33 hits

Veteran Greece coach Otto Rehhagel's wait to lead a side out into World Cup battle will finally come to an end on Saturday when his Greece side take on South Korea. The 71-year-old German has achieved much in his distinguished managerial career and sent shockwaves around Europe when he guided the Greeks to their stunning Euro 2004 triumph against all the odds but he has never before coached on ...Full Story »

Hosts held in World Cup opener

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA21 hits

Rafael Marquez denied hosts South Africa a dream start to the World Cup with his goal 11 minutes from time earning Mexico a deserved 1-1 draw at Soccer City. After struggling through the first half, the home side came out firing after the break and took the lead through Siphiwe Tshabalala. But after missing plenty of chances to build on their advantage, they saw their lead cancelled out by the...Full Story »

Lampard desperate to contribute to World Cup success

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA49 hits

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.com595 hits

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 »

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