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World Cup 2010: Fabio Capello can still succeed with England

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by theguardian.com41 hits

Continuity is the key for coaches and players and experience of a big tournament can help Capello I feel for Fabio Capello. I know how painful it is to be knocked out of a tournament. I haven't got over our European final defeat last year, and I don't think I ever will. The silver medal we received is hanging up in my office, but I refuse to touch it. I don't go in for second best. I still fe...Full Story »

Barca revenue jumps 10 percent to 445.5 million euros

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport72 hits

MADRID, June 30 (Reuters) - Barcelona’s revenue surged by 10 percent to 445.5 million euros ($545 million) last season compared to 2008-09, boosted by rising income from marketing, player transfers and loans and the sale of a plot of land. There was however an 18 percent jump in spending to 429 million euros largely due to cash paid out to players in wages and bonuses which amounted to ...Full Story »

Villa the difference as Spain beats Portugal 1-0

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP)—David Villa finished off a move of Spanish perfection to finally break down Portugal’s defensive wall Tuesday and give the European champions a 1-0 win and spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. Villa scored his fourth goal of the tournament in the 63rd minute, while Cristiano Ronaldo again failed to inspire Portugal. A trademark Spanish passing move foun...Full Story »

Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia: Arjen Robben & Wesley Sneijder Put Oranje Into Quarter-Finals

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by Goal.com217 hits

Slovakia’s fine run to the knockout stages of the World Cup was abruptly ended by the Netherlands, who once again didn’t seem to hit their top gear en route to a 2-1 victory. The Dutch always seemed to hold this match in their hands, particularly after grabbing the initiative thanks to a trademark strike from Arjen Robben. Bert van Marwijk’s Oranje maintained their steady if...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Argentina 3-1 Mexico: Carlos Tevez Double Sends Albiceleste Into Quarter-Finals

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by Goal.com63 hits

Argentina will face Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals after the South Americans overcame Mexico 3-1 in Johannesburg tonight. Carlos Tevez headed home controversially after 26 minutes, appearing to do so from an offside position, before Gonzalo Higuain struck a second. Tevez hit a beautiful third in the second half before Javier Hernandez netted a consolation. As expected, Juan Sebastian ...Full Story »

Germany 4-1 England: Brilliant Germany Dismantle Unlucky Three Lions

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by Goal.com336 hits

The rivals put in an exciting contest at Bloemfontein... Frank Lampard's disallowed strike has left England trailing at Free State Stadium, as Germany lead 2-1. Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski scored and it looked comfortable, but Matthew Upson's tally has turned this into one of the best matches of the World Cup 2010 thus far. Both sides used line-ups that were relatively unchanged. Three...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Fabio Capello urges England to begin a new history

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by theguardian.com84 hits

England's Fabio Capello during a press conference at the Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein. Fabio Capello has urged his players to shut out the historic significance of collisions between England and Germany in an attempt to focus minds before eagerly awaited the second-round encounter at Free State Stadium. The English are saddled with a wretched record against these opponents in the World Cup...Full Story »

USA 1-2 Ghana: Asamoah Gyan Sends Black Stars Into Quarter Finals After Extra Time Drama

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by Goal.com73 hits

Asamoah Gyan has rifled Ghana into the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup after striking early in the first half of extra-time. The game was locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes when a Landon Donavon penalty cancelled out Kevin-Prince Boateng’s opening goal. With a quarter-final showdown with Uruguay awaiting either nation, both teams went on an early charge to find the go-ahead goal in what ...Full Story »

Uruguay 2-1 South Korea: Luis Suarez Shoots La Celeste Into Quarter-Finals

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by Goal.com65 hits

Uruguay will enjoy their first World Cup quarter-final appearance for 40 years after defeating South Korea 2-1 on a wet early evening in Port Elizabeth. Having survived a fright in the opening five minutes when the Taegeuk Warriors hit the post, the Celeste moved into the ascendancy through Luis Suarez. After opening the scoring, Uruguay dropped deeper and invited pressure. Ultimately the South...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Switzerland 0-0 Honduras: Disappointing Swiss Lacking Cutting Edge

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Goal.com44 hits

A World Cup that started so brightly for Switzerland has come to a tame end as Ottmar Hitzfeld's side failed to find a way past an industrious Honduras, who probably deserved all three points on their second half showing at the Free State Stadium in Blomfontein. The pattern of the game proved unfamiliar territory for Hitzfeld's side at this World Cup, dictating the pace of the game instead of s...Full Story »

Chile 1-2 Spain: David Villa & Andres Iniesta Send La Furia Roja To The Top Of Group H

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Goal.com74 hits

Spain netted twice in the first half through David Villa and Andres Iniesta against ten men Chile to secure passage to the last-16. Vicente del Bosque’s side needed a victory to guarantee passage to the last-16 while Chile only needed a draw to go through as group winners. But both sides started with a typically attacking formation and it was the Europeans who had the first look at goal a...Full Story »

Japan move into the last 16

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by PA27 hits

Japan booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after outstanding first-half free-kicks from Keisuke Honda and Yasuhito Endo sent them on their way to victory over Denmark in Rustenburg. Needing only a draw to qualify from Group E, the Asians took the lead in the 17th minute when CSKA Moscow midfielder Honda bent in his set piece from 30-yards out on the right. Although not as spectac...Full Story »

Netherlands 2-1 Cameroon: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Fires Oranje To Victory

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by Goal.com47 hits

Netherlands recorded a 2-1 win against Cameroon on Thursday and progress to the next round of the World Cup with nine points from three games, while the Africans go home with zero points. Both sides had nothing left to play for and started the match with attacking intentions. Oranje opened the score in the first half, but a Samuel Eto'o spot kick in the second half restored parity. A late Klaas...Full Story »

Ghana 0-1 Germany: Mesut Oezil Strike Sends Europeans To Second Round

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Goal.com55 hits

Germany squeaked out a 1-0 victory over Ghana on a gorgeous night in Johannesburg's magnificent Soccer City Stadium. While the weather was a chilly 11 degrees Celsius upon kick-off, the game soon heated up. The European side were aggressive upfront, allowing the Ghanaians to respond with swift counterattacks. Neither side managed to score before the half, but playmaker Mesut Oezil struck on the...Full Story »

Australia 2-1 Serbia: Socceroos Go Home Despite Victory

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Goal.com57 hits

Australia's World Cup dream has come to an end, despite beating Serbia 2-1 in Nelspruit. Both teams are out of the tournament following Germany's 1-0 win against Ghana. The Europeans dominated play in the first half, but failed to convert any of the chances they created. Australia then took over the initiative after the break and eventually picked up a 2-1 victory. Serbia started brightly and...Full Story »

USA 1–0 Algeria: Stoppage Time Landon Donovan Goal Sends Stars & Stripes Through

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Goal.com58 hits

The USA have qualifed for the knockout stages of the World Cup in the most dramatic circumstances, defeating Algeria 1-0. There were plenty of chances throughout and both sides hit the woodwork, but it seemed that neither side would find a crucial winner. Deep into injury time, Landon Donovan popped up to strike a historic goal, carrying the Americans deeper into the competition. Algeria may...Full Story »

Slovenia 0-1 England: Jermain Defoe Sends Fabio Capello's Three Lions Into Last 16

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Goal.com45 hits

England are through to the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup after beating Slovenia 1-0 in their crucial Group C clash in Port Elizabeth. Jermain Defoe scored for the Three Lions after converting James Milner’s terrific cross, as Fabio Capello’s men progressed to the knock-out stages of the tournament. Slovenia were able to name an unchanged side from their 2-2 draw with the USA. Marko...Full Story »

France 1-2 South Africa

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by theguardian.com241 hits

World Cup Group AFrance 1 Malouda 70  South Africa 2 Khumalo 20, Mphela 37 France can down tools for good. The World Cup nightmare is over, with the final on-field chapter reflecting the misery of what had gone before. At least Les Bleus mustered a goal to break their duck at World Cup 2010, just as it was looking as though the hosts might fashion improbable progress. All that awaits Fr...Full Story »

Mexico 0-1 Uruguay

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by theguardian.com126 hits

World Cup Group A Mexico 0  Uruguay 1 Suarez 43  For once, the bookies were wrong. The conspiracy theorists who predicted a draw that would put both sides through had been proved wrong long before Luis Suárez gave Uruguay the lead just before half-time. These two sides advanced to the knockout phase, but not quite in the manner predicted. Uruguay's coach, Oscar Tabárez,...Full Story »

Argentina advance with 100% record

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA28 hits

Defender Martin Demichelis and substitute Martin Palermo succeeded where Argentina's multi-talented strikeforce had failed as they scored the goals to break Greece's resilience in a 2-0 win and end their World Cup hopes at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Bayern Munich centre-back Demichelis fired home from close range in the 77th minute after his header from Lionel Messi's corner bounced...Full Story »

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