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Italy 1-1 New Zealand: Historic Point For All Whites Against Champions

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by YAHOO Sport99 hits

Italy 1-1 New Zealand - Lineups/StatsWorld Cup 2010 - Fixtures & Results Italy and New Zealand finished 1-1 in Nelspruit as the champions were held by the minnows. Shane Smeltz opened the scoring early on, but Vincenzo Iaquinta responded from the spot for the Italians. Both still have the chance of advancing to Round of 16. Interestingly, both coaches Marcello Lippi and Ricki Herbert did no...Full Story »

Denmark beats Cameroon 2-1 in World Cup

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

By KARL RITTER Associated Press Writer PRETORIA, South Africa(AP)—Dennis Rommedahl scored one goal and set up another as Denmark beat Cameroon 2-1 on Saturday, eliminating the Indomitable Lions from the World Cup. The Danes’ victory moved Netherlands into the second round, the first team to advance. Rommedahl charged down the right wing and spun around Jean Makoun before hitting a...Full Story »

Ghana held by 10-man Australia

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by PA31 hits

Ten-man Australia kept their slim hopes of qualifying for the next round of the World Cup alive after a dogged second-half display earned them a 1-1 draw against Ghana in Rustenburg. Harry Kewell was sent off for the Socceroos midway through the first half after referee Roberto Rosetti deemed he had used his arm to keep out a certain goal for Jonathan Mensah after 23 minutes. Asamoah Gya...Full Story »

Australia holds on for 1-1 draw against Ghana

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

By FRANK GRIFFITHS Associated Press Writer RUSTENBURG, South Africa(AP)—Australia held on for a 1-1 draw despite Ghana’s man advantage for more than 66 minutes in the World Cup on Saturday, further tightening Group D. Australia forward Brett Holman scored in the 11th minute after goalkeeper Richard Kingson bobbled a free kick from Mark Bresciano right into his path. Holman put the ...Full Story »

Sneijder scores and Netherlands beats Japan 1-0

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer DURBAN, South Africa(AP)—The Netherlands is showing it doesn’t have to be flashy to win. Wesley Sneijder scored the only goal Saturday and the Netherlands beat Japan 1-0, its second straight World Cup win and the second time the Dutch couldn’t produce the kind of offensive show they were expected to bring to South Africa. Sneijder’...Full Story »

Jovanovic sinks 10-man Germany

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by PA37 hits

Milan Jovanovic and Vladimir Stojkovic teamed up to re-ignite Serbia's World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Germany. Jovanovic blasted home a 38th-minute winner from close range two minutes after Germany striker Miroslav Klose had been sent off, and Wigan keeper Stojkovic saved a second-half Lukas Podolski penalty to blow Group D wide open. Each of the three games in the group to date ...Full Story »

Serbia beats 10-man Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa(AP)—Milan Jovanovic scored one minute after Germany striker Miroslav Klose was ejected Friday, giving Serbia a 1-0 upset win over the three-time World Cup champions. In a game with a tournament-high nine yellow cards, Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic stopped Lukas Podolski’s penalty kick for Germany in the 60th minute after Nemanja Vidic got a yellow...Full Story »

Greece 2-1 Nigeria: Greece Make History With Win Over 10-Man Nigeria

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport73 hits

Greece 2-1 Nigeria - Line-Ups/StatsWorld Cup 2010 Results/Standings Greece made Nigeria pay for the sending off of Sani Kaita by clinching a 2-1 win, leaving the Super Eagles on the verge of World Cup elimination. Kalu Uche's free kick put Nigeria ahead, but after Kaita's red card for a kick on Vasilis Torosidis, Dimitrios Salpingidis equalised. Torosidis then rubbed salt in Kaita's wounds by s...Full Story »

Argentina 4-1 South Korea: Gonzalo Higuain Treble Sends Albiceleste Top

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Argentina 4-1 South Korea - Lineups/StatsWorld Cup Fixtures & Results Argentina secured top spot in World Cup Group B courtesy of a 4-1 victory over South Korea in Johannesburg. It took an unfortunate own goal from Park Chu-young to give Argentina the lead, and with the momentum, Gonzalo Higuain soon made it two. For periods of the first half, Argentina played some wonderful football and wo...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Italy fear Gianluigi Buffon's tournament could be over

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 by theguardian.com109 hits

• Goalkeeper has small herniated disc and sciatic problem • Buffon substituted at half-time of Paraguay game Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has suffered a small herniated disc as well as a sciatic problem, but it is impossible to estimate a recovery time, team doctor Enrico Castellacci has said. Amid growing fears that his tournament is over, Buffon missed training for a secon...Full Story »

Chile beat Honduras for first World Cup win since 1962

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by theguardian.com112 hits

Honduras 0  Chile 1 Beausejour 34 Jean Beausejour secured Chile's first World Cup win since 1962 as the South Americans made an impressive tournament entrance against Honduras. Beausejour rewarded coach Marcelo Bielsa for his attacking approach by claiming the only goal after 34 minutes of an entertaining Group H encounter at Nelspruit's striking Mbombela Stadium. With Alexis Sanchez ...Full Story »

Chile beats Honduras 1-0 after Beausejour tap-in

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

By PAN PYLAS Associated Press Writer NELSPRUIT, South Africa(AP)—Jean Beausejour scored the only goal and Chile beat Honduras 1-0 for its first World Cup victory in exactly 48 years. In a free-flowing match Wednesday, Chile won the opening game of Group H after Beausejour tapped in a cross from Mauricio Isla in the 34th minute. Chile came close to doubling its lead on several occasions....Full Story »

Player Ratings : New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer RUSTENBURG, South Africa(AP)—Winston Reid didn’t think twice about stripping off his shirt in celebration of his big goal. The yellow card he would receive wasn’t even a consideration. “It probably was the most important goal of my life,” Reid said Tuesday after scoring in second-half injury time to lift New Zealand into a 1...Full Story »

New Zealand late goal gets 1-1 draw

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer RUSTENBURG, South Africa(AP)—Winston Reid didn’t think twice about stripping off his shirt in celebration of his big goal. The yellow card he would receive wasn’t even a consideration. “It probably was the most important goal of my life,” Reid said Tuesday after scoring in second-half injury time to lift New Zealand into a 1...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 »

New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia: Last-Gasp Equaliser Stuns Slovakia In Rustenburg

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Goal.com243 hits

New Zealand snatch a point in dramatic circumstances in injury time... New Zealand claimed their first ever World Cup finals point with a dramatic equaliser in stoppage time from defender Winston Reid with just seconds remaining on the clock. Slovakia had thought they had done just enough to win after Robert Vittek had given them the lead with an excellent back post header from a superb Vla...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.com42 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 »

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 »

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