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Beckenbauer revels in victory

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by PA68 hits

Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer said his nation had "taken England apart" in Bloemfontein in the last 16 of the World Cup today. Der Kaiser, who has not held back in his criticism of England throughout the World Cup, had more harsh words about Fabio Capello's men after Germany's convincing 4-1 victory. "England were overwhelmed - they just could not come to terms with our style of play,...Full Story »

North Korea 0-3 Cote D’Ivoire: Elephants Eliminated Despite Impressive Victory

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Goal.com28 hits

Cote d’Ivoire have been eliminated from the World Cup as they failed to achieve the eight-goal swing against North Korea that would have put Portugal under threat, winning only 3-0. The first half was entirely monopolised by the Elephants, but despite creating a steady stream of chances, they would only strike twice, with goals from Yaya Toure and Koffi Romaric. Such profligacy would be r...Full Story »

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

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by Goal.com44 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 »

Chile v Spain - Bielsa: Chile must go for victory

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by PA287 hits

Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa insists a three-point haul is the only thing his players should be considering from their clash with Spain, even though a draw would be enough to ensure that the South American side finish top of Group H. Chile arrived in South Africa in fine form, winning eight of 10 matches since losing to Brazil in a World Cup qualifier last September, and they have continued along...Full Story »

Australia 2-1 Serbia: Socceroos Go Home Despite Victory

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Goal.com51 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 »

Gonzalez strike gives Chile victory

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA25 hits

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 »

Danes dig deep for victory

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by PA14 hits

Denmark hit back from an early deficit to re-ignite their World Cup challenge with a 2-1 win which extinguished Cameroon's chances of getting through to the last 16. In what was a hugely entertaining encounter between the bottom two teams in Group E in Pretoria, Cameroon took the lead in the 10th minute through captain Samuel Eto'o following a bad defensive error by Christian Poulsen. De...Full Story »

Bielsa cautious despite victory

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 by PA24 hits

Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa claimed his team must play better despite opening their World Cup campaign in impressive fashion. Jean Beausejour handed the South Americans a 1-0 win over Honduras in their Group H meeting in Nelspruit but Bielsa's attack-minded side should have scored more. Chile squandered a number of chances, particularly in the second half, and Bielsa did not want to celebrat...Full Story »

Honda gives Japan victory

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by PA26 hits

Keisuke Honda enjoyed a belated birthday celebration as Japan regained the winning mentality with a 1-0 victory over Cameroon. The CSKA Moscow attacker, 24 on Sunday, got the all-important goal after 39 minutes of the Group E match at the Free State Stadium. It meant a long-awaited victory for coach Takeshi Okada, who had seen his side lose four and draw one of their warm-up matches, scoring o...Full Story »

Gyan gives Ghana victory

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by PA26 hits

Asamoah Gyan's late penalty earned Ghana a winning start to their World Cup campaign as they beat 10-man Serbia 1-0 in Pretoria. The impressive Gyan, who also hit the post twice for Ghana, fired home from the spot in 84th minute after Zdravko Kuzmanovic had been adjudged to have handled a cross in the area. That sealed a closely-fought Group D encounter and puts Ghana in a promising posi...Full Story »

Koren fires Slovenia to victory

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA24 hits

Algeria goalkeeper Farouzi Chaouchi's error 11 minutes from time handed Slovenia a crucial 1-0 victory in their Group C match at Polokwane. Less than 24 hours after England's Robert Green had let Clint Dempsey's shot slip from his grasp in the 1-1 draw in the group's opening game, Chaouchi produced a similar howler. Slovenia captain and former West Brom midfielder Robert Koren's 25-yard shot w...Full Story »

Green blunder costs England victory

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA36 hits

Robert Green was guilty of an horrendous error as England were held to a 1-1 draw by the United States in their opening World Cup game in Rustenburg. The West Ham keeper gifted Clint Dempsey a 40th-minute equaliser when he allowed a shot from the Fulham player to slip from his grasp and over the goal-line. England skipper Steven Gerrard had given his side the perfect start by netting aft...Full Story »

Navas gives Spain victory

Posted Friday, June 04, 2010 by PA25 hits

Jesus Navas struck a stunning winner as Spain left it late once again before recording a narrow 1-0 World Cup warm-up victory over South Korea. Five days after Fernando Llorente's injury-time effort earned Spain a 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia, Navas popped up four minutes from time to slam an unstoppable 25-yard effort into the top corner of the net for the only goal of the match in Innsbruck....Full Story »

Holland cruise to victory

Posted Wednesday, June 02, 2010 by PA27 hits

Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt sent Holland on their way to a crushing 4-1 friendly victory over disappointing Ghana in Rotterdam on Tuesday night. Kuyt struck the game's opener on the half hour and second-half efforts from Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder and Robin van Persie saw the hosts ease home. Asamoah Gyan netted for the Africans.Full Story »

Milito braces gives Inter victory

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA42 hits

Diego Milito scored both goals as Inter Milan sealed an historic treble and ended a 45-year wait to be crowned kings of Europe after defeating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid.Milito struck in the 34th and 70th minutes as Inter became the first Italian team to win the treble of league, cup and European Cup in the same season, whilst ending German double-winners Bayern's...Full Story »

Klasnic fires Trotters to victory

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by PA5 hits

Ivan Klasnic marked what could be his last game for Bolton with his eighth goal for the club as they ended a turbulent season on a winning note with a 2-1 win over Birmingham.The Croatian striker's future is uncertain as his loan deal from French club Nantes is at an end.However, the supporters have taken to him and directed their chants at manager Owen Coyle, telling him to sign the player up....Full Story »

Rovers end with victory

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by PA4 hits

Blackburn extended their strong conclusion to the season through to the final day with -0 victory at Aston Villa, sealed by Richard Dunne's late own goal.Dunne headed Martin Olsson's cross into his own net six minutes from time to ensure Rovers finished 10th in the Barclays Premier League after a run of only one defeat in their last nine games.Villa, who had plenty of chances to win the game th...Full Story »

Chaplain fires Dumbarton to victory

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2010 by PA9 hits

Dumbarton kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a 1-0 win over fellow contenders Brechin.The Sons started brightly and Brechin goalkeeper Craig Nelson had to be at his best to deny Ben Gordon and Dennis Wyness.As the half wore on, Wyness again forced Nelson into making a fine save, while at the other end, Michael White was on hand to keep out Rory McAllister's 20-yard effort.The superb Nels...Full Story »

Peterhead pounce for victory

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2010 by PA3 hits

Ten-man Peterhead produced an amazing fightback to win 2-1 at Brechin.Robert Mann was dismissed for the away side for a reckless professional foul after 39 minutes.At that stage in looked as if the home side would take all three points as they were already 1-0 up through a Mark Archdeacon free kick after 24 minutes.The midfielder curled a delightful 25-yard free-kick into the top right-hand cor...Full Story »

McMenamin inspires Dundee victory

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2010 by PA18 hits

Colin McMenamin scored twice as second-placed Dundee brushed aside struggling Ayr with a comfortable 3-0 victory in the First Division.The home side started brightly and Sean Higgins' pass led to a 20-yard McMenamin strike into the bottom left corner after nine minutes.And just 10 minutes later Higgins converted a fantastic 25-yard free-kick after Martin Campbell has brought down Andrew Shinnie...Full Story »

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