WC 2010

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Spain were crowned champions of the world after Andres Iniesta's late winner. The extra-time goal came during a bad-tempered final that left the Netherlands furious with referee Howard Webb. Iniesta settled South Africa 2010 four minutes before the final whistle when he controlled Cesc Fabregas' pass and volleyed home. Bert van Marwijk led the remonstrations…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew deserves a medal for his efforts this summer, and now looks set to receive one. The 50-year-old guided his country to a third place finish after Saturday's victory against Uruguay in Port Elizabeth. German President Christian Wulff has announced that the players and their manager will all be honoured on their…
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With the end of the World Cup, fans of all nations were treated to another visual feast as SA2010 delivered a stunning finale. The closing ceremony bid farewell to supporters from all over the globe, and set the stage for what should be an equally entertaining encounter between the two greatest teams never to have…
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Fifa president Sepp Blatter has hit back at critics who are targeting what has been a largely controversial World Cup. On officials Blatter believes Fifa employ 'the best referees' in the game. One of the talking points has to be Frank Lampard's shot for England in the last 16 defeat to Germany which clearly crossed…
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Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas admits the European champions are "feeling anxious" ahead of the showpiece final. Athough Vicente del Bosque's side have surprised no one by reaching the World Cup final, the manner in which they have progressed through the competition has. An opening day defeat to Switzerland was followed by unconvincing displays against Honduras…
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Former South African president's grandson claims Nelson Mandela is under "extreme pressure" to attend the World Cup final. The iconic anti-apartheid leader's great granddaughter died in a car crash on the eve of the opening ceremony Mandela had originally planned to attend. There had been reports the 91-year-old was set to attend the final but…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew hails his side's "mental strength" after coming from behind to beat Uruguay on Saturday. The Germans brought a successful South Africa 2010 campaign to an end with a 3-2 victory over Oscar Tabarez's men to claim a place on the World Cup podium. And Loew believes his side more than matched…
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Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez believes his compatriots can be proud of the what they achieved in South Africa. Although his men finished off with a 3-2 defeat to Germany in the Third-Place play-off Tabarez is adamant the whole of Uruguay can rejoice at their accomplishments at the World Cup. La Celeste reached the semi-finals for…
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Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff believes that if Del Bosque's men play to their potential they will become world champions. Although the 63-year-old guided Netherlands to the World Cup final in 1974 as a player, he spent over a decade with Spanish giants Barcelona both as player and coach. Credited with nurturing and developing Barca's current…
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Valencia defender Carlos Marchena feels Spain have one hand on the World Cup. Spain came to South Africa as one of the favourites, and despite not looking entirely convincing, have progressed steadily through to the final where they now come up against Holland. "I believe the history of football owes us this one," he said.…
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Liverpool icon Craig Johnston says England's World Cup elimination could be blamed on the Jabulani. The Aussie legend has slammed the World Cup ball. "Let me put it this way," he said. "If they weren't using the Jabulani, then there would have been no refereeing error over Frank Lampard's goal [for England against Germany]. Because…
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Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt says there were no concerns over burnout going into the World Cup. Kuyt was an ever-present during Holland's qualifying campaign, while domestically he played 53 games for Liverpool. So how has he managed to continue putting in all-action displays throughout the summer? According to the man himself, all he needed was…

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It’s been a topsy, turvy year for Leeds United and, in particular, their manager Marcelo Bielsa. First of all, they were reprimanded and fined by the EFL after being found guilty of breaching league rules, in what commonly became known as the 'Spygate scandal’. They then suffered a terrible end to the 2018/19 season when…