WC 2010

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Goal-line technology is back on the agenda after Fifa revealed this World Cup is set to be the last tournament under the existing refereeing system. Fifa General Secretary Jerome Valcke told the BBC that TV replays showing Frank Lampard scoring a goal against Germany was a "bad day" for organisers. And Valcke hinted changes would…
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Englishman Howard Webb has been chosen to referee the World Cup final between Holland and Spain in Johannesburg on Sunday, Fifa has confirmed. The 38-year-old Yorkshireman has had a good tournament so far, as have his assistants Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann, who will join him in the final. Webb is the first Englishman to…
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A British gambler placed the biggest World Cup bet of all time on Germany to beat Spain in the World Cup semi-final - and lost. The £417,000 wager was placed with William Hill's telephone betting service at odds of 10/11, meaning the punter would have walked off with just under £800,000 if Joachim Loew's men…
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Striker David Villa was delighted to have reached the SA2010 final despite failing to find the target against Germany. Spain recorded a historic 1-0 win over Joachim Loew's men in their first ever semi-final appearance and will now compete for the title with the Netherlands on July 11. Villa is joint-top in the race for…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew says Spain are bound for glory at South Africa 2010 after they overcame his team in the last four. Spain deservedly beat the three-time winners as Carles Puyol's header booked the European champions a meeting with Netherlands at Soccer City on Sunday. "I am confident they will win the title," declared…
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Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has urged his players to quickly move on from their sem-final celebrations. Del Bosque is already focused on beating the Netherlands on Sunday after Carles Puyol's second-half header put Spain into the final for the first time. "You must celebrate victory but with moderation and don't forget your responsibilities. We…
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The Uruguay team will receive a "stunning welcome" home on Monday, according to government and football officials. Plans have been announced for an enormous parade, which will give fans in the capital city, Montevideo, the chance to show their appreciation for the players and coaching staff. Oscar Tabarez's men still have one game left to…
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Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm could not hide his disappointment after Germany were beaten 1-0 by Spain in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The German national team captain admits he was gutted after the final whistle and feels it was a missed opportunity for his team to grab a spot in the final. “You're…
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Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong is excited about the prospect of playing in the World Cup final with Holland. De Jong was a helpless spectator in Cape Town, having been ruled out of Holland's World Cup semi-final with Uruguay through suspension. Thankfully for the Blues star, the Dutch emerged triumphant thanks to second-half goals…
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Germany manager Joachim Low has conceded that his side simply came up against a better opponent in the World Cup semi-finals. Spain got the job done over the Germans who had taken England and Argentina before them and Low, who pulled together a relatively young group of players to take them to the final four,…
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Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes the side deserved their World Cup semi-finals win over Germany. La Furia Roja clinched a 1-0 victory over Die Mannschaft in Durban to book a finals berth against Holland and Xavi, who set up the goal which was scored by captain Carles Puyol, thought it was a just reward for…
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Veteran Carles Puyol powered home the winner against Germany to send Spain into their first World Cup final. The 32-year-old headed past Manuel Neuer in the second half to ensure a repeat score-line from two years ago when the two teams met in the final of the European Championships. It was a victory for Spain's…

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Top Tips to Improve Your Chances of Winning Sports Bets Betting is a game that many people mistaken for a get rich quick fix. That is why, in as much as some bettors are immensely successful, others keep losing. Betting requires discipline, knowledge of math, and consistency. Here are the tips to increase your chances…