WC2010 news

Thumbnail
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes there are telling factors that have contributed to Germany's World Cup run. Ferguson agrees with those who believe Germany are benefiting from a mid-season break - and admitted the mentality of Joachim Low's team works in their favour. The Germans followed their defeat of England with a 4-0…
Thumbnail
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has ruled out retiring from England. The Liverpool midfielder expects wholesale changes by England boss Fabio Capello after the Three Lions' World Cup flop. But the 30-year-old insists he wants to be part of any squad in the future. Gerrard said: "There is no way I want the disappointment of the…
Thumbnail
Fifa President Sepp Blatter has declared football to be a global force with the power to influence the world's political elite. The 74-year-old also believes that the beautiful game can help us all become "better human beings". With the tournament now entering its final few days, ahead of the final on July 11, a steady…
Thumbnail
Dirk Kuyt will fulfil a childhood ambition if he reaches the World Cup final with the Netherlands. The powerful striker has helped his team make the last four at SA2010, but admits they will be going home miserable if they lose to Uruguay on Tuesday. The Netherlands have endured World Cup heartache in the past,…
Thumbnail
Germany are mulling over who will fill-in for suspended midfielder Thomas Mueller for their semi-final clash. The 20-year-old Bayern Munich man has made himself into a household name despite only being awarded his first senior cap in March this year. His sudden rise to fame has been, in no small part, down to his four…
Thumbnail
Gerard Pique says Spain must start scoring more goals if they are to win the World Cup. La Furia Roja have netted just six times at the tournament, and have progressed to the last four courtesy of two 1-0 wins in the knockout stages. By contrast, Uruguay have seven goals, the Netherlands nine and Germany…
Thumbnail
Despite a 4-0 thrashing by Germany, Argentina's World Cup squad returned home to a heroes' welcome on Sunday. It was in stark contrast to South American neighbours Brazil, whose players had to run the gauntlet of angry fans after losing 2-1 to the Netherlands at the SA2010 quarter finals. There were no such scenes in…
Thumbnail
Ghana's defeated footballers were given a boost this weekend as they were invited to visit former South African president Nelson Mandela. The Black Stars came close to becoming the first African team ever to reach the semi-finals, but striker Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty that would have sent them through in extra time. Their quarter…
Thumbnail
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano is racing the clock to be fit for Tuesday's semi-final against The Netherlands. Lugano suffered a knee injury in the first half of Uruguay's quarter-final against Ghana and remains in doubt for the last four clash. But 29-year-old is determined to lead his side and will play through the pain barrier…
Thumbnail
England could still have an influence at the World Cup. Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will pick the brains of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher in trying to plot Germany's downfall in what will be Spain's first ever World Cup semi-final. The Reds duo were part of the England squad defeated 4-1 by Germany in the…
Thumbnail
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says England will always struggle at tournaments because of the long season schedule of their top players. Cech has no doubt the Premiership's competitive campaign was a major factor for England's dismal World Cup. He said: “This is what always happens with England. All the players play in the best league…
Thumbnail
Maradona has been asked to continue as Argentina manager by defender Gabriel Heinze. After comparing his side's 4-0 loss to Germany as akin to being punched by Muhammad Ali, Maradona hinted that he might resign. But Heinze has urged him to take his time, and also said that Maradona's squad selection for SA2010 could not…

Football Betting Blog

Thumbnail
In the British Isles, everyone makes bets — both people not related to sports, and those who directly involved, including football players and coaches. This is a national passion that became the talk of the town just as English arrogance and snobbery. There is no government policy that can prevent people from going to bookmaker offices. As a matter…