WC2010 news

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Uruguay players will be swotting up on the Netherlands ahead of their SA2010 semi-final. While Germany and Spain are familiar foes in Wednesday's last-four clash, the Netherlands and Uruguay last played each other at the 1974 World Cup. The Oranje won that game 2-0, and will be hoping for a repeat in 2010 on Tuesday.…
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Andres Iniesta says Spain's semi final clash with Germany will be a "beautiful game" - and believes history means nothing. Iniesta insists that La Furia Roja will not be favourites, despite defeating their rivals in the final of the Euro 2008 championships two years ago. In fact, he was full of praise for a Germany…
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Fabio Capello fears England's players will only repeat the mistakes of this year’s World Cup campaign unless some way is found to lessen the effects of draining club campaigns. Capello learned on Friday that he will not pay for the Three Lions' failure in South Africa with his job, leaving him clear to take charge…
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Miroslav Klose has no interest in writing himself into the history books with two more World Cup goals. Germany's forward has 14 strikes in three tournaments, and, potentially, has two more games in which to surpass Ronaldo's World Cup record of 15. He added two to his tally during Germany's 4-0 victory over Argentina on…
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Diego Maradona was "naive" at SA2010 and his Argentina side were a team of individuals, says Osvaldo Ardiles. A World Cup winner in 1978, Ardiles was left bitterly disappointed at Argentina's exit at the hands of Germany on Saturday. And he blamed a lack of experienced holding players - including Javier Zanetti, Esteban Cambiasso and…
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Fernando Torres has warned his Spain team-mates they will be sorely tested by in-form Germany. The two European nations clash in the last four at SA2010 on Wednesday. It will pit Spain's technically-gifted footballers against Germany's high-tempo counter-attacking team. And Torres says despite four straight wins for La Furia Roja, they can take nothing for…
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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez claimed "the 'Hand Of God' now belongs to me" following his goal-line 'save' against Ghana that helped steer the South American side into the semi-finals on Friday night. FIFA's disciplinary committee confirmed on Saturday Suarez will miss Tuesday's semi-final against the Netherlands in Cape Town, but will be eligible to play…
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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque admits they were lucky to see off Paraguay in last night's World Cup quarterfinal. David Villa's late goal - after both sides had missed penalties - secured victory over a brave Paraguay team who had matched the European champions all the way. Spain are in the semi-finals for the first…
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Rock icon Mick Jagger is being blamed for Brazil's World Cup exit. Brazilian internet sites noted that Jagger had backed the five-time champions to beat the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, but the Dutch went through 2-1. The rock star had previously lent his support to the United States and England. Both the USA and England…
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Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton admits he was amazed by how poorly Wayne Rooney performed in South Africa. Rooney was a big flop for England at the World Cup. "Whenever I watched England, I was especially interested in Wayne Rooney," Charlton said. "He seemed really unhappy. If you work with him at club level,…
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard wants video technology introduced to top flight football. During the Europa League, UEFA experimented with extra officials behind the goals - and Gerrard, who experienced that system with Liverpool, believes that is the minimum that should have been in operation in South Africa. "It was a success then," he said. "Why…
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David Villa ended Spain's remarkable hoodoo in quarter-finals with a sublime piece of poaching to book a clash with Germany. Villa spared Spain after an unconvincing performance with his fifth goal of the tournament eight minutes from time to take his country through to their first-ever semi-final of this competition. Paraguay, who will go home…

Football Betting Blog

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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…