WC2010 news

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FIFA has banned Uruguay forward Luis Suarez for only one match for his deliberate handball to deny Ghana a winning goal in their World Cup quarter-final match. A red card results in an automatic one-match ban for the offending player, with FIFA having the option to extend it to three matches, should it feel it…
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Argentina's quarter final showdown against Germany must be an all-out performance according to coach Diego Maradona. And with Brazil now out of SA2010, the South American giants will be expected to push Germany hard for a place in the semi-finals. Maradona's men have been in fine form so far and are undefeated going into the…
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Suarez's actions in the heat of the moment have been described as "instinctive" by his manager Oscar Tabarez, who dismissed accusations of cheating aimed at his star striker. Former Uruguay international Gustavo Poyet also defended his countryman's actions saying that Suarez sacrificed himself for the good of the nation. "I was little bit disappointed with…
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Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac said Uruguay had all the luck as the Black Stars' South Africa 2010 came to a heartbreaking end when they crashed out on penalties in Johannesburg. After Diego Forlan cancelled out Sulley Muntari's opener, the match went into extra-time where Ghana were presented with a big chance to book a semi-final…
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Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is in confident mood after scoring the winner in the quarter-final clash with Brazil. The Inter Milan star struck with just over 20 minutes of the Port Elizabeth tie remaining to complete a remarkable comeback and keep the Oranje's World Cup dreams alive. A goal down at half-time after Robinho had…
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Germany are expecting a no-holds-barred contest against "cut-throat" Argentina in Saturday's quarter final clash. This unorthodox description of Diego Maradona's team came from his opposite number, as Germany coach Joachim Loew upped the pre-match ante. "They go to the limits," he said, when asked to describe the Argentine style of play. "That is typical of…
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Michael Owen says Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney didn't appear himself in South Africa. He is one of the few people who can empathise with what Rooney, who had a dreadfully disappointing World Cup, is going through. “I have faced that situation,” said Owen. “Some players can get crushed by the criticism, but pressure is…
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Carlos Dunga has stepped down as Brazil coach following their World Cup elimination by Holland. After Robinho opened the scoring, Felipe Melo's own goal and the first headed strike of Wesley Sneijder's career saw the Dutch come from behind to edge past the Brazilians and into the semi-finals. Dunga said: "We are all extremely saddened.…
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Liverpool icon Jan Molby is delighted to see Dirk Kuyt having a successful World Cup with Holland. Kuyt was again impressive in last night's shock quarterfinal win over Brazil. Molby said: "I've always said Dirk Kuyt would get in any top team in Europe. He works hard, scores goals and is well aware of what…
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England coach Fabio Capello admits he got a lot wrong at this year's World Cup. Capello has been told he can keep his £6million-a-year job as Three Lions boss despite our disastrous World Cup campaign. Capello has now confessed to the FA that the players were physically and mentally shattered in South Africa as they…
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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is returning to international retirement. Carragher confirmed that he was not intending to continue in international football. "This was a one-off thing," he said. "The manager said he had a few injuries and I came into the squad and helped. I was delighted with the opportunity to play in a World…
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David Beckham, the former England captain who missed the finals in South Africa due to injury, admitted the Three Lions simply weren't good enough. "We didn’t play at the level we knew that we were capable of," Beckham said. "Over the four matches we weren’t good enough and regardless of the goal that never was,…

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…