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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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The overall attendance at the World Cup in South Africa is set to pass 3 million at Wednesday's semi-final, making it the third highest after the United States in 1994 and Germany in 2006, FIFA said. Total attendances so far have been 2.997 million at 61 games, for an average of 49,134, according to latest…
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Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has revealed that he was not 100 percent fit for his side's World Cup semi-final defeat by Holland. The South Americans went down 3-2 to an impressive Dutch outfit at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday evening. Forlan was substituted with five minutes to play and he admitted that he was…
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Amazing dribbling of Juan Mata on Spain's training session. Watch carefully, unbelievable !!
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Mesut Ozil has dismissed England's half-hearted excuses for a disappointing World Cup. The German midfielder, and scourge of the English defence during their second round encounter, shot down remarks from key England players blaming boredom for their woeful displays. Former England captain John Terry admitted that "there is a little bit of boredom kicking in"…
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When you are, traditionally, one of football's biggest under-achievers, a World Cup semi-final is a rare opportunity to shine. That is why it is no surprise to hear Spain's leading stars talking up the chance on Wednesday against Germany to shake off decades of hurt. Despite producing quality footballers, and in Real Madrid and Barcelona…
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Germany coach Joachim Loew has backed under-fire captain Philipp Lahm ahead of the semi-final clash with Spain. The defender has come under scrutiny following his comments published in 'Bild', in which he said he wanted to keep the captaincy after the World Cup. Currently he is a stand-in for Michael Ballack Loew said the backlash…
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Netherlands national team coach Bert van Marwijk was in disbelief after he guided his side into the World Cup Final. The Oranje fought off a determined Uruguay side to win 3-2 in their semi-final clash in Cape Town to book their spot in the final in Johannesburg against either Germany or Spain and their manager…
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Leonardo is set to be named new coach of Brazil. Brazilian sources say talks between the former AC Milan boss and Brazilian Football Federation president, Ricardo Teixeira are already "90 per cent done". Leonardo will succeed Carlos Dunga, who left the job after Brazil's World Cup elimination by Holland on the weekend. He saw off…
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Real Madrid could have signed Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger for NOTHING just 18 months ago. Real are now being quoted a €50 million fee for Schweini after new coach Jose Mourinho identified the World Cup ace as his ideal midfield signing. It was just 18 months ago that Schweini was offered to Real, then under…
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Barcelona and Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has hailed the impact of Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt on his country's run to the World Cup final. Kuyt has played across the front line for Bert van Marwijk's men during the finals, making his mark with a group stage goal against Denmark and an assist for Wesley Sneijder's…

Football Betting Blog

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The English Premier League new season is set to start this weekend and there's plenty interesting matches already. One that set to entertain many fans on Sunday, August 11, is Manchester United clash against Chelsea at Old Trafford. That big match battle won't just be an interesting encounter for viewers, but also intriguing option for…