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Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez admitted he was proud of his players after they were beaten 3-2 by Holland in the World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night. The South Americans managed to equalise through Diego Forlan following Dutch captain Giovani van Bronckhorst’s scorcher to open the scoring but the Oranje scored twice in quick succession…
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Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is in doubt for Wednesday night’s World Cup semi-final with a calf problem. The Spain midfielder left the training ground early on Tuesday, reportedly telling teammates he would struggle to get up for the clash with Germany. Despite playing just 93 minutes in Spain’s five matches so far, Fabregas is still…
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Tuesday hundreds of posts on his Facebook page had helped persuade him to reverse his suspension of the national soccer team from international competitions. Jonathan on Monday rescinded a two-year suspension imposed following the side's embarrassing performance in the World Cup. The Super Eagles were knocked out in the…
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Liverpool striker Fernando Torres says he will seek talks with the board and new Reds boss Roy Hodgson after the World Cup in order to find out exactly what is going on at Anfield. The Spain international wants to know what is really happening at the club before committing his future to the Reds. Torres…
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Argentina coach Diego Maradona reportedly refused to take calls from his nation's President as he was too upset to talk. The 1986 World Cup winner is back home in Buenos Aires following his side's early exit from South Africa, but has been warmly welcomed despite the team's quarter final defeat to Germany. President Cristina Kirchner…
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Giovanni van Bronckhorst inspired his side to a thrilling victory which leaves the Netherlands just 90 minutes away from the SA2010 title. The former Arsenal man scored a stunning goal as the Netherlands edged past Uruguay in a five-goal thriller to book Bert van Marwijk's team a place in Sunday's final. Wesley Sneijder, who destroyed…
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Former Spain boss Luis Aragones has finally given La Roja his backing, after weeks of sniping from the sidelines. The 71-year-old led Spain to glory at Euro 2008 before leaving to manage Turkish side Fenerbahce, but has been noticeably vocal in his criticism of Spain's recent performances. When Vicente del Bosque's side lost their opening…
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Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff insists the loss of Thomas Mueller is a huge blow but the mood in the camp is good. The Bayern Munich star was booked for handball in the quarter-final against Argentina earning him a one-match ban for the semi-final against Spain on Wednesday. The 20-year-old has been terrific in South…
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Netherlands keeper Maarten Stekelenburg is pleased he will not have to face his club-mate Luis Suarez on Tuesday. Stekelenburg is more than aware of the Uruguay striker's attacking qualities as his team-mate at Ajax but the Dutch stopper has joked that the forward deserves the Lev Yashin Award for the best goalkeeper in South Africa…
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Having already accounted for one of the world's best in Lionel Messi, Joachim Loew is turning his attention to Spain's big guns. The Euro 2008 winners have flown under the radar somewhat in South Africa after blitzing all comers two years ago, but Loew is more than aware there's enough quality in Spain's 'team of…
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Spain's Cesc Fabregas looks set to be fit for his country's World Cup semi-final clash with Germany. The two sides will battle it out in Durban on Wednesday, and Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has also received positive news about defender Carlos Puyol. Fabregas has been deployed late on from the bench in three of…
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The weight of history will not burden Uruguay in their semi-final according to coach Oscar Tabarez. The South American nation hosted the inaugural Fifa World Cup and triumphed on home soil back in 1930. The men from Montevideo then had to endure an agonising 20 year wait before even qualifying again, but remarkably went on…

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…