World Cup & South Africa

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Gotta take him to the World Cup in South Africa. Come on capello
I liked a video First Ball Australia v South Africa 1992 World Cup at the SCG
Hold the ashes, beat South Africa away, 20/20 World Cup Finalists and great one day team. Yep we remain in disarray
South Africa was a good World Cup, got to watch half the games in school lol
we love a good upset! Japan upsets South Africa in World Cup – Universal Sports via
That awkward moment when the French Euro closing ceremony looks better than South Africa's and Brazil's World Cup ceremonies.
I think South Africa has shown it can host such a big event as the World Cup, so why not *** ..
That time I saw wearing a Uruguay shirt at the World Cup in South Africa.
South Africa homeless World Cup squad ready for action in Glasgow
u20's in the World Cup Final, senior team on for 1st series win in South Africa & football team into last 16 of Euros. What a w…
Six years and 4 days ago, beat 1-1 at the World Cup in South Africa. Another famous victory tonight?
Six years ago today Siphiwe Tshabalala scored THAT goal for South Africa in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup
My Mexico jersey from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa still fits me 😂
Karim Benzema: "I'd already had the blow over the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 but this is much harder, being at hom…
- I wonder if we will bump into every other day at the Euros like we did at 2010 World Cup in South Africa
As Argentina coach, Maradona took six to the World Cup in South Africa.
"The last time I was in South Africa was for the World Cup in 2010."-who is hoping to taste some snoek & bunny chow
Ayj the World Cup was here, in South Africa. Wish I was older to have appreciated that more :(
Thomas Muller With the German jersey on is a different beast entirely. Muller won the World Cup golden shoe at age of 20/21 in South Africa
Today in history, 15 May 2004 in Zurich; "The 2010 Fifa World Cup will be organised in South Africa" ~ Sepp Blatter
On this day, 15 May 2004 Nelson Mandela witnessed South Africa getting the right to host the FIFA 2010 World Cup
12 years ago today: At FIFA's conference in Switzerland, South Africa was announced as hosts of the 2010 World Cup
I saw Japan beat South Africa in the Rugby World Cup last year. One of best sporting moments I've seen.
Landon Donovan’s game-winning goal in extra time against Algeria during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Former Super Eagles midfielder,Sani Kaita,is famous for his red card against Greece at the South Africa 2010 World Cup|
South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup!
Editors out. Futureheads out. Worst World Cup since South Africa. Greetin' here.
Bigger sporting shock: Japan beating South Africa at the Rugby World Cup or Leicester winning the league?
6 years ago my country South Africa hosted the Fifa World Cup 2010 and I believe it was the best World Cup ever!! A memorable one too.
South Africa have a trump card deck's worth of World Cup villains now to sell a whole year's worth of Big Fun.
South Africa and England are the only countries in the world that have hosted the World Cup in football,rugby and cricket.
Joe Schmidt to make 2019 World Cup decision after Ireland's trip to South Africa
Fifa no longer claiming the $10m South Africa paid Jack Warner was for development; now saying it was a bribe to vote for the 2010 World Cup
No easy games, it's an open World Cup: Faf du Plessis: South Africa's T20I captain reckons the conditions in India are no longer 'for...
I went to see South Africa play Japan there in the Rugby World Cup. I hope Leeds don't embarrass themselves as much as SA did!!
South Africa's Itumeleng Khune was the second Goalkeeper in the world to receive a red card at the Fifa World Cup,against Uruguay in 2010.
Question: What is the 2010 World Cup legacy in South Africa?
Tony de Zorzi to lead South Africa at U-19 World Cup:
They haven't beaten South Africa or New Zealand or Australia during the World Cup. I think they have to improve.
Matfield to captain South Africa in World Cup third-place play-off. via
Warren Gatland is hopeful Wales can catch South Africa by surprise in their World Cup clash
South Africa 'jog the memory' by replicating morning run before historic 1995 World Cup triumph ...
We love being underdogs - Pienaar: World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar says it will suit South Africa t...
Duane Vermeulen believes South Africa's World Cup semi-final with New Zealand will hinge on little more than mind games.
Ok I've changed my mind, South Africa's rugby team must win the World Cup so President Zuma can also lift the trophy
Wales can spring World Cup shock by knocking out South Africa say . WORLD Cup winner George Gregan and...
The is payback for investigating the 2010 Fifa World Cup which wasn't in South Africa , F.B.I this was for you 👍
Remember Sip Tshabalala from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa? Well, he's still got it.
On 5 June Mikel was ruled out of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa due to injury.
South Africa can still win World Cup, says coach
Martin Crowson's five things: Japan's victory over South Africa was just what World Cup needed | Leicester Mercury
The club will be open on Wednesday for Scotland's inaugural World Cup game at 2.30pm, when they take on Japan, conquerors of South Africa.
Song was included in the Cameroonian squad for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
Vote now: Who will lift the 2015 World Cup trophy? Ireland, South Africa, Wales, Other, New Zealand, or …
FBI home in on alleged $10m bribe for 2010 World Cup bid: The manner in which South Africa were awarded the 20...
That Heartland FC player must have watched Yakubu Aiyegbeni's miss in South Africa 2010 Fifa World Cup to learn how to lose such a chance.
A dream Test debut. A memorable World Cup. But Kyle Abbott is still unable to seal a place in South Africa's XI
Of the side that beat South Africa overnight, only four played in ODI World Cup semi-final win at Eden Park five months ago today
Kane Williamson gets his first single-digit score in ODIs since the epic World Cup semi-final against South Africa http:/…
I have even never been to South Africa. Okay since World Cup. Was my phone roaming minus me? 😳
Pieter Steph du Toit and Jean de Villers back for South Africa. Huge for in a World Cup year
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Jean De Villiers is injury prone and should of retired from the last World Cup. But South Africa must force things.
South Africa was the first African country to host the AFCON, FIFA Confederations Cup (2009) and Fifa World Cup (2010).
DTN South Africa: Amajimbos await their fate in World Cup draw: It will be in the early hours of Friday mornin...
South Africa are confident of arriving at the World Cup with a clean bill of health despite being ravaged by injury during the Rugby
Did you know South Africa v Japan has never ever taken place in test match rugby? They meet on day 2 of the World Cup in Brighton, England.
Not sure why any city would want to host an Olympics or World Cup anymore. See post issues in Beijing, Sochi, South Africa & Brazil
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying - CAF insight: In light of the recent form, South Africa were held 0-0 at home ...
Also talked about the upcoming game against South Africa, my first World Cup game which will be from the stands! (2/2)
- Australia recall Matt Giteau and David Pocock to face South Africa in World Cup ... via
On this day, in 2010, Spain beat Holland 1 - 0 in extra-time to lift the World Cup in South Africa.
South Africa crush a World XV in Cape Town to kick start their World Cup preparations, with
Five years ago won the World Cup in South Africa! CONGRATULATIONS CHAMPIONS!
Bangladesh and South Africa face each other for the first time in ODIs since the 2011 World Cup and Bangladesh a...
Cape Town, July 2 (Reuters) - South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has repeatedly said he will pick his World Cup side on form rather than
Chuck Blazer was on Fifa's committee from 1997 to 2013, took bribes to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup.
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A key figure in South Africa's football World Cup bid has broken ranks with the government and suggested he...
Former FIFA executive Chuck Blazer admitted in 2013 to accepting bribes related to South Africa's 2010 World Cup bid, according to court
South Africa's Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula will be addressing the public at 21:30 (22:30 UK) re: 2010 World Cup bribes.
2. Favourite Teams:. PSL - Orlando Pirates. UEFA - Barcelona and any Whatever team Messi decides to play for. . World Cup - South Africa . Wena?
South Africa has "not paid a bribe to anyone" to secure 2010 World Cup, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says
BREAKING NEWS!. MR Jacob G Zuma has denied that South Africa. hosted the FIFA 2010 World Cup!
South Africa denies paying $10M bribe for 2010 World Cup: THE president of the South African Football Associat...
South Africa. the first African country to host the Enactus World Cup. ..
Wow! It seems like South Africa gave coldrink in order to win the 2010 World Cup bid!
so it wasn't Nelson Mandela's charm that got South Africa the 2010 World Cup. Seems a $10-million bribe was paid.
On this day in 1995 Pieter Hendriks scored the try that sparked South Africa's Rugby World Cup triumph:
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer believes referees will favour England at World Cup -
IF you thought the end of New Zealand’s World Cup semi-final win against South Africa was exciting, wait until...
Australia got the Cricket World Cup. . South Africa got the Daily Show. . We win.
South Africa's Francois Louw dreams of facing Bath team-mates at World Cup.
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New Zealanders hailed the Black Caps’ cliff-hanger World Cup semi-final win over South Africa as one of the...
New Zealand's Grant Elliott helps South Africa's Dale Steyn up after the World Cup semi-final: Steve Smith of ...
World Cup is to South Africa. What acting is to Arjun Rampal. Always eluding.
WATCH: Black Caps or Proteas?: Ian Smith and Shaun *** debate where New Zealand and South Africa's World Cup semi-final will be w...
South Africa end World Cup hoodoo with big win over Sri Lanka
March 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Line-ups for the World Cup match between Pakistan and South Africa on Saturday in Auckland, …
Congrats to South Africa for winning their first knockout match ever in World Cup history.
3Novices:South Africa: No Cricket World Cup for Bowling Men [Daily Maverick] As far as the stats go, there has nev…
ICC World Cup 2015 - 1st Quarter Final. Sri Lanka vs South Africa. Join us on at 8.00 am tomorrow -18/03/15
Will this South Africa team wake up for the knockouts, wonders
South Africa should enter the World Cup like Sri Lanka..Under the radar.No sensational stories.. Do the job and get to the final.
South Africa are missing a trick by not Picking Ryan McLaren this World Cup. Would have helped them in providing Balance to the XI.
I still feel South Africa aren't the team to beat at the World Cup. My take on
AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat.
West Indies Captain, Jason Holder, expects his team to advance from the group stage of the World Cup despite big loss to South Africa.
If the Soccer World Cup were to be hosted in South Africa again life would be fantastic. Again!
World Cup 2015: Trivia following the match between South Africa and West Indies
South Africa captain AB de Villiers hammered the second-fastest century in World Cup history as he led his side to a crushing 257-run
South Africa crush West Indies in WCup - South Africa have got their Cricket World Cup campaign back on track with...
Last game, South Africa had their biggest defeat in a World Cup match. Today, they have the biggest win in World Cups
If the World Cup are the Oscars, then South Africa must be Leonardo Dicaprio.
You talking to me? The spider cam catches up with MS Dhoni, India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B,...
Great win for India vs South Africa!!! Kind of surprised it's our 1st win against them in a World Cup! About time then :)…
Ashwin and Kumar 'very much available' against South Africa
South Africa and India in the Cricket World Cup will square off at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday
David Miller and JP Duminy heroics spare South Africa's blushes in World Cup opener with Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe have only bowled out South Africa four times and one of those was at a World Cup game in 1999. .
The preview for this World Cup tips the same four semifinalists as me. Interesting.
Of course, I *want* India or West Indies to win the World Cup this year. I just *think* South Africa or New Zealand will.
Nice! Who do you think will win this World Cup? I think South Africa will win it all with New Zealand being the dark horse!
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6) The Rain Rule in 1992 World Cup semi-final left South Africa with an impossible total to chase. What was the ask?
New Zealand's Daniel Vettori is bowled out by South Africa's Kyle Abbott during the World Cup ...
Australia won most (10) whereas South Africa failed to wIn any match they played in World Cup knockout stages.
Someone should ask Kiran Bedi to support Australia, South Africa, England, NZ, Pakistan & Sri Lanka in the World Cup.
South Africa leave mind games behind -
In ODI World Cup:. Pakistan never lost to Sri Lanka. India never lost to Pakistan. South Africa never lost India...
News: Fired-up Proteas head for World Cup: "South Africa, your time has arrived to conquer ," Sports Minister ...
RTmy words. South Africa are winning this World Cup. . RT
Mark my words. South Africa are winning this World Cup.
Interesting news re Mike Hussey working with South Africa during the World Cup.
BJP: BJP will win the election. . AAP: AAP will win the election. . Congress: South Africa will win the World Cup.
One of the most thrilling matches of the World Cup history. Read about this close encounter between South Africa...
Sacrilege: West Aussie Mike Hussey will help South Africa try to win the World Cup:
Australia , South Africa & N.Zealand are certain semi finalists at the World Cup. India & England will battle it out for the final spot.
The only World Cup that matters 2 me - the cricketing one - begins soon. Your picks? Hearts wants India 2 win, mind says Aus or South Africa
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Allan Donald gave South Africa a dream start in their debut World Cup by taking a wicket off the very first delivery. At least, that what…
eyes upsetting South Africa at the World Cup. Read here:
South Africa must win this match before departing for the World Cup. Wickets, runs and catches from the Proteas to finish good
Which side has the best bowling lineup in World Cup 2015?. a) Australia. b) South Africa. c) New Zealand. d) Others (Mention).
Andre Russell steered West Indies to a one-wicket victory in the fourth one-day international at Port Elizabeth, with hosts South Africa learning valuable lessons about the depth of their World Cup squad...
130* from Miller, 40 from Duminy. Pretty useful for South Africa with the World Cup close.
Self-confessed sports nut Roger Federer goes to watch games whenever his schedule allows and is in no doubt who he'll be cheering at this year's Rugby World Cup - South Africa.
Joseph Yobo & Rabiu Afolabi were in that team too. Afolabi played for Nigeria in South Africa 2010 World Cup. Msg passed anyway.
AFCON 2015| Agleria Vs South Africa Algeria •With no real injury concerns to speak of, expect Algeria to line up in a similar way to how they did at the World Cup, this time under the stewardship of Christian Gourcuff. •Algerian defender Rafik Halliche’s not completely fit. •Algeria 'golden trio' of Yacine Brahimi, Sofiane Feghouli and Islam Sliman (BBC Afican footballer 2014) are threats •Algeria won Afcon in their home soil in 1990 after trashing Nigeria five goals unresponded in opening game. •Lost only 1 of 8 opening Afcon games, win 3 and draw 4. South Africa •Leaving a couple of big names out of his squad, coach Shakes Mashaba looks to be without midfielder Andile Jali after he picked up an injury in a pre-tournament friendly. •No big names in Shakes' team but he built a formidable side which can be a surprise package to many. •Jali could control the tempo of the game with his minding and distribution skills alongside Dean Furman. •Tokelo Rantie and Sbusiso Vilakazi are threats o ...
15 January 2015 ACDP Parliament Open Letter to President Jacob Zuma By Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma Dear Mr President, The ACDP commends you on your anti-terrorism stand and we call on you to urgently withdraw Leila Khaled's visa. The ACDP is concerned that the convicted and jailed hijacker, Leila Khaled, a member of the terror organisation Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has been granted a visa to visit South Africa to make a public speaking tour in February. We also call on the Ministers of Home Affairs and International Relations to investigate the situation. Before the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, President Zuma said after a terrorist attack on the Togolese soccer team in Angola that it “should serve as impetus for the African continent and the world at large to work even harder to rid the world of terrorist activity and violence wherever it surfaces”. Last week Government joined the international community in condemning the terror ...
India are not favourites for the World Cup. Australia, South Africa have a better chance : John Wright to NDTV
Karachi: Former Pakistan chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu believes that among the teams, which will feature in ICC World Cup 2015 next month, South Africa is the most balanced side with effective batting, bowling and fielding.
South Africa has the most balanced team for World Cup
Would like to say massive good luck to Blind team for World Cup in South Africa when they flying to SA tod…
South Africa are expected to name injured wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock in their World Cup squad..
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Martin Crowe backs Black Caps to face South Africa in World Cup Final -
: Hayden reached to 100 in 66 balls v South Africa on 24 March 2007, which is fastest 100 for Australia in World Cup
ICC World Cup 2015 - 38 Days to go! - Allan Donald is the top wicket taker for South Africa in World Cup...
Canadian-Somalian artist K'naan sang Wavin' Flag, the official theme song for the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa. There are other beautiful versions lik...
Which country has won maximum number of ICC CRICKET WORLD-CUP TITLE after Australia..?. 1-South Africa, 2- India,...
SO MUCH EXCITEMENT HERE AT SSRG! In addition to playing with Team Australia in the World Cup in Dallas this weekend, Sun State is sending extra members of the Swarm over for our very first US game tour! The Swarm will play Assassination City (Dallas), Houston Roller Derby, Alamo City (San Antonio), and C-Max, a WFTDA apprentice league from South Africa! Aussies playing South Africa in the USA - that's about as international as it gets. Get excited for the team heading to Texas! Beth Adder Blockodile Dundee Brutal Deluxe Coco Nuts Cookie Cutter Dodge&Bolt Dominazn Gee Unit Lady Killer Melvin Muzzarati Polly *** Rose Ruin Our benchie Slawta Dawta, Sun State ref Shirley, the talkmeister Honest Dave, our PT Z-Man, and Dr Charise will be there to keep us company. First stop, Dallas. Next stop, the world! Sun State Dominate!
Leicester Council moves to boycott Israel. Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby said: “The situation in the West Bank is not unlike that of apartheid in South Africa and nobody would argue we were not right to condemn that as an authority.” Below is an excellent letter to Sir Peter written by spencer ryde which I suggest using as a template for your own letter of protest. Speak up, friends of Israel! "Dear Mayor of Leicester City Council, I refer to your recent ban on Israeli goods. Please can you or your councillors explain: Why you, as a Labour council, have acted against the explicit directions of your party? Why you are specifically targeting Israel who are regarded by most civilised observers (and the UN) as having the most exemplary human rights in the Middle East and is the only country where all faiths are given equal status, free to practice without discrimination and all humanity is legally equal? Why you are not targeting other countries who have heinous records in human rights, violence o ...
England overpowered a weary Australia to end their disappointing autumn campaign on a high and ease the pressure on head coach Stuart Lancaster. Two tries from Ben Morgan and 16 points from the boot of George Ford were the reward for overwhelming scrum supremacy and a far more pragmatic display. After defeats early in the month by New Zealand and South Africa, this was a precious southern-hemisphere scalp for England with the World Cup just eight games away. Australia had more daring and dash with ball in hand, but it is now six defeats in seven Tests for the Wallabies and it will be England with the clear advantage when the two sides meet again in the group stages next year. With skipper Chris Robshaw having his best game of the series, Courtney Lawes and Brad Barritt outstanding in defence and Ford controlling territory with a solid kicking display, Lancaster's men were able to keep a spirited Australia fightback at bay and retain the Cook Cup.
SAM CUNNINGHAM: Thomas Muller was the winner of the last Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Going to Pointe Noire: Today is significant in our quest to defend the Africa Cup of Nations’ diadem that we won in South Africa on February 10, 2013. It is not enough for the players to make promises. It is important to ask the coaches if they have reconciled the warring factions in the team. Has the chief coach truly forgiven Ikechukwu Uche? How would Uche feel today, if the coaches place him on the bench? Will Uche give his best if introduced? Is it true that Emmanuel Emenike and the coaches don’t talk to one another? The coaches have to face the fact that players must be prepared to play. Aggrieved players cannot give their best. The coaches and the players must, therefore, embrace peace. No squabbles. What Nigerians crave for today is victory. We must leave the pitch today with the same seven points as Congo. This will only happen if we beat them. It is possible only with a united house. It will be a big shame if Nigeria doesn’t qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations from a group that has Congo, ...
George Bailey backs , World Cup spots up for grabs in series against South Africa
Sachin Tendulkar tips Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India to make the semi-finals of the World Cup.
E para mostrar que o meu post de guerra contra o BRICS não é delirio de esquerda, materia publicada no Financial Tmes The Financial Times (UK) - November 3, 2014 Cracks in the Brics start to show By Gideon Rachman Historians may record that Brics mania reached its height during the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff used the occasion to host a summit of the leaders of the five Brics: Brazil itself, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The formation of a new Brics development bank was announced, with its headquarters in Shanghai. The only thing that spoiled Rousseff’s Brics party was that it took place against the backdrop of the spectacular defeat of the Brazilian national team in the tournament — 7-1 to Germany. A few months later, it is beginning to feel as if the Brics may ultimately prove as much of a disappointment as the host side. There are three big emerging problems with the Brics story. The first is economic. Three of the five nations involved — Brazil, Russia ...
He is the fastest Indian to 1,000, 3,000, 4,000, and 5,000 One-Day International (ODI) runs.- At the age of 26, he already has 12 tons in successful chases in ODIs. Only Sachin Tendulkar is ahead with 14.- He has the fastest ton for India in ODIs — coming off only 52 balls against Australia in Jaipur in 2013.- He has a Test ton in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.- He has won the ICC World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and the Asia Cup.- He has been named Man of the Tournament in an ICC World T20.- He was named the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012.- He has won the Arjuna Award in 2013.- He is the fastest to get to 20 ODI tons.- He has scored five fifty-plus scores in a row in ODIs, not once but on two occasions.
JONATHAN HAD ORDERED KESHI BE REINSTATED Stephen Keshi could be set for a surprise return as coach of African champions Nigeria after the apparent intervention of the country's President Goodluck Jonathan. Keshi, who steered the Super Eagles to Africa Cup of Nations glory in 2013 and the knock-out stage of this year's World Cup Finals, was sacked on October 16 after a string of poor performances. But several senior officials at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have revealed that Jonathan had ordered Keshi be reinstated and given a contract. Should that happen, he would be on the bench for Nigeria's next Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo and South Africa in November. Keshi, who was in talks on Thursday with Sports Minister Tammy Danagogo, said he was unaware of any presidential intervention. But he added: "If the president of my country asked me to return, who am I to refuse?" The 52-year-old coach had earlier refused to comment on speculation that he could be reinstated, with a power str ...
Mohammad Irfan has had to reject lucrative offers to play in England and South Africa after PCB told him to stay fresh for the World Cup. HK
Morne Morkel admits that South Africa have made a statement before the 2015 ICC World Cup: Australia is margin...
Had the pleasure of representing the Premier Dr Denis Napthine and the Victorian Government at the launch of the Austrade national business hosting program, Match Australia, today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In partnership with the Victorian Government, Austrade will deliver a joint business hosting program associated with the India vs South Africa cricket match at the MCG next February. The program will involve hosting mining, resources and investment delegations from India and Africa in Melbourne on the three days prior to the match. Senior international business leaders will be invited to visit Melbourne to attend the Cricket World Cup and other world class events and participate in specific, tailored business engagement programs focused on economic development and jobs growth in Victoria. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is one of the world’s most watched single-sport tournaments and we are privileged in Melbourne to be hosting five matches including the opening Australian match against the old e ...
Super Falcons have qualified for next year’s Fifa World Cup after they dumped South Africa 2-1 in Wednesday’s AWC semi-final in Namibia.
Proteas seek World Cup edge in New Zealand: WELLINGTON: South Africa Opens a one-day series against New Zealan...
OccupyGhana Caution Statement to Government: Do NOT host AFCON 2015! On 17 October 2014, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Mahama Ayariga, announced that Ghana is ready to stage the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition slated for January and February 2015. The original host, Morocco has officially written to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) saying it is no longer interested in hosting the competition because of the ravaging cases of Ebola and the WHO's heightened risk alerts of the disease spreading through social gatherings such as the tournament. For the same reason, South Africa, the other country aside Ghana CAF approached as alternative hosts, has issued a strongly worded letter that it cannot welcome Ebola from potential participating nations Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Ghana, which has a less developed healthcare system than Morocco and South Africa, should not volunteer or accept to host AFCON 2015. The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) strongly advises against it. The GMA an ...
Nigeria vs Sudan fallout: Chukwu asks Keshi to resign: Former Super Eagles’ manager, Christian Chukwu, has passionately asked Super Eagles caretaker coach, Stephen Keshi , to resign honourably. The African champions suffered a shock 0-1 defeat to Sudan’s Falcons of Jediane in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at the Municipal Stadium in Khartoum, Sudan, supersport.com reports. Forward, Bakeber Bakri scored the match winner in the 42nd minute to hand his side the three points. Nigeria now sits at the base of Group A in the 2015 AFCON qualification on one point, Sudan moved to the third spot, while South Africa leads on seven points, followed by Congo on six points. Shocked by Eagles’ unexpected defeat in the hands of the Sudanese, Chukwu said Keshi does not need to wait any longer but take the exit option. “This is football for you, Keshi won the 2013 AFCON title and took us to the Fifa World Cup in Brazil and everyone was completely happy. “Now that he has not done well so far ...
:FOOTBALL NEWS: (10TH OCT 2014) * Antonio Conte said Italy are desperate to remain on track as they attempt to maintain the interest of their supporters. Italy has played second fiddle to its national club competition - Serie A - amid the team's struggles for identity in recent years. Since winning the World Cup in 2006, Italy have failed to make it out of the group stage in both South Africa and Brazil, where they were jeered, whistled at and insulted according to former coach Cesare Prandelli after finishing behind Costa Rica and Uruguay. Italy's failure at the 2014 showpiece cost Prandelli his job, with Conte stepping into the hot seat. The former Juventus boss has overseen back-to-back wins since taking the reins, a 2-0 international friendly triumph against Netherlands followed by victory over Norway by the same scoreline in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier last month. And Conte is hoping to entertain the fans and dominate the headlines when Italy host minnows Azerbaijan in Group H action in Palermo ...
Braking News "…" Andy Moles Become Afganistan batting coach*=== Afghanistan batting coach, Andy Moles has been promoted as the head coach of the Afghanistan national team following Kabir Khan's recent resignation. Moles had been working as Afghanistan's batting coach for less than a year, having been appointed in June, last year. However, Kabir Khan's decision to resign from the post has seen the former Warwickshire batsman take up the reins. I am very excited as I take on the role of national coach for Afghanistan, Moles said in Kabul, The ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) has a very talented bunch of players and I am looking forward to the challenges of working with them to help them reach the pinnacle of their performance as individuals and as a team. Ajmal Khan Attal Moles is a former English first-class cricketer for Warwickshire, England and Griqualand West, South Africa. Since his retirement as a player, his international coaching career has included positions with Kenya (2003), Scotland (2005), an ...
Zimbabwe humiliation rips open Aus scars 01 September 2014, 08:24 Australia's shock one-day international defeat to minnows Zimbabwe has raised alarm bells five months before the country co-hosts the World Cup while exposing the team's continued struggles to master spin bowling. Coming off a long break following test series wins against England and South Africa, Australia arrived in Harare for the triangular one-day tournament with South Africa refreshed and optimistic, but the three-wicket loss to Zimbabwe will have done little for the team's confidence after defeat to the Proteas and an injury to captain Michael Clarke. Sunday's loss was Australia's first in 30 years to Zimbabwe and the nation's media ranked it highly among the country's deepest cricketing humiliations. "There's one word that's been used more than any other to describe Australia's defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe on Sunday," one critic wrote on a News Ltd website on Monday. "Embarrassing." Clarke, who battled to an unbeaten 68 and retire ...
Webb retires from refereeing to become PGMOL technical director The former policeman has been a Premier League official since 1998 and has taken charge of Champions League and World Cup Finals in a long and established career By Sam Lee 6 Aug 2014 13:20:00 Howard Webb has retired from refereeing to become techincal director at Professional Game Match Officials Limited. Webb, 43, started his refereeing career in 1989 and oversaw his first Premier League match in October 2003, before being added to Fifa's international referees' list two years later. In 2010 he took charge of the Champions League final between Inter and Bayern Munich, and then the World Cup Final in South Africa as Spain beat the Netherlands. Webb's new role will include "overseeing the technical direction and standards that govern the on-field performance of PGMOL’s match officials", according to an official statement. He will also be responsible for the training and coaching of referees, as well as "informing and educating" the public o ...
with and Nigerian born ex-England 41 year old defender Ugo Ehiogu has been appointed Tottenham Hotspur U21 team coach. Former West Brom, Rangers, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender has been working with Spurs academy on a part-time basis and will be assisted by Matthew Wells, who steps up from coaching the U15 side. ………. South Africa will announce their new coach on Saturday, with Carlos Queiroz thought to be the frontrunner. However, the Portuguese has reportedly been offered an improved deal to stay in his current role as Iran coach. And his salary demands could force South Africa to look elsewhere. ………. AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari has launched a disguised attack on the Ghana Football Association in his first statement since being booted out of the World Cup by implying that the federation cannot be trusted. The Italy-based midfielder, who was speaking at the pre-season training camp of his club in New York on Thursday, suggested that he did not have ‘peace’ in the Black Stars ...
Under Diego Maradona, Martin Demichelis played in all of Argentina's games at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Colombian pop singer Shakira will give a musical performance at the World cup closing ceremony. The ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer will perform her new World Cup song: ‘La La La (Brazil 2014)’ which features the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr, Sergio Aguero, Cesc Fabregas, Eric Abidal, James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, her 18-month-old son Milan and her partner Gerard Pique on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, ahead of the final game. She said in a statement: ‘I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the World Cup means to so many people, myself included. The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song and I can’t wait to perform it for them.’ Shakira, who also performed the official song, ‘Waka Waka’ at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa will be joined at this year’s closing ceremony by Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean, who will sing the official anthem ‘Dar Um Jeito’ alongside Brazil’s A ...
Why 'Sack' Keshi? When Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was hired to tinker the Super Eagles immediately the man on the job, Samson Siasia failed to qualified Nigeria for the Nations Cup, I shouted the Big Boss was the wrong choice. I had my reasons. But because the ex-Anderlect of Belgium Captain proved me wrong, I’m not in the mood to start recounting those unpalatable reasons here. In less than two years of signing dotted lines for the Nigerian Football Federation, Keshi has not only achieved his immediate task of qualifying Nigeria for the following Nations Cup in South Africa but he also surpassed his semi-final target by lifting the trophy, hence becoming the first Nigerian coach to achieve such feat. He went further to qualify Nigeria for her fifth World Cup Finals … won a match for Nigerian in Brazil after 16 years of pathetic outings. And of course, got to the second round after 16 years too. He again became the first Nigerian to get us beyond the first round. In the process of these laudable landmark ...
It is no longer news to mention how Ghana’s Black Stars agitated for their appearance fees of US$100k before playing in their last World Cup match with Portugal, how Ghanaian duo Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng were sacked from camp for indiscipline, how US$3 million was airlifted to Brazil breaking every international forex law, how an official was slapped and on and on, all during Ghana’s participation in the World Cup. However, Kevin Prince Boateng (a Black Star and Schalke player) has given his side of the story. To every story, they say, there are two sides. Boateng returned to play for the Black Stars just last year after he announced his international retirement after the 2010 Mundial in South Africa. According to an interview he granted a German newspaper, he agreed to play again for Ghana under certain conditions. He claimed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi visited him in Milan to beg him to play for Ghana with the assurance of better travel, preparation ...
Alejandro Sabella - Bramall Lane to Brazil Alejandro Sabella might not be a cigar-smoking, earring-wearing national icon who unleashes expletive-laden tirades and attracts more publicity than most of his players combined. But the current Argentina coach carries no less expectation than the last man who led them at the last World Cup in the eyes of a country desperate to see their 28-year wait for a third title brought to a glorious end, especially on enemy territory. Sabella is attempting to succeed where Maradona failed in South Africa four years ago by guiding the Albiceleste to a first World Cup triumph since Maradona himself captained them to victory at the 1986 tournament in Mexico. The only time Sabella, 59, has attracted any noticeable attention outside Argentina during this competition was when striker Ezequiel Lavezzi squirted him with water on the touchline during the Nigeria game. Continue reading the main story “He was definitely a trailblazer. He was one of the first players to come here fr ...
Stephen Keshi is Out, Joseph Yobo Out after defeat to FRANCE Stephen Keshi has announced he is stepping down as Nigeria coach following the World Cup defeat to France, while defender Joseph Yobo has retired from international football. The 52-year-old, who took over in 2011, has been linked with the South Africa job. Read Gist:
The Super Eagles bowed out of the World Cup at the last 16 stage on Monday and their boss has stepped aside from the hotseat. Stephen Keshi has resigned as head coach of Nigeria following their World Cup elimination at the hands of France. The Super Eagles could not progress past the last 16 of the tournament, losing 2-0 to Les Bleus on Monday thanks to a Paul Pogba header and a Joseph Yobo own goal, both of which came late in the game. Keshi has stepped aside before only be to convinced to return, after the Confederations Cup last summer, but is set to move on to pastures new, with the post as South Africa coach identified as a possible alternative.
WITH EMMAH ATAI: As the world cup showdown nears it’s climax, revenge is on the mind of many Algerians. The north Africans are ready to make Germany pay for one of the shadier moments in World Cup history. Algeria were eliminated from the 1982 finals in Spain in controversial fashion as West Germany beat Austria 1-0 in the final group game - a result that sent the European neighbours through at the expense of the African underdogs. Now, 32 years after the 'Disgrace in Gijon', Algeria face the Germans again tonight at 11pm- on the back of creating history. The 2014 World Cup is the first at which more than one African nation has made it past the group stage, with Nigeria facing a fearsome-looking France side in the day's first last-16 match at 7pm. History could be made in tonight's second match. Germany forward Miroslav Klose is level with Brazil legend Ronaldo on 15 World Cup goals after scoring in the 2-2 draw with Ghana in the group stages, and this may be the 36-year-old's last chance to claim that ...
Magic Kingdom by Eduardo Galeano (July 2010) Pacho Maturana, Colombian, a man of vast experience in these matters, says that football is a Magic Kingdom, where anything can happen. The recent World Cup confirmed his words: it was a strange World Cup. Strange were the ten stadiums where the matches were held, beautiful, immense, which cost a fortune. No one knows what South Africa will do to keep these cement giants in operation, a multimillion-dollar waste that is easy to explain but difficult to justify in one of the most unequal countries in the world. Strange was the Adidas ball, half mad, which kept slipping out of hands like a soap and disobeying feet. The so-called Jabulani was imposed on the players, who didn't like it in the least. From their castle in Zurich, the masters of football impose, rather than propose. Such is their custom. Strange it was that, at last, the all-powerful bureaucracy of the FIFA recognized, at least, after so many years, that it was necessary to study how to help refe ...
5 things we learnt from Nigeria vs Argentina * 1- Payback for Messi When Nigeria faced Argentina at the last World Cup in South Africa, it was a personal duel between Lionel Messi and Vincent Enyeama. The Lille goalkeeper repelled the Barcelona forward time and time again, even though Gabriel Heinze eventually secured a 1-0 win for the South Americans. In 2014, there was nothing Enyeama could do about Messi’s brace. The first was an emphatic finish from a loose ball inside the area, while the second was a sublime free-kick before half time. 2- Di Maria vs Enyeama If Messi succeeded in breaking his jinx against Enyeama, Di Maria opened another personal duel with the Eagles vice-captain. It was the turn of the Real Madrid ace to be shut out by Enyeama. 3- Mikel Obi is not the answer The Chelsea midfielder was simply pathetic in this game. Played with no pace, no desire and no skill. Many times, Mikel Obi who was the second Best Player behind Lionel Messi at the World Youth Championship in 2005, exposed hi ...
Super Eagles Manager, Stephen Keshi has landed a two-year deal with the South African Football Association (SAFA) to take over the coaching job of Bafana Bafana immediately after the ongoing Brazil 2014 World Cup. A source close to the coach and NFF confirmed that Keshi would stop to be Eagles manager after the mundial, since he had accepted to take the offer from South Africa. According to our source, the “Big Boss” would head to Jo’burg straight from Brazil to sign the dotted lines and be unveiled by the South Africans once he is through with the World Cup assignment. It would be noted had South Africa had last month sacked Bafana Bafana manager, Gordon Igesund after their friendly against Australia. “I can confirm to you that the deal between Keshi and SAFA has been signed and sealed. He is going to South Africa imme­diately after the World Cup. The South Africans are impressed with what he has done with the Eagles and want him to turn around the fortunes of Bafana Bafana,” our source said. ...
2014 Super Bowl. The matchup between the Seahawks and Broncos was seen by 111.5 million people. Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots was the most-watched game in the history of the NFL. The Fifa World Cup is the world's most widely viewed sporting event; an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 Fifa World Cup held in Germany and the 2010 event in South Africa was broadcast to 204 countries on 245 different channels.
What became of the glory boys of 1966 World Cup (Source Express . a sunny afternoon in the old Wembley Stadium, England defeated West Germany 4-2 in the World Cup Final. The 11 players who wore the red shirt with Three Lions on it were immortalised in the game’s folklore. What their triumph didn’t assure those players, however, was financial security. Whereas the players who will represent England this summer in the World Cup in South Africa are guaranteed multi-million pound fortunes whether they lift the trophy or not, many of the boys of ’66 have been haunted by money worries ever since. The hat-trick hero of that day Sir Geoff Hurst last week launched a legal action after claiming he had lost £600,000 in a holiday flats development scam on Spain’s Costa del Sol. But his woes hardly make him ­unusual among the surviving team-mates from the greatest day in England’s football history. “There were no Jaguars or any big cars like that back in those days,” says one of them, Sir Bobby Charlto ...
The usual blame game and recriminations after an England loss continues with the defeat to Uruguay yesterday.The players are gutted,the fans are in total despair,and the media has gone into overdrive analysing the various reasons and factors for the England loss.They want heads to roll and looking for a scapegoat.The memories of 4 years ago in Bloemfontein,South Africa have come back flooding fresh. The debate started before and after England's loss to Italy in their opening game with the talking point mainly centered around Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson's decision to deploy him on the left side instead of his favourite No.10 position. After yesterday's defeat however,wide ranging questions are now being asked about the squad selection for the World Cup in general and the manager's wisdom to leave such experienced hands as Ashley Cole at home and his failure to convience good old John Terry to turn up for England one more time in a major tournament. Others say England just lack a genuine world class team t ...
There we go! England is out but, I want to congratulate them for taking the U-20s Rugby World Cup against South Africa today! Score 21-20 but, a win is a win and they are Worthy holders of the Under 20 World Cup tonight! Well Done! Dee :)
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today named exciting under-19 fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada, as one of several new caps at this level in the South Africa A squad to travel to Australia for a series of four-day matches against Australia A as well as a triangular limited overs series that also includes India A.   Rabada was one of the stars of South Africa’s successful campaign earlier this year to win the ICC under-19 World Cup.   Other players chosen at SA A level for the first time are batsmen, David White, Khaya Zondo and Cody Chetty, wicketkeeper Mangaliso Mosehle, left-arm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi and leg-spinner Eddie Leie.   Justin Ontong will captain both the four-day and one-day squads while Proteas squad member Rory Kleinveldt has also been included as he starts his comeback from injury.   “It was only a year ago that the South Africa A squad included the likes of Beuran Hendricks and Dane Piedt who have gone on to earn senior national colours, so the opportunity and incentive is there for others ...
Brotherly love on hold 2014-06-20 FORTALEZA - Brotherly love will be forgotten tomorrow when Germany's Jerome Boateng faces his sibling once more at a World Cup with Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng predicting a "fight to the death". The half-brothers were born in Berlin, Germany, to separate mothers, but in 2009, Schalke's Kevin-Prince, 27, opted to play for the country of his father. He turned to Ghana having become discouraged by a perceived lack of opportunities even after the brothers had made a single appearance in the same Germany Under-21 team. The brothers normally have daily contact via SMS or telephone, but there has been silence as they prepare for the Fortaleza clash in Group G. "We've had no contact recently, each of us is just concentrating on himself," said Bayern Munich's Jerome. The 25-year-old will face Ghana with a splint on his right hand, having torn a thumb ligament in Germany's opening 4-0 win over Portugal. This is not the first time the brothers have played each other at a World Cup. ...
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HOW AND WHY SPAIN IS OUT BY SUNDAY OLISEH A hungry, agressive and highly-motivated Chilean side sent defending champions Spain out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “Tiki Taka” is struggling and needs an update and it seems that humans can also get tired of winning even if they are not conscious of it. For the past seven years this nation has dominated the headlines. Players like Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets, David Silva and Xavi Alonso have been performing at the highest level week in, week out and now it's clear they are burned out. In the space of two World Cup first-round matches, Spain conceded more goals than it conceded in the entire World Cup in South Africa. What went wrong? Tiki Taka went wrong. Tiki taka has lost a crucial ingredient. Has it ever struck you how Spain's fortunes seem to be synonymous with that enjoyed by Barcelona? Barcelona's domination of European and world soccer really hit a high from 2006 as they beat Arsenal 2-1 to clinch the Champions League. The next step for Spain's natio ...
Thankyou to EVERYONE who has recently shared or liked my page. Im working on some larger scale pieces at the moment but Im happy still to discuss/book in commissions of absolutely anything! In the meantime here is a wee list of all the fantastic places you all come from!! Its a bit like the World Cup! Im blown away! Thankyou!! United Kingdom 295 Pakistan 22 United States of America 14 Iran 6 Netherlands 4 Mexico 3 Australia 3 France 3 Indonesia 2 Belgium 2 New Zealand 2 Brazil 2 Latvia 2 Germany 1 Morocco 1 Spain 1 Algeria 1 Ireland 1 India 1 United Arab Emirates 1 Colombia 1 Czech Republic 1 South Africa 1 Italy 1 Serbia 1 Greece 1 Canada 1
Captain Iker Casillas said there was lack of commitment, midfielder Xabi Alonso thought there wasn't enough hunger. According to Fernando Torres, Spain was "just not good enough." ( Full match report | Match in pics | Highlights) Chile's 2-0 victory on Wednesday meant the 2010 World Cup champion is the first title holder to exit after just two games following the opening 5-1 loss to the Netherlands. Spain's squad of 23 players featured 16 who were part of its World Cup success in South Africa. Casillas, Alonso and Xavi Hernandez had been the engine behind the team's triumphs on the world stage, but were left exposed in Brazil. "We didn't know how to maintain our hunger or that conviction needed to win a tournament. The joy and success we've experienced is over," Alonso said from the Maracana Stadium. "We lost our knowhow, which has helped us win so many of these important games. It doesn't feel like our other tournaments." Spain's players agreed that they did not read their opponents well, or know when to ...
Thomas Müller has a sixth sense for that goal every time you power on the World Cup. In South Africa 2010 Golden Boot proclaimed
Re: Some stars shining at World Cup, others remain dim Posted on Jun 17 via The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) After just one match each, Robin Van Persie and Lionel Messi have already equaled their goal tallies from their previous two World Cups combined. Two of football's biggest stars are finally shining where it matters most. While it has taken Van Persie and Messi three tournaments to find their feet, other strikers seem to thrive on the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the World Cup from day one. Thomas Mueller, joint tournament top scorer with five in South Africa four years ago, grabbed a hat trick Monday as Germany hammered Portugal 4-0. And with the weight of the football-loving host nation resting on his slender shoulders, 22-year-old Neymar slotted two goals on his World Cup debut as Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in the tournament opener. Neymar failed to score against Mexico Tuesday thanks to amazing goalkeeping Guillermo Ochoa. But the pressure that some players thrive on seems to weigh others ...
For The US, It All Starts — And Maybe Ends — With Ghana Gotta beat Ghana. So it was in 2006 for the US soccer team when the Black Stars put them out of the World Cup in their group finale in Germany. So it was in 2010 when Africa’s Team booted the Americans in overtime in the second round in South Africa. And so it will be on Monday night in Natal, Brazil, where the long-shot Yanks stick their toes into the Group of Death. Jurgen Klinsmann, their German expatriate coach who has been catching *** from patriots for saying no more than what global oddsmakers have — that his squad has no chance to win the tournament — told fans in Times Square last month that the opener essentially would be a knockout match. History says that’s so. Since their modern era began two dozen years ago, whenever the Yanks have lost their first outing they’ve gone three-and-out. In 1990, their amateurs absorbed a harsh 5-1 tutorial from the Czechs in Florence. In 1998, with Klinsmann doing the honors, the Germans blan ...
Substitute John Brooks' late header helped the United States exact World Cup revenge on Ghana in an entertaining Group G match. The African side were looking to complete a hat-trick of World Cup wins over the Stars and Stripes, having beaten them 2-1 in both Germany and South Africa. It had looked set to end in a draw after Clint Dempsey's early strike was cancelled out by Andre Ayew, only for half-time replacement Brooks to head home in the 86th minute to secure Jurgen Klinsmann's side a 2-1 win in Natal. A month's worth of rain had fallen in the city in the days leading up to the Group G encounter but the match went ahead at Estadio das Dunas, which witnessed the opening goal after just 29 seconds as Seattle Sounders midfielder Dempsey showed neat footwork before slotting home. Jozy Altidore left the field on a stretcher with a hamstring strain after wasting a great chance to double the USA's advantage, before they then lost Matt Besler to a hamstring complaint. Those changes looked to disrupt the Stars ...
Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte at the star Jennifer "J. Lo" Lopez, rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia "Claudinha" Leitte performed in the opening ceremonies of the Fifa World Cup 2014. The song "We Are one (Ole Ola)" by Pitbull featuring J. Lo and Claudinha is the official song of this year's World Cup. Previous song was "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" performed by Shakira during the 2000 World Cup in South Africa. The opening ceremonies, which cost a hefty $9 million, started off with a parade featuring a colorful display of various costumes. At the end of the ceremonies, Pitbull stepped on stage in front of a packed Sao Paulo stadium, followed by J. Lo, wearing a revealing green colored outfit, and Claudinha; and sang the official song that brought the house down.
OBAMA BOYZ BROOKS NO NONSENSE FROM Black Stars; RONALDO'S PORTUGAL POUNDED AND Super Eagles HELD! A late John Brooks goal gave the United States a somewhat undeserved 2-1 win over a determined youthful Ghana. The Africans conceded the quickest goal of this Brazil World Cup with Clint Dempsey giving Jurgen Klinsmann's side the lead after 35 seconds. Andre Ayew scored a cracking equaliser eight from time after being set up by an audacious captain Asamoah Gyan back heel. But a point which would have been richly merited for James Kwesi Appiah could not be earned as Brooks stroke to break the Black Stars hearts and earn President Barack Obama's boys revenge over Ghana who eliminated the Americans four years ago in South Africa. Earlier, German mercilessly massacred 10-man Portugal 4-0 to take stranglehold of a tough Group G. Thomas Muller got the first hat-trick of this exciting World Cup while Ronaldo was reduced to a pale shadow of his superstar self. Mats Hummels thumped home a header against hapless Portu ...
World Cup Commentary… After a day-long gig filling in on the desk at a French television service called AITV (my voice rings ‘round Africa), I hit a bar and watched the first half of Germany-Portugal. That was enough. Portugal almost out embarrassed its Iberian neighbor Spain. So far, among those countries considered to be contenders, Germany and Holland have looked best, prompting many to predict that one of them will ultimately prevail. So why am I not jumping on the Northern Euro bandwagon? In the entire history of the World Cup, dating back to 1930, with a hiatus in the 1940s due to World War II, no European team has ever won in the Americas. Only once, Brazil in Sweden in 1958, has a team from the Americas taken the Cup in Europe. When in Asia (Japan/South Korea), Brazil won. When in South Africa, Spain won. Yesterday the San Antonio Spurs won basketball’s NBA title. Having a better record than the Miami Heat over the regular season, they were given the right to play ONE extra game at home duri ...
some things that will happen during World Cup. 1. “Cristiano Ronaldo will not score” Portuguese captain has been instrumental on Real Madrid double (Copa del Rey and Champions League), breaking goals record. He is a La Liga top goal scorer with 31 goals, Champions League top scorer with 17 goals (record) and Europe top goal scorer equal with Suarez (but he has played less games than Suarez). But he has been told that will not score! 2. “Brazil will exit in semi finals” Brazil are favorite to win a record title of 6th World cup, they’re the hosting nation and they’re expected to do better than they did in 2006 in Germany and 2010 in South Africa. The have the strongest squad made of top players who play in toughest competition/leagues. But they’ve told that they will never reach semi-finals! 3. “No African team will go to the next round” African team have not been doing well in World Cups, but they always advance to last 16 to last 8. The African team which always do well is Ghana and the ...
As the United States prepares for World Cup play, Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber recalls the USMNT's run in the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa
A very early good morning to everyone, and it's World Cup Day Five as Germany and Portugal clash for Group G supremacy at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Here is the team news: GERMANY: Neuer; Boateng, Hummels, Mertesacker, Howedes; Lahm, Gotze, Kroos; Muller, Khedira, Ozil. PORTUGAL: Patricio; Pereira, Alves, Pepe, Coentrao; Miguel, Moutinho, Meireles; Nani, Almelda, Ronaldo. Two European heavyweights clash, with a strong German squad looking to continue where they left off in South Africa four years ago in World Cup action, while Portugal will be reliant on the Ballon D'Or winning-talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to give them a first up win. Both nations clashed in the Group stages of Euro 2012 where Germany were victorious, and have won their last seven encounters, while there will be massive support for Portugal, who go into this match as underdogs.
Match Preview: Ghana targets hat-trick against USA Ghana’s Black Stars will be hoping to continue their dominance over the United States at the World Cup as both teams take the centre stage for the second Group G game Monday night at the Estadio das Dunas Natal. Ghana emerged victors in their past two meetings against the Americans as they sent the United States out of the last two World Cups in Germnay and South Africa. However, Jurgen Klismann and his squad are confident they can halt the dominance of the Ghanaians with a vital win in tonight’s meeting. U.S. optimism has indeed been bolstered by victories over Azerbaijan, Turkey and Nigeria in the recent final set of test matches before heading to Brazil. Klinsmann served some hint at Sunday’s pre-match conference about Kyle Beckerman, who started against the Super Eagles and very well could reprise his role on Monday. That would give the U.S. extra cover against Ghana’s fearsome counterattack and offer more freedom to Bradley and Jermaine Jones ...
VEEP UPBEAT ABOUT GHANA”S CHANCES The Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur believes Ghana would beat the USA for the third time in the worlds’ most prestigious soccer tournament. The Vice-President who is in currently in Brazil over the weekend delivered a special message from His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama to the Black Stars. He called on the players to see the World Cup tournament as a duty to themselves and the country because of the opportunity that they have on the world stage, adding that some may not have that opportunity to play again at the world cup, urging them to put behind 2010 in South Africa but rather use it as a guide and from because they represent the unity of Ghana. Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur said Ghana is in need of new victories, so it is time as a country we bring back the glory that our forefathers fought for us some years ago, so that our children and the future generation would forever remember us for that feat. He also called on Ghanaians to stay ...
sport 2014 cuurent afairs n most important for next psc and othet ex jitu Rai won Silver medal in 10m air pistol at Munich Shooting Indian pistol shooter, Jitu Rai won silver medal in the men’s 10-meter air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup Shooting in Munich. Commemorative postage stamps on 2014 Fifa World Cup released by PM Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative postage stamps on the 2014 Fifa World Cup that is being played in Brazil. Rafael Nadal won French Open Title for the ninth Rafael Nadal won the French Open title 2014 for the ninth time. Sourav Ganguly joined Mudgal Committee on IPL spot-fixing Published on: 09-JUN-2014 Important for Exam: 54 people agreed Former Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly expert on cricketing affairs. India slipped to 3rd position in ICC ODI rankings Published on: 05-JUN-2014 Important for Exam: 57 people agreed India ranked at third South Africa appointed Hashim Amla as test cricket captain. He succeeds Graeme Smith, who retired in Mar ...
Big match feature: Iran v Nigeria Nigeria will go into their first group game against Iran looking to bury the ghosts of World Cup past by winning their first game at the football showpiece event for the first time since France1998 . Coach Stephen Keshi, in particular will look to make history as the first Nigerian to captain and coach a Nigerian team to the World Cup Finals by nicking a first win in six attempts as the Super Eagles look to lay a marker in Group F of the 2014 Fifa World Cup. Iran will be lead by Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz, who is a proven tactician and has molded a strong defensive unit with Team Melli. The Iranian team have been set up to be difficult to beat and usually use the counter-attacking style of play to devastating effect. The 61-year-old Portuguese coach, who has had stints in England, Spain, the United States, Japan and South Africa, will be leading Iran into their first World Cup since 2006 and will look to build on their recent progress with a strong showing against Ni ...
rince Harry will represent the British royal family, on June 24 to the scene to help out England's game against Costa Rica. In addition, he will watch the day before Brazil hosts the game against Cameroon. "Royal fan group" has been a World Cup regulars. When the World Cup Finals in South Africa, Spain, broke into the historic final against the Netherlands. The final day, the stands of the two countries have a strong fan group: Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and then his wife Princess Letizia and Queen Sofia; There Netherlands Crown Prince Alexander couples. That game, Spain clinch the trophy. Felipe could not hide his excitement: "This is a perfect finals!" It was Spain's "loyal fans" King Carlos did not go to the match due to health reasons. After a lapse of four years, the Netherlands against Spain again, this "Revenge of the Fallen" 5 to 1 rout of the Netherlands to Spain, but the Spanish royal family did not attend, because on the 19th of this month, will hold a formal Crown Prince Felipe coronation cer ...
When a country makes it to the final of one World Cup, they are generally among the favourites to go all the way at the next tournament four years later. And when said team qualifies for that next World Cup by recording nine wins and one draw in the qualification campaign, there is usually no further discussion over whether they are among the teams to beat. Yet things are slightly different with Netherlands. The Dutch hugely disappointed at Euro 2012 – where they crashed out at the group stages after defeats against Germany, Portugal and Denmark – and have since not only replaced head coach Bert van Marwijk with Louis Van Gaal, but have completely overhauled their squad as well. From the team that reached the final in South Africa, only seven players have made the cut again for this summer’s tournament, with just four of them expected to make Holland’s starting XI in Brazil – Nigel de Jong, Robin Van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben. It’s therefore fair to say Netherlands are no longer ...
Ochoa heroics, Dutch delight, Chile celebrate THE DAY REPLAYED – There are few better things in life than making up for past disappointments, something Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, the Netherlands and Chile can all relate to after Friday’s three matches at the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil™. In all three cases the players in question left the pitch with broad smiles on their faces, content at having set the record straight. In Memo Ochoa’s case that meant making a long-awaited Fifa World Cup debut, having earned selection for the previous two world finals without seeing any action at either of them. For the Dutch came the satisfaction of avenging their South Africa 2010 Final loss to Spain in the best possible fashion, while two of Chile’s best-known stars experienced the joy of finally getting in among the goals at world football’s biggest competition. Results Mexico 1-0 Cameroon [Budweiser Man of the Match: Giovani dos Santos] Spain 1-5 Netherlands [Budweiser Man of the Match: Robin van P ...
Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. It did not feel cold in the humidity of a Salvador evening but four years after losing the World Cup Final to Spain, the Netherlands exacted revenge in quite stunning fashion here last night. Outplayed for the first 44 minutes and trailing to a Xabi Alonso penalty, they came back to inflict a 5-1 hammering on the holders in which both Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben struck twice. Spain came back from an opening defeat by Switzerland in South Africa but it is hard to see how they can retain their title after a demoralising setback like this. They had not conceded five goals in an international since 1963 and though this World Cup is still very much in its infancy, it will take a special team to bounce back after being stunned by Louis Van Gaal’s team in this Group B fixture. Spain just could not live with the pace and quality of the Dutch attack who rounded off the rout with a quite brilliant individual goal from Robben who raced away from Sergio Ramos and ...
Nigeria face a test of their credentials when they meet a stubborn Iran side in their Fifa World Cup Group F opener at the Arena da Baixada on Monday night. The match should be interesting because this will be Nigeria's chance to secure 3 points, which will give the fans a strong hope of going to the next round. Iran's performance in pre-World Cup friendlies was far from encouraging. After failing to score against Belarus (0-0) and Montenegro (0-0), they finally netted against Angola (1-1). They won against Trinidad and Tobago (2-0). Iran did not qualify in 2010, but former Manchester United coach Carlos Queiroz, who had also managed South Africa and Portugal before, guided them to finish on top of the Asian Qualifying Group A. The Asians will depend a lot on Fulham winger Ashkan Dejagah, who had a decent English Premier League season. Nigeria defeated Spain 3-2 in the 1998 World Cup. They seems to have an uncanny connection with Argentina as they have been in the same group with the South American giant ...
Spanish captain Iker Casillas has revealed his desires to help the La Furia Roja retain the World Cup title they won four years ago in South Africa.
MATCHDAY 2 SPAIN vs NETHERLANDS 13 June 2014 • 19: 00 • VENUE: Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Bahia REFEREE: N. Rizzoli These 2 teams r undoubtably de best teams in the grp and probably in the tournament. Teams dat destroy their opponents and score as many goals as dey please face each other. Netherlands may have been underestimated by the bookmakers for the Group B rematch of the last World Cup Final against Spain. Although the Dutch were unable to break down the Spanish defence in South Africa in the 2010 showdown, won by Andres Iniesta’s extra-time strike, they are fancied to have better luck this time and this could even be the first upset of the tournament. Spain are, of course, seeking a remarkable fourth consecutive major competition victory after two European Championship triumphs and one World Cup. SPAIN LThe Roja boss has a predictable wealth of talent to choose from but faces a dilemma over whether to play a false nine or trust that Diego Costa has fully recovered. Consequently, Ces ...
Hi Everyone, Come along and watch The Fifa World Cup 2014, the world' biggest sporting spectacle kicks off today and ends on July 13, when the finals is held at iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil. Let's watch the whole world unite and play! Who will win Fifa World Cup? Can you predict the winner? Can you guess? I choose Brazil. Since 1930 till 2010, Brazil had won 5 times the prestigious Cup - 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 & 2002. It had never won the cup in its own country. NOW, Brazil is the host for Fifa World Cup. With the World Cup being held in Brazil, the pressure will be too much for Luiz Felipe Scolari's men. The other competitors are Argentina, England, Italy, Germany, Uruguay, France and Spain. The last Fifa World Cup was won by Spain which was held in South Africa. Brazil has good squad. Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari. Their Goalkeepers are Julio Cesar, Jefferson and Victor. Defenders: Dante, David Luiz, Henrique, Thiago Silva, Daniel Alves,Maicon, Marcelo and Maxwell. Midfielders: Fe ...
Where : Arena Corinthians, São Paulo Kick-off : 13th Jun 2014, 4.00am (GMT +8 hours) HK, Singapore, Malaysia Weather : low : 16°c / high : 24°c (clear) Official : Yuichi Nishimura (JPN) Brazil : Anyhow, Brazil remain the team to beat in World Cup 2014, at home. They automatically qualified into World Cup as hosts, but their breathtaking performances in the Confederations Cup, which saw them comfortably beaten the likes of Italy, Uruguay and world champions Spain understandably reinstate them into heavy favorite this time around. But I don't think it will be easy for them. Brazil WC preparation saw them chosen and beaten minnows as such South Africa and Panama, which become their traditional selection before the tournament every four years. Brazil always being a Brazil, nothing much you can predict from them, sometimes they can play beautifully but once in a while they will fail too. The players in the squad honestly aren't really world beaters if you look at the campaigns for respective clubs. Neyma .. ...
NIGERIA WORLD CUP JOURNEY SO FAR 1994 World Cup : Nigeria finally reached the World Cup for the first time in 1994. They were managed by Clemens Westerhof. Nigeria topped its group which included Argentina, Bulgaria, and Greece. In its first game Nigeria defeated Bulgaria 3–0, lost to Argentina 1–2, and qualified for the second round after a 2–0 victory over Greece. In the second round Nigeria played Italy and took the lead with a goal from Amunike at 25 min. Nigeria were within two minutes of qualifying for the Quarterfinals of the 1994 World Cup in the game against Italy but Roberto Baggio scored to take the game to extra time. He also scored the eventual winning goal. The game ended 2–1 in favour of the Italians. 1998 World Cup : In 1998 Nigeria returned to the World Cup alongside Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, and South Africa. Optimism was high due to its manager Bora Milutinović and the return of most 1994 squad members. In the final tournament Nigeria were drawn into group D with Spain, Bulga ...
People keep asking me and there was a debate that Brazil can be defeated by Katlehong born players that play at Somhlolo tournaments. They believe that if we form a starting X1 of the likes of Shakes, Mboro, Skhwama etc, we'll beat Brazil because of the style of play of kasie flavour football with lots of entertainment, Brazil defeated Bafana 5-0 with our own medicine of flavour footbal produced by Neymar and Oscar that night, the style that won South Africa an Afcon in 1996 and qualified for their 1st World Cup appearance in France 1998, Olympic games 1999 and Japan 2002 with the players such as Doctor Khumalo, Jabu Pule, Steve Lekoelea to name a few. Thereafter it all gone wrong, we keep failing everything because we wanna play the European style by the book. That kasie flavour football is played mostly in Katlehong now. I personally against the fact that those guys from Somhlolo can match Brazil though they are good, there are lots of factors that can prevent them to win. We need a coach that can bring ...
For Cristiano Ronaldo to win a World Cup, he must be a Spanish Citizen for an African Country to win a World Cup, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, France and Brazil must Not play for South Africa to Qualify and play at the World Cup, they must always Host it . . For Mamelodi Sundowns to win the MTN8, Platinum Stars, Moroka Swallows and Orlando Pirates must be knocked out for Orlando Pirates to win the League . . . . . Black Leopards & Goldern Arrows must Comeback to the PSL :v
HM Pitje Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Mamelodi, a suburb of the City of Tshwane, South Africa. It was intended to be used mostly for football matches and to be utilized as a training field for teams participating in the 2010 Fifa World Cup where by it was in the process of being renovated in 2009, but missed major deadlines in being brought up to FIFA standards. In the past, it was the part-time home stadium of the Mamelodi Sundowns , who now play at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium . The stadium was named after Hezekiel Mothibe Pitje, the first mayor of Mamelodi.
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On this day 4 years ago, Siphiwe Tshabalala scored the opening goal of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa!
Nothing best describes the hallucinatory delusions of Gov. Kwankwaso of GEJ wanting him dead than this: "“I thought I was getting away from politics for a while. But I now realise that the vuvuzela is to these World Cup blogs what Julius Malema is to my politics columns: a noisy, but sadly unavoidable irritant. With both Malema and the vuvuzela, their importance is far overstated. Malema: South Africa's Robert Mugabe? I think not. The vuvuzela: an archetypal symbol of 'African culture?' For African civilisation's sake, I seriously hope not. Both are getting far too much airtime than they deserve. Both have thrust themselves on to the world stage through a combination of hot air and raucous bluster. Both amuse and enervate in roughly equal measure. And both are equally harmless in and of themselves — though in Malema's case, it is the political tendency that he represents, and the right-wing interests that lie behind his diatribes that is dangerous. With the vuvu I doubt if there are such nefarious int ...
Today is our 48th Wedding Anniversary. Out of interest I did a quick search to see what has changed in the world since we got married. Here are some of the major events. Makes me feel old. 1966 July 30 England beats West Germany 4-2 to win the World Cup. The trophy was stolen in the run-up to the tournament but was found a week later by a dog named “Pickles” May 6 'Moors murderers’ Ian Brody and Myra Hindley are jailed for life May 16 Mao Zedong, chairman of the Communist Party of China, launches the Cultural Revolution 1967 3 December Christiaan Barnard performs the first successful human-to-human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa 28 May Francis Chicester becomes the first person to sail single-handed around the world June 27 The world’s first ATM is installed in Barclay’s Bank in Enfield Town, North London 1968 March 16 In South Vietnam, American troops kill scores of unarmed civilians in what will become known as the My Lai Massacre. The story will not become public until November 1 ...
As we celebrate 20 years of democracy how can we forget this day as South Africa –11 June 2011 at the Soccer City Stadium – Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana midfielder Simphiwe Tshabalala scored a scotcher against Mexico...the 1st 2010 Fifa World Cup Goal on the 1st World Cup o...
Steven Smith eyes limited-overs progress Over the past year, Steven Smith has grown to become an integral member of the Australia Test side, having played crucial roles in both the home Ashes and the series victory in South Africa. His limited-overs career with Australia hasn't quite flourished though, having last held down a regular spot nearly three years ago. It is something he wants to change, especially with the World Cup at home next year. "I was pretty happy with my performances in the Ryobi and the T20 last year. It is my ambition to play all three forms for Australia," he said during Australia's fitness camp in Brisbane. "Hopefully I can keep improving and learning my game in the short form." He scored four half-centuries in eight innings for New South Wales in the Ryobi Cup last season, and played 10 matches for Rajasthan Royals in the recent IPL.
Monday Motivation: From the Editor Warren Holden The march of progress Two new studios have been added to the world of South African television broadcasting this month. The first is the revamped SuperSport Studio 6 at the sports broadcasting giant’s Randburg headquarters and the other is the new satellite studio installed by CNBC Africa at the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) in Sandton. These are two very different facilities in terms of scale, form and purpose, yet what strikes me with both of them is their incorporation of new technology, and how this technology is both adding value to the viewers’ experience and changing the way our industry operates. The SuperSport studio, which is to be up and running just in time for the Fifa World Cup, has added state-of-the-art augmented reality (AR) equipment. AR has been a buzzword in the industry for at least the past five years, but it is only now that the technology is being taken up to an appreciable extent in South Africa. For sport viewers, with ...
Uruguay defender Diego Lugano believes that his side are worthy candidates to win the World Cup after reaching the last four in South Africa in 2010.
Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset) Age 26; 21 Caps. Norwegian-born and a former Under-21 international who switched his allegiance to the land of his father in 2011, playing his second game for Ghana against Brazil at Craven Cottage. Won the Norwegian league last year and was named the best goalkeeper after having lost his place in the Ghana starting line-up to Dauda. He is expected to be the first choice in Brazil. Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates) Age 29; 16 caps. First choice last year for Ghana at the African Nations Cup finals but since warned he would not make the World Cup trip unless he gets more regular club action. His problem is exacerbated by a move last July to South Africa where he has played just two league games for Orlando Pirates and lost his place in the Black Stars’ line-up. There was a four year hiatus between his first cap in 2008 and his second. Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars) Age 24; 0 caps . Won a first call up to the squad in March as a crisis around the form of the Ghanaian go ...
England's World Cup injury woe No World Cup build-up would be complete without a major injury concern for England. After all, then captain Rio Ferdinand missed the 2010 tournament after suffering ligament damage to his left knee in the team's first training session in South Africa. Gary Neville missed the 2002 tournament with a metatarsal, while there were injury scares involving David Beckham (2002) and Wayne Rooney (2006). Older fans will remember Bryan Robson (above) dislocating a shoulder in a warm-up game ahead of Mexico '86. Although he travelled to the finals, he aggravated it after four minutes of the 0-0 draw with Morocco which curtailed his participation. The Three Lions haven't even reached Brazil yet, but they have already lost midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to a knee injury that has ruled him out of the Italy match. No wonder Roy Hodgson will be keeping everything crossed that everyone emerges unscathed against Honduras.
After 70 collective farewell after 90 turbulent strikes South Africa in 2010 , we can see Cannavaro , Van Bronckhorst and Carles Puyol who figure, but at this year's World Cup in Brazil , we can see probably numbered 70 . World Cup veteran is only 23 after 70 finalists , only 3% of the total, Klose , Lampard , Pirlo , Buffon and other famous general or will become farewell. Brazil this summer , may really be a collective farewell after 70 players . As the curtain after 70 generations , which means belonging to the era of the 90 's arrived. A total of 90 players after the World Cup 185 people , accounting for 25% of the total number of players , Neymar , Bo Geba , Jianuzhayi , Chamberlain and a number of 90 players will be fully boarded after the World Cup stage , to make the world show their amazing strength. Through the World Cup experience , I believe that the next World Cup 90 will become the absolute protagonist. Messi more than one team in Bosnia and Herzegovina According to well-known websites trans ...
The view from home…what the pundits think of their country’s chances in Brazil We've spoken to dozens of pundits, former players, coaches and journalists from each of the World Cup countries to find out how they think their team will fare in Brazil. Algeria “Algeria have been strong competitors for a long time.” Claude Le Roy, vastly experienced coach of Congo. “It will be difficult for Algeria because there are two big teams in their group in Russia and Belgium, and to get past both of them would be a miracle.” Joseph-Antoine Bell, former Cameroon goalkeeper and now French radio analyst. “The team is very young and inexperienced. It will therefore have to compensate with a passion in their play.” Yazid Mansouri, former captain. “Algeria can imagine they will qualify with the group they’ve been given – but it’s a group that will be decided on very small details.” Philippe Troussier, former South Africa and Japan World Cup coach. Argentina “We are candidates for the title – a ...
Warriors-Bafana Bafana match fixed? FIFA investigator Terry Steans says Zimbabwe’s 3-nil defeat to South Africa in an international friendly played in January 2010 might have been fixed. A FIFA report into South African friendly matches played just before the 2010 World Cup is suggesting an international friendly involving Bafana Bafana and the Warriors at the Moses Mabhida stadium on 27 January 2010 may have been fixed. Steans, who was commissioned by football’s international governing body to write the 2012 report into South Africa’s friendly matches, says the Zimbabwe versus South Africa encounter took place under shady circumstances. He is quoted as saying “there is no doubt that the game was highly suspicious”. The friendly which South Africa won against Zimbabwe with three second half goals was identified in the FIFA report as likely to have been dubious. Bafana’s friendly against Zimbabwe was reportedly primarily to raise money for the then cash strapped national association. Steans’ ...
World Cup: Demichelis makes Argentina's squad Central defender Martin Demichelis was named on Monday in Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad while regular reserve midfielder Ever Banega was left out. Coach Alejandro Sabella recalled Demichelis to his provisional squad last month after his title-winning season with English Premier League side Manchester City following more than two years out of the Argentina reckoning. The defender who made way for Demichelis is another veteran of the 2010 finals in South Africa, Nicolas Otamendi, who was on loan at Brazil's Atletico Mineiro and had also only recently been recalled by Sabella. Benfica winger Enzo Perez also found a place in the squad for the Brazil finals starting on June 12 but Banega, who joined Newell's Old Boys from Valencia this season, missed the cut after illness and loss of form. Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi, will be looking to win their third world crown. They face Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria in Group F. SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Sampd ...
World Cup 2014: Miroslav Klose confirmed in Germany squad Record-chasing Miroslav Klose will go to his fourth World Cup after being named in Germany's final 23-man squad. The 35-year-old striker needs two more goals to beat the record total of 15 held by Brazilian Ronaldo. Hoffenheim forward Kevin Volland was cut from the provisional squad, meaning Arsenal's Lukas Podolski is their only other option as a striker. Klose scored five times in the 2002 and 2006 World Cup Finals and four in the 2010 tournament in South Africa. The Lazio striker shares second place in the list of all-time World Cup Finals scorers with compatriot Gerd Muller. The pair are also joint top scorers for Germany with 68 goals each. Klose has been restricted to 22 appearances for Lazio this season but has scored seven times in Serie A and coach Joachim Low expects him to make an impact in Brazil. Miroslav Klose factfile Born Opole, Poland, 1978 Played for FC Homburg, Kaiserslauten, Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, Lazio World Cup Golden . ...
Del Bosque shows his hand Vicente Del Bosque finally placed his cards on the table on Saturday and named the 23-man Spain squad for this month's World Cup. The responsibility of defending the title won in South Africa meant there was much interest in the announcement but, in the end, there were few surprises. With so much talent at his disposal, the doubts revolved around who would be left out. Whoever Del Bosque chose he would be naming a strong squad and he has done just that -- cast your eye over the employers of Spain's 23 and you'll find a who's who of Europe's top clubs. Of the seven players not chosen in this squad who picked up winners' medals four years ago, only Jesus Navas and Fernando Llorente could realistically have been said to be in with a shout this time. Navas' absence is due to an ankle injury and will deprive Spain of the wing wizardry of a player who contributed greatly to the winning goal against Netherlands in the 2010 final with a fine run from a deep position. Juan Mata and Santi ...
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NIGERIA CAN EMULATE GHANA.Odemwingie. After a lengthy absence from the national team following a fall-out with coach Stephen Keshi, the Stoke City striker is back in the squad for the trip to Brazil. With Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran waiting in Group F, Odemwingie wants Nigeria to try to emulate Ghana's quarter-final effort in South Africa. They were controversially stopped by Uruguay in the last eight, Luis Suarez's hand denying them what would have been a late extra-time winner, with Asamoah Gyan missing the subsequent penalty before Ghana lost on spot-kicks. "I look at Ghana in the last World Cup and they almost got to the semi-final and if you look at the names of the players, they're not any better than our team we have today," Odemwingie told The Guardian. "They succeeded with their work ethic, with their determination, and Asamoah Gyan was in good form. So hopefully we can better our previous outings." Odemwingie came on in Nigeria's 2-2 friendly draw with Scotland this week in what was h ...
The Woods World Cup Countdown 12th : France Les Bleus have a chequered history at World Cup Finals. They were the first defending champions to exit at the group stage in the next tournament and last time out in South Africa, the team made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Players sent home, internal bickering and awful performances on the pitch. In 2006, Zinedine Zidane famously brought down the curtain on his career with a red card in the final in Germany. This year, under Didier Deschamps however, France have looked considerably better, though they did need an epic comeback win in the second leg of their qualification playoff against Ukraine to reach Brazil. Champions on home soil in '98, the French have reached at least the semi-finals on five occasions and with the experience they have in their ranks, I think they're a safe bet to make it through a relatively worry-free group, most likely in top spot. If everything plays out as I expect though, I can see France losing in an upset in the Round o ...
World Cup preview – Nigeria World Soccer looks at the chances of current African champions, Nigeria, at this year's World Cup Finals. Introduction The “Super Eagles” arrive in Brazil as reigning African champions but arguably at their most unconvincing in decades with an enigmatic aura about them. Nigeria’s triumph in South Africa last year was as unexpected as it was unconvincing. They stuttered through the opening round but then upset favourites Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals and went on to beat Mali and Burkina Faso to take the title. But their subsequent performance at the Confederations Cup in Brazil in mid-year proved disappointing and their World Cup qualification path was the easiest of the five African sides. It leaves a scepticism about their potential, tempered by a favourable draw in a group with Argentina, the favourites to take top place. However, Nigeria believe they can easily take second spot ahead of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran. They could even have progress sewn up after thei ...
If the players in Jomo Sono's generation played international football, South Africa would've won the World Cup.
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