World Cup Results: Day Fifteen Part II

The last half of the last day of World Cup group play. Group H saw La Roja vs La Furia Roja in what was expected to be a very entertaining match. Chile have, without a doubt, been one of the more entertaining teams to watch. They needed only a draw or a win to advance, while a loss would have […]

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World Cup Results: Day Fifteen Part I

Today’s Group G play saw one of the most eagerly anticipated games in my recent memory. The Seleccao of Portugal vs the Selecao of Brazil. An excting and tasty match pitting some of the world’s very best players against each other. Portugal came off a brilliant second half performance against North Korea and had to have entered this match flying […]

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World Cup Results: Day Fourteen Part II

For the first time in this World Cup, this poor blogger saw nothing of either game, with the exception of approximately two minutes of the Japan/Paraguay game. So, I fear that Part II is woefully short – I apologize. Group E played out with Netherland going top of the group following a decent outing against Cameroon. Japan came in a […]

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World Cup Results: Day Fourteen Part I

Group F saw quadrinneal powerhouse and reigning champion Italy face off against Slovakia at Ellis Park while over at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, the contradiction that is Paraguay took on the All Whites of New Zealand – a team no one expected to still be in the tournament. This is Slovakia’s first World Cup as an independant nation, and their […]

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World Cup Results: Day Thirteen Part II

Second half of the games today saw Ghana face off against Deutschland and Australia took on Serbia. Ghana’s the only African nation, out of the six that qualified, that won a game in the first two rounds of play. We watched South Africa win yesterday and still not make it through, so the job still needed doing although a simple […]

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World Cup Results: Day Thirteen Part I

Two games at a time again today. First on the docket were two massive games. The disappointingly average England took on the surprise package Slovenia while on the other channel, the come-from-behind Yanks played against a lively, but struggling, Algeria. The USA & England both had to win against Algeria as that was the only way they could control their […]

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World Cup Results: Day Twelve Part II

The next games were group B and saw Nigeria in a must-win situation against South Korea, while Greece took on the mighty Argentina who have all but assured their own passage through to the round of sixteen. Super Eagles (Nigeria) v Taegeuk (South Korea) Nigeria simply had to win this game to have any sliver of hope for advancement. While […]

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World Cup Results: Day Twelve Part I

Today was the first day of the final round of games and the first day of stacked games. That is, two games at the same time. Twice. We watched France v South Africa and Mexico v Uruguay first. Les Blues (France) v Bafana Bafana (South Africa). Raymond Domenach took his travelling circus to the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein without […]

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World Cup Results: Day Eleven

First match of the day saw Portugal take on a team that no one felt should be there anyway, a team that has been embroiled in a defection scandal since early on in the tournament. As the Chollima trotted out to start this match, you could see the confidence that they had gained in their first match against Brazil. For […]

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World Cup Results: Day Ten

First game up on this tenth day of World Cup action is the Guaraníes (Paraguay) vs the Repre (Slovakia). The Repre wanted desperately, to rid the ghost of the unluck that draped over the last game as they wound with a draw deep into stoppage time. A win here would keep their chances of making it to the round of […]

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World Cup Results: Day Nine

Oranje (Netherlands) versus Osim (Japan) started the day and the first match of the second round of play for Group E. The first 15 minutes of the match proved to be a patient build-up. As both squads were coming off a victory, they spent some time probing and feeling out the respective defenses. It proved to be this way for […]

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World Cup Results: Day Eight

The first match of the day was billed to be a very tasty treat. The odds-defying White Eagles (Serbia) take on die Nationalelf (Germany) with every expectation of not winning. The match was bright and lively with Germany practically owning the pitch. Serbia lost their previous game to The Black Stars so were desperate for three points while Germany were heavy […]

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World Cup Results: Day Seven

Will the real Argentina please stand up? Ahh, there you are. Following a toothless performance against Nigeria where they struggled to make the final foray into the opposing box, the Albicelestes (Argentina) were eager to please. More so because their captain, Juan Sebastian Veron was sidelined with a minor injury which Diego Maradona did not want to risk. South Korea, […]

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World Cup Results: Day Six

Game One: The first game of the day involves Group H. This group amuses me because there are three Spanish-speaking nations and Switzerland. I think the Nati (Switzerland) will need to brush up on their Spanish or go home.  La Roja (Chile) take on los Catrachos (Honduras) in a game that, on paper, should be easy-peasy for Chile. That’s not […]

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