Appearing at his third FIFA World Cup, Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has reached the pinnacle of his profession, enjoying one of the most impressive tournaments of his career and walking away with the adidas Golden Glove as the tournament’s most impressive goalkeeper.
Casillas endured the worst possible start to the tournament against Group H opponents Switzerland, with La Roja conceding a goal against the run of play and falling to a shock defeat. It was not long before the Spain captain's powers of concentration came under question, although he refused to shy away from the...
Well it's been fun , before it's over entirely some funny business:
Oxo are introducing a new white Oxo cube with a red cross in support of the England team. It's called the Laughing Stock
All future England matches have been moved to the Gay Adult Channel. Apparently the sight of 11 arseholes getting hammered for 90 minutes was far too explict for ITV
So an angry fan managed to get into the England changing room after last nights game. Apparently Robert Green tried to grab the man but missed.
Immediately after Argentina's 4-0 quarterfinal loss to Germany on Saturday, Maradona was understandably upset. And according to Argentina's Deportes y Noticias, he let a group of German fans know it. A translation of their report:
Argentina national team coach Diego Maradona had an altercation with German fans after the end of the match that marked the elimination of said team from the 2010 South Africa World Cup.
Apparently upset over post game celebrations by fans located behind the Argentinean bench, Maradona approached and scolded them, until Dalma, one of...
Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk says he is confident the Oranje will prevail over five-time champions Brazil in Friday's FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final. The Netherlands go into this last-eight clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium having won their first four matches in South Africa, but face their toughest test yet in the shape of Dunga's A Seleção.
Van Marwijk, who assumed control of the Netherlands team after UEFA EURO 2008, told a pre-match press conference: "Brazil are favourites for the World Cup, but we've proven we can also beat this type of opponent. I am fully confident...
Coach Dunga is confident he has assembled a mature and skilful Brazilian squad ready for their first big challenge at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ against the Netherlands.
Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Chile at Soccer City on Monday and now face the Dutch in Port Elizabeth on Friday. The Netherlands, two-time beaten finalists in 1974 and 1978, stretched their longest-ever unbeaten streak to 23 games with a 2-1 Round-of-16 victory over Slovakia in Durban on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action against North Korea
Set to take centre stage in Cape Town on 29 June is a glittering Round of 16 clash between two neighbours and contenders for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ crown: Spain and Portugal. Standing second and third respectively in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, the eagerly anticipated encounter between the Iberian duo at the Green Point Stadium is the sides’ first meeting at world football’s top table.
Brazil may have already qualified for the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup™, but Kaka has warned Portugal to still expect a battle when the two sides meet on Friday.
Kaka is suspended for the game after being sent off in his team's 3-1 triumph over Côte d'Ivoire. The South Americans lead Group G, two points clear of second-place Portugal, who need a win to guarantee the top spot in the pool.
"Brazil will go out to win," said Kaka. "This final group game is important for us to finish first. A draw would also be good but a win would give us the strength to go into the...
Argentina coach Diego Maradona admitted on Saturday that he is concerned by the threat posed by Mexico's attacking players ahead of Sunday's second round clash.
Argentina qualified for the last 16 by winning all three of their group games while Mexico's progress was more erratic, drawing with hosts South Africa, losing to Uruguay but beating France 2-0 in a stunning performance.
And it is the prospect of a repeat of that swashbuckling attacking display that has Maradona biting his nails.
Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar believes his team is ready for the next chapter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ after taking a point from their game against Portugal last night and finishing Group G unbeaten.
After wins against Korea DPR and the Côte d'Ivoire, the five-times world champions were held to a goalless draw by Carlos Queiroz's side. It was a result which assured Brazil finished top of the pool, two points clear of the Portuguese.
"It was a difficult group," said Julio Cesar. "Portugal defended well and created some chances for themselves. We wanted to finish...