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Slovakia played the second match on Sunday against the heavily favored, Paraguay. The match was played at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, and it proved to be a great preview for one team who will be making it into the next round. I wrote in an earlier article, that I thought this would be Slovakia’s toughest match. Much like Slovakia, Paraguay are a young and fast team, they movie the ball quickly. Even though they only scored once on Italy, [...]

Posted by Jay Scardina On Jun - 20 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Our South American correspondent Juan Arango of SimplyFutbol starts match Day 7 at World Cup 2010 with an audio recap of Group B match Argentina vs South Korea. Big news thus far today is the Albiceleste become the first country to quality for the next round with Argentina winning 4-1 over their opponents today. Lots of praise for the little general Diego Maradona, and Juan rates the South Americans a BIG 7, with work still to be done at the [...]

Posted by Alex On Jun - 17 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Our South American correspondent Juan Arango of SimplyFutbol closes out match day 6  at World Cup 2010 with audio recaps on Group H with review of Honduras vs Chile, Spain vs Switzerland and Group A review of host nation South Africa vs Uruguay. Of course news of the day has to be tournament favorites Spain losing to Switzerland with serious questions asked of manager Vicente del Bosque. However, not far behind is the loss by host nation South Africa with [...]

Posted by Alex On Jun - 17 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Hello listeners sit back, hit the play button, and listen to our second in a series of World Cup podcasts. Today’s host Kevin Walker introduces guest Andy Brassell from BBC’s 5live World Football and ESPN. The show will be a short intro plus a review of Day 6 at the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Today’s pod has all eyes and ears focused on Spain vs Switzerland with Spain’s 0-1 defeat to the Swiss guards.       [...]

Posted by Alex On Jun - 17 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

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Posted by Alex On Jun - 16 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Today was another first for the World Cup, Slovakia played their first World Cup game as an independent nation. Their opponent was New Zealand, who are currently ranked 78th by FIFA, and were making their second appearance ever in the World Cup since 1982 . The game was played in the same stadium as the USA vs. England match from this past Saturday in Rustenburg. Also, just like the USA team Slovakia have a father and son team connection. Vladimir [...]

Posted by Jay Scardina On Jun - 16 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Ivory Coast and Portugal played out a 0-0 draw in a cagey game in the Nelson Mandela Stadium. The big news before the game was the Didier Drogba started the game on the bench after breaking his arm in a warm up game, Aruna Dindane started in his place. The Ivory Coast defence in the game was brilliant and courageous as Didier Zokora showed after getting kicked in the head by Liedson. In contrast Portugal never really got going in [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Jun - 16 - 2010 2 Comments READ FULL POST

South Africa are set to play their second game of the World Cup and after excelling in the opening match; they are looking to claim a vital win which would further ignite football fever in the country. But Uruguay have a point to prove, they were poor against the French and after being labelled as tournament “dark-horses” they need to beat the Africans. So this game could be close, but both teams will be looking to attack. South Africa’s manager [...]

Posted by Ryan Ross On Jun - 16 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

If Italy are to progress from Group F, as they should, they will have to keep an eye out for arguably the most dangerous player they will oppose in the group stage. Slovakia are a steady if unspectacular team, but Marek Hamsik is the player that gives them a cutting edge from midfield. The Napoli playmaker is no stranger to Serie A audiences, as his stock has grown in the last couple of seasons. There are murmurs that now link [...]

Posted by James Dielhenn On Jun - 15 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Welcome to the first of our World Cup podcasts with hosts Dov Schiavone & Dave Stanfield and of course special guest number uno, Mr. Giancarlo Rinaldi from Football Italia The series format will be a short intro plus a review of Daily events at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South African.  Today’s pod has all eyes focused on the late fixture of Italy vs Paraguay. Everything heating up in South Africa so is World Cup betting as Spain is [...]

Posted by Alex On Jun - 15 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Calling all Azzurri tifosi caught at the office, on family duty with the kids or stuck in a traffic jam serieaweekly has something that will cheer you up. So we hear you’ve missed the latest Azzurri World Cup match and don’t know what to do. Have no fear CBC has been kind enough to create a Match On Demand website and you can watch your missed World Cup matches as a reload. The following pop-up is the direct link to [...]

Posted by Alex On Jun - 15 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Following the disappointing draw in Italy’s World Cup opening match against Paraguay, Andy Golding analysis the lessons learnt. Throughout the week players and manager Marcello Lippi a like claimed Italy were prepared and ready for their opening match against Paraguay. With a degree of high expectation tonight’s performance was nothing short of disappointing yet again, first it was ‘Tiredness’ following the 2-1 defeat in Italy’s warm up game against Mexico last week, now what is Italy’s excuse? Simply there is [...]

Posted by Andy Golding On Jun - 15 - 2010 3 Comments READ FULL POST

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