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25 June 2010
As we prepare for the Selecao's clash against Portugal, labelled the biggest game of the 2010 World Cup's group phase, the buzz in Brazil goes three ways.
SHARES
24 June 2010
Only in Australia could a bout of political maneuvering upstage one of our proudest football triumphs.
SHARES
23 June 2010
Having assured qualification for the next second round with two wins, Maradona surprised nobody by trying out a couple of second-string players against Greece. Having used 108 players in his preparations for the World Cup, nobody expected any less.
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23 June 2010
When Werder Bremen parted with €4.5 million to sign 19-year-old Mesut Ozil in January 2008, the club's director of football Klaus Allofs said: “This transfer is about far-sightedness.” He knew that Werder would sooner or later lose brilliant playmaker Diego to a bigger club and was determined to have a successor waiting in the wings.
SHARES
23 June 2010
Can FourFourTwo.com News Editor Gregg Davies wear a different football-themed shirt every day for the entirety of the tournament? Well let's see... stay tuned every day!
SHARES
23 June 2010
It's a funny old game. I mean how, within the space of a mere five days, can a team basking in adoration following a thumping 4-0 thrashing of Australia, find their coach preparing to gear up for a all-or-nothing game against Ghana to salvage their World Cup campaign?
SHARES
23 June 2010
Just over an hour’s flight from Jo’burg, PE, as it is abbreviated locally, is known as ‘the Friendly City’ – and that’s certainly what FFT experienced on arrival: no sooner had we met a couple of locals than we’d been invited into the Townships for a barbecue (they call it a braai) in a local shebeen.
SHARES
23 June 2010
Lineker's favourite snack manufacturers have tempted fate by creating one-off batches of crisps to send to England and Slovenia teams.
SHARES
23 June 2010
There’s two trains of thought for England fans before the massive Slovenia v England match; do you lambast the team for under achieving and letting egos ruin a golden opportunity or do you get behind them for this ‘win or bust’ game and hope they turn negatives into positives?
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23 June 2010
No one expected a scoreless draw from England’s Cape Town clash with Algeria, least of all Fabio Capello. After the game, the coach who'd led the team so confidently through qualification seemed completely lost for words as he struggled to comprehend what it was that had gone wrong.

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