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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?
SHARES
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.
SHARES
22 June 2010
Michael Cox, editor of ZonalMarking.net, on how wingers could win (or save) this World Cup...
SHARES
22 June 2010
Despite some tingly moments in Monday night’s 2-0 win over Honduras, the fountains of Spain remained unmolested and its car horns went untooted when the final whistle blew.
SHARES
22 June 2010
It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon outside the sleepy town of Knysna and amidst the rolling hills that distinguish the countryside of the Western Cape, a solitary bus is parked, its curtains drawn, its engine turned off.

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