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11 June 2010
Mexico manager Javier Aguirre must have been most alarmed to learn of those uptight, pontificating, busybody, killjoy do-gooders at FIFA ordering referees to listen out for on-pitch profanities and to smite the offender down with a red card.
SHARES
11 June 2010
"Turkey will always be a special country for me but I did not doubt my decision to play for Germany - ever"
SHARES
11 June 2010
"We’re a pretty battle-hardened bunch and we’re going to give it our best shot..."
SHARES
11 June 2010
He’s a canny strategist, this Pim Verbeek. Lull the world into thinking that the Socceroos are easybeats and then POW! Suddenly Australia are walking away with a narrow 1-0 win over Germany.
SHARES
10 June 2010
With the World Cup just a few weeks away, citizens of the lucky 32 nations that are participating will be getting excited. In Ireland, though, things are a little different.
SHARES
10 June 2010
It’s always good to be optimistic at the outset of another World Cup campaign, and former England defender Viv Anderson is certainly optimistic. Four days before the start of the tournament he could be found trying to entice travelling football fans to buy signed copies of his new autobiography outside a bookshop at Heathrow’s Terminal 3.
SHARES
10 June 2010
When Eric Cantona was eight, he wept as his beloved Holland lost the 1974 World Cup final to Franz Beckenbauer’s West Germany.
SHARES
10 June 2010
One player doesn’t make a team, we have a lot of players who can win a match out of nothing, not just me"
SHARES
10 June 2010
"I'd love to see some of the European teams go to Mexico City at altitude and try to qualify"
SHARES
10 June 2010
"Anything can happen in football, but we will feel we have won the World Cup if we reach the second round"

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