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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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22 June 2010
Michael Cox, editor of ZonalMarking.net, on how wingers could win (or save) this World Cup...
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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.
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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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22 June 2010
The Portuguese team knew a resounding victory against North Korea would put them in a good position to qualify for the Last 16 of the World Cup - and not only did they do that, but they did it in style.
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22 June 2010
Let’s start with an easy question: is Raymond Domenech bonkers?
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22 June 2010
Marck Shinners still fears he’s going to wake up, open his eyes, look up from his bed and see once again the bars on the windows. In 1963, he was locked up by South Africa’s apartheid regime on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela and hundreds of other political dissidents.
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21 June 2010
The weather didn’t read the script. The day that the Brazilians debuted at the 2010 World Cup, the temperature went into freefall. The balmy weather and winter sun that had seemed so apt to host the beautiful football of the South Americans was suddenly chased away by howling winds blowing up from the Cape.
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21 June 2010
RTE, Ireland's state broadcaster has blanket coverage of the World Cup, covering every match live on TV and online, with added highlights programmes and radio coverage. While so far the quality of the football hasn't exactly been spectacular, the entertainment provided by the studio 'panel' has been as interesting as ever.
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21 June 2010
Spain’s oft-displayed disgust of Italian football is largely driven by envy.

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