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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.
SHARES
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.
SHARES
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.
SHARES
21 June 2010
Spain’s oft-displayed disgust of Italian football is largely driven by envy.
SHARES
21 June 2010
What a difference a couple of days make - and from the quiet confidence that Italy would progress from what has to be the most modest of groups at this World Cup, it is now a case of do-or-die against Slovakia on Thursday.
SHARES
18 June 2010
Laisa Andrioli promenades slowly through the Sao Paulo night, looking for a quiet table in a bar where she can chat to FourFourTwo.
SHARES
18 June 2010
Ghanaian pot-head takes his tucker with him. Don't try this at home.
SHARES
18 June 2010
“It'll be a miracle if the Socceroos don't come out of this clash with anything less than a two/three goal defeat,” was what I told FourFourTwo.com contributor Uli Hesse before Australia’s opening World Cup clash with Germany, but even that turned out to be an optimistic assessment.
SHARES
18 June 2010
Robert Green may have gifted the USA a point with his absurd goalmouth fumble, but the England players are admirably sticking to Fabio Capello's mantra of positive thinking.
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18 June 2010
Being England manager is a lot like having hiccups. Everybody is fervently convinced that their particular advice will cure your ills.

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