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15 June 2010
Orange juice, cornflakes and coffee? Pah - try access, insight and humour. Our World Cup Breakfast newsletter, delivered daily at 7.30am, will give you food for thought.
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15 June 2010
When two powerful Spanish political types heartily embrace upon meeting, it’s rarely a sign of friendship. Instead, it’s a chance to demonstrate who’s on top and riding the other like a bucking bronco in their particular relationship.
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15 June 2010
At the height of apartheid, says Simon Kuper, thousands of black South Africans flocked to see 'the best game in the world' and a star who was 'better than Pele'...
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15 June 2010
Samba spies have been hard at it trying to decipher the secrets of winning the World Cup. But FourFourTwo have got its hands on their work and can exclusively reveal its key findings. Titled 'Trends in International Football', Manoel Jairo Santos and Thiago Larghi's analysis how goals were scored at World Cup 2006, Copa America 2007 and Euro 2008
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15 June 2010
There’s a belief in Portugal that we don’t perform when expectations are high. Perhaps unfortunately, big things are expected from the 2010 World Cup football squad.
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15 June 2010
The battle cry of football’s next superpower or a deluded rant from a nation run by propaganda? Neil Billingham visits the world’s most secretive state...
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14 June 2010
How was your breakfast? Informative and amusing?
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14 June 2010
Only six different teams have reached the 10 World Cup finals since 1970: Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, (West) Germany, Argentina and France. Isn’t it about time someone smashed this cartel? Or at least emulate such great dark horses as Poland (1974), Croatia (1998) and Turkey (2002) by coming from nowhere to challenge the established order?
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14 June 2010
Marcello Lippi will keep everyone guessing right up to just before kick-off this evening, but let us hope that the Italy coach is not playing the guessing game as well.
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13 June 2010
In 2008, Leos were in Raymond Domenech’s line of fire. Since April this year, it’s been any footballer with an over-inflated sense of self worth. Interviewed in L’Équipe barely two months ago, the 58-year-old said of his players: “They must be clever and forget their ego to realise that the only thing that matters is the team, not them. If they don’t understand that I will need a gun.”

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