Archive for June, 2010

Round of 16 Final Round Up

June 29, 2010

The last of round of 16 games have been played at the 2010 world cup and there were certainly more thrills and spills;

David Villa Scores

David Villa Scores

Netherlands 2 – 1 Slovakia
Match 53 – Round of 16 – 28 June
Quick Review: Arjen Robben led a dominant Netherlands to easily over power Slovakia
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300111113/summary.html

Brazil 3 – 0 Chile
Match 54 – Round of 16 – 28 June
Quick Review: A dominant Brasil easily saw off a overwhelmed Chile who are yet to beat Brazil in any qualifying match or world cup finals match
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061500/summary.html

Paraguay 5 – 3 Japan (penalty shoot out)
Match 55 – Round of 16 – 29 June
Quick Review: A low key game saw Paraguay come through and win in penalties
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061497/summary.html

Spain 1 – 0 Portugal
Match 56 – Round of 16 – 29 June
Quick Review: A well matched game between the two close countries saw Spain gain control and the win in the second half with David Villa scoring an excellent goal and almost adding another two or three to his tally.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061498/summary.html

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Semi Final Cape Town Tickets

June 28, 2010

According to the Fifa.com website there could be tickets available for the semi final game between Argentina and Germany.

There live ticket table (https://lmsfwctickets.fifa.com/LMS/MatchAvailability.aspx) shows that tickets are currently not available which normally means they are waiting to be released from organisations and corporate/government who will declare they do not require them – this could mean there are only a few hundred to go on sale to the public.

In order to stand a chance for these tickets you should be outside one of the official ticket offices now! There are stories of people waiting in Cape Town for two or three days for the last 16 match between Spain and Portugal.

Of course the other alternative is to be at the Waterfront in Cape Town next Saturday and enjoy the atmosphere, a few beers and the game – thats where I will be 🙂

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Round of 16 Round Up

June 28, 2010

There has been plenty of action from the second round of the 2010 world cup in South Africa;

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez celebrates

Uruguay 2 – 1 Korea Republic
Match 49 – Round of 16 – 26 June
Quick Review: Luis Suarez two goals showed class as Uruguay easily overcame Korea in a fairly one sided match
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061504/summary.html

USA 1 – 2 Ghana
Match 50 – Round of 16 – 26 June
Quick Review: Ghana the last representatives of the African continent held the nerve to send the USA home and deservedly won 2 – 1
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061503/summary.html

Argentina 3 – 1 Mexico
Match 52 – Round of 16 – 27 June
Quick Review: A dominant display from Argentina will send clear messages to the rest of the teams in the tournament. Tevez second strike was sublime!
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061502/summary.html

Germany 4 – 1 England
Match 51 – Round of 16 – 27 June
Quick Review: Germany easily scored 4 goals against a poor England side who were dropped out of the 2010 World Cup – the big question is what will be done about goal line technology?
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061501/summary.html

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Toothless Portugal 0 – 0 Brazil

June 25, 2010

Portugal V Brazil turned out to be a very low key game except for the high amount of yellow cards in the first half (7). kaka was suspended as he recieved two yellow cards in the previous match with Côte d’Ivoire and Brazil also rested star striker/play maker Robinho which probably had a large impact on the quality of the match.

Christiano Ronaldo was voted man of the match as he was probably the most exciting player in an otherwise dull match played in Durban.

Ronaldo

Brazil V Portugal on Fifa.com

This dull draw ensured Portugal went through to the 2nd round even though Côte d’Ivoire won their game 3 – 0 against Korea.

Korea V Ivory Coast on Fifa.com

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2010 World Cup Round Up

June 24, 2010

The past week has seen alot of action, goals and still more red cards;

Maradona  & Messi

Maradona claims Lionel Messi is as good as he was;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8758457.stm

Despite loosing to Germany, Ghana qualify for the last 16
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249722/match=300061468/index.html

Is Defoe Englands saviour;
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/182793/Jermain-Defoe-s-the-toast-now-England-set-sights-on-Germany

South Africa turn on the style and bow out with heads held high;
http://www.skysports.com/football/world-cup-2010/match-report/0,28360,12097_3222297,00.html

Beckenbauer attacks England team, again!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8757944.stm

A look at Portugal V Brasil – the prospect of a mouth watering clash!
http://www.skysports.com/football/world-cup-2010/match-preview/0,28360,12097_3222325,00.html

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Day 7 2010 World Cup Round Up

June 18, 2010

Three excellent games yesterday with plenty of goals, thrills and red cards!

Argentina 4:1 Korea Republic – Johannesburg, Soccer City Stadium
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249722/match=300061460/index.html

Argentina

Greece 2 – 1 Nigeria – Mangaung/Bloemfontein, Free State Stadium (1 red card)
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249722/match=300061457/index.html

France 0 – 2 Mexico – Polokwane, Peter Mokaba Stadium
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249722/match=300061451/index.html

Mexico Goal

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2010 Fifa World Cup Programmes

June 17, 2010

The official Fifa world cup programme system has been set up slightly differently to the way football programmes normally work. There is one set programme for the opening group stages and then one for the knock out rounds and then one for final which will be Johannesburg on 11th July.

I have two programmes for the opening group stages that I am selling on Ebay – these were both bought when I attended the France V Uruguay match in Cape Town on the 11th June. If you are interested in owning one then please have a look at the auctions on Ebay.co.uk (anyone can bid, I will post worldwide);

First programme for sale : Second programme for sale

2010 world cup programme

Official 2010 world cup programme

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South Africa Silenced

June 17, 2010

South Africa were crushed by Uruguay by 3 goals to 0 as two goals came from Diego Forlan and one from Alvaro Pereira. Forlans first goal is clearly the best strike of the world cup so far!

Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan

Forlan

Diego Forlan celebrates

Several of the South African players and the South African coach Carlos Alberto Parreira have made comments that the ref was making many bad decisions and gave Uruguay many of the 50/50 calls!

Detailed match analysis at Fifa.com

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Spain 0 – 1 Switzerland – Huge Upset

June 16, 2010

Spain go down to minows Switzerland by a single goal from Gelson Fernandes – so far this is the biggest upset of the 2010 world cup!

swiss goal scorer

Gelson Fernandes - Swiss scorer

For full match review visit Fifa.com

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Italy V Paraguay Image

June 16, 2010

Beautiful image of the Cape Town stadium before the Italy Paraguay game;

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