Posts Tagged ‘Bundesliga’

World Cup Semi-Final Previews 4

World Cup Semi-Final Previews


Uruguay v Holland Cape Town, Tonight at 7:30 Both sides made this semi-final tie in contrasting circumstances. Holland shocked Brazil by coming from behind to win 2-1, in a game that didn’t personify the Total Football and Samba stylings both nations are known for. Uruguay, via a controversial last minute handball off the line from […]

Youth Development, the World Cup & England's Future 17

Youth Development, the World Cup & England’s Future


England are out (again) and the inquest has begun (again). So do we blame the manager for his tactics or the players for lacking ‘passion’ or skill? Do we blame the media for pressuring the team? Or should we just blame the Germans for being better than us? Whilst searching for answers let’s consider whether […]

World Cup Scouting: France / Germany 2

World Cup Scouting: France / Germany


2006 World Cup finalists France will be looking to upset the odds again as Raymond Domench’s much un-fancied side take on South Africa, Mexico and Uruguay in Group A. Making his debut at a major international tournament, Yoann Gourcuff could become a global sensation in South Africa. A graceful and elegant dribbler, Gourcuff began his […]

Draw made for World Cup group stage 0

Draw made for World Cup group stage


England have today been given a favourable draw in today’s World Cup group draw, while Brazil, Portugal and the Ivory Coast will meet in the ‘Group of Death’. Tournament favourites Spain will also be happy with their draw having been placed in Group H alongside Switzerland, Honduras and Chile. England boss Fabio Capello will no […]

England women beaten in Euro Final 1

England women beaten in Euro Final


England’s hopes of Euro 2009 glory were shattered by ruthless Germany despite a battling effort in a compelling final. Goals from Karen Carney and Kelly Smith twice kept England in contention in Helsinki but the world champions were ultimately far too strong as they secured a fifth successive continental title with a 6-2 victory. Prolific […]