Justin Lipman heaps praise on Steven Pienaar who has been in great form since returning to Everton.
Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’
Almost 18 months on from the World Cup in South Africa, David Brown looks at the impact it has had on the game in that region.
BackPageFootball.com’s resident tipster Nick Higgins is back with a look at the latest round of World Cup matches.
The second round of group stage games kicked off this evening with Uruguay beating host nation South Africa 3-0. The goals came from Diego Forlan, first undoubtedly the goal of the tournament (so far), the second resulting from a dubious penalty decision. Alvaro Pereira then added salt into the wounds of the home crowd with [...]
The magic of the World Cup captivates the entire globe, even those not directly involved, as Neil Sherwin found out on a recent trip to Indonesia. Walking down the streets of Bali, one of the 6,000 or so inhabited Indonesian islands, you would be forgiven for thinking that the locals were gearing up to follow their [...]
While the eyes of the globe were on South Africa in the opening game of the FIFA World Cup, equally as interesting was the prospect of how Mexico would fair. Neat and tidy in possession from the start, the Mexicans replicated the composure they had shown against England at Wembley last month. Their fluid and [...]
The vuvuzela has caused controversy this season, but Brett argues the local fan culture in South Africa would be lost without it.
Sticker books have been around for what seems like an eternity and, like everything else, have moved with the times with FIFA and Panini launching an online version of the popular pastime. I completed my one and only Premier League sticker book as a nine year old back in 1994 after months of haggling and [...]
Franck Ribery’s eyes are firmly on the ball as France train in the Alps…. …but not without a spot of trekking through the snow. Eye’s on the prize garcon. Ledley King and co are put through their vigours behind the beautiful backdrop of Austria. The South African players are stretched to their limits. Reach for [...]
In the first of BackPageFootball’s World Cup scouting articles, Matthew Wood looks at players to watch from Algeria and Argentina. Once proclaimed as the ‘next Zidane’ by supporters in France (and no, it’s not Bruno Cheyrou), now playing in Serie A with Lazio, Mourad Meghni could provide the creative spark to boost Algeria’s aspirations of [...]