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BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 2) 3

BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 2)

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Another day closer to the big kick off, and we’re back with the second part of our World Cup predictions. Who will be the biggest let down (country)? Kevin Coleman: Italy. I think they’ll struggle hugely for a side who only four years ago were on top of the world. Neil Sherwin: Portugal. They limped […]

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BPF Predicts: The World Cup (Part 1)

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With the World Cup just over a week away, there are reputations on the line as some of the BackPageFootball regulars give their predictions. Who will win the World Cup? Kevin Coleman: I’m going to go predictably here and pick Spain. They’ve had the same squad for a couple of years now, and are as […]

World Cup Scouting: South Korea / Mexico 1

World Cup Scouting: South Korea / Mexico

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South Korea will enter their seventh consecutive World Cup tournament this summer and be quietly confident they can overcome Argentina, Greece and Nigeria to advance. Despite the impressive qualifying record of the Asian side, only once have they made the progression out of the group stages. It was 2002 on home soil when Guus Hiddink’s […]

Photo Special: China 3 - 0 South Korea 1

Photo Special: China 3 – 0 South Korea

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China has ended a 32 year winless streak against South Korea by beating the 2002 World Cup semi finalists 3-0 today in East Asian Men’s Soccer Championship. The Championship features four teams – China, South Korea, Hong Kong and hosts Japan, and each team plays each other once in a league format. The South Koreans, […]

Endo picks up top Asian gong 0

Endo picks up top Asian gong

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Japanese midfielder Yasuhito Endo has picked up the AFC Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week. The Gamba Osaka star overcame international compatriot Kengo Nakamura, Bahrain’s Sayed Mohamed Adnan, Iran’s Hadi Aghily, and Syria captain Firas Al Khatib to scoop the award. “It was my goal to win […]