Posts Tagged ‘world cup 2010’

Top 50 Players in the World (50-41) 26

Top 50 Players in the World (50-41)

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Over 100 football fans, bloggers and writers sent us their opinions and contributions on who really are the best players in the world. We spent hours trawling through the submissions, and today we begin to unveil the greatest players of 2010 – as voted by you.

Talking Points: Argentina 0-4 Germany 6

Talking Points: Argentina 0-4 Germany

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Germany turned in a performance of the highest standard in Cape Town today, sending Diego Maradona’s Argentina side crashing out of the World Cup with their tails between their legs. As usual, there were plenty of Talking Points to be discussed as Kevin Doran reports.

Down and Out in Bloemfontein: The England Analysis 1

Down and Out in Bloemfontein: The England Analysis

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England were taught a footballing lesson by perennial rivals Germany this afternoon as Fabio Capello’s men were sent packing from the World Cup in South Africa. Kevyn Doran sifts through the rubble of the Italian’s fallen empire to find the answer to the question on a nation’s lips this summer: Just what exactly went wrong? […]

Talking Points: Honduras 0-1 Chile 1

Talking Points: Honduras 0-1 Chile

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1. That’s More Like It A tremendous display of relentless attacking football from Chile was just the breath of fresh air this tournament has needed. We’ve raved about Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics on BackPageFootball, which he slightly altered today. Instead of his famous 3-3-1-3, Bielsa went for a slightly more conservative 4-2-1-3. Given that, conservative is […]

Talking Points: Brazil 2-1 North Korea 2

Talking Points: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

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1. Too much, Too soon Kudos to North Korea, they have won themselves millions of fans the world over with their performance against Brazil tonight. They defended with the steely discipline you expect from the Germans and Italians, against one of the ouright favourites in Brazil to win the World Cup this summer. A second-string […]

Brilliance or Bust for Bielsa's Chile 0

Brilliance or Bust for Bielsa’s Chile

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The internet is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Okay, so that’s not the best way to open an article about a perennial World Cup underdog, but bear with me here. As you’re reading this article online, I’m going to assume you’re privy to the wicked ways of the world wide web. Therefore I won’t be […]