Posts Tagged ‘world cup 2010’

How are Italy planning to defend their title? 7

How are Italy planning to defend their title?

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Four years since the last World Cup, Lippi’s resignation seems like it was a mere sabbatical. Lippi has set out his stall, in principle, to take as many experienced heads as he can, even trying to persuade Alessandro Nesta The déja vu feeling does not stop at personnel with the Calciopoli case being re-opened with […]

World Cup Scouting: Honduras / Italy 0

World Cup Scouting: Honduras / Italy

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Honduras will take part in their second-ever World Cup this summer, making their first appearance since 1982. With a fantastic goal scoring record at international level, the experienced Carlos Pavon will be looking to fire Honduras into the last 16. Experienced is perhaps an understatement, the 36-year-old has taken in 19 different transfers over his […]

World Cup Scouting: Ghana / Greece 0

World Cup Scouting: Ghana / Greece

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Ghana make their second consecutive appearance at a World Cup Finals in South Africa. After a respectable last 16 appearance in 2006, the Ghanaians will be looking to go one step further this time around. At the head of their strike force will be 24-year-old Asamoah Gyan. Although appearing at his second finals, Gyan’s relatively […]

World Cup Scouting: France / Germany 2

World Cup Scouting: France / Germany

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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 […]

Photo Special: World Cup Training 0

Photo Special: World Cup Training

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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 […]

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup (25-1) 6

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup (25-1)

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There are just 39 days before the event of the year, the World Cup, kicks-off in South Africa. Continuing on our series listing the top fifty players to keep an eye out for, we finally reach the final half as names get bigger, better and more familiar. Issue one, #50-#38 >>> Issue two, #37-#26 >>> […]

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup #2 7

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup #2

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A little later then expected, here is part two of BPF’s Top 50 players to watch out for at the World Cup. Making an appearance in this section of the list is a marauding Brazilian full-back, a Serbian making waves around Europe, one of Chile’s biggest emerging talents and a rising star of English football. […]

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup 9

50 Players to Watch at the World Cup

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With an astonishing 89 days before South Africa and Mexico kick-off the 19th World Cup in Johannesburg on June 11th, BPF hand pick fifty players everyone will have to keep an eye out for in a four-part series. From some of the world’s top players, to some emerging talent, to some national favourites, these fifty […]

What if? Irish Eyes Look To WC2010.... 0

What if? Irish Eyes Look To WC2010….

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Its seems a lifetime since the Irish national team’s chances of qualification were so cruelly snatched away and I still haven’t recovered from the indescribable disappointment of it all. I’ve decided to take a step back from the harsh reality of the truth for a while and assess how our boys in green would be […]