Category Archives: World Cup 2010

World Cup: Germany vs. Uruguay (Match Day Commentary)

  Uruguay and Germany may have fallen a step short of the World Cup final, but both teams still have something to play for when they square off in the Third Place match (2:30pm, ABC) at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium … Continue reading »

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Uruguay vs. Germany: A Look Ahead

     By FRANCO PANIZO While the World Cup final pits two teams who have never won a World Cup against one another, Saturday's third place match between Uruguay and Germany will see a battle of multi-World-Cup-win teams looking to end … Continue reading »

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FIFA World Cup final simulation

Can't wait until Sunday? Take a peek at how the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands might unfold. Spain/Gerard Pique fans might not want to watch through the end: Here's your chance to be a visionary and put … Continue reading »

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Paul the Octopus’ final picks

By now you've surely heard that an octopus is the greatest gambling tool in the world. A day before the third-place match and two days before the World Cup final, Paul the Octopus has made his selections. It's unclear if … Continue reading »

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Who should win the Golden Ball?

Photo by ISIphotos.com FIFA announced its 10 finalists for the World Cup's Golden Ball Award Friday, with Spain garnering three of the nominees. David Villa, Xavi and Andres Iniesta are joined by Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Mesut Ozil, Bastian Schweinsteiger, … Continue reading »

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Webb to referee World Cup final

Photo by ISIphotos.com English referee Howard Webb has gotten the call to officiate the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands on Sunday. Webb, the recognizable Premier League referee, was also the lead official for the 2010 Champions League … Continue reading »

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SBI Poll: Who wins the World Cup final?

Either way, one nation will lift the World Cup trophy for the first time. Spain's "tiki-taka" approach has frustrated its opponents, and David Villa and Carles Puyol have scored timely goals to erase all memories of La Furia Roja's tournament-opening … Continue reading »

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World Cup Daily Recap: Spain reaches final with 1-0 win over Germany

  By FRANCO PANIZO It took 73 minutes, but Carles Puyol's goal against Germany on Wednesday was enough to see Spain do something it had never done before: reach the World Cup final. Puyol notched the only goal of the … Continue reading »

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Spain vs. Germany: Match Day Commentary

Only three matches remain in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and after today's second semifinal, the field for Sunday's final will be set. Spain's search for that elusive first World Cup title continues, with three-time winners Germany standing … Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Barcelona financial woes revealed, Fabregas is fit and more

By TRAVIS CLARK Even the kings of Spain aren't immune from financial problems as new FC Barcelona president Sandro Rossell revealed this week that the club failed to pay wages in June. According to the Daily Telegraph, in order to … Continue reading »

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Spain vs. Germany: A Look Ahead

One finalist is known, the other is to be decided in a matter of hours. A rematch of the Euro 2008 final in Vienna touches down in Durban as Spain faces Germany. Germany has been the most impressive side in … Continue reading »

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World Cup Daily Recap: Netherlands tops Uruguay, reaches final

  Photo by ISIphotos.com  By FRANCO PANIZO The Dutch dream lives on.  The Netherlands reached the World Cup final with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday.  Captains Giovanni Van Bronckhorst and Diego … Continue reading »

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