Category Archives: World Cup 2010

Netherlands vs. Uruguay: Match Day Commentary

The first place in the 2010 World Cup final will be booked tonight when the Netherlands takes on Uruguay in Cape Town in the first of the two World Cup semifinals. The Netherlands will be heavily favored against an Uruguay … Continue reading »

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Lahm wants to keep German captaincy

Photo by Steve Bardens/ Not all is as smooth as it looks for the German national team. Days after Germany dismantled Argentina to reach the World Cup semifinal, defender Philipp Lahm has told a German publication that he wishes to … Continue reading »

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Report: Fabregas a doubt for semifinal

  Photo by Ben Queenborough/ The Associated Press is reporting that Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas injured his right leg in training and is doubtful for Wednesday's semifinal against Germany. Fabregas, who has been one of Vicente del Bosque's first substitutes … Continue reading »

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Netherlands vs. Uruguay: A Look Ahead

Photos by The World Cup resumes this afternoon with the Netherlands and Uruguay doing battle in one of the semifinal matches. Uruguay, still alive thanks to the "Hand of Suarez," will have its depth tested with a whole cast … Continue reading »

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SBI Live Q&A (World Cup Edition 3)

Good afternoon folks. As we come toward the end of the 2010 World Cup, it's time to talk soccer again in the latest edition of the SBI Live Q&A. Please submit your soccer-related questions, be they World Cup, MLS or … Continue reading »

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The Suarez Handball: Ingenius or Infamous?

It will go down as one of the most controversial plays in World Cup history, and the debate continues to rage on. Was Luis Suarez's handball against Ghana an intelligent play and the right play, or was it cheating of the … Continue reading »

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World Cup Daily Recap: Germany destroy Argentina, Spain squeak by Paraguay

 BY ADAM SERRANO The final quarterfinal match day was supposed to feature a game for the ages and one blow out. It did. Only it weren't the matches that you'd expect. It was a young Germany side led by a pair of … Continue reading »

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World Cup: Spain vs. Paraguay (Match-Day Commentary)

   The last quarterfinal match of the World Cup pits Paraguay and Spain (2:30pm, ABC) against one another in a bout that will determine which team meets Germany in the semifinals. Entering the match as the heavy favorite, Spain will be … Continue reading »

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Mid-day Ticker: Dunga to step down, Netherlands receive injury boost and more

By TRAVIS CLARK When Brazil arrives in the United States for the August 10 friendly against the USA, a new coach will likely be in charge of the Seleção. In the post-match press conference after Brazil's 2-1 loss to the … Continue reading »

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Argentina vs. Germany: Match Day Commentary

Two of the best and most entertaining teams in the World Cup square off today in Cape Town as high-flying Argentina takes on young and dangerous Germany for a place in the World Cup semifinals. Lionel Messi and Mezut Oezil … Continue reading »

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Donovan addresses media after successful World Cup

BY ADAM SERRANO Landon Donovan has returned to Los Angeles fresh off the most successful World Cup appearance in his storied career.  The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder returned to training on Friday ahead of the club's independence day match up … Continue reading »

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World Cup Daily Recap: Uruguay ousts Ghana on penalties, Brazil stunned

  By FRANCO PANIZO Nearly every exit from the World Cup is heartbreaking, but few will be crueler than Ghana's quarterfinal defeat to Uruguay. After Luis Suarez temporarily saved his team from elimination by clearing a shot off the goal-line with … Continue reading »

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