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Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands

Still this Dutch side are struggling to find their trademark fluency, but once again it didn’t matter. Holland took a leaf out of Germany’s book, with two second half goals in quick succession sealing their place in Sunday’s World Cup … Continue reading

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Argentina 0-4 Germany

Germany dumped another of world football’s supposed superpowers out of the World Cup with a comprehensive drubbing of Diego Maradona’s Argentina. Argentina came into the match seeking revenge on Germany for the 2006 World Cup quarter final which the Germans … Continue reading

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President Suspends Nigeria For Two Years

Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, has suspended the country’s national side from international football for two years as a result of their poor performance at the World Cup. Ima Niboro, spokesman for the president, said: “Mr President has directed that Nigeria … Continue reading

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Spain 1-0 Portugal

Three and a half hours of football yesterday and just one goal to show for it. This was a much better fare than that offered up by Paraguay and Japan earlier in the afternoon but once again this free-flowing, mouth-watering … Continue reading

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Brazil 3-0 Chile

Brazil will face the Netherlands in the quarter finals after this routine win, but it will likely not be the classic contest the two nations’ pedigree would suggest. Once again this was a functional Brazilian performance but there was still … Continue reading

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Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia

We spend the league season hearing that winning without playing well is the mark of champions. If that is the case in a World Cup then we might as well give the Netherlands the trophy now and be done with … Continue reading

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Chile 1-2 Spain

There was a rather surreal quality to the final quarter of an hour hour of this game. Both sides realised that, with Spain winning 2-1 and Switzerland unable to break down Honduras, they were both through. Spain duly stopped passing … Continue reading

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