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Portugal 7-0 North Korea

Portugal silenced their critics with a scintillating display in this seven-goal humiliation of North Korea. Cristiano Ronaldo scored one and created another two, but in a rare display of sportsmanship he gave his man of the match away to Tiago. … Continue reading

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Argentina 4-1 South Korea

This was the first day of the 2010 World Cup where the day’s early match kicked off to a full stadium. Either the police are better at controlling the flow of traffic than the stewards who are currently on strike, … Continue reading

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Spain 0-1 Switzerland

In Switzerland they had brotherly love. They had 500 years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce? The cuckoo clock, and now this. Everyone promised that World Cup 2010 would really kick into gear when Spain played. They … Continue reading

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Honduras 0-1 Chile

Another early kickoff, another empty stadium and another 1-0. Chile were excellent here, delivering the best team performance since Germany’s 4-0 shellacking of Australia on Sunday night, and but for some poor finishing in front of goal they would have … Continue reading

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Brazil 2-1 North Korea

Sorry, “DPR Korea”, as they demand to be called. Either way North Korea joined New Zealand and South Africa in being patronised half to death by British broadcasters. They may have formed one third of George Bush’s Axis of Evil … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal

I watched this game for free. I didn’t spend extravagant sums on flights and hotels, didn’t use valuable annual leave to get out there, didn’t pay for a ticket or even get one off Robbie Earle. I even watched it … Continue reading

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New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia

A header from Winston Reid deep into injury time rescued a draw for New Zealand, earning the nation its first ever World Cup point. This was another 1-1 draw but a much better game than the scoreline suggests. A Slovakia … Continue reading

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