Tag Archives: World Cup 2010

Netherlands 0-1 Spain (aet)

In the end, the best team won. Spain have been the best side in the world for at least the last two years since winning Euro 2008, and won the first World Cup in their history last night thanks to … Continue reading

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Germany 0-1 Spain

We were twenty minutes away from decrying Spain as suffering from Arsenal syndrome. All pretty passing but no penetration and no plan B. But Carles Puyol’s 73rd minute header put this Spanish side into the World Cup final and put … Continue reading

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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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Uruguay 1-1 Ghana (4-2 pens)

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez came into this tournament a highly-rated prospect, scoring 49 goals in the Dutch Eredivisie last season, yet this morning his is the name on everybody’s lips. He will miss the semi-final after his red card here … Continue reading

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Paraguay 0-0 Japan (5-3 pens)

On the bright side, at least it finished. There was a point where it felt like these two could play all night and still not score. In the end Paraguay won on penalties, the width of a crossbar sending Takeshi … 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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