World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2009

Italy 2010 World Cup Football Shirts: Leaked Photos

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Photographs of what looks like Italy's new home and away football shirts for the 2010 World Cup have been leaked.

Designed and manufactured by Puma, Italian football fans will hope their nation will be wearing these shirts if and when Italy qualifies for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa next summer.

Capello admits England ‘dream’

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When Sven Goran Eriksson was in charge of the England national team there were always questions about his commitment in the minds of many English fans. A foreign manager for the national side never quite seemed to sit right but when Steve McLaren spectacularly messed things up we were all pretty pleased with the appointment of Fabio Capello.

Can Messi And Co. Deliver For Their Country When It Matters?

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Former Leeds United Striker Healy serves as a rare exception since he has become quite the unique phenomenon with Northern Ireland yet continues to underachieve on the club level. He even broke the record for goals scored in a qualifying campaign for a European Championship after scoring 13 goals in 11 appearances for his national team.

African WCQ Roundup – September 2009

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The home continent of the 2010 World Cup is close to having its 5 qualifying sides defined for The Great Tournament. The 1st team to officially qualify is Ghana. The Black Stars defeated Sudan 2-0 at home to secure top spot in Group D. Goals by Inter midfielder Sulley Muntari & Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien sealed the victory.

CONCACAF WCQ Wrap – September 2009

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Rounds 7 and 8 of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers were the rounds that re-established the known order of CONCACAF national teams. The US & Mexico came into these rounds in need of 6 points to overtake Honduras & Costa Rica in the standings. The Stars & Stripes defeated El Salvador 2-1 at home in Utah with Jozy Altidore scoring the game winner in 1st half injury time.

France face a battle for World Cup action

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Europeam heavyweights and 1998 World Cup champions France have a battle on their hands if they want to qualify for the tournament in South Africa next summer. They drew with Group Seven leaders Serbia on Wednesday night leaving them four points off the Serbians with just two games left. It now seems almost certain they will have to face a play-off tie to qualify for the tournament but Barcelona striker thierry Henry is confident his national side have what it takes to get them to South Africa in 2010.

Where Can I Find World Cup Qualifiers On U.S. TV?

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The first World Cup in Africa starts in only 9 months! We should have some fun with this tournament given the international affiliations of the group.

Most countries have only 2 or 3 matches left to qualify; some have already finished qualifying.

The 28th through 32nd teams will make it to South Africa on November 18, when the fifth place South America team (currently Colombia) hosts the fourth place Concacaf team (currently Costa Rica) in the return leg (first leg Nov 14) and the 8 best UEFA [Europe] 2nd place teams play their second legs.

England On The Verge And Gunning For Revenge

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Tomorrow night England can put the heartache of missing out on a place in the European Championships behind them by qualifying for the World Cup next summer. They take on Croatia, at Wembley, knowing a win would guarantee them a place in South Africa and to add some extra spice to an already hot encounter – the English also have a cause for revenge.

Capello or Lippi: Who Has Achieved More?

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It is quite difficult to compare the career path of Fabio Capello and Marcello Lippi. Both have been successful coaches and both hail from the Italian peninsula. They both coached Juventus of Turin during their glittering managerial career, yet the similarities end there.

While Capello's playing career far surpasses that of Lippi's, the gap in accolades between the two greatly diminishes once we begin to analyze their coaching resumes.

Highlights From BBC 1982 World Cup Report

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I ran across this excellent video featuring David Coleman and Jimmy Hill from BBC presenting highlights from the 1982 World Cup in Spain, which was one of the most entertaining in terms of football.

In this particular episode, the video includes highlights of the game between Poland and Belgium at the Nou Camp Stadium.

Top 5 – Edition VIII: Why Soccer Won’t Be Huge In The U.S.

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The eternal question of football/soccer and its survival in the United States is: Why won't the sport be huge and break into the Big 4 of US Professional Sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR)?

Well we have 5 answers to that question that will make you think and hopefully bring out some emotion in favor or against these arguments.

Germany World Cup Jersey 2010: Revealed

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Photographs of Germany's football kit for the 2010 World Cup have been leaked.

As is always the case with Germany, Adidas have designed a beautiful jersey for the German national team to wear when they play in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The new Germany World Cup jersey is white with a black trim.