World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2011

Football Tickets: International friendlies in November and Euro 2012 Playoffs

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In a few weeks' time, the focus in the football world will turn away from the club scene to the international arena. Fans around the world will be hoping that the stars of their favorite clubs all return from international duty in one piece, but while they sweat it out, they'll be getting the treat of seeing the worldís top national teams in action, some of them against one another.

Euro 2012 Qualifiers Review

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Euro 2012 qualifying began in August 2010, with 51 nations vying to be part of next Juneís tournament in Poland and Ukraine. Of course, only about half of those teams entered with realistic hopes of qualifying or making the playoffs, and less than half of those teams have a legitimate chance to make a serious run at the title.

Why The Problem With The English National Team Can Be Easily Solved

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After watching England play Montenegro last week, I was struck by a few things. Firstly the appearance of both Barry and Parker in the same team at this level is quite remarkable. Certainly both are good players in their own rights but, their lack of pace caused the English defence significant problems as the game progressed.

Leaked Video of Jack Warner and Another Bribery Scandal

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If you needed any more proof that former CONCACAF President Jack Warner is crooked, watch the accompanying video to hear Warner discussing the gifts of silver he had received from former FIFA vice-president Mohammad Bin Hammam. Warner discusses why the gifts were received and that they would be distributed by him.

South Africa Celebrates the African Nations Cup Qualification That Wasn’t: Video

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How silly and embarrassed the players, officials and supporters of the South Africa soccer team must feel.

In their final game of the qualification rounds to try to reach the 2012 African Nations Cup, South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane believed that all his team needed was a draw to qualify for the tournament.