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World Cup 2014: Matchday Fifteen (Group G, H)

USA 0 – 1 Germany Between the fact that a draw would suit both teams and the torrential rain, it was easy to think that this game would not be too competitive. But while neither team really killed themselves throughout, … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Eleven (Group H, G)

Belgium 1 – 0 Russia A disappointing affair between two teams that should be showcasing far more talent than this. The defensive attitude of the 2018 hosts is a surprise, but I suppose is typical of their manager. Content to … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Six (Group H, A)

Belgium 2 – 1 Algeria Unfortunately, much of the early fizz of the World Cup appears to have vanished following a series of disappointing encounters. Belgium had a lot to live up to, with so much expectation attached to their … Continue reading

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The Korean Tinderbox: The South Gets The Edge

North Korea decides not to back up its previous high-handed talk, and the South comes out of it the better, for once. It might not do much to assuage the loss of troops and civilians last month, but this is quite … Continue reading

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The Korean Tinderbox

This might be as close to a resumption of the Korean War as there has ever been. Over the last few years, between missile tests and the Cheonan sinking, I’ve wondered just how much the South was willing to take … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Sixteen (Last 16)

Uruguay 2-1 South Korea Good game to start out the last 16, played in terrible conditions. Bucketing rain and a terrible pitch. No chance for crisp, one touch football here. Two very evenly matched teams. The two respective stars, Park … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Twelve

Mexico 0-1 Uruguay Nice display from the two sides, who wisely decided not to play for a draw to guarantee qualification. Back and forth the whole game with both sides creating some good chances. Uruguay just about deserved the win and kudos to … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Seven

Argentina 4-1 South Korea Now we’re talking. They looked a little rough around the edges against Nigeria, but Argentina came roaring out the gate today. And it wasn’t Messi who got the glory, but Higuero. With the exception of a brief … Continue reading

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Sportsball (World Cup 2010), Matchday Two

South Korea 2-0 Greece This was always going to be a contest between an attack minded team and a defensive minded team. One team succeeded and the other failed. One thing I picked up from this game is that South … Continue reading

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