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Posts Tagged ‘Egypt

Le Hand of God gifts FIFA a present

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FIFA got its way last night as France and Portgual both progressed through the play-offs and into next year’s World Cup.

Although Russia succumbed to Slovenia, leaving Guus Hiddink questioning if it was really worth leaving Chelsea, seeding the play-offs worked out for FIFA’s bean counters, as the two heavyweights made it through. Read the rest of this entry »

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In the cold light of day, England have a chance

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NOW the dust has settled on the latest round of World Cup qualifiers, a true assessment can be made of next summer’s tournament.

The media has been repeatedly asking since England’s 5-1 demolition of Croatia on Wednesday: “Can England win the World Cup?”

The answer uniformly has been yes, but can win it and will win it are two very different questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian fan finds odd way to deal with defeat

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ITALY lost 3-0 to Brazil in the Confederations Cup earlier this week, resulting in their elimination from the tournament, despite only having to get out of a group containing the USA and Egypt.

For many fans there is only one way to deal with such disappointment, cover your face in ice-cream. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

June 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm