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Posts Tagged ‘Russia

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 »

Pitch invader scores penalty

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CRAIG BELLAMY’S on-field shenanigans during the Manchester derby with a pitch invader left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth.

It was good then that one Russian supporter, and his coattails hanging mate, did their bit to restore the good reputation of pitch invaders everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

September 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm

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 »

Pattern emerges in Pompey exodus

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FOOTBALL’S summer transfer window will shut at 5pm tomorrow.

Portsmouth will be one Premier League club especially glad of this.

The south coast club entered January’s transfer window with a squad of players fresh from lifting the FA Cup the previous season.

Since then, though, one-by-one their best players have departed. Read the rest of this entry »