One team that has been particularly unlucky when it comes to bad refereeing decisions this tournament have been Australia, something which has spilled over from Germany 06. Last time around, one of the most controversial penalties you’ll ever see against captain Lucas Neill handed Italy progression to the quarter-finals, sending the Socceroos home. This competition, [...]

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for France at this World Cup, news has emerged that striker Nicolas Anelka has been sent home after insulting coach Raymond Domenech. The Chelsea star-man was substituted at half-time in the game vs. Mexico, a change that really didn’t help France at all, as they went [...]

Everyone following the world cup saw the unbelievable blunder England goalkeeper Robert Green committed in Saturday’s 1-1 draw vs. USA, but for England fans, this unfortunately was nothing “unbelievable” at all. Many people were surprised that Green even got to start the game, but few would have predicted such a harrowing and costly mistake from [...]

Every participating nation at this summer’s World Cup is watching the games on TV, but one country that has run into some big problems is North Korea. It’s neighbor, South Korea ,own the rights to broadcasting throughout the entire Korean peninsula, and due to recent political conflicts they have decided not to give coverage to [...]

The goals are starting to flow in at the World Cup, but so are the dreaded red cards. Every last one of Sunday’s three games saw a player dismissed, and added to the red card for Uruguay from the opening day, this brings the total to four red cards from only three days of action. [...]

The great vuvuzela debate of the World Cup rages on even after the start of the World Cup, as it has become clear that the traditional African trumpets will be heard at every game, not just the ones involving the home nations. Many people watching around the world complain they can not stand the noise [...]

There are two days to go before the biggest sporting event of the year opens up, and every participating nation is raring to go. My World Cup prediction is that this will be a tournament full of surprises, but Brazil, Spain and England are the hot favorites to win it. Brazil may not have their [...]

Fabio Capello is living up to his reputation as a hardman by applying some strict disciple on England’s squad in preparation for the World Cup tournament this summer. WAGs (Wives and girlfriends of players) have already been banned from distracting the players at the training ground, and now news has emerged that the squad is [...]

Diego Maradona has tried to discourage even Argentina’s fans from wanting their country to win the World Cup, after he promised that he would run naked in Buenos Aires should the team win the competition. Speaking on a radio show about what he’d like to do if Argentina are victorious, he vouched: “If we win [...]

A bit of an unexpected problem FIFA has come up against in their World Cup preparations is the amount of tickets left unsold. By the 4th of June, or exactly one week before the opening game between South Africa and Mexico, there were around 150,000 tickets for all 64 games left unsold. The problem has [...]

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