Argentina made a statement early in the day with a 6-0 thrashing of Serbia and Montenegro. Jose Pekerman’s team declared their intentions for a first place finish both in their group and the entire tournament. It would be hard for the other teams to ignore them from now on. Serbia and Montenegro on the other [...]

Ghana advanced to the knockout phase after defeating the USA 2-1. Making its first ever appearance in this tournament, the African team was able to qualify after defeating the Czech Republic (2-0) and USA teams that are ranked 2nd and 5th, respectively, according to the FIFA world ranking system. Draman opened the score in the [...]

Ghana advanced to the knockout phase after defeating the USA 2-1. Making its first ever appearance in this tournament, the African team was able to qualify after defeating the Czech Republic (2-0) and USA teams that are ranked 2nd and 5th, respectively, according to the FIFA world ranking system. Draman opened the score in the [...]

A young and enthusiastic German team won the Bronze medal after a valiant effort against Portugal. The home team, led by man of the match Bastian Schweinsteiger, dominated a Portuguese side winning with a 3-1 score. One can easily argue that this game was one of the most entertaining we have watched this past month. [...]

After watching the 2006 World Cup, it’s hard to be anything but extremely disappointed at the state of American soccer. The Americans for the most part have been completely non-competitive throughout the century in soccer competitions. The reasons for this are both elusive and many. This fact was shown extensively in the Americans performance in [...]

Portugal and the Netherlands met each other on June 25th in the fourth quarter final game of the tournament. A 23rd minute Maniche goal decided the game sending the Portuguese on for a meeting with England; the English had earlier barely managed a 1-0 win over hopeful Ecuador. Most people however are not going to [...]

Winning their second game in Germany, Brazil has now secured a place in the round of 16th. Adriano scored early in the second half to give his team the lead and late substitute Fred netted the insurance goal just 3 minutes before the game’s end. The Australians battled hard for the contest’s duration but failed [...]

Ecuador continued to surprise everyone with a comfortable win versus Costa Rica (3-0). Including their earlier triumph over Poland (2-0), Ecuador’s players have shown that they can play their football at any altitude. Costa Rica will join Poland as the two teams from Group A that do not qualify for the next round. All that [...]

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