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The worst miss of the World Cup: Nigeria’s Yakubu against South Korea

June 23, 2010 6 comments

The worst miss of the World Cup: Nigeria’s Yakubu against South Korea

Ayegbeni Yakubu’s incredible two-yard miss let the Koreans off the hook in Durban last night, though the Everton striker did step up, bravely, to slot home a penalty two minutes after this blunder. But a 2-2 draw was not enough for Nigeria as Argentina and South Korea go through from Group B

Germany Dominates Australia (4 : 0)

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Excellent performance of all the teams thus far in the World Cup, Germany made a proud Australian side look hopeless.

Australia’s Tim Cahill, right, was sent off in the 56th minute, leaving his team to play shorthanded even as it trailed by two goals.

Miroslav Klose, center, scored on a header coming off a long feed from Philipp Lahm. The score put Germany ahead by two goals going into halftime.

Lukas Podolski scored in the eighth minute, giving Germany an early 1-0 lead over Australia.

Ghana 1 : 0 Serbia

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Asamoah Gyan’s penalty kick in the 84th minute lifted Ghana to a 1-0 victory over Serbia.

Handball on Serbia’s Kuzmanovic in the box. Good call.
After a handball call on Serbia’s Kuzmanovic, Asamoah Gyan scored the game’s only goal on a blistering penalty kick.

Ghana’s Prince Tagoe, left, and Serbia’s Aleksandar Kolarov chased down the ball during their match.

Nemanja Vidic of Serbia vied for a ball in the first half of his team’s match against Ghana.

Argentina 1 vs Nigeria 0

June 12, 2010 1 comment

Argentina vs Nigeria in World Cup Group B
Argentina 1 – Nigeria 0

1st Goal Argentina vs. Nigeria Gabriel Heinze Header Goal.

Nigeria’s midfielder Lukman Haruna (C) gestures as Argentina’s striker Lionel Messi sits on the pitch.


Kalu Uche of Nigeria is held back by Javier Mascherano of Argentina as Jonas Gutierrez (L) looks on.


Argentina’s striker Lionel Messi falls down after a challenge.


Lionel Messi collideswith Nigeria’s goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama.

South Korea beat Greece [2-0]

June 12, 2010 Leave a comment

South Korea vs Greece


Lee Jung-soo and Park Ji-sung scored to lift South Korea to a 2-0 victory over Greece Saturday in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in Group B action from the World Cup.


This was a must-win game for both sides because their toughest matches, against Argentina and Nigeria, lie ahead in Group B. South Korea did very well to earn three points on Saturday, as a win in their final two games will likely propel them through to the second round.


As for Greece, they are in big trouble. With zero points, they can’t afford any more losses (and that will be tough, as their final match is against Argentina) and they must take at least four points from their last two matches. Considering the Greeks still haven’t scored a World Cup goal, don’t bet on that happening.

Next up

South Korea takes on Argentina in Johannesburg on June 17 (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7:15 am ET), while Greece meets Nigeria on the same day in Bloemfontein (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 9:45 am ET).

Uruguay vs France

June 11, 2010 Leave a comment


France has some of the biggest names at the Cup and Uruguay has an attack that even the South American nations dream of.

The SQUADS
Uruguay: GK: Muslera, Castillo, Silva; DF: Lugano, Godin, Scotti, Victorino, Caceres, Fucile, Pereira; MF: Eguren, A Pereira, Gargano, Perez, A Fernandez, Lodeiro, Rios, Gonzalez; FW: Suarez, Forlan, Abreu, Cavani, S Fernandez
France: GK: Lloris, Mandanda, Carrasso; DF: Sagna, Evra, Gallas, Abidal, Squillaci, Planus, Clichy, Reveillere; MF: Diarra, Toulalan, Malouda, Gourcuff, Diaby (Arsenal); FW: Henry, Anelka, Gignac, Ribery, Govou, Cisse, Valbuena

FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony – K´naan – Waving Flag

June 11, 2010 Leave a comment

FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony – K´naan – Waving Flag

This year, FIFA World Cup will have an extraordinary feat with players and audience enjoying a “2-day opening” that would start on Thursday night. Tonight, witness the biggest pop extravaganza in the continent’s history with 1,581 performers across the globe. Shakira will perform the official 2010 World Cup song, “Waka Waka This Time for Africa”. She will team up with a local South African group, Freshlyground, to sway the spectators with a heart-throbbing performance.

Also, rocking the stage in the grand ceremony will be distinguished artists, John Legend, Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, and Colombian heart-throb rocker Juanes. Top African musicians such as Amadou and Mariam, The Parlotones and Angelique Kidjo, will also be performing. Best part of the Thursday night concert is that the profit earned will be donated to “20 Centers for 2010”, a charity campaign dedicated to enhancing public health, education and development across Africa. FIFA opted to keep the Friday’s actual opening ceremony, before the game between the hosts and Mexico, performances somewhat a secret. This is mainly done to sustain the pinnacle of expectations and excitement!

الاحتفالات بفتتاح كاس العالم في جنوب افريقيا الفيفا موسيقى الفنان الصومالي كنان تلويح الاعلام live on stage HD

Copa del Mundo de Sudáfrica 2010.Coppa del Mondo 2010.World Cup 2010 South Africa.WM 2010 in Südafrika. الفيفا الجزيرة الرياضية مباشر كأس العالم 2010 في جنوب أفريقيا.Afrique du Sud Coupe du Monde 2010.Copa do Mundo 2010 África do Sul