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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


World Cup 2010: Fifa let Drogba play with cast on arm

June 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Didier Drogba has been granted permission by world governing body Fifa to play in the World Cup while wearing a cast to protect his fractured arm.
Didier Drogba involvement was doubtful after he suffered the injury in a friendly against Japan on 4 June, but his recovery has been going well so far.

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.

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,, 7:15 am ET), while Greece meets Nigeria on the same day in Bloemfontein (CBC,, 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.

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

South Africa vs MEXICO 2010 WORLD CUP

June 11, 2010 Leave a comment


South Africa’s Itumeleng Khune (right) defends a shot by Mexico’s Guillermo Franco in the first half.

South Africa vs. Mexico
Final score was: South Africa 1 and Mexico 1