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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, June 28, 2006
In 2002, the World Cup order was thrown out of whack: no France, no Argentina, no Italy, and no Holland, which failed to even qualify for the finals. Instead, the likes of Turkey, Senegal, South Korea and the United States helped give some actual global balance to a tournament traditionally ... Read the whole story
Two of the most criticized players at this year's World Cup (who happen to be teammates at Real Madrid) silenced their critics yesterday by leading their respective countries to what should be an exciting quarterfinal clash. Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, both three-time recipients of FIFA's World Player of the Year ... Read the whole story
Maybe they just couldn't believe it: Spain still can't seem to lift its curse at major tournaments and it all proved to be too much for the citizens of Madrid, who erupted into violence yesterday following Spain's elimination by France. Municipal police officers drew their clubs on several young people ... Read the whole story
Buenos Aires stops when the national team plays. Only a quarter of the city's taxis are running, train service is cut to a minimum, directors encourage professors to suspend classes and pedestrian traffic on the streets is visibly depleted. You hear very few noises too, save for background TV commentary ... Read the whole story
Former Juventus defender Gianluca Pessotto is in critical condition after an apparent suicide attempt, ANSA reports. Pessotto underwent surgery during the night to improve blood circulation around his ankle, which shattered after the ex-Italy national team defender leapt from the top of Juventus headquarters on Tuesday night. Apparently, Pessotto was ... Read the whole story

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