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Home >Soccer America Daily > Friday, June 18, 2010
[USA-SLOVENIA] With the USA anticipating a more tactical match against Slovenia in Johannesburg than was the case with England, how might the pieces be moved around on the board? Read the whole story
[MEXICO-FRANCE REPORT CARD] Like his grandfather in 1954, Javier Hernandez scored for Mexico against France at the World Cup. Cuauhtemoc Blanco, another sub, added a penalty kick as the Tri knocked off the Bleus, 2-0, leaving them on the verge of elimination. As French captain Patrice Evra put it, France ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO-FRANCE] American fans love to cite a 2-0 defeat of Mexico in the 2002 World Cup round of 16 as proof of superiority, but by other World Cup criteria, the southern neighbor comes out ahead. The 2-0 win over France on Thursday notches another European opponent in Mexico's impressive World ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND-ALGERIA] Coach Fabio Capello, whose player selections for England's opening game against the USA came under attack when he had to substitute James Milner in the first half and Ledley King at the break, won't reveal his starting lineup for Friday's game against Algeria, but he seems to be leaning ... Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] Two yellow cards in two games still result in a one-game suspension, but FIFA has changed the stage at which a player's yellow-card slate is wiped clean. The new rule on accumulated yellow-card suspensions was designed to prevent stars from missing the final, but it could have an ... Read the whole story
[WORLD CUP VIEWING] Soccer America's list of soccer viewing establishments where you might be able to catch the World Cup games now numbers in the hundreds. Please be sure to check for opening times. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"We will play to win."-- What Slovenia midfielder Andrej Komac really said about his team's game against the USA on Friday. A FIFA interpreter translated those innocuous words into the more emphatic "We are going to win," which is what appeared in media reports around the world. (The Guardian) ...More

World Cup 2010 in brief

[SCOREBOARD] The 2010 World Cup finished with an average of 2.27 goals a game, the second lowest in history. Spain's eight goals in seven games were the fewest of any team to win the World Cup. For all the World Cup results and leading scorers ... ...More



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