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Home >Soccer America Daily > Monday, June 21, 2010
[MY VIEW] Sad to say, soccer players are used to referees erring at critical points of important matches, and the World Cup is not immune. Diego Maradona's fisted goal that helped Argentina beat England in the 1986 quarterfinals is perhaps the most egregious example, but there are dozens of others. ... Read the whole story
[BRAZIL-IVORY COAST] Not often did Brazil flick on its irrepressible style, yet it cruised into the round of 16 by outclassing a very disappointing Ivory Coast, 3-1, Sunday in Johannesburg.  Here's what we liked and didn't like about Brazil's triumph over Ivory Coast. ... Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] This was supposed to be the best chance for an African team to win the World Cup. Unfortunately, home continent advantage has not been factor. African teams have won only once and scored just six goals in 12 games. What's gone wrong? 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
[WPS] The expansion Philadelphia Independence climbed into second place in WPS with a 4-1 win at Sky Blue FC on Sunday. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"People are up in arms. That's pretty cool. For soccer fans that's like a small detail in that game. For people, especially our American fans back home, to be so up in arms shows that one, they care, and two, they are starting to learn about how it works."-- U.S goalkeeper Tim Howard is impressed with the passionate reaction in the USA to Mali referee Koman Coulibaly's phantom call nullifying what what have been a winning goal against Slovenia. (AFP) ...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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