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Home > Soccer America Daily > Tuesday, July 6, 2010
[UNDER THE MICROSCOPE] According to some observers, Dutch mifielder Wesley Sneijder hasn't been very prominent, a stance that is hard to justify when he leads the team in shots (20), goals (4) and fouls committed (12) for a team that has won all five of its games at the 2010 ... Read the whole story
[PORTRAIT] His father played for Uruguay at the 1974 World Cup and his grandfather coached the Celeste’s 1962 World Cup team, yet Diego Forlan also excelled on the tennis court. Good thing for Uruguay he stayed with the family sport. Read the whole story
[NETHERLANDS-URUGUAY] The Netherlands and Uruguay have both played for the World Cup title twice. The Dutch lost in 1974 and 1978, while the Celeste won in 1930 and 1950. Both teams will be without key players, but the Netherlands is given the edge to return to the final. For more ... Read the whole story
[FLOPS] One after another, the world's biggest stars flopped on the biggest stage, beginning with Englishman Wayne Rooney. For a ranking of the World Cup flops (which excludes players still in the tournament) ... Read the whole story
[NIGERIA] It took less than a week for the Nigerian government to back down on its decision to dissolve the Super Eagles, the national soccer team. 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
[AWARDS] The FIFA World Player of the Year award and the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) award will be merged into one award -- to be called the FIFA Ballon d'Or -- beginning with the 2010 award. Read the whole story

What They're Saying

"This question is disgraceful. We are proud of what we have achieved in this World Cup and the way we have overcome the difficulties we have faced, not just because of the way we have played but also because of our behavior. Uruguay played for more than two games without receiving a yellow card so don't come to me and say that we're a team who cheat, I don't accept that at any time."-- Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez reacts angrily to suggestions that his team does not deserve its World Cup semifinal place after Luis Suarez's handball in their quarterfinal ...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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