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Home >Soccer America Daily > Wednesday, July 7, 2010
[PORTRAIT] That Bastian Schweinsteiger slalomed through three Argentines late in Germany's 4-0 quarterfinal win to set up Arne Friedrich's close-range goal had the German press recalling that Schweinsteiger was once an accomplished skier. But most remarkable is that the 25-year-old is a defensive midfielder who has throughout the World Cup ... Read the whole story
[UNDER THE MICROSCOPE] A miserable scoring drought plaguing Fernando Torres would probably have halted Spain's World Cup campaign earlier if not for the sharp finishing of David Villa, who is a co-leading scorer in the tournament with five goals. Read the whole story
[GERMANY-SPAIN] Germany has beaten Spain twice in the World Cup, knocking the hosts of out the 1982 tournament, and they tied their third meeting. It's given the edge in Wednesday's meeting of the Euro '08 finalists in Durban (TV: ESPN/Univision, live, 2:30 p.m. ET). For more on the game and ... Read the whole story
[NETHERLANDS-URUGUAY] The Netherlands, losers of the 1974 and 1978 World Cups to the host nations, secured a return to the final by outlasting an undermanned yet very game Uruguay, 3-2, in Cape Town Tuesday. Read the whole story
[REPORT CARD] Soccer America's Paul Kennedy grades the players after the Netherlands' 3-2 win over Uruguay in the World Cup semifinals on Wednesday. Read the whole story
[REACTION] Giovanni van Bronckhorst is one of only four Dutch players who were born when the Netherlands last played in the World Cup final. Now, at the age of 35, the Oranje captain will play the last game of his career in Sunday's final against the winner of the Wednesday's ... 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
[U.S. OPEN CUP] The Columbus Crew eliminated USL-2's Charleston Battery, one of two non-MLS teams left in the U.S. Open Cup, with a 3-0 win. Chivas USA also advanced with a 3-1 win at the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday. Read the whole story


What They're Saying

"I don't know if he was going to put me out of my misery or if he was going to shoot a crocodile or something." -- South African Maurice Meyer, who swam across Crocodile River near Nelspruit in a radio show contest to win a ticket to the World Cup final. Maurice's brother stood watch on the river bank with a gun. (AP) ...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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