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South Korea progress after draw

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

South Korea clinched a place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time on foreign soil despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Nigeria in their final Group B match in Durban. Kalu Uche opened the scoring for the African team in the 12th minute. Lee Jung-soo equalised in the 38th minute and then Park Chu-young's free-kick early in the second half turned the match on its head. Korea s...Full Story »

Greece out after Argentina defeat

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

Martin Demichelis and substitute Martin Palermo scored the goals to break Greece's resilience and end their World Cup hopes as Argentina recorded a 2-0 win at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. Bayern Munich centre-back Demichelis fired home from close range in the 77th minute after his header from Lionel Messi's corner bounced back off team-mate Diego Milito. Boca Juniors striker Palermo tapped ...Full Story »

Draw enough for South Korea

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

South Korea clinched a place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time on foreign soil despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Nigeria in their final Group B match in Durban. Kalu Uche opened the scoring for the African team in the 12th minute and almost doubled his side's lead shortly after the half-hour mark but his powerful strike smashed off the near post. Lee Jung-soo equalised in th...Full Story »

Argentina advance with 100% record

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

Defender Martin Demichelis and substitute Martin Palermo succeeded where Argentina's multi-talented strikeforce had failed as they scored the goals to break Greece's resilience in a 2-0 win and end their World Cup hopes at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Bayern Munich centre-back Demichelis fired home from close range in the 77th minute after his header from Lionel Messi's corner bounced...Full Story »

Sad Domenech laments broken dream

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

France coach Raymond Domenech expressed his sadness as his tenure ended with his squabbling side making an early exit from the World Cup. Goals from Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela gave South Africa a 2-1 victory in the Group A clash at the Free State Stadium although they too are out of the tournament. Florent Malouda stepped off the bench to pull a goal back in the second half for Fran...Full Story »

Capello: Players are happy

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

England manager Fabio Capello insisted his relationship with his players is "really good" ahead of Wednesday's crunch World Cup clash with Slovenia. The outspoken John Terry is set to start alongside Matthew Upson, who replaces the suspended Jamie Carragher, as England look to secure the victory that will guarantee their place in the last 16. Ledley King remains sidelined with a groin injur...Full Story »

Bradley outlines key elements

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

United States coach Bob Bradley believes good discipline and clinical finishing will be key for his side when they face Algeria on Wednesday aiming for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup. The USA will make at least one change to the side that drew with Slovenia as Robbie Findley is suspended after picking up a second yellow card. Benny Feilhaber could start in midfield, with Clint Dempse...Full Story »

Low senses confidence

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

Germany coach Joachim Low is confident nerves will not be an issue for his young side as they look to keep alive their World cup dream against Ghana in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Low looks set to start with Cacau up front in place of the suspended Miroslav Klose, who was sent off in the defeat against Serbia. Ghana duo John Mensah and Issac Vorsah are expected to return from injury after...Full Story »

Suarez heads Uruguay through

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

A first-half goal from Luis Suarez was enough to help Uruguay secure top spot in Group A and progress into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Mexico, who also qualified. The only goal came two minutes before half-time when Edinson Cavani's superbly floated cross allowed the Ajax striker to head in at the back post. With hosts South Africa unable to alter the goal differ...Full Story »

Hosts defeat France as both bow out

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA

France exited the World Cup at the first-round stage with barely a whimper after a humbling 2-1 defeat by host nation South Africa in a Group A clash at the Free State Stadium. South Africa, who also failed to make it through to the second round, took advantage with Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela both finding the target in the first half, although Florent Malouda stepped off the bench t...Full Story »

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