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Chelsea Star Michael Ballack Sets The Bar High For Germany

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2010 by Goal.com

After relative success in recent major championships, die Mannschaft cannot afford to lower their expectations. Michael Ballack has declared that it Germany must set lofty aspirations for the forthcoming World Cup finals in South Africa. The Chelsea midfielder has already enjoyed domestic success this season by winning the Premier League, and he could also claim the FA Cup at the weekend. An...Full Story »

The Case Against Germany Striker Lukas Podolski

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2010 by Goal.com

For the sake of Germany and the striker himself, Podolski must not participate in the 2010 World Cup. He may not have made lost the plot like colleagues Diego Maradona, Raymond Domenech, Marcello Lippi, and Dunga, but Germany coach Joachim Loew made one glaring mistake in choosing his World Cup squad: he included Lukas Podolski. At first glace, it may seem counter-intuitive to turn down a man...Full Story »

Get Frank Lampard!

Posted Saturday, May 15, 2010 by

Jose Mourinho tells Real Madrid to make Chelsea star his first signing this summer Chelsea are bracing themselves for a swoop by Real Madrid for Frank Lampard. The combination of Madrid's rich history and their all-star cast, plus the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager, is likely to prove an alluring proposition for the England midfielder. Luring Lampard, who is happy at Chelsea and not ...Full Story »

Stalemate at Gayfield

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by PA

Arbroath and Forfar played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Second Division play-off final.Andy Tod threatened twice for Forfar early on, nodding Iain Campbell's corner into the arms of home goalkeeper Darren Hill and heading over from a Mark McCulloch cross.Ewan Moyes and Steven Doris fired wide from the edge of the area for Arbroath, before Mitchel Megginson warmed the palms of Euan M...Full Story »

No goals at Central Park

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by PA

Cowdenbeath and Brechin could not be separated as the first leg of their First Division play-off final finished 0-0.A largely tense encounter provided little in the way of clear-cut chances and the two sides will resume on level terms in Sunday's second leg at Glebe Park.There was barely any goalmouth action early on as both sides made a nervy start.When a chance did finally arrive in the 23rd ...Full Story »

2018/2022 World Cup Bid Book Handover ceremony

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by Daylife.com

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14: David Beckham arrives at the 2018/2022 World Cup Bid Book Handover ceremony at FIFA Headquarters on May 14, 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland. ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14: David Beckham, arrives at the 2018/2022 World Cup Bid Book Handover ceremony at FIFA Headquarters on May 14, 2010 in Zurich, Switzerland. Australia's FFA Chairman Frank Lowy (L) submits h...Full Story »

A general view

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by Daylife.com

A general view of the inside artificial lake of the 'boardwalk' shopping center and casino is seen on May 13, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Port Elizabeth will be one of the host city for the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa. A general view taken on May 12, 2010 shows a water sliding attraction on the seaside promenade in the summerstrand beach in Port Elizabeth, South Af...Full Story »

2010 World Cup Preview: Australia

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by Kansascity.com

In a world, where every four years, 32 nations gather to determine a champion, only one team can hoist the World Cup trophy. [Cue the massive explosions.] With apologies to "Iron Man 2," "Twilight" and whatever other blockbusters are headed to theaters this summer, none of them can compare to the most dramatic event of 2010: The World Cup. The World Cup, in addition to being the only truly...Full Story »

Fabio Capello says England not making World Cup final would be failure

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by theguardian.com

• Fabio Capello took over 'scared' group of players• Italian warns England players to put transfer talks on hold Fabio Capello says that when he took over as England manager he inherited a group of players who were "switched off" and "scared", but believes his remedial work has been so successful that it would be a personal failure if they do not reach the World Cup final. In an ...Full Story »

John Terry fit for Chelsea's Wembley final and England World Cup bid

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by theguardian.com

Centre-back suffered 'a bit of bruising' in right footWinning Double 'would rank at the very top' John Terry has felt the hot flush of horror before in what has been a tumultuous season, but at Chelsea's training ground on Wednesday, when he lay with pain coursing through the nerves in his right foot, he thought he saw the future flash in front of him. England's World Cup metatarsal curse had...Full Story »

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