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Eto'o disappointed by Cameroon

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Samuel Eto'o admits Cameroon's World Cup failure has undermined an otherwise spectacular season for him. The Inter Milan striker won an historic treble of league, cup and Champions League with his club last term. However, he admits Cameroon's limp showing - when so much was expected from African sides - has hit him hard. After two defeats in two matches against Japan and Denmark, Thursda...Full Story »

Bamba: Drogba still struggling

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Souleymane Bamba believes the injury that marred Didier Drogba's build-up the World Cup is still hampering the striker and was again evident when the Ivory Coast were beaten by Brazil on Sunday. The Chelsea frontman broke his elbow in a friendly with Japan but recovered in time to make a substitute appearance against Portugal before returning to the starting line-up and scoring in the 3-1 d...Full Story »

Elano: Referees need to be tougher

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Brazil's Elano believes referees at the World Cup are being too soft when it comes to punishing harsh play. Elano was stretchered off with a shin injury after a tackle from Ivory Coast defender Cheik Tiote during Sunday's 3-1 victory. "I forgive because I am not a player that feels remorse," he said. "But I believe referees should be much tougher because in this case the foul was committ...Full Story »

FIFA await report on Villa

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

FIFA will wait to receive the referee's report from the World Cup match between Spain and Honduras before deciding whether to take any retrospective action against David Villa. The new Barcelona recruit scored twice, hit the crossbar and missed a penalty against the Central Americans but also struck Honduras defender Emilio Izaguirre in the face as they waited for a free-kick to be taken. ...Full Story »

Terry apologises to Capello

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Fabio Capello has established just who is in charge of the England camp after receiving an apology from John Terry for his outburst over Joe Cole's absence from the Three Lions team. Terry caused a huge stir when he went public with criticisms over Capello's decision not to select Cole, sparking talk of a mutiny in the squad. However, the Chelsea defender told the Daily Mail: "I was aske...Full Story »

Behrami rages at Vidal

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Switzerland midfielder Valon Behrami accused Chile counterpart Arturo Vidal of destroying his World Cup after he was sent off in Monday's Group H clash. The West Ham player was given a straight red card by Saudi Arabian referee Khalil Al Ghamdi after tangling with Jean Beausejour and then Vidal 30 minutes into his side's 1-0 defeat by the South Americans. Behrami said: "How I feel now is...Full Story »

Queiroz sends out warning

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz issued a stark warning that his team will be "more ambitious" over the course of the World Cup after their 7-0 hammering of North Korea. After labouring in their opening Group G stalemate with the Ivory Coast, Portugal delivered a ruthless display against North Korea. They now head into their clash with Brazil full of confidence after six goals in the second ha...Full Story »

Del Bosque wants more from Spain

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Vicente Del Bosque saw plenty of room for improvement from his Spain side as they gained their first World Cup points with a 2-0 win over Honduras. David Villa scored a goal in each half and missed a penalty in the second period as the European champions recovered from a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in their opening Group H match. Del Bosque said: "We certainly paved the way for the third g...Full Story »

World Cup WAGs - Marisol Gonzalez (Mexico)

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by Justwagnews.com

Marisol Gonzalez is a former Miss Mexico, and is extremely famous in Mexico. She has been dating the Mexico legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco for some time, which has dono no harm at all to her reputation. Like all good WAGs she is not shy when it comes to sexy photoshoots, and she graced the front cover of “H” magazine recently in a special World Cup glamour edition. As you can see fro...Full Story »

Veron could return for Argentina

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA

Argentina coach Diego Maradona will be able to call on Juan Veron against Greece after the midfielder recovered from a calf problem. Defender Walter Samuel is struggling with a thigh problem and may not be risked, whilst Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez is suspended so Nicolas Otamendi could deputise at right-back. Greece are likely to be unchanged as they have no injuries or suspensions to...Full Story »

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