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World Cup 2010: Italy fear Gianluigi Buffon's tournament could be over

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 by theguardian.com

• Goalkeeper has small herniated disc and sciatic problem • Buffon substituted at half-time of Paraguay game Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has suffered a small herniated disc as well as a sciatic problem, but it is impossible to estimate a recovery time, team doctor Enrico Castellacci has said. Amid growing fears that his tournament is over, Buffon missed training for a secon...Full Story »

Fernandes strike sinks Spain

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 by PA

Switzerland stunned European champions Spain in the first big upset at the World Cup with a narrow 1-0 win in the teams' Group H opener in Durban. Despite the Spaniards dominating possession, the Swiss took a surprise lead in the 52nd minute with Gelson Fernandes firing past goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Spain's Xabi Alonso was denied by the crossbar in the 71st minute as his team wasted a h...Full Story »

Fernandes strike stuns Spain

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 by PA

Switzerland stunned European champions Spain in the first big upset at the World Cup with a narrow 1-0 win in the teams' Group H opener in Durban. Despite the Spaniards dominating possession, the Swiss took a surprise lead in the 52nd minute with Gelson Fernandes firing past goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Spain's Xabi Alonso was denied by the crossbar in the 71st minute as his team wasted a hatful ...Full Story »

Gilberto backs Kaka to shine

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by PA

Brazil midfielder Gilberto Silva is confident Kaka can return to the peak of his powers at the World Cup after a debut season at Real Madrid which has been dogged by injury. After an injury-hit campaign, Brazil coach Dunga has nursed him back to fitness and although he came off with 12 minutes to go in the 2-1 win over North Korea, Gilberto is confident Kaka will be a force to be reckoned w...Full Story »

FIFA reject French call-up bid

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by PA

FIFA have rejected a request from France to call up a new goalkeeper after Cedric Carrasso suffered a thigh muscle injury in training on Monday. Les Bleus had hoped to draft in Stephane Ruffier as a replacement and the Monaco goalkeeper was waiting to find out whether he could be called upon. However, FIFA's bureau of the organising committee have decided not to grant dispensation for Carra...Full Story »

Chile beat Honduras for first World Cup win since 1962

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by theguardian.com

Honduras 0  Chile 1 Beausejour 34 Jean Beausejour secured Chile's first World Cup win since 1962 as the South Americans made an impressive tournament entrance against Honduras. Beausejour rewarded coach Marcelo Bielsa for his attacking approach by claiming the only goal after 34 minutes of an entertaining Group H encounter at Nelspruit's striking Mbombela Stadium. With Alexis Sanchez ...Full Story »

SKorea must deal with Messi, Maradona

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

JOHANNESBURG(AP) —South Korea will see Argentina’s best all-time player on the sideline and its current great on the field Thursday. The first matchup of teams that won their opening games at the World Cup could see one clinch a spot in the second round. If the Koreans or Albiceleste win, and Greece-Nigeria draw, the 2-0 team is headed to the round of 16. For South Korea to get the...Full Story »

Chile beats Honduras 1-0 after Beausejour tap-in

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

By PAN PYLAS Associated Press Writer NELSPRUIT, South Africa(AP)—Jean Beausejour scored the only goal and Chile beat Honduras 1-0 for its first World Cup victory in exactly 48 years. In a free-flowing match Wednesday, Chile won the opening game of Group H after Beausejour tapped in a cross from Mauricio Isla in the 34th minute. Chile came close to doubling its lead on several occasions....Full Story »

Beausejour on target as Chile win

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by PA

Jean Beausejour secured Chile's first World Cup win since 1962 as the South Americans made an impressive tournament entrance with a 1-0 victory over Honduras. Beausejour rewarded coach Marcelo Bielsa for his attacking approach by claiming the only goal after 34 minutes of an entertaining Group H encounter at Nelspruit's striking Mbombela Stadium. With Alexis Sanchez a constant threat, Chile sh...Full Story »

Beausejour seals Chile win

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by PA

Jean Beausejour secured Chile's first World Cup win since 1962 as the South Americans made an impressive tournament entrance against Honduras with a 1-0 win. Beausejour rewarded coach Marcelo Bielsa for his attacking approach by claiming the only goal after 34 minutes of an entertaining Group H encounter at Nelspruit's striking Mbombela Stadium. With Alexis Sanchez a constant threat, Chile sho...Full Story »

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