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Ronaldinho Confident Of Being Selected For Brazil

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Goal.com

The Rossoneri star is certain he'll make the final 23 of the Selecao... Ronaldinho claims he will make coach Dunga's final Brazil World Cup squad and take part in this year's tournament in South Africa. The Milan playmaker has been constantly overlooked by Dunga this season, despite being the assist leader in Italy's top flight and improving over 600 places in the Castrol Rankings since Septem...Full Story »

England Are The Second Best Team In The Tournament - Liverpool Star Fernando Torres

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Goal.com

Spain against Three Lions would be perfect final... Liverpool and Spain striker Fernando Torres believes that England are likely to be contenders at this summer's World Cup in South Africa. The Reds star feels that Fabio Capello has the second best squad at the tournament available to him, but also thinks that there are still some psychological hang-ups to be overcome for the Three Lions. "...Full Story »

View of World Cup ticket sales office

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Daylife.com

South African student Gordon Bolson is pressed against a glass door at a 2010 FIFA World Cup ticket sales office in Brooklyn Mall on April 15, 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa. Some fans queued overnight and police were called in following outbreaks of disorder at ticket offices around the country where 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets were made available to purchase with cash for the first time as a...Full Story »

Pato & Sthefany: On The Rocks?

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Kickette.com

The newest issue of Brazil's Quem magazine is out and the cover story is saucy. On newsstands now, the tabloid alleges that Pato's injury-prone season and new hobby of late-night club hopping alongside AC Milan teammate, Ronaldinho, has created a rift between him and his bride of less than a year. According to a ‘friend’, the player is ‘undisciplined’ and ‘down&...Full Story »

Adler could miss South Africa 2010

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by AFP

Germany's first-choice goalkeeper Rene Adler could be set to miss the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ after breaking a rib in training, it was reported on 20 April. The 25-year-old Bayer Leverkusen star is German coach Joachim Low's first-choice goalkeeper, but the injury throws his place in South Africa into question. Adler won the first of his nine caps in October 2008 and along with Schalke's Ma...Full Story »

The Sylvie Scale: Week Two On Let's Dance

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by Kickette.com

It seems as though Sylvie van der Vaart has found her calling Kickettes – and it doesn't involve organizing her Birkin bags by colour. During the second week of competition on Let's Dance, Sylvie and her partner scored 27 points, earning her the second highest score of the night and another week of dancing. More importantly, though, it gives us another opportunity to see how she meas...Full Story »

World Cup scouting: left midfield

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by BBC.com

Let me state from the outset I do not think left midfield is the best position for Steven Gerrard in the England team. The Liverpool captain is that good a player that he will do a job anywhere, but he has openly admitted his favoured position is in the centre or playing just off a forward, which he does for his club. If it was up to me I would play him more centrally but England boss Fabi...Full Story »

The World Cup defeat that lost an election

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by BBC.com

England's unexpected loss to West Germany in the 1970 World Cup quarter-finals came just four days before voters dumped Labour's Harold Wilson out of office Labour's Harold Wilson saw the mood of the British public turn against him when England were knocked out of the 1970 World Cup four days before polling day. More than a few times lately I've heard repeated with irrefutable certainty the...Full Story »

Two more named in French sex scandal

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by theguardian.com

French sex scandal deepens as two more players are named Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribéry is at the centre of a sex scandal. France's national football team was further drawn into the sex scandal involving Franck Ribéry yesterday after two more players' names were cited in connection with an investigation into underage prostitution. Unnamed judicial sources told the ...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: official match ball launched for July 11 final

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by BBC.com

New ball please: the official match ball for the World Cup final was launched in Herzogenaurach, Germany Kick-off: Franz Beckenbauer (right), the former West Germany captain, joined Herbert Hainer of adidas Out of Africa: players from the host nation's national team made it to the home of adidas for the big day Keepy-uppy: a young man shows off his skills with the new ball ...Full Story »

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