World Cup 2010 Comment: History In The Making For Eastern Europe’s Representatives
Watching back games from the 1990 World Cup highlights just how much football has changed in the last 20 years. Play from that tournament is now rendered almost pedestrian given the emergence of pace, dynamism and pressing in the modern game.
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Chelsea’s Slovakia winger Miroslav Stoch joins Fenerbahce in £2.5m deal
Chelsea’s Slovakia World Cup star Miroslav Stoch has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce for a fee of £2.5million. He spent last season on loan at Dutch champions FC Twente.
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World-Paraguay forward Cardozo could miss World Cup
Paraguay forward Oscar Cardozo’s injury problems could keep him out of the World Cup, a team selector said on Thursday.
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With own team absent, many Czechs supporting Slovakia at World Cup
The Czech Republic’s soccer players failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup, and, like Czech fans, will be watching the football extravaganza on television. But with their own team not there, who will Czechs be supporting in South Africa? Well, Slovakia has finished top of a poll asking just that question: that despite the facts the Slovaks perhaps don’t always cheer for their one-time …
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Football: Slovakia’s Martin Skrtel trains alone
Slovakia’s key World Cup defender Martin Skrtel trained on his own on Thursday as part of his recovery from an injured ankle but said he expected to be fit for their World Cup opener
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Slovakia results from last two years
Slovakia results from the last two years ahead of the World Cup finals which are to be held in South Africa starting on Friday.
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World Cup gets ready for kickoff
The World Cup breaks new ground on Friday as the world’s top soccer tournament will be held in Africa for the first time. South Africa plays host to the monthlong competition, where 32 teams will compete for a place in the final in Johannesburg on July 11. Here is a rundown of the eight first-round groups.
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2010 FIFA World Cup: Complete and Comprehensive All-World Cup Preview
The world’s greatest sporting event starts tomorrow. Here is everything you need to know, regardless of your knowledge. I will try to provide favourites, big names, small names, and some shocks that are sure to never happen (except one that’s just a lucky and foolish guess anyway). Thus far I have been pretty opposed to the selections many teams have made. International soccer is completely …
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World Cup 2010 Preview: Group F
This is Italy’s group to lose and for Paraguay, Slovakia, and possibly New Zealand, in the fight for second. Team Previews: Italy Let’s start with the defending champions who are facing criticism and concern about the older players on the team. World Cup veterans Fabio Cannavaro, Mauro Camoranesi, Ginaluca Zambrotta, Gianluigi Buffon, and Andrea Pirlo are all over 30, and coach Marcello Lippi …
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