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Cannavaro to hand back World Cup

July 11, 2010

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Fabio Cannavaro lifted the World Cup trophy four years ago and will hand it back tomorrow. “It’ll be an emotional moment, and a tough one.” The tournament kicked off with controversy when at the opening ceremony Patrick Vieira was chosen to give the trophy to South African organisers, as he represented the losing team France. […]

Felipe Melo ‘should be ashamed’

July 3, 2010

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Felipe Melo is facing a storm of criticism after his stamp on Arjen Robben. “He should be ashamed for Brazilian football.” The Juventus midfielder, who was voted Worst Player of the Season in Serie A, scored an own goal in yesterday’s 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Holland and was then sent off for stamping on Robben. […]

Felipe Melo ‘should be ashamed’

July 3, 2010

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Felipe Melo is facing a storm of criticism after his stamp on Arjen Robben. “He should be ashamed for Brazilian football.” The Juventus midfielder, who was voted Worst Player of the Season in Serie A, scored an own goal in yesterday’s 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Holland and was then sent off for stamping on Robben. […]

World Cup: Italy-Slovakia

June 23, 2010

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Thursday 24th June will be the decisive day for the future of the azzurri in the World Cup. Lippi’s team will be playing against Slovakia at 16:00hrs. At the same time Paraguay will be playing against New Zealand. At the moment, Paraguay leads Group F with 4 points, followed by Italy and New Zealand with […]

Referee designations: matches 41-48

June 23, 2010

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English referee Howard Webb has been handed his second match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ after being named the man in the middle for the game between Slovakia and Italy at Ellis Park. The 38-year-old from London, who refereed the UEFA Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan last month, […]

No panic for Italy as pressure builds

June 23, 2010

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Two points from two games may represent an achievement for Group F minnows New Zealand, but for section rivals Italy it is a serious cause for concern. The four-time winners and current holders have failed to ignite at South Africa 2010 and go into their third and final group game needing to win to be […]

Gila and Marchisio face axe

June 22, 2010

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Italy boss Marcello Lippi will drop Alberto Gilardino and Claudio Marchisio for Thursday’s final group match against Slovakia, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The 62-year-old tactician is planning a number of big changes in the hope of giving his side a shock that will help them get the win they need to qualify. La Gazzetta understands […]