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World Cup final matchups

World Cup final matchups

By Barry Wilner, AP Sports Writer JOHANNESBURG — Matchups for Sunday's World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City (kickoff is 2:30 p.m. EDT): Possession, possession, possession. The Dutch like to build their attack from the back, meaning the far back: goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (1) often begins the buildup with [...]

With the Black Stars of Ghana, Africa’s Quest for a World Cup Continues

With the Black Stars of Ghana, Africa’s Quest for a World Cup Continues

(TsehaiNY.com) – Ivory Coast still had a slim chance of advancing to the knockout stage of the World Cup when they faced off against North Korea today.  The Elephants came out strong and dominated North Korea 3-0 but at the end it wasn’t enough.  In order to advance, Ivory Coast also needed a strong help from Brazil, but that did not [...]

Wishing on the Black Stars

Wishing on the Black Stars

The World Cup, being held in Africa for the first time in its 80 year history, is especially thrilling for the continent and its host nation South Africa.  Six African teams began the tournament which kicked off about two weeks ago and as the first round of tournament is coming to a close, chances for an African World Cup victory is looking [...]

Brazil beats Ivory Coast, continues South American storm at World Cup

Brazil beats Ivory Coast, continues South American storm at World Cup

Source, MiamiHerald.com JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Coming into this World Cup, there was much talk about how the winter weather might benefit European teams, and how African teams would be inspired by the fervent support of the continent, the comfort of native cuisine and the familiar sound of the deafening vuvuzelas. But 10 days into [...]

Almost here! South Africa awaits World Cup

Almost here! South Africa awaits World Cup

JOHANNESBURG (AP)  — It's almost here at last. After years of planning, worry, debate, tension and — perhaps most of all — anticipation, South Africa will host the first World Cup on its continent starting Friday, ready or not. This diverse nation can hardly wait. "There are no words to describe it," Malin Fisher said. "It's [...]