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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 [...]

Ghana fans heartbroken, but still proud, after World Cup exit

Ghana fans heartbroken, but still proud, after World Cup exit

EarthTimes.org: Johannesburg/Accra - Ghanians were heartbroken but still fiercely proud of their team after the Black Stars, the last African side competing in South Africa, exited the World Cup at the hands of Uruguay on Friday.   "On Friday night, there will just be 11 stars visible - 11 black stars," a South African newspaper had [...]

Ghana’s World Cup run has Ethiopia dreaming

Ghana’s World Cup run has Ethiopia dreaming

Source, AFP: ADDIS ABABA — Ghana's amazing run in the World Cup may be a source of inspiration for Africa, but it's also providing a wake-up call for African nations to lay more emphasis on improving their football standards. In Ethiopia, thousands of fans have turned up in droves to watch the African teams make their mark in the World Cup, [...]

Brazil beats Chile 3-0 to reach WCup quarterfinals

Brazil beats Chile 3-0 to reach WCup quarterfinals

Source, AP: JOHANNESBURG — Five-time champion Brazil beat South American rival Chile 3-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Monday. Juan opened the scoring in the 34th minute at Ellis Park Stadium with a firm header from near the penalty spot off a corner kick. Luis Fabiano added to the lead in the 38th, receiving a one-touch [...]

Ghana Eliminates Team USA, Advances into the Quarterfinals

Ghana Eliminates Team USA, Advances into the Quarterfinals

(TsehaiNY.com)  Four years ago the Black Stars of Ghana eliminated Team USA in the first round of competition and today Team USA sought revenge. Celebrities and dignitaries like Kobe Bryant, Mick Jagger and former President Bill Clinton showed their support for Team USA but when it was all over, the Black Stars remained victorious winning [...]

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 [...]

Ivory Coast beats NKorea 3-0, fails to advance

Ivory Coast beats NKorea 3-0, fails to advance

Source: AP NELSPRUIT, South Africa — Yaya Toure, Koffi Romaric N'Dri and Salomon Kalou all scored for Ivory Coast in a 3-0 win over North Korea at the World Cup, but the Elephants still won't advance to the round of 16. Ivory Coast started Friday needing a big win and a Portugal loss to Brazil to have any chance of moving on. But Brazil and [...]

North Korea VS Côte d’Ivoire

North Korea VS Côte d’Ivoire

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Germany beats Ghana 1-0, Both Teams Advance

Germany beats Ghana 1-0, Both Teams Advance

Source, AP: JOHANNESBURG — Mesut Oezil scored on a left-footed blast from outside the area Wednesday to give Germany a 1-0 win over Ghana and first place in Group D at the World Cup. Despite the defeat, Ghana also advanced to the round of 16 — taking second place in the group with four points. Australia also finished with four points, but [...]

US win triggers coast-to-coast celebrations

US win triggers coast-to-coast celebrations

Source, AP:  Landon Donovan's decisive goal for the U.S. national team at the World Cup has set triggered hugs and tears of joy in bars, restaurants and office cubicles from coast to coast. The 1-0 victory over Algeria saved the Americans from elimination and sent them to the second round of the World Cup in South Africa. It marked another [...]

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