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Portugal 0-0 Brazil: Scrappy Encounter Sees Both Sides Advance

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Goal.com67 hits

Portugal and Brazil battled to a 0-0 draw in Durban to ensure both sides qualified from Group G in the World Cup. It was a largely scrappy game, with the best chance falling to Portugal's Raul Meireles on the hour mark, who had his effort tipped wide by Julio Cesar. As expected, Brazil made changes to their side in light of their already-assured place in the last 16. Dani Alves, Julio Baptista...Full Story »

Van Marwijk to wait on Robben

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by PA66 hits

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk will treat Arjen Robben with caution ahead of Monday's last-16 clash with Slovakia after the winger made his first appearance in the World Cup. Bayern Munich's Robben had been sidelined with a hamstring problem but came on as a substitute in Cape Town on Thursday night and hit the post to set up Klaas Jan Huntelaar's winner in his side's 2-1 win over Cameroon ...Full Story »

Bradley hails match-winner Donovan

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by PA44 hits

United States coach Bob Bradley lauded Landon Donovan's character following the midfielder's match-winning performance against Algeria. Donovan struck the only goal of the game in injury-time as the US, who would have been out if they had only managed a draw, ended up not only securing a place in the last 16 but also finished top of Group C. Bradley heaped praise on the 28-year-old Los Angeles...Full Story »

USA 1–0 Algeria: Stoppage Time Landon Donovan Goal Sends Stars & Stripes Through

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by Goal.com90 hits

The USA have qualifed for the knockout stages of the World Cup in the most dramatic circumstances, defeating Algeria 1-0. There were plenty of chances throughout and both sides hit the woodwork, but it seemed that neither side would find a crucial winner. Deep into injury time, Landon Donovan popped up to strike a historic goal, carrying the Americans deeper into the competition. Algeria may...Full Story »

Argentina advance with 100% record

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA54 hits

Defender Martin Demichelis and substitute Martin Palermo succeeded where Argentina's multi-talented strikeforce had failed as they scored the goals to break Greece's resilience in a 2-0 win and end their World Cup hopes at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Bayern Munich centre-back Demichelis fired home from close range in the 77th minute after his header from Lionel Messi's corner bounced...Full Story »

Van Marwijk to let Robben decide

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA70 hits

Holland boss Bert van Marwijk will let Arjen Robben make his own judgment over his fitness this week. The winger has missed Holland's two Group E victories with a hamstring problem so far as his team-mates breezed into the last 16 by beating Denmark and Japan. The Bayern Munich man seems to be nearing full fitness ahead of Thursday's dead rubber with Cameroon in Cape Town and the coach will...Full Story »

Van Marwijk happy to win ugly

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by PA68 hits

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk was satisfied with his team's performance after their narrow win over Japan in Durban. Wesley Sneijder's solitary goal was the difference between the two sides in their second Group E match. "Of course, we want to win playing great football but the important thing is that we learn to win ugly games," said Van Marwijk. "I think we played a match that was per...Full Story »

Frustrated Donovan at a loss

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by PA57 hits

United States midfielder Landon Donovan was left without an answer as to why what would have been a winning goal in their World Cup Group C match against Slovenia was disallowed. The Americans fought back from 2-0 down to 2-2 when Donovan put a free-kick into the box and Maurice Edu applied the finish - but Malian referee Koman Coulibaly ruled it out and did not give any reason. Donovan said: ...Full Story »

Okada: No feud with Van Marwijk

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by PA67 hits

Japan coach Takeshi Okada insists he has no feud with his Holland counterpart ahead of Saturday's World Cup Group E meeting against Durban. Holland coach Bert van Marwijk admitted on Friday he did not recognise Okada the last time they met at the FIFA draw and mistook him for a federation executive. "I am not close to Van Marwijk," Okada said. "I don't know him well. We have not been riv...Full Story »

Japan VS Holland: Van Marwijk expects "aggressive" Japan

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by PA358 hits

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk expects a more aggressive Japan than the last time the sides met in a friendly last year. The Dutch face Japan on Saturday in Durban on the back of a 2-0 win against Denmark in their opening World Cup Group E match. The Dutch were frustrated by Japan for over an hour before beating them 3-0 back in September. "This is going to be a tougher fight," said Van Marwi...Full Story »

Jovanovic sinks 10-man Germany

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by PA87 hits

Milan Jovanovic and Vladimir Stojkovic teamed up to re-ignite Serbia's World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Germany. Jovanovic blasted home a 38th-minute winner from close range two minutes after Germany striker Miroslav Klose had been sent off, and Wigan keeper Stojkovic saved a second-half Lukas Podolski penalty to blow Group D wide open. Each of the three games in the group to date ...Full Story »

Van Marwijk happy with opening win

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by PA49 hits

Bert van Marwijk stressed the importance of winning the opening match after Holland began their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Denmark at Soccer City. A second half own goal by Daniel Agger and a late Dirk Kuyt effort were enough for the highly-fancied Dutch, but it was not all plain sailing in Johannesburg. "I've been thinking about this first game for a long, long time," said Van...Full Story »

No secrets for van Marwijk

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by PA150 hits

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk concedes there are "no secrets" between his team and opening World Cup opponents Denmark ahead of their clash in Johannesburg. The Dutch, perennial under-achievers at global events, are again amongst the favourites for the crown in South Africa, but their first challenge is to progress from Group E, which also includes Japan and Cameroon. But first up for the Ora...Full Story »

Van der Vaart eyes title

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by PA43 hits

Rafael van der Vaart is confident Holland have the quality to compete with the very best this summer and be in with a shout of winning the World Cup. Holland are not generally considered to be among the favourites but Van der Vaart is warning opponents not to underestimate the quality they have in their squad. "We have very good players and a very good coach," he said. "We have (Wesley) ...Full Story »

Donovan to draw on loan experience

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by PA43 hits

United States forward Landon Donovan believes his loan spell with Everton last season can help play a part in plotting England's downfall in Saturday's World Cup clash. Donovan spent two and a half months at Goodison Park and feels the experience helped him to find out the qualities of some of the England players. He said: "It would be hard for me to point anywhere and find a weakness in...Full Story »

African advantage slim - Mensah

Posted Tuesday, June 08, 2010 by PA45 hits

Lyon defender John Mensah has warned his Ghana team-mates that the advantage of playing on African soil at the World Cup will only count for so much. The Black Stars open their campaign against Serbia on Sunday with Mensah hoping the side can overcome the loss of key midfielder Michael Essien and qualify from Group D, which also contains Australia and Germany. Mensah, who spent an injury-ravag...Full Story »

Van Marwijk taking no risks

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010 by PA69 hits

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk will take no risks with his squad in their penultimate World Cup warm-up match against Ghana in Rotterdam on Tuesday. Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben had been troubled by a hip problem, but did join in with the rest of the 23-man squad in a training session at their Austrian altitude camp ahead of the departure for Rotterdam on Tuesday morning. "We will h...Full Story »

Van Persie enthused by Dutch quality

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2010 by PA43 hits

Robin van Persie was left satisfied with his two-goal return for Holland in their 2-1 friendly win over Mexico. The 26-year-old striker had not played for the Oranje since rupturing ankle ligaments in a friendly against Italy in November. He scored his goals during a dominant first-half Dutch display from a pair of defence-splitting assists by midfield duo Rafael van der Vaart and Ibrahim Afell...Full Story »

Van Persie helps Holland to win

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2010 by PA37 hits

A double from Robin van Persie was enough to see Holland step up their World Cup preparations with a 2-1 victory over Mexico at Badenova-Stadion in Freiburg. The Arsenal striker opened the scoring after 17 minutes and then doubled the hosts' lead just before the half-time interval before Javier Hernandez, who will play for Manchester United next season, pulled one back for the visitors. Debuta...Full Story »

Dutch coach van Marwijk cuts three from World Cup squad

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 by BBC.com62 hits

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has trimmed his provisional World Cup squad from 30 to 27 players. PSV Eindhoven forward Otman Bakkal and midfielders Wout Brama (FC Twente) and David Mendes Da Silva (AZ Alkmaar) were all omitted. Van Marwijk made the decision ahead of a training camp in Austria. The travelling party is missing Champions League finalists Arjen Robben and Mark van Bommel (...Full Story »

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