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Soccer

Soccer: India To Face Hong Kong In An International Friendly

Rahul Sengupta Goal.com India 24.09.2010
Soccer: India To Face Hong Kong In An International Friendly

The Indian National Team is all set to play a home international friendly match against Hong Kong on 4th October.

Kenny Huang withdraws bid to buy Liverpool FC

Chinese businessman Kenny Huang on Friday ruled himself out of the running to buy English Premier League club Liverpool.


Kenny Huang

Kenny Huang, the Hong Kong businessman leading a group in talks to buy Liverpool soccer club, said he’s 50 percent confident of acquiring the team, according to Sohu Sports, a Chinese news agency.

Tortured? The North Korea team, pictured before their game against Ivory Coast, were publicly humiliated after their exit from the World Cup

Fifa has launched an investigation into allegations that the North Korean World Cup coach and players were punished by the government after they lost all three of their games in the tournament in South Africa.


Hong Kong Mogul Said to Be in Talks for Liverpool

Kenneth Huang, a Hong Kong businessman, is in talks to acquire Liverpool Football Club by the end of the month, The Wall Street Journal said, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Hong Kong XI 2 Birmingham 3: Garry O'Connor's late winner seals victory for Blues

Garry O'Connor scored an 88th-minute winner as Birmingham City began their three-match tour of the Far East with a narrow victory over a Hong Kong XI at Hong Kong Stadium.


Spain crowned champions: Netherlands 0 - 1 Spain

In a game when a record number of yellow cards were given and John Heitinga was sent off in extra-time, both sides missed great chances from Arjen Robben and Cesc Fabregas, but Andres Iniesta netted in the 116th minute to give European champions S...

'Psychic' parakeet picks Netherlands as World Cup winners

Paul the "psychic" octopus has a rival: a Singapore parakeet which correctly predicted all four winners in the World Cup quarter-finals has picked the Netherlands to trump Spain for the championship, local media said Friday.


World Cup final: Paul the psychic octopus predicts Spain will beat Holland

Paul the psychic octopus has predicted Spain will beat Holland and win World Cup 2010 while Germany shall be triumphant in the third and fourth place play-off.

Puyol sends Spain into the Final with Netherlands

First Europe and now, possibly, the world for Spain, who won through to the Final of South Africa 2010 with a 1-0 victory over Germany in Durban. Carles Puyol's 74th-minute header repeated the single-goal triumph over Germany that secured La Roja ...


Dutch beat Uruguay, head to World Cup final...

The Netherlands will face either Spain or Germany in the Final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ after beating Uruguay by the odd goal in five in the first of the tournament’s semi-finals at Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium.

Uruguay challenge European powers

Andrew Cawthorne Yahoo! News 04.07.2010
Uruguay challenge European powers

South America's sole survivor Uruguay stole the limelight on Sunday in their quest to surpass Europe's three World Cup semi-finalists and lift the trophy for the first time since 1950.


World Cup: Netherlands shocks Brazil 2-1

Don't call the Dutch underachievers anymore. Not after the way the Netherlands rallied to upset five-time champion Brazil 2-1 in the World Cup quarterfinals Friday.

FIFA World Cup: Germany takes England 4-1

SHAUN CUSTIS The Sun 27.06.2010
SHOCK ... Frank Lampard looks stunned after his goal is ruled out

FOR a while this apology for an England football team had a ready-made excuse. Uruguayan assistant ref Mauricio Espinosa, who must have been half-blind, somehow failed to notice that Frank Lampard's shot had travelled a good four feet over the lin...


South Africa stuns France 2-1

RYAN LUCAS Breitbart.com 22.06.2010
South Africa stuns France 2-1

Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela scored first-half goals to lead South Africa to a 2-1 win over 10-man France at the World Cup on Tuesday, though South Africa still became the first host nation to be eliminated in the group stage.

Portugal Beats North Korea in 7-0 Rout

JONATHAN CLEGG The Wall Street Journal 21.06.2010
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the 6-0 lead against North Korea at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

In a World Cup full of surprises, here's another shock: Portugal scored a goal. Make that seven.


Rooney trudges from the pitch as the boos rain down

England's players were booed from the pitch after a dire World Cup performance, prompting a furious response from star striker Wayne Rooney.

Switzerland's Gelson Fernandes celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup group H soccer match between Spain and Switzerland at the stadium in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

Spain isn't supposed to lose to Switzerland. Spain has never lost to Switzerland. Perhaps Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas believed that would last forever just a little too much.


Soccer fans stampede outside South African stadium

GERALD IMRAY My Way News 06.06.2010
Soccer fans stampede outside South African stadium

Thousands of soccer fans stampeded outside a stadium Sunday before an exhibition game between Nigeria and North Korea, leaving 15 people injured, including one police officer who was seriously hurt.

Controversial World Cup ball defended by developer

Stars from England, Brazil and Italy have joined forces to criticise the controversial new ball to be used in the World Cup, but the developer insists there will be no cause for concern once the tournament gets underway in South Africa.



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