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June 13: Chocolate español!

Recap: Mexico 1 – 0 Cameroon Spain 1 – 5 Netherlands (Chocolate!!!) Chile 3 – 1 Australia Point 1 of the day: what is up with these referees this World Cup? Mexico v Cameroon had 2 legit goals cancelled (Mexico’s). Spain Netherlands had an iffy penalty (a tough call, Spain’s only goal) and ref did…

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And so it begins

I remember thinking, back 2010 right after the last World Cup in South Africa ended: Wow, I will be almost 30 when the next World Cup happens. Funny how at the time I saw age (I mean come on 30 is still so young!) as the most important factor of change in the 4 years…

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Spain kill Italy and win Euro 2012

This Spanish squad is superb. 4 – 0 against Italy is no joke. You only see football like this when Barca is playing. Spain made history in magical fashion as they outclassed Italy and claimed a successive European crown to add to their 2010 World Cup triumph. Vicente del Bosque’s side staged a compelling claim…

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England out. What to say?

A bit late on this one, even though it might have been a good thing to digest yesterday’s quarter-final match between Italy and England. [ A 0-0 tie and England lost in penalty shoot outs ] There seems to be a pattern (or curse?! nah, don’t think so) with England losing in quarter-finals and/or penalties…

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Looking forward to more Portugal

Today the group of death in EURO 2012 killed two: Denmark and Netherlands are going home. Germany and Portugal are off to the quarter-finals. The Danish go home having shown a good fight. The Dutch not so much. Portugal v. Netherlands was an exciting match. The Oranje started strong, scoring the first goal with Van…

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Well, hello there England

I love it when I tell myself “ha, look at that… you were wrong!”. England today (against Sweden) was nothing like this. The Queen’s squad managed to score first, take 2 goals in from the Swedes, tie, and score a third one for a final match result of 3-2. Cheeky boys! I love it. With…

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Where is the Oranje?

So why is it that the Oranje has a solid squad with only top football talent and skill, yet could not manage to not shake when facing Germany? I do not have the answer. Maybe you do? The Dutch faced the Germans today for their second group match in EURO 2012 – needing a victory…