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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…

June 28: The Gods of Football wanted to play

Today we spent the day driving from Durban to Johannesburg and it was not the most pleasant trip. To begin, both Christina and I were feeling stomach sick – not at all comfy when you have to be in a car for 7 hours. Thus, a lot of stops became very necessary. When we were…

The Eve Of War

England v Germany is no ordinary football match. So much history precedes it; so much hyperbole and hysteria surround it; so much bitterness and (sometimes) violence transcend it that you often forget that all we have in front of us are eleven overpaid, under-educated men, a referee and a round ball. But that is all…

June 13: The Hand of Dumb

Ana is on her way to South Africa, so I’ll be doing the games recap today.  I hope you like it! Algeria x Slovenia I can’t say it was a great match, but I wasn’t expecting a great match.  The two supposedly weakest teams in group C played a game without much excitement.  Slovenia won…

Back Germany to cruise through Group D

Group G has been given the tag of the Group of Death this time around, but Group D also looks like a tough proposition as it contains four sides who will expect to do well. Let’s have a look at their chances. Australia The Aussies go into their third World Cup still smarting from their…

And the FIFA Rankings change again.

It was about time. After some World Cup Qualifying matches and a little something that went on for a month called EURO 2008, the Fifa Rankings have changed. A lot. Spain, of course hits spot #1. Italy comes in second (???) and Germany in third (shouldn’t they be in second?). Brazil has fallen to the…