BfB Goes To The World Cup 2010 (Without leaving the front room)

We shall, for a time, ignore Ghana. Uruguay won the first World Cup and – as a shock result – twenty years and a World War later picked up a second trophy. They were a team before the fifties and like Hungary they have faded to football’s history but occasionally reoccur. They have come to […]

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“Your time starts now.” So much of the World Cup is qualifying. Nations qualify for the next stage of qualification – North Korea went through three rounds – and then they end up in four team groups with the aim being to qualify once more. So after two years of trying – starting today – […]

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The start of the end of some team’s World Cup begins. At the end of the next sixteen games a number teams will know they are playing for pride and some will be planning for the second round but most will in the balance and that will be true of both these teams. A pair […]

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At times it seemed that Abou Diaby was playing against Uruguay on his own. The towering Arsenal midfielder making his sixth appearance for the 1998 Champions played a holding midfield role that broke the South Americans attacking pressure sitting and controlling the very area in which Uruguay would have looked to play. Uruguay qualified poorly […]

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