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Vlog on the Pitch: Where will it end for Maradona?

November 18, 2008

Vlog on the Pitch host Owen Wyatt is in Glasgow to see the preparations for Diego Maradona’s first game in charge of Argentina.

An unnecessary Swiss trip

October 15, 2008

A South African World CupAfrica’s remaining World Cup contenders have to travel north across the Mediterranean, over the Alps and on to Zurich next week to find out who they meet in the battle for places at the 2010 finals.

World Cup organisers present mascot, with shorts this time

September 23, 2008

Zakumi in all his glory

So, what do you make of Zakumi, the green-haired leopard presented last night as the official mascot for the 2010 World Cup?

How to frustrate Brazil — by Robinho

September 12, 2008

Brazil playersRobinho was so keen to rub it in after Brazil’s 3-0 win over Chile on Sunday that he inadvertently gave some invaluable advice to Bolivia, their opponents in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier.

England should think back to Munich before getting too excited

September 11, 2008

Theo Walcott celebrates

A clinical hat-trick in Zagreb on Wednesday and suddenly Theo Walcott is the answer to all England’s ills and Fabio Capello is worth every penny of the millions the FA pay him for his services as national coach.

World Cup could fall flat if South Africa carry on losing

September 10, 2008

South Africa fans look unhappy

South Africa’s hosting of the World Cup is supposed to be a watershed for the world game and the African continent, an opportunity to emphasise the international flavour of the game and at the same time give an under privileged continent a chance to prove its potential and bask in the world spotlight.

Argentina’s romantic commitment facing a test

September 8, 2008

Basile watches as Tevez walks offTake a look at the standings in the South American World Cup qualifying group and it seems that Argentina are making steady progress towards South Africa. After seven of the 18 games, Alfio Basile’s team are third with 12 points, two points behind the leaders, and only four goals conceded.