World Cup News Round-Up

23rd November 2009 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
Football World Cup News

November 14th to November 20th

New Zealand reach the World Cup 2010 after beating Bahrain in a play-off, that’s the second successive time that has happened to the unfortunate Bahrain…Cameroon and Nigeria from the African Zone join the All Whites in South Africa…Slovenia grab a late away goal in the first leg of their play-off against Russia, France edge past Ireland 1-0 with an Anelka goal, Portugal ride their luck against Bosnia to take a 1-0 lead, predictably Greece and Ukraine draw 0-0, Uruguay edge Costa Rica 1-0 in their first leg…John Terry insists England have nothing to fear from Brazil at the World Cup after Brazil beat England in a friendly in Qatar…Quite aptly Nelson Mandela bay becomes the first new stadium to be completed for the World Cup 2010…the Diski Dance spreads like wildfire across South Africa, illuminating how much fun people can expect to have at the tournament…the explosive play-off tie between Algeria and Egypt ends in victory for Algeria, Uruguay hold off Costa Rica in their second leg to reach South Africa…In the European zone play-off second legs there are surprises and controversy…Slovenia steal a surprise 1-0 win to knock out Russia, Greece grab an away win in the Ukraine to qualify and Portugal beat Bosnia again to reach the finals…Irish fury rages in Paris as Thierry Henry clearly controls the ball with his hand inside the six yard box, before crossing for William Gallas to hit an extra time winner…Irish demand a replay, Fifa say no, Roy Keane says his fellow countrymen should get over it because they should have defended better…Carlos Alberto Parreira is back in the hot seat of hosts South Africa and is determined that the team will improve…Flags of all the qualified nations are raised above Soccer City stadium.

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