FIFA World Cup – Brazil
When the South African Football Association (SAFA) President, Kirsten Nemathandani, confirmed that it had decided to part ways with Joel Santana after ‘a long heart to heart meeting’, the Bafana Bafana seemed rudderless. Nemathandani was at pains to worry that the decision to terminate the contract had been amicably figured out in the interest of the bigger picture. And with that decision, assistant coaches Julio Leal and Pitso Mosimane, suddenly found themselves in control as caretaker coaches of your team that’s desperate to wear their World Cup soccer jerseys making a mark on home ground the coming year.
– The English player was Paul Gascoigne, tagged by the England manager the late (Sir) Bobby Robson to be as life “daft being a brush”, but gifted with skills and tremendous strengths rarely matched from the industry that he often displayed on the pitch
– However “Gazza”, while he was lovingly known by all, decided that was the match that they would lead the white shirted of England into the final against Argentina, and gain revenge for Maradona’s “hand of god” inside the 1986 finals
– The West Germans were eager for a rematch from the 1986 Final
Double Trouble For Adebayor
Its clear that Owen could possibly have preferred going back to Anfield and also have the opportunity to play in front of the Kop again but Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has not been an admirer from the player. He had the chance to buy him before that has been declined and although Liverpool’s league hopes last season disintegrated as a result of not enough a poacher, Benitez still believes he is happier without him. This left Owen seeking another club plus England, they just don’t come any greater than Manchester United which explains why Owen could not miss the lure of Old Trafford. – The first semi-final, played between Hungary and World Cup holders Uruguay, is undoubtedly being considered one of finest displays of soccer skills from two well matched and highly gifted teams
– Hungary eventually winning through 4-2 after extra-time
– In the second semi, Germany coasted to a easy 6-1 and victory against neighbouring Austria
It must are actually like d??j?? vu for Wenger as he recalled the morning in February 2008, in a match against Birmingham City, where one more of his proteges, Croatian born Eduardo suffered a badly broken left fibula with an open dislocation to his left ankle. The injury was due to an on the ball tackle by Birmingham’s captain Martin Taylor, who was promptly sent off. It took Eduardo almost exactly one full year to get back to proper match fitness.