Monthly Archives: May 2006

Rosenberg Likes Sweden Chances

Markus Rosenberg remains confident Sweden will be the main challengers to England in Group B of the World Cup. Markus Rosenberg remains confident Sweden will be the main challengers to England in Group B of the World Cup. The Swedes limped to a disappointing goalless draw with Scandinavian rivals Finland at Gothenburg’s Ullevi Stadium on…

Rooney To Miss Group Games

England striker Wayne Rooney will miss his country’s three group games after a scan revealed he cannot train for at least another three weeks. Rooney’s club Manchester United have confirmed that he will need another scan on June 14 to determine when he can return to the field. If given the all clear, he could…

Angola

It would be easy to say Angola will be completely overmatched at the World Cup. Then again, no one even expected them to get this far. Just qualifying for this summer’s tournament was a huge success. It was a glorious day last fall when the national team of Angola, a poverty-stricken country that has seen…

Gibbs Scratched, Berhalter In

Berhalter steps in for the injured Gibbs in Germany. Gregg Berhalter, a veteran of the USA’s 2002 FIFA World Cup roster, has been added to the USA’s 23-man roster for the 2006 FIFA World Cup to replace defender Cory Gibbs, who was diagnosed with a right knee injury on Thursday. Berhalter will join the U.S….

Reyna Hamstring Scan Looks Good

U.S. captain Claudio Reyna received good news on Wednesday morning after an MRI. U.S. captain Claudio Reyna received good news on Wednesday morning after an MRI examination revealed no muscle damage to his right hamstring. While there is no specific time frame set for his return, the prognosis is very positive. “I am relieved that…

Rooney Results Expected Friday

English ace Wayne Rooney will have his broken metatarsal scanned today. England hero Wayne Rooney will have a scan on his broken metatarsal on Thursday, but the results are not expected to be available until Friday. Rooney is having an MRI scan on his injury and specialists will analyse the result with Manchester United’s assistant…

Voice of the Fan: OUT OF AFRICA

There is always a side that exceeds expectations and graces the world stage with a true underdog story. G6 Journal’s Heath Young searches for one such overachiever to come out of Africa. At least one squad will whip their faithful into a frenzy of swirling national colors and pride as they surge far deeper into…

G6 Team Profile: MEXICO

Mexico has qualified for the World Cup 12 times, more than most of the great soccer superpowers, but without much success. This summer, they are truly looking to rewrite history. El Tri is ranked among FIFA’s top 10 and the roster is loaded with star players and a talented coach – Ricardo La Volpe –…

G6 Team Profile: IRAN

Critics say that this year’s Iranian squad is desperate to make their mark on the world stage. It will be Team Melli’s third trip to the World Cup, the first in eight years, after a struggle to reach the top of their Asian region. But there is more than just desperation surrounding their journey to…

Soca Warriors Tune Up With Win

Trinidad and Tobago continued their World Cup build-up with a 3-2 victory over Austria Vienna on Tuesday night. Trinidad and Tobago continued their World Cup build-up with a 3-2 victory over Austria Vienna on Tuesday night. The Soca Warriors – who are in Group B alongside England, Sweden and Paraguay – went ahead in the…

Reyna Waits On Hamstring Scan

US skipper Claudio Reyna strained his hamstring in the loss to Morocco and will await an MRI. Manchester City’s Claudio Reyna went off injured in the 16th minute as the USA were beaten 1-0 by Morocco in a World Cup warm-up in Nashville. The USA captain suffered a hamstring strain, but is hopeful of being…