Monthly Archives: June 2006

Ronaldo Plans to Score More Goals

Brazil striker Ronaldo is looking to score the goals that can take Brazil to further World Cup glory after breaking Gerd Muller’s 36-year-old Tournament goalscoring record. Ronaldo took his tally to 15 (having played in three World Cups) with his goal after five minutes against Ghana. The world champions won 3-0 to qualify for the…

Klinsmann Waves Off U.S. Talk

Germany boss Jürgen Klinsmann has insisted that he has no intention of leaving to coach the U.S. Men’s National Team after World Cup. “That doesn’t interest me at all,” he told reporters on Monday. “At the moment, I’m only interested in my job and that has to continue to the final.” Speculation is rife that…

Ronaldo Wary Of Ghana Threat

Brazil striker Ronaldo, fresh from tying the all-time mark for goals scored at World Cup, says round of 16 opponent Ghana will be no walk in the park. “We must not be complacent as they have plenty of quality players,” he stated. “We’ve watched their matches, we will try and prey on their weaknesses.” “The…

Van Basten Peturbed By Referee

Holland manager Marco van Basten admitted he was sincerely dismayed by the performance of referee Valentin Ivanov during Sunday night’s World Cup round of 16 loss to Portugal. The official tied a tournament record for his card dealing; in all, he showed 16 yellows and four reds in the fierce 1-0 contest. “It is a…

Germany Is Easier, Says Maxi

Argentina goal hero Maxi Rodrigues has let slip that he finds beaten round of 16 foe Mexico to be tougher than upcoming quarterfinal opponent Germany. “Mexico has a way of playing that is difficult for us with lots of movement in midfield with defenders also going forward,” he explained. “Germany has a different system, and…

Crespo Questions Referees

Argentina striker Hernan Crespo has questioned the standard of refereeing at this year’s World Cup. The Chelsea star believes his side has been denied goals against the Ivory Coast, Serbia & Montenegro and Mexico en route to the quarterfinals. Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi appeared to hook up for a game-clinching goal against Mexico but…

Wednesday Round-up: No Surprises

All the top teams advanced to the Round of 16 in Germany today. Argentina and Portugal won Group C and D, respectively. Netherlands and Mexico go through as runners up. Mexico looked to be in some trouble early in the first half, as they found themselves down 2-nil with Portugal (and Angola) looking ever dangerous….

Voice of the Fan: Who's Hot?

With the group stages nearing an end, G6’s Heath Young weighs in on who appears poised to challenge for the world’s most coveted trophy. Germany – The host side have demolished Group A with precision passing and a scorching attack. The once-maligned Jurgen Klinsman has quickly regained his national hero status by turning the typically…