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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…

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Brazil and France Set Up Classic Quarterfinal

The last three world cup trophies have been won by Brazil or France. This year they’ll meet in the quarterfinals. Brazil got a comfortable win over Ghana, 3-nil. Ronaldo got Brazil on the scoreboard after only 5 minutes, with his record-setting 15th career World Cup goal. Adriano added another in first half injury time. Ghana…

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Soccer365 Q & A with Josh Wolff

After the U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup, Soccer365′s Lars Lifrak caught up with Josh Wolff and discussed his impressions of the World Cup performance, the loss to Ghana, returning to club soccer and more… The World Cup has come and gone for Josh Wolff and the United States. It must have been extra…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Socceroos Penalized, Italy Wins on Final Kick

Francesco Totti broke a 0-0 draw from the penalty spot in the final seconds to give Italy a place in the World Cup Quarterfinals. Australia must return home despite having multiple chances to score, finishing with a one man advantage. Marco Materazzi was sent off early in the second half with a straight red card…

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Thursday Results – US Out, Ghana and Aussies Advance

The United States was sent packing by Ghana, who advances along with Italy. In the Group F, Brazil put on a second half show in a 4-1 win over Japan, while the Aussies fought hard to hard to its first Round of 16 ever. Ghana 2 – United States 1 Goals: 22′ – Haminu Draman…

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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….

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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…

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Adu Torn Over US-Ghana Match

D.C. United starlet Freddy Adu says he is unsure whether to pull for his native Ghana or the U.S. Men’s National Team – of which he is a capped member – in Thursday’s key World Cup 2006 encounter. The Americans are trying to rally with a victory to reach the knockout stage for the third…

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World Cup Over, Owen Flies Home

Michael Owen has flown back to England and could be out for up to five months after a scan revealed the extent of his knee injury. The Newcastle star did the damage in the first minute of the 2-2 draw with Sweden, and will miss the rest of the World Cup. “Obviously it’s a massive…

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Germany, England Win Groups–Avoid Match-Up

Germany and England got the results they needed to go through as Group winners; therefore, avoiding a second round match-up with each other. Ecuador and Sweden earned Round of 16 spots as group runners-up. In Group A, Germany dominated Ecuador 3-0 to secure the top spot in Group A. Miroslav Klose had two goals, making…