Monthly Archives: June 2006

Borgetti Ruled Out For Portugal

Mexico team doctors have announced that strike ace Jared Borgetti will miss their Group D closer against Portugal, yet remained hopeful he would be ready for the knockout stages. The Bolton man picked up a thigh ailment, but is working hard to regain fitness. “He cannot play for this game against Portugal,” Dr. Milton Graniolatti…

Nedved Worried Over Selection

Czech Republic star Pavel Nedved is fretting their Group E match-up with Italy due to the team’s stunning lack of front line players. Coach Karel Brueckner is without top defender Tomas Ujfalusi, as well as his best three forwards: Milan Baroš, Jan Koller and Vratislav Lokvenc. “Although we defeated the USA, we knew that we…

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McBride Pleased By De Rossi Word

U.S. veteran Brian McBride was warmed by the fact that Italy midfielder Danielle De Rossi came up to perform an act of contrition after catching the striker in the eye with a nasty elbow Saturday night. “He was classy and apologized right after the game,” McBride told reporters. “I’m fortunate that I don’t have a…

Kewell Charged After Ref Insults

Australia winger Harry Kewell has been charged by FIFA after insulting a referee. The Liverpool star was reported for swearing at German official Markus Merk during the 2-0 defeat to Brazil on Sunday. “Fifa have opened disciplinary procedures against Harry Kewell,” said Fifa communications director Markus Siegler. “It was reported in the referee’s report that…

Argentina Dominates; Mexico Held

Argentina turned in the performance of the tournament to date, a 6-nil drubbing of Serbia & Montenegro. Netherlands will join them in the Round of 16, meanwhile Mexico was held to a scoreless draw with Angola. Domination best describes Argentina’s effort. Maxi Rodriguez opened up the scoring in the 6th minute, then Hernan Crespo provided…

Spector Completes West Ham Move

U.S. defense starlet Jonathan Spector has made the jump from Manchester United to West Ham United on a deal worth about $1 million. “Jonathan is a player we have been tracking for the past 18 months or so,” Hammers manager Alan Pardew told the club website. “He has huge potential.” “He is definitely one for…

FIFA Brands Fan Trouble 'Disgusting'

FIFA have branded the trouble the escalted before last night’s match between World Cup hosts Germany and Poland as ‘disgusting’. Rioting between German and Polish hooligans led to 429 arrests in Dortmund on Wednesday night and 96 of these have already been charged with offences. FIFA communications director Markus Siegler said: “The hooliganism was absolutely…