Yearly Archives: 2009

Toffees tie up Donovan loan deal

Everton have confirmed the signing of United States striker Landon Donovan on a short-term loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy. Donovan will join the Merseyside club in the January transfer window and stay until mid-March having been granted permission by his MLS club. The 27-year-old will increase manager David Moyes’ selection options during a season…

World Cup 2010: Group A

A group of hosts, past and present. Next year’s home team, South Africa will kick off their campaign against 2-time hosts Mexico and France, as well as Uruguay, home of the first World Cup in 1930. Despite missing out on seeding, The French (with or without Thierry Henry) will fancy their chances of progression. Mexico,…

World Cup 2010: Group B

Diego Maradona’s Argentina will be the clear favorites to progress from Group B, but second place could be a dogfight between three very solid teams – South Korea, Nigeria and Greece. If Maradona can figure out his favorite 11, a Leo Messi-inspired Argentina will expect to win the group and go much further. Nigeria will…

World Cup 2010: Group C

All the focus in Group C will be on the opening match between England and USA. American fans will be hoping for a repeat of their famous 1-0 victory at the 1950 World Cup. Both sides will be confident of overcoming Algeria and Slovenia. Fabio Capello has transformed England since taking the manager’s hot-seat in…

World Cup 2010: Group D

One of the strongest groups on paper – featuring powerhouses Michael Ballack, Michael Essien and Nemanja Vidic – Group D is anchored by perennial favorites, Germany. Australia are a rapidly improving outfit, while Ghana and Serbia both deserve dark horse status. Three-time winners, the Germans haven’t failed to reach the second round since 1950. It…