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  1. FIFA: Spain and Portugal venues 'ideal' for finals

    Soccernet staff

    Spain and Portugal boast "ideal" venues for the World Cup and have a strong chance of being elected as tournament host, according to the head of FIFA's inspection team.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  2. Villa hold 'amicable' talks with City target James Milner

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    Aston Villa have held what the club describe as "amicable" talks with Manchester City target James Milner and the midfielder will be a member of Martin O'Neill's squad for a pre-season tournament in Portugal.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2010
  3. 2010 World Cup: 'Paolo' the octopus ends with 100% record

    Soccernet staff

    Spain's 1-0 defeat of the Netherlands in the World Cup final gave Paul the psychic octopus a 100% record for the tournament, and now the Italians are trying to claim "Paolo" as their own.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2010
  4. Diego Forlan crowned player of tournament

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    Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has won the FIFA Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup. Spain's David Villa was second with Holland's Wesley Sneijder third.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2010
  5. 2010 World Cup: Ronaldo hails Klose after German falls short

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    Ronaldo has praised Miroslav Klose's scoring achievements after the German striker fell just short of the Brazilian World Cup winner's 15-goal all-time tournament record.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2010
  6. Blatter toasts 'special' World Cup

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    FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists Africa's World Cup has been a success, despite criticism over empty seats and controversial refereeing decisions.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2010
  7. 2010 World Cup: Sneijder and Villa vying for Golden Ball award

    Soccernet staff

    Ahead of Sunday's World Cup final between Netherlands and Spain, the tournament's joint top-scorers Wesley Sneijder and David Villa have both been named on a ten-man shortlist for the Golden Ball award.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  8. Milla unimpressed by African nations

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    Roger Milla believes the display by the African nations at the World Cup has been disappointing and backed his pre-tournament criticism of Samuel Eto'o.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  9. 2010 World Cup: Security questions after vuvuzela intruder

    Soccernet staff

    Security at the tournament was again put in the spotlight after a fan brandishing a vuvuzela ran onto the pitch in the fourth minute of the Germany-Spain semi-final in Durban, briefly delaying the match.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  10. 2010 World Cup: FIFA hints at help for referees before 2014

    Soccernet staff

    FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke has claimed that the 2010 World Cup will be the last tournament to be played under the existing refereeing system.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  11. 2010 World Cup: Gianluigi Buffon: Italy lacked experience

    Soccernet staff

    Gianluigi Buffon has pinpointed a lack of experience as one of the reasons for Italy's World Cup failure, despite the side facing accusations throughout the tournament that they were too old to win the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  12. Ozil laughs off 'boredom' claims

    Soccernet staff

    Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed that beating England is the highlight of his tournament so far, and has ridiculed the English for claiming they were 'bored' between games in South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  13. Blatter: World Cup a success

    Soccernet staff

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has proclaimed the first World Cup to be held on African soil as a success, claiming the tournament has proven that "football gives emotions in this deranged world."

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2010
  14. Ferguson was interested in David Villa deal

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    Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he considered a move for David Villa before the World Cup's leading scorer joined Barcelona prior to the start of the tournament.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2010
  15. 2010 World Cup: Brazil star Elano could miss rest of World Cup

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    Brazil midfielder Elano could miss the remainder of the World Cup as he struggles to recover from an ankle injury.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  16. 2010 World Cup: Takeshi Okada admits he may quit Japan

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    Japan coach Takeshi Okada has conceded that he may quit after his team's exit from the tournament at the hands of Paraguay.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2010