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July 3, 2010, 12:29 PM
FIFA WORLD CUP SOCCER 2010
THE SEMIFINALS

<center> <table x:str border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 720" height="498"> <colgroup> <col width="190" span="4" style="width: 143pt"> </colgroup> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td colspan="2" style="height: 34; width: 359; color: red; font-size: 18.0pt; font-weight: 700; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver"> 1st SEMIFINAL</td> <td colspan="2" style="width: 360; color: red; font-size: 18.0pt; font-weight: 700; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="34"> 2nd SEMIFINAL</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td colspan="2" style="height: 34; width: 359; color: navy; font-size: 14.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver"> URUGUAY http://www.fifa.com/imgml/flags/s/uru.gif vs http://www.fifa.com/imgml/flags/s/ned.gif NETHERLANDS</td> <td colspan="2" style="width: 360; color: navy; font-size: 14.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="34"> GERMANY http://www.fifa.com/imgml/flags/s/ger.gif vs http://www.fifa.com/imgml/flags/s/esp.gif SPAIN</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; color: navy; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 179; color: navy; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 180; color: navy; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; color: navy; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td colspan="2" style="height: 17; width: 359; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver"> Tuesday, 6th July, 18:30 GMT</td> <td colspan="2" style="width: 360; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="17"> Wednesday, 7th July, 18:30 GMT</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td colspan="2" style="height: 17; width: 359; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver"> Green Point Stadium, Cape Town</td> <td colspan="2" style="width: 360; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="17"> Durban Stadium, Durban</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: silver" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td colspan="2" style="height: 17; width: 359; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> &nbsp;</td> <td colspan="2" style="width: 360; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="24" style="height: 18.0pt"> <td colspan="4" style="height: 24; width: 720; font-size: 14.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> Route To Semifinal</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 167; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 16; width: 181; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; text-align: general; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; text-align: general; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="16"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 148; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; text-align: general; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="16"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; text-align: general; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="16"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="21" style="height: 15.75pt"> <td style="height: 21; width: 181; font-size: 12.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> URUGUAY</td> <td style="width: 179; font-size: 12.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="21"> NETHERLANDS</td> <td style="width: 180; font-size: 12.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="21"> GERMANY</td> <td style="width: 181; font-size: 12.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="21"> SPAIN</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="21" style="height: 15.75pt"> <td colspan="4" style="height: 21; width: 720; font-size: 12.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; text-underline-style: single; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-style: normal; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> Group Stage</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> 0-0 vs France</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 2-0 vs Denmark</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 4-0 vs Australia</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 0-1 vs Switzerland</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> 3-0 vs South Africa</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 1-0 vs Japan</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 0-1 vs Serbia</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 2-0 vs Honduras</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> 1-0 vs Mexico</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 2-1 vs Cameroon</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 1-0 vs Ghana</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 2-1 vs Chile</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="21" style="height: 15.75pt"> <td colspan="4" style="height: 21; width: 720; font-size: 12.0pt; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; text-underline-style: single; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-style: normal; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> Round Of 16</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> 2-1 vs South Korea</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 2-1 vs Slovakia</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 4-1 vs England</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> 1-0 vs Portugal</td> </tr> <tr height="17" style="height: 12.75pt"> <td style="height: 17; width: 181; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 179; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 180; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle; white-space: normal; color: windowtext; font-size: 10.0pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Arial; border: medium none; padding-left: 1px; padding-right: 1px; padding-top: 1px; background: #CCFFFF" height="17"> &nbsp;</td> <td style="width: 181; text-align: center; 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al-Sagar
July 3, 2010, 12:32 PM
so finally we have arrived at the semifinal stage. from 32 nations we are down to the last 4. these are the last 4 teams to be involved.

URUGUAY: ranked 16 in World. Two time world champs. though in ancient time 1930 and 1950. they had quite a easy run upto this point. except for France (who were extremely poor) they haven't face any big guns so far. perhaps Netherlands in the semi will be their biggest test. can they take one more step and go to the finals and fight for their 3rd championship ????

NETHERLANDS: ranked 4 in world. the inventors of total football. they played the finals in 1974 and 1978 but lost both times. since then they have once been in the semis and lost and eventually was 4th in 1998. The Dutch previously had very good teams with good teams but never made a good run in world cups. this time after very easy games initially they surprised all beating brazil in the quarters although still havent really played good like the "clockwork orange" or "the flying Dutchmen". but may be finally this is the year.

GERMANY: ranked 6. no need to introduce the 3 time world champs Germany who now are the favorites to win the world cup for sure. injuries to ballack and rolfes was a blessing in disguise. as it Loew had to play the young attacking minded players like oezil, muellar into the squad and they have been purely inspirational along with another young player khedira and the experienced pros like klose, schweinsteiger, podolski, lahm, mertasacker, friedrich. if they continue the way they have demolished Argentina and England in recent games, there is no stopping Germany.

SPAIN: ranked 2 by FIFA. perhaps the biggest underachiever in World Football is Spain. always had some talented players in there team but always failed in the big stage. but the current generation looks a bit different. after the Euro success in 2008 they look they mean business in this World Cup. already they have qualified in the semis which surprisingly is their first time here. but they now have a high flying Germany, but surely on their day Spain can beat Germany. may be this time Spain can let all those disappointments behind them and get some glory

_Rafi_
July 3, 2010, 01:02 PM
I am supporting German rising stars against Spanish super stars.
Netherlands will also get my support against Uruguay who I think dont deserve to be in Semi.

al-Sagar
July 5, 2010, 09:19 AM
27 hours and 11 mins left

al-Sagar
July 5, 2010, 09:32 AM
Dutch target final redemption (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/preview?id=264120&league=FIFA.WORLD&cc=4716&ver=global)

The only undefeated countries left in this year's World Cup go head-to-head for a place in their third World Cup final, though their records make for somewhat different reading. While Uruguay have won both their two previous appearances in the showpiece - in 1930 and 1954 - Netherlands have carried the two successive final defeats in 1974 and 1978 like an albatross around their neck ever since.

The last time the Oranje competed in a World Cup semi-final was in 1998, when they were knocked out on penalties by Brazil following a 1-1 draw that included one of the greatest ever finals goals, a finish of real beauty from Dennis Bergkamp. This time around, Brazil were vanquished in the quarter-finals and South America's only remaining contenders in South Africa stand in the way of Netherlands' date with destiny.

Bert van Marwijk's side have won all five of their matches in South Africa, seeing off Denmark, Japan, Cameroon, Slovakia and Brazil in a style that can be more accurately labelled as ruthlessly efficient than Total Football. Netherlands now have a great chance to exorcise the demons of '74 and '78, and with Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben firing on all cylinders, they appear to possess both more quality and more big-game experience than Uruguay - a nation playing their most significant match since beating Brazil to win the 1995 Copa America.

Few would have predicted Uruguay's place in the last four before the tournament, but they have proved an opportunistic side, high on energy and talent. In a group containing a shambolic France, a South Africa team possessing less quality than any previous host nation and a flair-filled but defensively frail Mexico, Oscar Tabarez's side advanced with some comfort to the knockout stage. Against South Korea in the second round, Luis Suarez was the hero - netting twice in a 2-1 victory and with Ghana the opposition in the quarter-finals, the Ajax striker was the saviour once more.

Suarez has been demonised by some, canonised by others, for his last-minute handball - but the subsequent red card and his suspension for this semi-final would appear ample punishment for Uruguay. The South Americans must suffer the absence of the most prolific goalscorer in European football last season for their biggest match since defeat to Brazil's greatest ever side in the 1970 World Cup semi-finals.

Uruguay player to watch: Edinson Cavani. After struggling to a dour 0-0 draw with France in the opening game, the introduction of Cavani to the starting line-up has drastically improved Uruguay's fortunes. Despite not finding the net in South Africa, Cavani has proved the perfect foil to strike partner Luis Suarez and has allowed talismanic captain Diego Forlan to drop deep and influence proceedings, playing behind the front two. Cavani's movement off the ball, passing and work-rate have been impressive, but with Suarez suspended, the Palermo forward must now step out of his shadow and prove his goalscoring credentials.

Netherlands player to watch: Mark Van Bommel. One of the Oranje's unsung heroes in South Africa, Van Bommel and fellow midfield enforcer Nigel De Jong have frequently done the Dutch dirty work - breaking up play to allow the creative talents of Dirk Kuyt, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben to flourish. The Bayern Munich man is proficient at doing the simple things such as passing and intercepting effectively and played a crucial role in keeping Kaka quiet in the second-half against Brazil. This time around he will be charged with keeping Forlan at bay and if he manages to stifle Uruguay's dangerman, Netherlands have a great chance of progressing.

Key battle: Diego Godin/ Mauricio Victorino/ Álvaro Pereira v Arjen Robben. The suspension of Uruguay left-back Jorge Fucile has given Oscar Tabarez a huge defensive dilemma: who should be charged with shackling Netherlands star turn Arjen Robben? The Bayern Munich winger has been in sparkling form since returning from injury and the loss of Fucile, who was expected to provide a stern test after proving one of Uruguay's most impressive performers in South Africa, is a big blow. Alvaro Pereira, who has been deployed as a left winger during the tournament, has displayed his ability at left-back for club side Porto and will have the pace, if not the defensive nous, to track Robben. The other options are dependent on the fitness of captain Digeo Lugano and fellow centre-backs Godin and Victorino; if the former is fit than one of the latter two may switch to the left and take up a man-marking job on Van Marwijk's most explosive weapon.

Trivia: New Zealand could feasibly finish as the only unbeaten side at the 2010 World Cup, should the winner of this clash between Netherlands and Uruguay go on to lose the final.

Stats: Uruguay are without a win in their last 13 World Cup finals games against European opposition (six draws, seven losses) with their last success over a European side coming in 1970 when they beat the Soviet Union 1-0 at the quarter-final stage.

Odds: Uruguay (7.50), Netherlands (1.61) and the draw (3.50) are all on offer at Bet365. Wesley Sneijder to score first might be worth a flutter at 8.00.

Prediction: South America's sole representatives have yet to face a side of Netherlands' quality and it could well be their undoing. The loss of key players in Suarez and Fucile presents dilemmas in both tactics and personnel for Uruguay, and the Dutch are primed to fully exploit their deficiencies, after fighting back to beat Brazil. Robben and Sneijder hold the key; expect them to have what it takes to unlock the Uruguay defence and book a place in the final

al-Sagar
July 5, 2010, 09:35 AM
On the attack (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/preview?id=264121&league=FIFA.WORLD&cc=4716&ver=global)

Germany manager Joachim Low described his side's 4-0 annihilation of Argentina in the quarter-finals as a "performance of champions" and in doing so made a statement of intent. His youthful German side are not just at these finals to gain valuable experience but to lift the trophy.

Their defeat of Argentina was the third time in five games that Germany scored four goals in a match - defeating Australia 4-0 in their opening group game and England 4-1 in the second round - and Die Mannschaft go into this match as the team in form. Low's side have developed a quick-flowing, counter-attacking style that has proved too hot to handle for more than one opponent.

The Germans have brought a breath of fresh air to tournament that has often been bogged down with defensive tactics and their attacking intent will pose a whole new set of problems for a Spanish side that is used to facing massed defences and looks vulnerable at the back.

While Germany were romping to a famous victory over Diego Maradona's previously unbeaten Argentina, the below par Spaniards fought out a 1-0 victory over Paraguay following a similarly attritional 1-0 win against Portugal in the second round. It's fair to say the Vicente Del Bosque's side are yet to hit the form that enabled them to win Euro 2008, coincidentally with a 1-0 win over Germany in Vienna, and the sorry sight of an out-of-sorts Fernando Torres is emblematic of that.

The subdued Liverpool striker has started the last four games for Spain since recovering from injury, but has been hauled off around the 60-minute mark in every match after failing to make an impact. It can be no coincidence that his exit against Paraguay coincided with an improvement for Spain and it would be no surprise if Del Bosque opted to start Fernando Llorente or Pedro instead.

It may be late in the day to start making unforced changes but something needs to be done or Spain, who will be playing in their first ever World Cup semi final, face the prospect of being swept aside by a German side high on confidence and talent. But Low must make a significant change of his own with man-of-the-moment Thomas Muller, who jointly leads Germany in both goals and assists, suspended. The Bayern Munich starlet will be a big miss.

Germany player to watch: Bastian Schweinsteiger - Argentina singled out German midfielder Mesut Ozil for special treatment in their quarter-final clash and so Schweinsteiger assumed the role of creator-in-chief with devastating effect. The Bayern Munich star provided the assists for Germany's first and third goals and was imperious in midfield throughout the match. With Muller missing against Spain Schweinsteiger will again have to deliver a top notch box-to-box performance.

Spain player to watch: David Villa - It may be an obvious selection but Barcelona's new €40 million signing has carried Spain this far and all eyes will be on him as he attempts to do so once again. Villa has scored five of Spain's seven goals in South Africa and is well on the way to winning the Golden Boot. Already recognised as one of Europe's most fearsome strikers he is now making a substantial impact on the world stage.

Key battle: Miroslav Klose v Gerard Pique: Germany striker Klose has mustered more goals in this World Cup than he managed in the entire Bundesliga season and in doing so stands on the brink of making history. The often derided Bayern Munich forward has already overtaken Pele in the World Cup's all-time goalscoring charts with 14, and just one more will see him tied for first place with Ronaldo. Hoping to stop Klose will be Barcelona centre-back Pique, who had torrid time against Paraguay and resorted to hauling down opponent Oscar Cardozo. Fortunately Cardozo failed to score from the resulting penalty.

Trivia: The last encounter between these two nations was in the Euro 2008 final. Spain won 1-0 thanks to a Fernando Torres strike.

Stats: All 14 of Miroslav Klose's World Cup goals have come in open play and been scored from inside the box. Half of them have been headers.

Odds: Germany (2.80), Spain (2.62) and the draw (3.20) are all on offer at Bet365. But a 2-1 win for Germany will get you 11.00.

Prediction: These two sides both love to attack but while Spain have been stuttering, Germany have hit their stride and that could be the crucial difference.

Ashraf-FTP
July 5, 2010, 10:59 AM
Muller will be a big miss. That yellow card was undeserved. The refeeres have been very random in this tournament. But still I think Trochowski or Cacau will come in. None of them are as versatile as Muller but still they can do the job. I am just hoping it wont affect the team psychologically.

Torres shouldnt be playing. They should be playing with one forward, Villa. Fabregas, Xavi and Iniesta should play as attacking midfielders. They arent being able to score enough because they cant really press teams and get the ball inside the penalty area. They are just shooting from edges of the area. Also there are not enough long shots being taken by Alonso and others. The opposing keepers face no pressure.

al-Sagar
July 5, 2010, 11:56 AM
Muller will be a big miss. That yellow card was undeserved. The refeeres have been very random in this tournament. But still I think Trochowski or Cacau will come in. None of them are as versatile as Muller but still they can do the job. I am just hoping it wont affect the team psychologically.

Torres shouldnt be playing. They should be playing with one forward, Villa. Fabregas, Xavi and Iniesta should play as attacking midfielders. They arent being able to score enough because they cant really press teams and get the ball inside the penalty area. They are just shooting from edges of the area. Also there are not enough long shots being taken by Alonso and others. The opposing keepers face no pressure.

agree with german part.

for spain ... like argentina they have quick players, skillful players but they dont play high tempo, except for ramos and capdevila some time. all others xavi, alonso, iniesta, busquets and villa, when receives the ball holds the ball for long time, tries to dribble too much, this allows opposition defence to get in shape and opposition midfielders to close down quickly. fabregas can actually increase the tempo. he is a player who will intiate a more like pass and move kind of game. as he likes to play quick one-twos and move into the box. with alonso and xavi who can sit deep i dont think the necessity of busquets. easily fabregas should play over him. busquets isnt doing the nasty tackles so why him. and about torress ?? spain always have been successful previously with torres villa partnership. torres upfront as target man and villa behind him. villa sometimes find it a bit tough playing alone upfront. looks like del bosque is not brave enough or confident enough to replace torres for pedro or llorente. torres has been out for three months for injury and surely out of form and fitness and low in confidence. del bosque is hoping torres may get back to form but not working.

al-Sagar
July 5, 2010, 12:10 PM
Muller will be a big miss. That yellow card was undeserved. The refeeres have been very random in this tournament. But still I think Trochowski or Cacau will come in. None of them are as versatile as Muller but still they can do the job. I am just hoping it wont affect the team psychologically.

Torres shouldnt be playing. They should be playing with one forward, Villa. Fabregas, Xavi and Iniesta should play as attacking midfielders. They arent being able to score enough because they cant really press teams and get the ball inside the penalty area. They are just shooting from edges of the area. Also there are not enough long shots being taken by Alonso and others. The opposing keepers face no pressure.

do u have any idea what happened to david odonkor .... he went to a spanish team and i could not follow him any more

Bond
July 5, 2010, 12:43 PM
I'll be flying tomorrow, so won't be able to watch the uruguay semis, but hope i make it in time to watch Germany vs Spain (this should have been the final). will be an awesome game

SportsGuru
July 6, 2010, 05:47 AM
Will Spain beat Germany and qualify in the Fifa WC finals?

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 09:24 AM
Will Spain beat Germany and qualify in the Fifa WC finals?

let me do some analysis for another 32 hours.... then i can give you a 100% correct answer

SS
July 6, 2010, 09:57 AM
is there any way to get the recorded semi final matches to watch...

bujhee kom
July 6, 2010, 10:38 AM
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

1st Semi-Final: The Netherlands vs. Uruguay

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Holland
Oranje
The Flying Dutchmen
Clockwork Orange
Orange Alert

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Uruguay's Sebastian Abreu. Photo: AFP


2:30 p.m. EST

Go Netherlands and Go Uruguay!!!

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 12:15 PM
THREAD ALREADY EXISTS FOR SEMIFINALS (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=33786)

may be we can switch there

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 12:34 PM
Uruguay v Netherlands line-ups:

Uruguay: 1-Fernando Muslera; 3-Diego Godin, 6-Mauricio Victorino, 5-Walter Gargano, 16-Maximiliano Pereira, 22-Martin Caceres, 15-Diego Perez, 11-Alvaro Pereira, 17-Egidio Arevalo, 7-Edinson Cavani, 10-Diego Forlan.

Netherlands: 1-Maarten Stekelenburg; 12-Khalid Boulahrouz, 3-John Heitinga, 4-Joris Mathijsen, 5-Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 7-Dirk Kuyt, 6-Mark van Bommel, 10-Wesley Sneijder, 14-Demy de Zeeuw, 11-Arjen Robben; 9-Robin van Persie.

Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan).

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 12:53 PM
I am officially in. M. Aamer gets Warner.

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:00 PM
ami ajke ekta 1MBPS line paisi ......

temporary.

week e 1-2 din use korte parbo

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 01:02 PM
I think Uruguay will play defensively tonight. They are without Suarez. They will try to frustate Netherland and to get stunner from counter attack.

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:08 PM
I think Uruguay will play defensively tonight. They are without Suarez. They will try to frustate Netherland and to get stunner from counter attack.

agree with u, on counter they will quickly look to get the ball to forlan or cavani. they will try to get quickly near the box and will look to get free kicks or corners.

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 01:08 PM
95 95 73 93 95 74
Shoib Akhtar still alive!

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:12 PM
Dutch legend Ruud Gullit:

"Everybody expects this to be the moment. We have been twice to the final. The difference is that this time we won't play the hosts - because in West Germany in 1974, we had to play against West Germany and in Argentina in 1978 we had to face Argentina. This is a great opportunity.”

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:24 PM
Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk:

"If you see Uruguay’s passion it could serve as an example for us. You always have to go on your own strength and stay close to your own football culture, but there are always things you can learn from other teams.

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:25 PM
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez:

"Up till now, we feel very happy with what we have done. Not so much in our footballing performance, but in terms of recent football history in Uruguay. It is the effect it has had for the Uruguay people, especially for young people who have never seen anything like this. It has happened at a time when no-one believed it could happen. It is like we are at a party that we weren't invited to. But I think we have the right to stay at that party. It simply depends on us."

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:28 PM
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

"Quite a few English flags here as well - representing Port Vale, Birmingham City and Brighton to name but three of the teams. You might remember this was 'meant' to be a Brazil-England semi-final. That didn't quite happen did it? Anyway, Cape Town Stadium is slowly filling up and it is predominantly one colour - you know which one."


lol

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 01:30 PM
First touch of the match...

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:31 PM
kick off ................

within 120-180 minutes we will know a FINALIST

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:33 PM
dirk kuyt ....... good chance ....

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:36 PM
long range effort from pareira ....

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:39 PM
another dangerous cross by kuyt ....

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 01:40 PM
10 minutes on clock but the match just picked up some pace

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:41 PM
cavani playing in a more advanced role, forlan behind him

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:42 PM
sneijder with a chance to shoot ...

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:43 PM
haha, sneijder shot hit his on man van persie ...

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:45 PM
15 mins gone ....

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 01:48 PM
What a goal!

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:48 PM
what a goal by GIO

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:49 PM
did u saw the initial build up ............. starting from the defense ..... the way they brought the ball and then passed around

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 01:49 PM
Absolutely stunner! Best goal of the world cup.

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:50 PM
that for me is now the best goal of the tournament

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:52 PM
NED 1 - URU 0

23 min

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 01:54 PM
did u saw the initial build up ............. starting from the defense ..... the way they brought the ball and then passed around

I thought they were taking too much time...surely proved me wrong

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:54 PM
now lets see how uruguay can recover

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:56 PM
van bommel, sneijder, van persie, van bronvhost all have goot shooting power and range ..... looks like they may take their chances if arrives

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 01:59 PM
ohh that shot againt ..... just enough height to beat the GK and below the post

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:01 PM
looks like tempers of players are hotting up

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 02:05 PM
It was a good chance for Uruguay

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:05 PM
cavani ........ just could not deliver the ball in

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:07 PM
to BBC via SMS

Ted Clinch: "Even Luis Suarez wouldn't have been able to stop that goal."

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:10 PM
now forlan with a cracker

1-1

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 02:10 PM
Forlan!

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:11 PM
his free kick last game was a right footer, this one a left footer

tonoy
July 6, 2010, 02:11 PM
Wooo FORLAN!!!!!! I love this game baby!!!

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 02:13 PM
Not the best effort from Netherland's GK to stop the goal

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:13 PM
forlan with another free kick, from a longer range.... comfortable save by GK

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:14 PM
Not the best effort from Netherland's GK to stop the goal

i feel he was surprised by the effort or expected the shot on his right side

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:17 PM
another good pass and move build up by the orange

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:17 PM
half time

1-1

good game so far

tonoy
July 6, 2010, 02:19 PM
Rooting for Uruguay. Can't stand the dutch or any european nations on the world cup.

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:21 PM
BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

"More stunned silence from the Dutch fans after that Diego Forlan equaliser, and Maarten Stekelenburg knows he has made a howler there. Giovanni van Bronkhorst had to pick him up off the floor afterwards, with the Netherlands keeper still shaking his head. The whole of the Uruguay bench joined virtually the whole team in mobbing Forlan on the touchline afterwards - the South Americans have done very little in this half but they are right back in this game now."

magic boy
July 6, 2010, 02:21 PM
Forlan the real hero of this world cup! amazing performance

Nadim
July 6, 2010, 02:24 PM
jore fore bok more r fokirer keramoti bare(goal by holland captain)
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bujhee kom
July 6, 2010, 02:27 PM
So sorry Shagor bhai, I didn't know, it's good we are merged with your one!

Unbelievable! Obisshasshokor keramoti of soccer!
1 Uruguay Uruguay
Diego Forlán (40')
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1 Netherlands Netherlands
Giovanni van Bronckhorst (17')

bujhee kom
July 6, 2010, 02:28 PM
What a match in the brewing!! I am supporting both of them! So I it's a win/lose lose/win for me.

bujhee kom
July 6, 2010, 02:28 PM
Uruguay-e prochondo shoktimottar porichoi dieche ebaar!

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:29 PM
jore fore bok more r fokirer keramoti bare(goal by holland captain)
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ar ek match por retire korbe

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:30 PM
What a match in the brewing!! I am supporting both of them! So I it's a win/lose lose/win for me.

yes, khela besh bhaloi jombe next half e

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 02:31 PM
BK vai, kemon achen?

bujhee kom
July 6, 2010, 02:32 PM
yes, khela besh bhaloi jombe next half e

Ji ji dada, thik bolechen khela aaj mone hocche besh bhaloi jombe!!!

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:33 PM
de zeew off

van der vaart on

bujhee kom
July 6, 2010, 02:33 PM
BK vai, kemon achen?

Salaam Rafi bhai!! Apanar duas and love + ashesh Allah-er kudrote konorokome beche achi!!
Apni kemon achen, family kemun ache dada?

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 02:36 PM
Salaam Rafi bhai!! Apanar duas and love + ashesh Allah-er kudrote konorokome beche achi!!
Apni kemon achen, family kemun ache dada?

''Valoi achi mondo noi
Chalui achi, Bondo noi''

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:37 PM
holland more adventurous in the start of 2nd half

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:39 PM
what was defence and GK doing there, cavani got a good chance to take lead there

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:43 PM
55 mins gone

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:44 PM
corner for URUGUAY

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:46 PM
end to end stuff.....

exciting

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:51 PM
long time build up ends up in corner

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:54 PM
free kick, promising position for FORLAN

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:54 PM
good free kick ..... fisted away by GK

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:56 PM
two good chances for holland..... van der vert and then robben

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 02:56 PM
What a save...excellent stuff from Uruguayan GK

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 02:58 PM
Sneijder once again but was that an offside

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 02:59 PM
2-1 to holland

and sneijder joins villa at top of goal scorers

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 03:01 PM
Robben!
3-1

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:01 PM
3-1 .....

magnificent play

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:03 PM
netherland in segments have played some real good football

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:03 PM
15 mins to go now

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:05 PM
Sebastien Abreu getting ready..... what the 33 year old EL loco can do

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:07 PM
i think netherland actually impoved fractionally every game...... perhaps they will reach their peak in the final

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 03:08 PM
10 minutes to go...FORLAN needs to do something extraordinary

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:10 PM
8 mins to go

Nadim
July 6, 2010, 03:10 PM
so its gonna be Holland v Spain in the final
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_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 03:10 PM
i think netherland actually impoved fractionally every game...... perhaps they will reach their peak in the final

but same apply to both Germany and Spain too.

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 03:12 PM
Why Forlan is replaced? Strange!

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:12 PM
10 minutes to go...FORLAN needs to do something extraordinary

forlan off ....

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:13 PM
but same apply to both Germany and Spain too.

germany had one off game agaisnt serbia.... but before that in their first game they showed what they are capable off.

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:14 PM
so its gonna be Holland v Spain in the final
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i wish, i want to see a new world champion

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:17 PM
robben of elija on

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:18 PM
elia..... if had been selfish he could have scored there

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 03:20 PM
Goal...consolation?

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:20 PM
3-2 .....

vety little time left

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:23 PM
its allover ..............

Netherlands through to the finals

_Rafi_
July 6, 2010, 03:23 PM
Last moment Excitement and drama but Netherland prevails
Congratulation NETHERLAND

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:23 PM
well done Netherlands .....

magic boy
July 6, 2010, 03:25 PM
Better team won tonight. well played Uruguay.

ialbd
July 6, 2010, 03:28 PM
ahh Uruguay..... very well played.... all the best for the 3rd place game...

Rifat
July 6, 2010, 03:29 PM
Spain will have to work ultra hard on their defense to overcome ruthless Germany Offense!

Rifat
July 6, 2010, 03:30 PM
Well done Netharlands...was always a threatening team, but it is a good example of a good coach+ experience +talent

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:31 PM
the cup is going to Europe this time.

and European team will win it from outside Europe.

end of latin hopes

Rifat
July 6, 2010, 03:31 PM
it will be some Semifinal: Espana vs. Alemania!

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:36 PM
so whose the next finalist ????

germany or spain ????

octopus paul says Spain. is gonna keep his 100% prediction correct ???

Dilscoop
July 6, 2010, 03:42 PM
Well if Netherlands win the world cup I guess it's a bye bye to their cricket. Thank you for Dirk Nannes

al-Sagar
July 6, 2010, 03:42 PM
BBC Radio 5 live's Graham Taylor

"The Dutch v Germany would be rivalry at its highest. There has been a lot of talk about the Netherlands missing out in previous years but now they have got the big chance, the one that really, really matters whether it's against Spain or Germany."

cricket_pagol
July 6, 2010, 03:45 PM
Happy for the Dutch team. I have been supporting them for a long time.

Antora
July 6, 2010, 09:12 PM
errr I have a feeling its going to be Nertherland vs Germany final
although I would love spain to be in the final. Just gonna have to wait and see what happens . :S
I am still shocked over Brazil's departure :(

Banglatiger84
July 7, 2010, 02:05 AM
I have never ever seen Spain play Holland in any tournament whatsoever.

In fact I am sure that Spain-Holland is the rarest fixture in tournaments between major European teams in addition to Italy-England

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 05:11 AM
8 hours and 20 minutes left

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 09:03 AM
Del Bosque is now under pressure for whether to include Torres or not. Spain won all those matches where Torres was in 1st eleven in this world cup. But his form was more than pathetic in all of those occasions. If Spain lose then he will be surely criticized in either way.

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 12:45 PM
Torres out and Pedro in. Good decision.

Tiger Manc
July 7, 2010, 12:48 PM
Spain will beat Germany today.

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 01:25 PM
Will it be the match of the tournament? Germany and Spain are the two best side of the World Cup

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 01:32 PM
kick off

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 01:33 PM
the first goal will be really important today

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 01:36 PM
half chance or better chance for villa ???

Rabz
July 7, 2010, 01:38 PM
Spain all the way!!

Espana hasta el final......

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 01:38 PM
spain starting the game well..... dominant in position ..... but can they find a goal ????

Rabz
July 7, 2010, 01:40 PM
Spain needs to attack and give a gaol as quick as they can.
Only way to beat this impressive yet young German team is by scoring early and putting them under pressure.

The Germans would crack under pressure, hopefully.

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 01:47 PM
Spain needs to attack and give a gaol as quick as they can.
Only way to beat this impressive yet young German team is by scoring early and putting them under pressure.

The Germans would crack under pressure, hopefully.

agree with u ...

but if german scores first they will be in control

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 01:50 PM
german are defending 11 players in their half

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 01:54 PM
germany playing the same tactics as did Portugal against spain

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 01:57 PM
27 mins gone here 0-0

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:00 PM
alonso with shot ...... weak and wide

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:03 PM
BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Waddle

"Spain have got to get bodies in there and try and hurt Germany. The Germans, though, are being very patient and just waiting for their opportunity."

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:03 PM
This time no early goal from German.

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:07 PM
36 mins

0-0

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:07 PM
Not much Vuvuzela today but the response from Spectators also not that loudly.

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:08 PM
This time no early goal from German.

and spain normally scores late

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:09 PM
Germans are picking the game.

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:16 PM
half time

0-0

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:17 PM
Ozil was fouled. Bad decision from Referee.

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:18 PM
spain with their short short pass cant find a way through the german defence.

german was more happy to defend, not too much intent to attack and very little to counter attack.

very interesting this game is.

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:20 PM
and today who is gonna DEL BOSQUE take off ??? his default take off man Torres is not there. spain perhaps needs fabregas and jesus navas may be. need stretch that german defence with some width and pace

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:22 PM
It was a typical 1st half of a Semifinal...not much risk, playing with strength i.e. Spain taking the most of possession and German going on countering

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:25 PM
spain looks too predictable....... all players likes to play short short one twos.....

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:26 PM
and today who is gonna DEL BOSQUE take off ??? his default take off man Torres is not there. spain perhaps needs fabregas and jesus navas may be. need stretch that german defence with some width and pace

Pedro was very good in first half and may be the best player of Spain. Villa is not replacable. I think he will bring Cesc in place of Xabi

magic boy
July 7, 2010, 02:26 PM
its gonna be long match. most probably till tiebreaker

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:26 PM
why i am having a feeling we are gonna see a tiebreaker ......

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:30 PM
players back for 2nd half

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:34 PM
good run by pedro ..... .....

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:34 PM
Wow Pedro!

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:35 PM
also Germany a bit more positive this half

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:37 PM
jansen on boateng off .....

LB for LB

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:41 PM
villa with shot ..... but easily wide and weak

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:42 PM
55 minutes on clock...Spain still playing tiki-taka football. Penetration needed

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:44 PM
pedro with a good shot and then iniestas cross ......villa cant make contact ....

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:44 PM
Golden chances! All missed. Well played Pedro

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:46 PM
60 mins gone .... some pace gathered just in the game ...

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:47 PM
2nd change fot german .... trochowoski off for kroos on

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:49 PM
The way Spain playing, dominating and implementing their tiki-taka passes, they will be deserving winner.

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:49 PM
dangerous ball in by alonso, good run by ramos but again cant make contact......

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:50 PM
The way Spain playing, dominating and implementing their tiki-taka passes, they will be deserving winner.

if they can get one goal .... game could be over

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:53 PM
one nice thing about this game .....

i cant recall any rough hard tackle

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:55 PM
toni kroos ...... that was todays best chance for sure .....

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:56 PM
Come on Spain, come on Villa, score a damn goal

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 02:58 PM
yes

1-0

reverse_swing
July 7, 2010, 02:59 PM
Goaaal!!

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 02:59 PM
Goaaal

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:00 PM
spain have so many creative players ..... and finally the goal came from their least creative player

the one and only puyol dada

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:04 PM
12 mins left ....

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:06 PM
Gomez on, Khedira off

Torres on, villa off

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 03:08 PM
Pedro was very selfish in this occasion

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:08 PM
damn ...... pedro ................... there was the chance to kill the game off

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 03:11 PM
Free kick on dangerous position

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:11 PM
David Silva on pedro off

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:12 PM
4 minutes to go

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 03:13 PM
Torres isn't Pedro:-)

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:16 PM
german cant get the ball ...... terrific job by spain

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:16 PM
into stoppage time

3 minutes

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:19 PM
marchena on, alonso off.

_Rafi_
July 7, 2010, 03:19 PM
Bye bye Germany. Viva la Spain. Hello Netherland... Wakakaka!

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:20 PM
spain goes.....

octpus predicts right

and we are having a new world champ.

AND BOTH MY TOP TWO FAVORITES ARE IN THE FINAL

Banglatiger84
July 7, 2010, 03:22 PM
I knew I should have changed my prediction based on that Octopus !

FaHiMa
July 7, 2010, 03:32 PM
Yessss! Go octopus!

Spainn!!!!! :D

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:39 PM
BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Waddle

"Joachim Loew got it wrong. When you play Spain it's like playing Barcelona. They close people down and work hard. You’ve got to capitalise on the counter-attack and put the ball in dangerous areas, but Germany relied on set pieces."

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:40 PM
BBC Sport's John Motson

"I don't know how the Netherlands and Spain have never met at a World Cup or a Euros when they've both been so involved in so many of them. But if Spain win on Sunday, they will become the first team to hold the World Cup and Euros since France 10 years ago."

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:40 PM
slight off topic

i think we need something like PAUL OCTOPUS to exclusively predict BD's cricket games

mona
July 7, 2010, 03:49 PM
I feel like crying. And more because of the weak play by Germany than by the result. They showed no intent!

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:55 PM
Germany captain Philipp Lahm:

"It was very difficult tonight. We knew Spain were a favourite to win the tournament. Spain is a very strong team. We didn't play courageously enough in the first half. We had a chance in the second but weren't able to use it. It's a huge disappointment. We wanted to do a lot and didn't succeed."

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 03:55 PM
germany ashole OCTOPUS PAUL ke dukkho dite chay nai ... ...

ialbd
July 7, 2010, 03:57 PM
i think we need something like PAUL OCTOPUS to exclusively predict BD's cricket games

really?? you really think our performances are not 'predictable'? :)

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 04:07 PM
really?? you really think our performances are not 'predictable'? :)

at least we will be able to know out of infinite losses this will be our rare win. in that case we can save time not following the lost games and enjoy the winning games

auntu
July 7, 2010, 04:13 PM
Why Germany changed their tactics?

al-Sagar
July 7, 2010, 04:27 PM
Why Germany changed their tactics?

octopus er kothay mone hoy