Immediately after Argentina's 4-0 quarterfinal loss to Germany on Saturday, Maradona was understandably upset. And according to Argentina's Deportes y Noticias, he let a group of German Фаны know it. A translation of their report:
Argentina national team coach Diego Maradona had an altercation with German Фаны after the end of the match that marked the elimination of сказал(-а) team from the 2010 South Africa World Cup.
Apparently upset over post game celebrations by Фаны located behind the Argentinean bench, Maradona approached and scolded them, until Dalma, one of his daughters, entered the field...
Dutch coach Bert фургон, ван Marwijk says he is confident the Oranje will prevail over five-time champions Brazil in Friday's FIFA World Cup™ quarter-final. The Netherlands go into this last-eight clash at the Nelson Mandela бухта, залив Stadium having won their first four matches in South Africa, but face their toughest test yet in the shape of Dunga's A Seleção.
Van Marwijk, who assumed control of the Netherlands team after UEFA EURO 2008, told a pre-match press conference: "Brazil are favourites for the World Cup, but we've proven we can also beat this type of opponent. I am fully confident of that.
Coach Dunga is confident he has assembled a mature and skilful Brazilian squad ready for their first big challenge at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ against the Netherlands.
Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Chile at Футбол City on Monday and now face the Dutch in Port Elizabeth on Friday. The Netherlands, two-time beaten finalists in 1974 and 1978, stretched their longest-ever unbeaten streak to 23 games with a 2-1 Round-of-16 victory over Slovakia in Durban on Monday.
The Brazilians, aiming for a record sixth world title, have beaten the Dutch twice in their two previous...
Spain-Portugal preview Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal in action against North Korea
Set to take centre stage in Cape Town on 29 June is a glittering Round of 16 clash between two neighbours and contenders for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ crown: Spain and Portugal. Standing секунда and third respectively in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, the eagerly anticipated encounter between the Iberian duo at the Green Point Stadium is the sides’ first meeting at world football’s вверх table.
The match Spain-Portugal, Round of 16, Cape Town, Tuesday 29 June 2010, 20.30 (local time)