That’s the name of horn which is making sound at FIFA World Cup 2010.Also known as “lepatata” (Tswana name) it’s a 3 ft 3 inches instrument creating lot of controversy on distracting players on field with noise. FIFA as of now has not yet decided to ban the instrumentbut there’s been lot of eyebrows raised by the players.
Coming on to game updates – last weekend – Argentina started their campaign with 1-0 win over Nigeria and Korea beat Greece 2-0 in Group B. England one of the strong contenders this time started off well with captain Gerrard leading from the front strikes early for his side, but soon US team counter attacked and it was a suicide goal from English Goal-keeper slipping ball into his own net. The game which could’ve easily gone in England’s favour, ended in a draw England 1 -1 USA. In another match Slovenia managed to beat Algeria 1-0. These were results from Group C.
Group D results saw Ghana beating Serbia 1-0 followed by Germany thrashing Australia 4-0.
Group E kicked off really well with Japan beating Cameroon 1-0 and Dutch team enjoying Danish party, The Netherlands beat Denmark 2-0.
Group F had defending champions Italy taking on Paraguay. Match ended in a draw 1-1 with some great moves and fighting spirit shown by Paraguay team.
Today 15th June Matches –
New Zealand facing Slovakia @ 17:00 IST – Group F
Portugal vs Ivory Coast @ 19:30 IST – Group G (Group of Death)
Samba boys Brazil vs N. Korea @ 23:50 IST – Group G.
Goal is the word for the entire month.
By the time most of us will hit for a lovely weekend in the evening, celebration in Johannesburg city would have been already started. Its time when 32 countries will battle it out to record their name in history and kiss the trophy- The FIFA World Cup
Small update on today’s games:
Host South Africa will play their first game against Mexico with almost entire nation backing them up. SA will be all charged up to earn pride for their country against Mexico.Undoubtedly Mexico has upper hand over SA but there will be no shortage in excitement and cheers.
Game time: 19:30 IST
The big match from Pool A will be at 12:00 midnight. Last time runner up France taking on two times champion Uruguay.This will be a contest to watch out for in this Pool.
With France leaving behind all controversy and injuries, they would want to start on a winning note.On the other hand Uruguay do have a strong line up to challenge any team in the world
Player to watch out for:
Henry, Gallas, Evra -France
Perez, Sebastian Fernandez & Silva- Uruguay.
So gear up and shout loud- Goal!
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