Category Archives: Football

Vuvuzela!

Vuvuzela- 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 Goal Goal!

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!
ShamsnWags.

Soccer Mania

With the 19th Edition of the Football World Cup to kick start from 11th June 2010 and 30 days of utter craziness with billions and billions of people following each and every match, its time for ShamsnWags to keep their favorite Red Cherry aside and chase the Golden Ball. It’s an undisputed fact that Football is a game that is played and followed globally.
It’s going to be an exhilarating contest with every team pushing hard to lift the trophy.Right from the famous ‘Hand of God’ by Diego Maradona, to the infamous ‘Head Butt’ in last edition by Zidane, football has seen some super incidence in the ground. Not to forget killing of Andres Escobar from Columbia for hitting a self goal.
Though people still vouch for the teams that have won word cup on numerous occasions like Brazil, Italy, Argentina, the likes of Spain, Portugal & Holland are all set to break this trend
Going back to our child memories, in 1986 when Argentina won the WC, that time for Shams football meant Maradona. Now the time has changed and we are following football very closely which includes team formation, recent form of players.
Let’s have a look at some of the Key Players:
Lionel Messy (termed as Modern Maradona), Carlos Tevez –Argentina
Kaka- Brazil
Cassilla Vila & FernandoTorress – Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal
Thierry Henry – France
Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard & Frank Lampard – England
Lucas Podolski -Germany.

Didier Drogba -Iveorycost

For Shams the favorites are England & Spain, for Wags its Brazil & England.
Which team do you support? Do write in your feedback.

Shamsnwags
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http://sgfsoccer.com/