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Steve Amoia

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Steve is a freelance writer, editor and translator from Washington, D.C. He was the founder of World Football Commentaries in 2006. He has written for AC Cugini Scuola Calcio (Soccer School), Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A, International Herald Tribune 2006 World Cup Fan Blog, Keeper Skool and Soccerlens. Steve has also created three football-related sites: World Football, Italian Calcio and History of the Azzurri, and The Amoias of the Americas. Steve translated player and manager quotes from Italian and Spanish to English for Soccerlens during the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

Gonzalo Higuain: “I live to score goals.”

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Gonzalo "el Pipita" Higuain is chasing history. He currently is the leading goal scorer in South Africa and hopes to emulate fellow Argentine, Mario...

Cesare Prandelli: “The Italian shirt isn’t mine or yours but belongs to everyone.”

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Cesare Prandelli was presented today in Rome as the new Italy boss after the South African embarrassment. Mr. Prandelli had been named to succeed...

Cristiano Ronaldo: “I am suffering and I have the right to suffer alone.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal side were eliminated by Spain after only conceding one goal in four matches. It is said that misery loves...

Diego Maradona: There is a method to his madness

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Diego Maradona has been the headline maker at this World Cup. From his elegant suits, to his animated gestures in the technical area, to...

Messi: “I thought that they would negate the goal by Tevez because they were...

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After the impressive victory by Argentina over Mexico in the round of 16, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez provided news conference comments...

Kobe Bryant: “I love soccer since the time I was a boy.”

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Kobe Bryant has an interesting history that many fans might not know. His father, Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, played professional basketball in Italy where Kobe...

Ian Blanchard: “We need to be open to anything that assists the match officials...

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Despite Germany's clinical elimination of England, we had a controversy with regards to Frank Lampard's potential equalizer in the first half. Two years ago,...

Scoring Statistics for the 2010 World Cup

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We have seen some great goals so far. David Villa of Spain, Landon Donovan of the USA and Maicon of Brazil have stood out...

Rafael Marquez: “I have the keys to shut down Messi.”

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Mexican international, Rafael Marquez, is a teammate of Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona. During an interview with Univision.com, who are broadcasting the World Cup...

Maradona: “My dream is to manage Napoli.”

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On the eve of Argentina's key elimination round match with Mexico, Diego Maradona provided his thoughts to the Milan sports daily, La Gazzetta dello...

Gattuso: “Italian football has to examine its conscience.”

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Earlier, I translated candid post-match comments by Marcello Lippi. In the aftermath of Italy's elimination from the World Cup, here are additional quotes from...

“They had terror in their legs, heads and hearts… I didn’t prepare them well.”...

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Italy became only the fourth defending champion to exit at the group round phase (Italy in 1950, Brazil in 1966, France in 2002) after...