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World Cup qualification roundup: England and Spain through

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A 2-0 win over Poland booked England's place at the World Cup finals as the European qualifiers came to an end.. Late goals in either...

Kewell the answer to A-League’s Marquee Question?

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The A-League has a generous system encouraging Australian teams to sign global superstars. Yet no-one seems to be taking advantage of it.

West Ham snap-up Reid

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West Ham United have announced the signing of New Zealand international defender Winston Reid. Reid, 22, has been signed from Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland...

20 ‘Lesser Lights’ That Have Shone At The 2010 World Cup

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With so many of the 'big guns' misfiring at this summer's World Cup, I thought it was high time to take a look at...

World Cup News: Marcello’s Getting Lippi!

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Buon giorno and welcome, one and all, to the daily World Cup column on Soccerlens. It may have caught your attention that the reigning champions...

Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand – Video Highlights

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Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand 2010 FIFA World Cup 24 June 2010 Paraguay looked a bit sluggish but they ended up getting a 0-0 draw against New Zealand...

World Cup Podcast: French revolt, JT’s gamble and South American dominance

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Adrian Clarke & Iain Spragg have World Cup mutiny on top of the agenda in today's pint size Soccerlens World Cup podcast, analysing in particular the bizarre...

Marcello Lippi: “New Zealand is a very physical side and closed us down well.”

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After the historic draw by New Zealand against Italy yesterday afternoon from Nelspruit, Italian boss, Marcello Lippi, had to face his critics with the...

World Cup News: France Send In The Politicians As Things Go From Merde To...

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Good morning all and welcome to the daily World Cup column on Soccerlens. Unsurprisingly both England and France are dominating the column inches today as...

“We lack a cutting edge” says Lippi as the World Champions are held by...

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Italy coach Marcello Lippi has bemoaned Italy’s lack of cutting edge in decisive moments for his team’s downfall after a disappointing 1-1 draw against...

Italy 1-1 New Zealand – Video Highlights

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Italy 1-1 New Zealand 2010 FIFA World Cup 20 June 2010 The defending champions would continue to struggle as they could only manage a 1-1 draw against...

Italy vs New Zealand: Can Marchetti fill Buffon’s gloves?

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The Group F is perfectly balanced at the moment with all teams having drawn their opening game and scored one goal each.

De Rossi: “If we lose, it would as if the All Blacks were knocked...

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Daniele De Rossi of the Azzurri was the protagonist of the first group round match against Paraguay. He accepted blame for the Paraguayan goal...

World Cup News: Sven’s Talking Balls Again! (Same Pun, Different Day)

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Morning everybody, and welcome to the daily Soccerlens World Cup column. It's day six of the tournament and, without trying to put a downer on...

New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia : Winnie The New Boy Rescues The ALL Whites.

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World Cup Group F: New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia (Reid 90+ 3 - Vittek 50) Video Highlights Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, South Africa Attendance: 23,871 Winston Reid, the 21 yr old...

New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia – Video Highlights

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New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia 2010 FIFA World Cup 15 June 2010 New Zealand would get a dramatic result with a goal in stoppage time to get a...

New Zealand vs Slovakia: World Cup newbies showdown

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New Zealand v Slovakia Group F, 2010 World Cup Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg Sunday, 13 June 2010 Kickoff: 11:30 GMT, 13:30 Local The All Whites may have waited 28...

Chile 2 – 0 New Zealand: Carnival starts early at All Whites Warm up

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International Warm Up Match: Chile 2  -0 New Zealand (Fierro 67', Paredes 71'). Attendance: 15,000. If you happened to tune into this game a little...

New Zealand vs. Chile: Training Match Preview.

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Training Game: New Zealand vs. Chile Venue: Kanyamazane Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa Kick off: 09th June, 10:30am GMT (11:30pm NZT) The battle for a seat on this years plane to the World...

World Cup Preview Part 1: Rooney’s Metatarsal, Dunga’s Demise and French Revolution!

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Now I can point to endless articles I have written on here that have been so on the money, in terms of their predictions/forecasts,...

Slovenia 3-1 New Zealand: Harsh Lesson For The All Whites

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After the highs of last week's narrow victory over Serbia, New Zealand were yesterday schooled in the consequences of missed opportunities by a very capable Slovenian side ....

New Zealand vs. Slovenia – Preview

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International Friendly: New Zealand vs. Slovenia Venue: Ljudski Stadium, Maribor, Slovenia Kick off: Friday 4th May 5:45pm(GMT) Capacity: 12,435 Threat of injury worries Herbert All Whites coach Ricki Herbert...

2010 World Cup build-up – ESPN’s 32 epic works of art

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ESPN is playing the lead role in 2010 World Cup coverage worldwide even leaving the host nation's TV channel way behind. The top commentators...

Group F: New Zealand are gone

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There's always a lot of talk about the Group of Death, a phrase used past the point of cliche, up until it has become...

Serbia 0-1 New Zealand – All Whites Prepare for South Africa In Style

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If the All Whites were hoping to be underestimated at this year's World Cup, then perhaps scalping a team 68 places above them in...

Serbia Vs. New Zealand: Match Preview

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International Friendly: Serbia vs. New Zealand Date: Saturday 29th May 16:15 (GMT) Venue: Hypo Group Arena, Austria Capacity 32,000 The All Whites take on Serbia this Saturday, 400 meters...

New Zealand midfielder Tim Brown Hoping For A Speedy Recovery

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Tim Brown, the combative All Whites midfielder, has arrived back in Auckland today after his colleagues departed for Austria in preparation for the World Cup....

All Whites can take positives from last gasp defeat

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Austalia 2 - 1 New Zealand.  Much was made before the game (in some small part by me) of the 'no holds barred' attitude that New Zealand...

All White expecting an bruising encounter with the Socceroos

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International Friendly: Australia vs. New Zealand Date: Monday 24th May. Venue: MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Australia Capacity: 10,000 Mark Schwarzer, the Australian shot stopper, is so far the only injury worry ahead...