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World Cup 2010 Day 13, A Brief Recap

England 1-0 Slovenia Jermain Defoe (23′) The English entered the game needing something out of this last group match, Slovenia were somewhat more comfortable but not at all assured of a place. The English started Jermaine Defoe instead of Emile Heskey and did well. Slovenia were pegged back often and it wasn’t long before the Defoe switch paid off as...

World Cup 2010 Day 9, A Brief Recap

Holland 1-0 Japan Wesley Sneijder (53′) The first half was fortress Japan as the Asians defended well and didn’t let the Europeans do much at all. The second half necessitated a more open match because Sneijder scored early. He shot hard from the edge of the box, his shot was not properly handled by Japan goalie, Eiji Kawashima, as the...

World Cup 2010 Day 3, A Brief Recap

Algeria 0-1 Slovenia Robert Koren (79′) The first half featured a bevy of giveaways that suggested two nervous and/or weak teams. The second half was slightly better but seemed to be going nowhere. It featured the Algerian Ghezzal being sent off after a second yellow. Just as the earlier feeling of the game ending as a tie was about to...