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A good Danish side that deserve more attention

June 6, 2010
A good Danish side that deserve more attention

There hasn’t been much focus upon Denmark in the build-up to the World Cup, but many of those who watched this team in qualification suggest that this is the strongest Danish team since they won the European Championships in 1992.
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Ghana: defensive, cohesive and underrated

June 5, 2010
Ghana: defensive, cohesive and underrated

“Tactically naive” is the common criticism for any African side which fails, generally regardless of the nature of their defeat or their manager’s tactical acumen. Ghana showed at the Africa Nations Cup earlier this year that they are anything but tactically naive.
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Ivory Coast’s uphill task just got even steeper

June 4, 2010
Ivory Coast’s uphill task just got even steeper

Ivory Coast were been labelled the dark horses of this tournament by many, presumably all of whom were fortunate enough to miss their pathetic display at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, where they recorded a 0-0 draw with Burkina Faso in the group stage, and were eventually knocked out by an average Algeria...
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4-4-2 and no surprises from Switzerland

June 2, 2010
4-4-2 and no surprises from Switzerland

This is the fourth consecutive major international tournament the Swiss have been at, and yet they still seem something of an unknown quantity. Now managed by double Champions League winner Ottmar Hitzfeld, they won their qualification group and appear to have a talented, settled team.
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Holland consider playing the fab four together

June 2, 2010
Holland consider playing the fab four together

There would surely be no more popular World Cup winners than the Netherlands. The country that has produced so many great footballers and such a distinct, wonderful way of playing the game is still without a World Cup win.
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