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Argentina 3-1 Mexico: technical quality shines through in an open game

June 27, 2010
Argentina 3-1 Mexico: technical quality shines through in an open game

A game that looked to be tense and tight, before two odd first half goals swing the game Argentina’s way. In the end, they deserved the victory.
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Ghana 2-1 United States: Ghana’s organisation and direct running results in the narrowest of victories

June 26, 2010
Ghana 2-1 United States: Ghana’s organisation and direct running results in the narrowest of victories

A tremendous football match won by the side who showed just a little bit more organisation and structure throughout, and made fewer mistakes.
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Uruguay 2-1 South Korea: controlling the tempo and more clinical finishing sees Uruguay through

June 26, 2010
Uruguay 2-1 South Korea: controlling the tempo and more clinical finishing sees Uruguay through

Uruguay progress, but got away with sitting back for half the game. Korea took too long to get going, although were probably on top for much of the second half.
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World Cup second round preview (part one)

June 26, 2010
World Cup second round preview (part one)

The eight World Cup second round matches are spread over the course of four days. Here’s previews for the first half…
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The World Cup of 1-0s…

June 26, 2010
The World Cup of 1-0s…

It’s been a defensive-minded World Cup so far. At the end of the group stage, the most common number of goals per game has been…one.
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