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France unpredictable with new formation

June 7, 2010
France unpredictable with new formation

As you might recall, France qualified for this tournament in rather controversial circumstances, squeezing past Ireland in the playoff after finishing behind Serbia in the group phase.
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Disorganised Cameroon hope Eto’o shines

June 7, 2010
Disorganised Cameroon hope Eto’o shines

You might think, without watching Cameroon play and only judging them by their team sheet, that this team is all about Samuel Eto’o. When you see them in action, you realise that this is exactly the case.
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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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