Tag Archives: World Cup 2010
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Football mascots: From Naranjito to Super Victor… 11 weird and wonderful international football mascots

With most of the world now well acquainted with Kingsley (Partick Thistle’s new mascot for the three of you lucky enough to have not seen it yet), and with Euro 2016 on the horizon, we got thinking about some of the best mascots to have graced the world stage over the years. And by best we […]

Year in Review: My Top 10 Football Moments of 2010

Year in Review: My Top 10 Football Moments of 2010

10) A tale of one city – Manchester City vs Manchester United & last-minute joy/heartbreak Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, well that’s just careless. One of the major emerging stories in English football since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover at Eastlands in 2008 has been the […]

Spain: La Roja reflect upon World Cup success in South Africa

Spain: La Roja reflect upon World Cup success in South Africa

“There’s no greater satisfaction than lifting the World Cup” – the words of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos after getting his hands on his first ever World Cup. It’s a feeling that will no doubt be shared by every single one of his teammates. It would’ve been particularly satisfying for some of the more senior […]

Summer of Löw: Germany's excellent World Cup suggests bright future

Summer of Löw: Germany’s excellent World Cup suggests bright future

As Bastian Schweinsteiger lay slumped, crestfallen, on the Durban turf following Germany’s defeat to Spain in the World Cup semi-final, his disappointment was shared by millions of his compatriots in fan parks and public viewing areas up and down the country. After riding a wave of excitement and euphoria all the way to the semi-finals, […]

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