While the 2010 World Cup was (yet another) disappointing tournament for England, there were plenty of memorable moments. Who can forget Luis Suarez's handball or Nigel De Jong's kung-fu kick. And what about THAT shocking decision to not give Frank Lampard's goal against Germany. Honestly, we are over it now! There were plenty of cracking goals too and there weren't many as good for Maicon's incredible effort against tournament minnows North Korea. While it may be hard to comprehend now, Maicon was actually Brazil's first-choice right-back in South Africa, starting ahead of Dani Alves. Brazil had been frustrated for close to an hour by the side ranked 105th in the world when Maicon came up with a real moment of magic. Latching onto a pass, the Inter full-back tried his luck from an impossible angle - and it came off. Helped by the unpredictability of the infamous Jabulani, Maicon completely deceived North Korean stopper Ri Myong-guk. His positioning leaved a lot to be desired but it … [Read more...] about Remembering Maicon’s goal for Brazil against North Korea at World Cup 2010
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By Neil Johnston BBC Sport 22 Jun From the section World Cup Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44439138 Read more about sharing. Ahmed Musa scored both goals as Nigeria swept aside World Cup debutants Iceland to leave Group D intriguingly poised with one round of games to go.The Super Eagles would have gone out with defeat but came good in Volgograd.Musa showed superb technique to fire Nigeria ahead on the half-volley before the Leicester player rounded keeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson to make it 2-0.Iceland missed a late penalty - awarded after a video assistant referee review - when Gylfi Sigurdsson fired over.How did you rate the players?Relive the action as Nigeria beat Iceland The result gives a slight lift to beleaguered group rivals Argentina. Victory over Nigeria in their final game … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland
OTTO Warmbier was a US student who made headlines around the world after a tragic trip to North Korea in 2016. Here's what you need to know about the 22-year-old and how he tragically lost his life. What happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea? Otto Warmbier was a student at the University of Virginia when he visited Pyongyang on his way to Hong Kong where he was going to study. But North Korean authorities accused him of committing a hostile act against the country by stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel. He was arrested at the airport while trying to leave in January 2016. After appearing in a televised show trial he gave a tearful press conference where he confessed and begged for forgiveness. But his pleas fell on deaf ears and he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in March 2016. From that day nothing was heard from him for more than 15 months until he was returned to the US in a vegetative state. North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism … [Read more...] about What happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea, how long was he in a coma and when did he die?
14 June 2018 • 3:11pm Russia World Cup 2018 opens with a 30-minute ceremony featuring 500 dancers... and Robbie Williams - 3.30pm BST start World Cup 2018: Russia vs Saudi Arabia 4pm kick off, TV channel: ITV1 World Cup fantasy football - your last chance to enter here and win prizes worth up to £25,000 World Cup 2018 kits: ranked - Every strip assessed including Peru, Nigeria, England and Panama Auto update On Off 3:09PM Good debate from these ITV guys about the different options available to England up front. Pougers: "I do have some other news about England: they have added Love Island to the TV channels that they can watch in the hotel." Wright: "I have seen a bit about that. The clip with the girls talking about Brexit. That was... intense." Lol. 3:05PM Gary Neville on Raheem "He would never have been able to do that interview four years ago. He has grown up. His character has grown. And he has grown as a player. The … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018 opening ceremony: live updates
The 2018 Fifa World Cup includes eight groups of four teams in its first stage – but who is in best shape to progress to the round of 16? Here are the group tables and latest standings. Last December's draw in Moscow saw England placed in Group E with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama. The top two in the group will qualify for the knockout stages. You can find details about each team, the World Cup group they are in and our prediction on who makes it through right here. Group A - Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0 Egypt 0 Uruguay 1 Our group prediction: Uruguay and Egypt to go through Group B - Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran Morocco 0 Iran 1 Portugal 3 Spain 3 Our group prediction: Portugal and Spain to go through Group C - France, Australia, Peru, Denmark France 2 Australia 1 Peru 0 Denmark 1 Our prediction: France and Denmark to go through Group D - Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018 groups: latest tables and standings