Mercifully there was incident in the latter stages. There was a mêlée that followed Alvaro Pereira's strong challenge on Jérémy Toulalan – Domenech stepped on to the pitch as he felt "the Uruguayans were trying to provoke one of my players" – and Lodeira was distraught to see red so swiftly after his introduction. The great young hope of Uruguayan football had already been booked for dissent when he jumped into the tackle on Sagna that compelled the Japanese referee, Yuichi Nishimura, to dismiss him. … [Read more...] about World Cup 2010: Ten-man Uruguay and France begin with stalemate
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But with a squad that contains 13 of the 23 players who helped win the country’s first major silverware at Euro 2016, Portugal supporters have every reason to feel quietly confident of their chances. A comparison with the 1986 World Cup – when a talented squad went home bottom of their group after falling out with the Portuguese FA over bonuses – is tempting, especially given the presence of Morocco, to whom they lost 3-1 in their final match 32 years ago after defeating England, in their group. Yet with top-level players throughout the squad led by Cristiano Ronaldo in what is likely to be his last appearance at a World Cup, anyone who writes off Santos’s side does so at their peril. … [Read more...] about Sporting meltdown casts shadow over Portugal’s World Cup buildup
France were crowned World Cup champions on Sunday afternoon, after beating Croatia 4-2. Despite skepticism before Russia 2018 kicked off, the tournament has been widely hailed as a success. But did your team contribute to the tournament’s success or did they freeze on the big stage? … [Read more...] about How did your team fare at the 2018 World Cup?
The Loose Ladies - Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Janet Street-Porter and Lisa Riley - will be joined by Will & Grace star Megan Mullally and singer Jimmy Constable of 90s boyband 911, and their show will run an extra 15 minutes longer until 1.45pm. … [Read more...] about This Morning CANCELLED on Bank Holiday Monday – but there’s an extra-long Loose Women to make up for it
In The Illuminations, there are factual histories close behind the stories. The author’s note refers us to Margaret Watkins, a Canadian-Scottish documentary photographer who made kitchen-sink images as well as street scenes, and who was rediscovered after her death. Harry Blake has a good deal in common with Bert Hardy, famous for his Picture Post images of boys in the Gorbals and girls at Blackpool. The army material comes more directly out of O’Hagan’s own experiences. He wrote a harrowing essay in 2013 for the London Review of Books about children in Afghanistan; an earlier piece of 2008 described the experiences of British soldiers in Iraq. The actual battle for the Kajaki dam, which took place in February 2007, and US air strikes on villages where weddings were taking place and civilians were killed, inform the novel’s war scenes. … [Read more...] about The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan review – light on a dark world