Home Of The Cup

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For people who somehow do not know what the World Cup is, it is the world championship of football or soccer as the Americans call it. It is held every four years and involves almost every country on the planet Earth is involved. This is why almost after the finals were over; they begin starting […]


What Can You Learn From Roger Federer

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Roger Federer is the current king of men’s tennis. 2005 was an incredible year for him as he entered 15 tournaments and won 11 of them including Wimbledon and US Open for the second consecutive year. His 4 losses came in one quarterfinal, two semifinals and one final. In 2006 he already won Australian Open […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Ghana

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Outright Odds: 250/1 Group E Winners: 12/1 After winning four African Cup of Nations titles and producing players of the calibre of Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah, the Black Stars have qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in 10 attempts, stretching back to 1962. Despite being a force in African football […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Spain

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Outright Odds: 14/1 Group H Winners: 4/6 Spain, yet again, are tipped as dark horses for the World Cup and 2006 will finally end years of disappointment and this generation of players will fulfil their undoubted potential. But they won’t. For all their individual talent they can never motivate themselves to rise to the challenge. […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Iran

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Outright Odds: 750/1 Group D Winners: 14/1 Iran’s last appearance in the World Cup, back in 1998, produced a shock 2-1 victory over the United States, in what could have been described as a very diplomatic result. After qualifying emphatically for this year’s tournament, including a 2-1 home victory over Japan, Iran will be expected […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Usa

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Outright Odds: 100/1 Group E Winners: 7/1 The USA have a lot to live up to after reaching the quarter finals four years ago but being placed in the “Group of Death” could see their campaign in Germany fall much shorter. As usual, the USA had a relatively easy group, with only Mexico providing any […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Mexico

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Outright Odds: 40/1 Group D Winners: 13/8 As per usual, Mexico, ranked in the World’s top 10, had an impossibly easy qualifying path to the finals in Germany. After hammering Dominica 18-0 across two legs, they won all six matches in Stage Two of qualifying in a group which contained fellow qualifiers Trinidad & Tobago […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Croatia

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Outright Odds: 66/1 Group F Winners: 6/1 Croatia enter their third successive finals and will look for a repeat of the heroics of 1998 rather than the embarrassment of 2002. They topped a difficult qualifying group which included Bulgaria and Hungary and remained unbeaten over 10 matches which included home and away victories over fellow […]


World Cup 2006 Preview South Korea

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Outright Odds: 250/1 Group G Winners: 10/1 South Korea shocked the football world four years ago when they beat Italy and Spain to reach the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup. It was a remarkable achievement. In the group stage, an opening match win over Poland and a shock 1-0 triumph over Portugal ensured they […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Paraguay

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Outright Odds: 200/1 Group B Winners: 8/1 Paraguay have qualified for their third successive World Cup finals, but like fellow South American qualifiers Ecuador, their route to Germany was an inconsistent one. After leading the group early on, just one win from seven games in 2004 followed. However, this was levelled out overall with eight […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Saudi Arabia

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Outright Odds: 1000/1 Group H Winners: 33/1 Germany will mark Saudi Arabia’s fourth successive appearance at the World Cup but they are still trying to emulate the success achieved in the 1994 finals. Their debut in the USA was extraordinary, beating Morocco 2-1 and then Belgium 1-0 to cement a place in the second round. […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Italy

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Outright Odds: 10/1 Group E Winners: 10/11 Italy are the grand masters of heart-breaking tragedy when it comes to major finals. In all three World Cups held in the 1990s, the Italians bowed out on penalties, including Roberto Baggio’s infamous miss against Brazil in the 1994 final. They don’t fare a lot better in Europe […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Brazil

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Outright Odds: 3/1 Group F Winners: 1/4 What else is there to be said about Brazil? They are the only team to have participated in every World Cup finals and are five times winners in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. They have also finished as runners up twice in 1950 and 1998. Manager Carlos […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Australia

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Outright Odds: 125/1 Group F Winners: 14/1 After a 32 year absence from the finals, Australia finally overcame their play-off hoodoo to qualify for Germany. Play off agony to Iran in 1997 and Uruguay in 2001 was vanquished last November as the Australians again faced Uruguay and beat them in a penalty shoot-out. Middlesbrough goalkeeper […]


World Cup 2006 Preview France

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Outright Odds: 12/1 Group G Winners: 1/2 France were required to call on the cavalry to ensure qualification to the finals. Stuck in fourth place in their group, retired veterans Zinedine Zidane, Claude Makelele and Lilian Thuram returned to the side in an attempt to turn around the fortunes of the failing side. A precious […]


World Cup 2006 Preview Sweden

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Outright Odds: 50/1 Group B Winners: 9/4 Sweden battled their way through an awkward qualifying group which included Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Iceland and qualified as one of the two best placed runners-up. The Swedes lost narrowly 1-0 to Croatia both home and away but eight wins out of eight against the rest of their […]


Hockey Betting Canes Bettors Are Ecstatic With Win And Loss Of Oiler Goalie

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I like many other fans were frustrated with the less then inspired by the play of the Edmonton Oilers early in the NHL season and that both veterans Mike Peca and Chris Pronger were grossly underachieving. The team was struggling to make the playoffs and as usual the inconsistent play of the goalies between the […]


History Of The Detroit Pistons Their Highs And Lows

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Fred Zollner, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, founded the Detroit Pistons in the 1940’s. The team was originally named the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons. Immediately, the Pistons entered into the National Basketball League (NBL), composed primarily of teams sponsored by corporations in the Midwest. Led by Bobby McDermott, the team’s guard, the Pistons dominated the NBL […]


Carolina Hurricanes Vs Buffalo Sabres

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Carolina might not have started the playoffs with good rhythm but as the first round series got under way against Montreal they started playing really good. They still are and after that they knocked out the Devils in round two 4-1 in the series. The Hurricanes have speed on all four of their lines and […]