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Il primo diavolo per Capello

Il giorno prima un elefante aveva bloccato il loro percorso in bus verso il campo di allenamento. Ma ieri la nazionale americana ha trovato luce verde per pareggiare la sfida di debutto con l’Inghilterra, grazie al portiere inglese. Il bisticcio tra Green e il pallone Jabulani è la vera perla del giorno numero 2.

The pearl of the day 1

open-ceremony.jpgIt ain’t easy to say which one, of the several things we’ve saw in the first day of World cup, has been the best: we may point at the Tshabalala’s goal, or at the Elephant who stopped the Usa’s team street way, or at the (incredible) Henry’s request for a hand foul penalty. Finally, the real pearl of day 1 is something that didn’t happened: the choice not to go to Joburg stadium made by Nelson Mandela, who showed once again to be the man of the Nation, but the man of his family too, deeply hurt by the death of his little granddaughter. Big Madiba, every day more.

La perla del primo giorno

Non è facile indicare la migliore tra le cose viste nel primo giorno di Mondiali in Sudafrica : il gol di Tshabalala, l’elefante che sbarra la strada alla nazionale Usa o, per paradosso, Henry che reclama un rigore per fallo di…mano! Alla fine però la vera perla del giorno è un non-fatto: l’assenza dallo stadio di Johanesburg, di Mandela. L’uomo-nazione è (ancora) anche un uomo di famiglia, che merita ancora più rispetto dopo la scelta di osservare il lutto per la scomparsa della sua piccola pronipote.

World Cup at a glance: group C

hug-a-suothafrican courtesy zumodrive.comRustenburg, Polokwane, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria: six stadiums for the four teams of World cup group C. The most prestigious is England, 13 times in the Cup before, but only one time (1966) able to get it. The lions also got the fourt place in 1990. Algeria, who won the continental title in 1990, took part at the WC oly two times in the 80’s; this time they qualified after a dramatic play off against Egypt. Usa will be in for the sixth time since 1990: they got the third place in 1930, and in the past won the Concacaf title four times. For Slovenia, who took part only once in the past (2002), it is a great thing to get qualified this time, after beating bigger countries’ teams like Russia and Poland.

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  • In questo gruppo si contenderanno il passaggio agli ottavi di finale Inghilterra, Stati Uniti, Algeria, Slovenia; gli incontri sono previsti a Rustenburg, Polokwane, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth e Pretoria.

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  • The little Ciprus team who got the world champions tired; Austria who largerly defeated France. Plenty of surprises the first serie of 2010 World cup qualifying matches, but the most important news are others. In Puerto Marrero, Havana’s stadium, last saturday took place a match between Cuba and United States: the first, after 61 years. (more…)

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