Tag Archives: Group F

How Italy Will Beat Slovakia

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Despite Italy’s lackluster performance in their first two group stage matches, the Azzurri have the chance to advance into the next round of the World Cup with a win or a tie plus help.  Some excellent analyses of the Italian team’s … Continue reading

The Positives of the Buffon Injury

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By now you have undoubtedly heard about the injury to Gigi Buffon and his questionable status for the remainder of the World Cup.  Reading between the lines of the statements coming out of the Italian camp it looks like possibly … Continue reading

How New Zealand Saved Italy

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The biggest “win” in New Zealand soccer history was also a major victory for the Italian national team.  Slovakia was the better club for ninety minutes today, taking a 1-0 lead over New Zealand early in the second half on … Continue reading

Group F Preview – Is Slovakia the Team to Beat?

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Manager – Vladimir Weiss Sr. FIFA Ranking – 34 Schedule – New Zealand (6/15), Paraguay (6/20), Italy (6/24) Qualification – First place, UEFA Group 3 Big name player- Marek Hamsik (Napoli) Last time they qualified for WC – Never A … Continue reading

Group F Preview – Can New Zealand Steal Points?

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Manager – Ricki Herbert FIFA Ranking – 78 Schedule – Slovakia (6/15), Italy (6/20), Paraguay (6/24) Qualification – First place, Oceania Big name player- Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn Rovers) Last time they qualified for WC – 1982 The colorfully named “All Whites” could conceivably be the … Continue reading

Group F Preview – Paraguay

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The World Cup is one week away, and if you are a soccer fan, it is hard not to be anxious for the tournament to begin.  In anticipation of the first Group F match on June 14 (Italy v. Paraguay) … Continue reading

World Cup Group F Preview: World Cup Buzz Podcast

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Despite winning their UEFA qualifying group, the defending world champions’ Italy have failed to impress since winning the 2006 World Cup. Many will point to history in warning against reading too much into the Italian’s results, while others will point … Continue reading