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Japan’s Profile

April 27, 2010

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Japan’s Profile Boasting one of the strongest squads in Asian football, Japan, winners of three of the last five editions of the AFC Asian Cup, have high hopes for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ – their fourth appearance at the global showpiece. First on the agenda is an improvement on the disappointing showing […]

Chile’s Profile

April 26, 2010

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Chile’s Profile Chile’s recent renaissance has been capped by a return to the FIFA World Cup™ finals following a 12-year absence. In the international wilderness since France 1998, when Marcelo Salas and Ivan Zamorano showcased their consummate finishing skills, La Roja believe they have the resources to emulate their illustrious predecessors and advance beyond the […]

Honduras’s Profile

April 26, 2010

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Honduras’s Profile Honduras reached the finals of the FIFA World Cup™ for only the second time in dramatic fashion, an equaliser in the dying seconds of the USA’s clash with Costa Rica triggering frantic celebrations from Los Catrachos’ fans thousands of miles further south. Yet despite having squeezed into the finals, coach Reinaldo Rueda’s talented […]

Switzerland’s Profile

April 26, 2010

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Switzerland’s Profile Switzerland will be appearing at the FIFA World Cup™ finals for the ninth time when next summer’s tournament gets underway in South Africa, where coach Ottmar Hitzfeld and his men are aiming for more than just a supporting role. The former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich boss took the national helm after Switzerland’s […]

Spain’s Profile

April 26, 2010

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Spain’s Profile On a scale of one to ten, Spain’s performance in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ can only be given top marks. On top of wins in each of their ten games, La Roja were the European Zone’s second top scorers with 28 goals while conceding a miserly five at […]

Portugal’s Profile

April 25, 2010

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Portugal’s Profile Finalists at UEFA EURO 2004 and semi-finalists at Germany 2006, Portugal have displayed some dazzling football in recent years, but without ever landing a major prize. Having never progressed beyond the semi-finals of a FIFA World Cup™, A Selecção das Quinas will be aiming to go all the way this time around. Mozambican-born […]

Côte d’Ivoire’s Profile

April 25, 2010

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