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24 June 2010 7:49 PM | Tagged: arjen robben
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Arjen Robben will be on the bench for theNetherlands' third straight match as the already-qualified Dutch wrap up Group Eplay against Cameroon.The 26-year-old winger has yet to play at the World Cup, but is expected totake some part in Thursday's match. The Netherlands only made one change from the team that beat Japan 1-0, withdefender Khalid Boulahrouz replacing Greg

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24 June 2010 7:49 PM | Tagged: achilles tendon injury
RUSTENBERG, South Africa - Striker Nicklas Bendtner will start for Denmarkfor the third straight game despite a lingering groin injury, as his team seeksto stay at the World Cup by beating Japan in the final Group E game Thursday. Denmark must win at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium to reach the round of 16.Both teams have three points from two matches, but Japan has a better goaldifference.Bendtner,

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24 June 2010 7:49 PM | Tagged: sir alex ferguson
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has hinted he will only play one more season before retiring.The 35-year-old, who made his debut for the club in 1994, was talked out of retirement last season by manager Sir Alex Ferguson.But he told an EPL Talk podcast: I am coming to the end of my playing career - I maybe have one year left. I have started doing my coaching badges - hopefully one day

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24 June 2010 7:29 PM | Tagged: carlos queiroz
DURBAN, South Africa - Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz says he can't affordto leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of the starting lineup for Friday's World Cupgroup match against Brazil, despite the threat of suspension facing his starplayer. Queiroz says Portugal can only concentrate on getting out of Group G,warning that Brazil could 'tear us apart' if his team's defensive game slips.The coach was high

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24 June 2010 7:29 PM | Tagged: french football federation
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2012.When I first came to Chelsea I wanted to stay much longer than I did in the past with other clubs, Anelka told the Premier League champions' website. There is no need to move anymore so I am very glad to sign a new contract. Anelka, 31, recently caused controversy when he was sent ho

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24 June 2010 6:19 PM | Tagged: carlos queiroz
DURBAN, South Africa - Deco will miss Portugal's much-anticipated finalWorld Cup group match against Brazil because he has not recovered from a righthip injury.Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz says the midfielder will remain on the benchto keep him for the team's anticipated round-of-16 match. Portugal needs a draw against Brazil in Durban to guarantee progress out ofGroup G.Brazil is already sure

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24 June 2010 5:59 PM | Tagged: president nelson mandela
By NANCY ARMOUR AP National WriterSANDHU.S , South Africa - Former President Bill Clinton liked what he saw from the U.S World Cup team so much, he's staying for the next game.Clinton said Thursday that he changed his schedule so he can attend the Americans' game against Ghana on Saturday in Rustenburg.The honorary chairman of the U.S bid to host the World Cup in either 2018 or 2022, Clinton wa

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24 June 2010 5:29 PM | Tagged: joachim loew
By ROBERT MILLWARD AP Soccer WriterRUSTENBURG, South Africa - Another Germany-England matchup at the World Cup brings back memories of classic moments that include a disputed goal in the final, the English losing a 2-0 lead, and a dramatic shootout win for the Germans.The two teams meet in the round of 16 on Sunday and could well write another famous chapter in one of the World Cup's most famous