June 23rd, 2010



Spain striker David Villa has escaped punishment for striking Honduras defender Emilio Izaguirre on Monday night.

The new Barcelona recruit scored twice in the match to secure a 2-0 victory for the European champions but was captured on camera hitting out at Izaguirre as the pair waited for a set-piece to be taken late in the first half.

Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura took no action at the time and a spokesman for FIFA said: "The disciplinary committee of FIFA have examined the situation and have found no grounds to open a case against David Villa."

That leaves the star striker free to play in his team's vital third Group H match against Chile.


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World Cup Day 13

Match Day:

Group: C

10:00 EST/16:00 CET: Slovenia v England

10:00 EST/16:00 CET: USA v Algeria

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football: all hail messi <3


Hey hey it's Messi's birthday today!!!

  ( btw edited because photobucket was being a bitch so you can actually see the photos now :D Please forgive me i spent a long time on this picspam :( )
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Haters stfu or messi might have to slap a bitch :)

a non-world cup post

Valencia deny reports Juan Mata is signing for Barcelona

Juan Mata's signing for Barcelona has dominated Spanish headlines in the past day, but as reported by AS, Valencia vice-president Javier Gomez has denied any sort of deal.

"There is no agreement and we have not even spoken of Mata with another club," said Gomez.

"Any offer will be studied for a player, but for Mata, I insist, there is nothing."

Onda Cero reported earlier today that former Real Madrid youth player Mata has signed for Barcelona for the next five seasons and the Blaugrana will pay €20 million (£16.5m) for the player's transfer.

If confirmed, Barca would count on as many as nine of Vicente del Bosque's 23 Spanish international players currently playing at the World Cup — Victor Valdes, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Pedro, David Villa, and Mata.

Furthermore, Barca are heavily linked to Cesc Fabregas, also a rising star on the international stage with Spain.

City to hold Silva talks

Manchester City have been given permission to hold talks with Valencia winger David Silva over a move to the Premier League.

Cash-strapped Valencia have already been forced to sell David Villa to Barcelona this summer and now look poised to offload Silva.

The 24-year-old, who is currently with the Spain squad at the World Cup finals, has repeatedly been linked with a switch to England, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United mooted as admirers.

Champions Chelsea are also rumoured to be fans of Silva, with the attacking midfielder recently admitting he would be open to a move to Stamford Bridge.

However, it now appears City have stepped up the hunt for Silva after being given the go-head to discuss a deal with the player.

Valencia confirmed Roberto Mancini's side have been allowed to meet with Silva, but stated no agreement has been reached regarding a price.

"As has been said, there is interest from Manchester City and we have permitted them to talk to the player, but we have reached no agreement and we have not talked about a fee," said Valencia's deputy chairman Javier Gomez.

Lampard & Messi Commercials!

Hi, this is my first post here so comments are appreciated, thanks!

I usually rush the toilet or refill my drinks during half time but I havent been able to do so during the WC matches because of these 2 commercials that they are showing during the half time breaks. I'm not sure if these commercial are broadcasted in other countries but they're for Maxis, a phone service in Malaysia, so i guess it's only shown in Malaysia?


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Say it isn't soooo

Germany Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger Could Miss England World Cup 2010 Clash - Report

Early indications show Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger will miss out on the World Cup knockout round clash with England with a hamstring injury.

The Bayern Munich midfielder hobbled off with ten minutes left of the Bavarians' 1-0 win over Ghana on Wednesday and refused to talk to the press after the game, instead having a meeting with doctors and coach Joachim Loew.

With the England game just four days away it looks like the playmaker could miss out, while team-mates Mesut Oezil and Jerome Boateng also picked up knocks. Source

From another article:

Germany manager Joachim Löw said he was "optimistic" that 25-year-old Schweinsteiger had left the pitch "in time" to avoid lasting damage, but a member of the medical team later rated his chances to feature in the last round of 16 against England in Bloemfontein "fifty-fifty, at best." [...]

Löw admitted to more potential issues. Boateng suffered from a "back problem," while Mesut Özil, the goal-scorer, had "turned an ankle", according to the 50-year-old. Source

Ab Fab Patsy

Meanwhile in Barcelona...

The new Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell is a villain.

Not just any ordinary run of the mill, fraud commiting, money stealing villain but a JAMES BOND STYLE FOOTBALL SUPER VILLAIN.

Night by night he dwells in the basements of the Nou Camp placing out carefully laid plans to terrorise the football fans of the City of Europe.

Latest reports suggest that he has made claims on other football hero in his goal to TAKE OVER THE WORLD... of football.

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There is only one man and his sidekick who can stop him...


Rising stars make their mark

THE World Cup always opens to a fanfare about the big-name players from the biggest clubs - the men expected to dominate proceedings. And this edition has been no different. Players such as Lionel Messi, Robin van Persie, Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Luis Fabiano, David Villa, Fernando Torres and Wayne Rooney were widely tipped to win the Golden Boot or the player-of-the-tournament title.

After half the tournament has elapsed, however, several lesser known names - or, in the case of Diego Forlan, one well-known name who had faded a little from the headlines - have emerged as key players for their teams. All will look to play a key role in the knockout stages for their countries.

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