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Potugal vs north korea group match preview of fifa wc 2010 from south africa

Potugal Vs North Korea Group Match Preview of FIFA WC 2010 from South Africa

Potugal Vs North Korea Group Match Preview of FIFA WC 2010 from South Africa

June 20th, 2010 | Author: buzzlive

Portugal came in this FIFA World Cup 2010 as a hot favourite. But in their first match against Ivory Coast almost without Drogba, they could not show their best effort. I will not say that Ivory Coast is not a good team but statistically Portugal are in better position. I said in one of my writings that a star player can keep busy at least four players as we saw in the case of Ronaldo. But other players failed to reap the benefits of it. Portugal troubled the Ivorian defence little. Their strikers could not possess much. I hope they will come back in today’s match. Actually they have to, because they are now sharing the same position with Ivory Coast and the match against North Korea is vital for both of them. But North Korea will tough cookie. They succeeded to keep Brazil at bay for 55 minutes by a fine, spirited performance and especially for the goalkeeper Ri Myong-guk who compelled Brazil to miss at least 4 goals.

Match Schedule

June 21, 2010 Monday

Kick off 11:30 GMT

A comparative study

Comparative field


North Korea

FIFA ranking



Highest FIFA ranking

3 (May 2010)

57 (November 1993)

Elo ranking



Highest Elo ranking

2 (June 2006)

26 (July 1966)

Biggest win

Portugal 8–0 Liechtenstein ,

Costa Rica, Kuwait

North Korea 21 – 0 Guam

Biggest defeat

Portugal 0–10 England

Bulgaria 6 – 1 North Korea, Poland 5 – 0 North Korea

European Championship & Best result

Appeared 5 times and Runners-up, 2004


AFC Asian cup


appeared 2 times and Fourth place, 1980

World Cup

World Cup & Best result

Appeared 4 times and Third Place, 1966

Appeared 2 times and Quarter-finals, 1966

Match played



Match won



Match drawn



Match lost









Friendly Matches

Friendly matches victory

Cameroon, Mozambique,


Friendly matches drawn

Cape Verde Islands,


Friendly matches loses


Paraguay, Nigeria,

From the above comparison I would like to givePortugal90% marks and North Korea 65% marks. What about you ?

Let’s guess the result of this game. I think the result will be Portugal 2-1 North Korea! What do you think ?

Wta tennis – serena williams will undergo surgery for injured foot

WTA Tennis – Serena Williams will undergo surgery for injured foot

I don’t know how many costumers have cut their feet at a restaurant because of a broken glass. You also wonder what kind of footwear could somebody be wearing to cut their feet so badly in a restaurant to actually need surgery. Strangely enough, this is exactly what happened to Serena Williams a couple of days ago. Rumor has it, she might be out for the rest of the season.

Serena Williams started strong in 2010 and had managed to keep up her momentum. She was dominant at the Australian Open. This was Serena’s 15th Grand Slam final. She defeated Justine Henin and took home her 12th Grand Slam title. She suffered a leg injury in training afterwards and missed on five consecutive tournaments including the Dubai Tennis Championship and the Premiere Mandatory Sony Ericsson Open.

She had made it back to the top of the sport in 2009 after dealing with many injuries. And Serena had been able to stay there ever since, but after missing this tournaments, many fans and tennis enthusiast alike were wondering if once again injuries would bring Serena down of the WTA podium.

When the clay season started, she had quite a debacle in the Mutua Madrile?a Madrid Open, on the third round. It was not a good omen for what might come at the French Open. Samanta Stosur put an end to her dominance at Roland Garros in the quarterfinals. Serena made 46 unforced errors and missed a match-set point in the final set. Still, Serena has always had some trouble at Roland Garros. She has yet to pass the quarterfinals in this tournament since 2003.

Still, Serena kept up her optimism and regained her confidence after defeating Russian Vera Zvonareva on the Wimbledon Final game less then a month ago. She did not drop a set on any of the previous seven matches she played on the tournament. It looked as if Serena was back in top-shape. That’s 13 Grand Slam titles. And at 28-years-old she could still win a couple more.

And then she cut her right foot with a broken glass on a restaurant. Not a small cut either. But a big enough cut to have to undergo surgery and miss from 3-5 tournaments leading the US Open. It is still uncertain how the injured happen. It is certainly a very misfortune event for Serena.

«I’m so upset I won’t be able to play in the upcoming events because of this foot surgery,» Williams said on a press release. It is a shame we are to miss one of the best players because of such an unnecessary incident.

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