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Wild youths having the time of their lives

Germany's young guns have powered into the World Cup semi-finals with speed, precision and flair and the teams in their wake shouldn't feel too bad. 
The Socceroos must be feeling better now. And England.Germany struck down Argentina, a team which had won its first four matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the same sword. With the same style.Michael Ballack was in Cape Town to watch the...

Aussie pain and English gain

What fine margins we are dealing with at this World Cup. England stayed the right side. Just.The Socceroos came up short. Just.
What fine margins we are dealing with at this World Cup. England stayed the right side. Just. The Socceroos came up short. Just. After the goalkeeping gaffe against USA and the more collective failure against Algeria, England performed much mor...

The World Cup inspires a diverse nation

The footballing events which are about to unfold in this complicated but beautiful part of the planet will live with us forever.
This is my ninth World Cup as a commentator and I could not be more excited.The first African World Cup has always been billed as a unique experience and is living up to that tag before a ball has been kicked.Have you ever seen a team go on an...