6 days ago
'Brazil still carrying weight of World Cup loss'

La Serena (Chile), June 25 (IANS) Brazil goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel believes the present team is still carrying the weight of the humiliating 1-7 loss against Germany in the World Cup last year. They've experienced many challenges. They lost the World Cup, they suffered that unforgettable loss, and they are still carrying all that weight, Taffarel was quoted as saying by goal.com...

9 years ago
A 'Jolly Green Giant' stands out for the Oranje

Freiburg, June 20 (DPA) For the past 11 years, a 'Jolly Green Giant' has been standing out from the sea of orange who envelopes the Dutch national team whenever it plays. Come Wednesday, Edwin van der Sar will finally be consecrated in Holland's football hall of fame by taking part in his team's final Group C match against Argentina. That game will see the Dutch goalkeeper eq...

9 years ago
Dida asks Brazil to forgive Barbosa, wants World Cup

Weggis (Switzerland), May 29 (DPA) Brazilian goalkeeper Dida has asked his countrymen to finally forgive Barbosa, who is still blamed for Brazil's 1950 World Cup final defeat. 'This is the moment to break a taboo which has been around for 50 years,' the AC Milan player Dida said at Brazil's World Cup training camp. Back in 1950, Brazil were top favourites to win the World Cup...

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