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FIFA inspects Australia for World Cup bid

Australia's bid to win the rights to host the 2022 World Cup finals was being put to the test, local media reported on Tuesday.

World Cup final referee Webb has no regrets

World Cup final referee Howard Webb arrived home in England on Tuesday insisting he had done a tough job in difficult circumstances to the best of his ability.

2 dead, over 100 injured in Spain World Cup fiesta

Two people died and over 100 people were injured in Spain in the celebrations that followed the country's first ever World Cup win, local officials said today.

Dutch make no apology for rough-arm tactics

Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk made no apologies after his team used rough-arm tactics in an attempt to knock Spain out of their stride in a scrappy, niggly World Cup final on Sunday.

Germans fight back to finish third again

Germany showed their legendary resilience on Saturday when they came from behind to beat Uruguay 3-2 in a thrilling third-place World Cup playoff.

Germany coach down with flu, four miss training

Germany coach Joachim Loew was forced to skip training and stay in bed on Friday, a day before his team's third place playoff against Uruguay, after coming down with a flu virus, the team said.

Future looks bright for young Germany team

Germany's exhilarating run to the World Cup semi-finals ended in a 1-0 defeat by European champions Spain on Wednesday but the future is bright for their youngest team at the finals in three quarters of a century.

Juicy orange attack too sharp for Uruguay

The Dutch did not serve up a footballing master class on Tuesday but the tide of orange attackers still proved too much for Uruguay in the World Cup semi-final in Cape Town.

Uruguay coach Tabarez unsure about future

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said that he is not sure whether he will stay as coach after his team lost 3-2 to the Netherlands in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

Netherlands into WCup final, 3-2 over Uruguay

Dutch stars Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben scored three minutes apart in the second half as the Netherlands beat Uruguay 3-2 Tuesday night to advance to its first championship match since losing in 1978 to Argentina.

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Semifinals Fixtures

July 7 

 URU 2  - 3 NED  

July 8 

 GER 0  -  1 ESP  

Top Scorers




 David Villa   ESP   5 
 Sneijder   NED   5 
Diego Forlan 






 SVK   4 







Asamoah Gyan 


 Donovan USA  3 
 Luis Suarez URU  3    Fabiano   BRA   3 

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