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Fabiano Looks To fill Big Brazilian Boots

By Mark Duckworth

The No. 9 shirt and the striker role arguably carry the most pressure and expectation of any position on the football pitch. For the Brazilian No. 9, the digit may carry even more than most.

For years the Brazilian No. 9 has been worn by the world’s best and World Cup winners – most notably Ronaldo. Ronlado wore the number nine of Brazil for three World Cups and at the moment sits atop the World Cup all-time scoring chart with 15 goals. Hoping to fill those big boots – and even bigger jersey – is Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano.

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Most and Least Impressive Teams of Round 2

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By Kevin Koczwara, Ryan Fleming, and Joe Meloni

We have already looked at the teams that performed the best and the teams that played the worst in the first round of play of the World Cup. Now it is time for us to pick the teams that overachieved and the underachieved in the second round of play.

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Who Won’t Win the World Cup Part 7: Group G

By Ryan Thies of the Long Beach Post

As a Group, group G is the most difficult to dismiss. It is undoubtedly the group of death and while other groups may run four deep, this group has three teams that could win the whole thing. But one of them won’t even make it to the elimination round. And the other two won’t win it all, because even they have their fatal flaws.

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World Cup Preview Pt. 5: Group G

By Kevin Koczwara

I did not update yesterday because I went on an 8 hour journey to Maine and back for an interview. It was an amazing experience to drive that far, by myself, through what seemed like a never ending landscape. The drive also gave me plenty of time to think about a lot of things. And not surprisingly one of those things was Soccer. Continue reading

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World Cup Draw Part 1: Groups A & B

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By Kevin Koczwara

Let’s look at the first half of the Group Stages of the World Cup. The draw was Friday afternoon, and now that I have had some time to digest the pairings, I am going to make a few predictions. I will write a wrap-up of each group, two at a time, in this series. There will be four parts and all will be posted this week.

So let’s start it off with groups A and B.

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