France 0-2 Mexico

Champagne for Mexico, whistles deaf Domenech for France. Aguirre’s team has literally dominated the match, going ahead after the break thanks to a goal of doubt “Chichari” Hernandez and a penalty of Blanco. One step elimination, the Bleus will just hope for a victory against Uruguay and Mexico in a big victory over South Africa to pass. But it would be almost a miracle.

Field – the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, beautiful plant by 45 000 spectators, the cold and the incessant buzzing of wuwuzelas accompany entry into the field of trans-Alpine and Mexicans. Raymond Domenech row with a 4-2-3-1 Lloris door, Sagna, Gallas, Abidal and Evra the captain in defense, midfield and Diaby to prohibit Toulalan, Malouda and Govou wide on the wings, behind the lone striker Anelka Ribery . Aguirre responds with a 4-3-1-2: to door Pérez Rodríguez on the defensive line, the captain Rafa Marquez, Osorio and Salcido, Torrado on the median in the center with Juarez and Hector Moreno at the sides, Giovani Dos Santos multimillion free from left, and Guillermo Franco Sail Peak.

You play – The race starts at high rates: after two minutes Giovani Dos Santos is caught offside on an assist by Sail and takes a pole to stop gambling; Mexico starts well and on 8 ‘Sailing wastes left by kicking the stars with excellent position. France is slower and tries with kicks: Central Ribery free-kick from thirty meters Anelka tried a couple of times from distance but lacks the door of several meters. At 12 ‘Mexico creates another chance with Guillermo Franco, well served by Salcido, his right is high after a good dribble. Reversal pattern on the face looking at punishing Bleus: from Malouda with Ribery Anelka in which the wrong cross-shot. At 18 ‘Good chance to test that Salcido shot from outside the area crossing the left too. Excellent for intensive and early ideas of Mexico, the 27 ‘is again close to the lead with another wonderful initiative by the left for Carlos Salcido, who literally drink Sagna and Gallas ahead, hitting a right-Lloris tense. The half-hour muscle injury to Carlos Vela, who promptly replaced with Barrera Aguirre: the newcomer is now close to scoring after a clash with Lloris. France attacks so too predictable: Ribery and Malouda never find the inspiration winner. Mexicans have become rather more dangerous, with Giovani Dos Santos to 39 ‘angola too sull’assist ground by Guillermo Franco. The first real jolt is a trans-called right of Anelka closing time, the reversal of Toulalan is forced to face a tactical foul that cost him warning and disqualification. (Translated from Italian language)

Argentina 4-1 South Korea

Argentina too strong, or rather its attack on South Korea team that Maradona makes it four in the second half but the team of Park Ji Sung has been close to balance. And ‘the usual albiceleste a defense too insecure and potentially offensive layer.

Field – Maradona must do without Veron and replacing it with Maxi Rodriguez deploying his team with a 4-3-2-1 with five offensive players from the midfield up. Korea, however, may not have the right-back Cha Du who had impressed in the match with Greece.

You play – How Forecasting in Argentina is the game and immediately pour half the field in Korea, it would suffice to Moo Huth also a peer against the battleship South America. Mary is another than the game against Nigeria and committed rearguard suffered the Asian. Conversely Higuain still seems too hazy and not very bright. The result, however, Argentina unlocks the quarter-hour in a fairly random. On a free kick outside Messi, Park Chu most prolific man in Korea in qualifying, deflects the shank into his own. Ki Sung on 18 ‘responds immediately, shakes Romero with a swing from the outside. A muscle problem forced Samuel to surrender his place Maradona sent on Burdisso. And the defender of Rome entered the 33 ‘action of the goal of doubling the slope extending from Maxi Rodriguez. For Higuain, the man in shadow dell’Albiceleste since there is a breeze to turn into a headed goal by punishing Korean defense looked on. The fittest man in Argentina but Carlitos Tevez is running, wrestling, finishes, and nearly free-kick. He does everything almost obscuring Messi. At 39 ‘left a lot of reviving a great speech to call Mary Jung Sung. Just one minute from the rest, Leo Messi delights the audience with a slalom in Johannesburg extraordinary and deserves a touch below that goal. Korea in the first 45 minutes? Not received. The attitude of Asians is the same result on parity, a goal that both under two. But to recover thinks De Michelis in recovery with a blunder, an oratorio, promotes good at Chung Lee Romero cool. Twist and a surprise game reopened.

Higuain after being released after the goal, even psychologically, is close to double staff. Tevez delightful duet with Mary-Of Real striker is seen by Jung Sung reject the shot. Argentina continues her monologue in the opening shot, Tevez Korean forces still extremely difficult to intervene. Korea, however, the break down field with a more offensive and a very well orchestrated counterattack threatens to send ko Argentina for the second time. (Translated from Italian)

Greece 2-1 Nigeria

Trading Places, in this case that of second place in Group B. The first seems to have dominated the overflowing of the disgraced coach Argentina Maradona, for second place is already the last call to Greece and Nigeria, both losses at presentation. Eventually check Greece, with a 2 to 1 on comeback but Nigeria can complain to the expulsion of Kaita, who leaves her in ten of 32 ‘and the uncertainty of Enyeama in recovery, which stained a race from there perfect, a real gate, by the African n.1.

In the field – German Rehhagel, coach of Greece, host a 5-3-2 rather elastic, with a lone striker Gekas, buzzing around which in turn Salpingidis former Inter Karagounis. Vintra and Torosidis are the external front of the defense is the Sienese Tziolis. In Nigeria Lagerback opts for a 4-3-3 with striker Yakubu, assisted by Odemwingie and Uche. In midfield there is the trio-Etuhu-Haruna Kaita, left lane on the back of all tip Taiwo (due out through injury but the 53 ‘).

It is played – the first time on the pace of play very low. The two teams seem to play chess, to see a shot, so to speak, it was not until 12 ‘when Katsouranis try a lob from 40 meters, in very truth Loff: comfortable grip of the Nigerian goalkeeper Enyeama. Two minutes after the first yellow card of the match, the victim Papasthatopoulos Genoa player for a foul on Odemwingie. To break the boredom we think the 16 ‘an innocuous free kick beat from Nigeria, Kalu Uche beats, crossing the ball across the penalty area and behind the bag Tzorvas unresponsive. And ‘the 1 to 0 of Africa, which eventually produces a shock in the match. Greece accuses the wrong shot and steps on steps, only Karagounis tries but with poor results. At 32 ‘But fate lends a hand to the Greek form of expulsion against the Nigerian Kaita, the protagonist in an attempt to negative reaction against Torosidis. Now the band-Rehhagel finally wakes up and starts to produce opportunities, thanks to the decisive change from the greek ct 36 ‘: out of an uncertain Papastathopoulos inside striker Samaras. A minute later Salpingidis to tap the same but only the dress rehearsal, is 43 ‘, good work Hellenic Tziolis from vertical to Katsouranis, Salpingidis same ball that the opposing party a deviation, the symbol 1 to 1.

We are shooting: Lagerback sent immediately instead of field Obasi Odemwingie. Nigeria, now seems back in the game must Tzorvas smanacciare corner a menacing attack. At 53 ‘Taiwo, for the second time in two games, must surrender to a physical trouble and gives way to Echiejilé. Enyeama foil a header Kyrgiakos then at 58 ‘a repartee from heart attack, the first close to the goal of overtaking Greece. (Translated from Italian)

Rafael Benitez for Inter

Official presentation of Rafael Benitez at Inter Milan happened today at 12:00.

Interfanzone.com bring us full interview of ex Liverpool coach:

“I want to thank Inter for this opportunity, and the fans too, who immediately welcomed me with affection. I am very pleased and proud to be here,” said Benitez, who sat alongside Inter chief executive Ernesto Paolillo, vice managing director Stefano Filucchi and technical director Marco Branca.

“It wasn’t easy to leave Liverpool, but the situation has changed and I needed to move,” explained Benitez. “I had the perfect opportunity with Inter, a massive club, and I’m really pleased to be here. Inter is a fantastic club. They did very well this year and we will see if we can keep this level next season.

“I have been in contact with 95 percent of my ex-players. I thanked them for everything and they wished me luck. Gerrard? I spoke to him on his birthday and for now he only wants to talk about the World Cup.

“Everything is fine, the relationship with my old players is very good. The club was fantastic and the fans were amazing so it was a sad day when I had to go, but things changed so I had to do it. Now I am here in a new club and I am very pleased to be here.”

Benitez has joined treble-winning Inter in the sign of continuity and he hopes to repeat what was achieved by José Mourinho’s team last season. “With the club I have to talk and analyse the future,” he said. “Mourinho did a great job here but I’m a different coach. I hope to be successful here and try to win some titles. The main thing is to keep the team’s mentality and try to win some titles. We will see at the end of the year if I have been successful or not.

“Will there be any new players? Yes, I think so. I hope to buy good players, of a good level. The mentality is to win by playing well, and playing well depends on the players you have. The players here are good. They like playing good football and winning. We have so many high level players and Maicon, for example, is one of them. I wish all of our players at the World Cup the best of luck, including Maicon, who is important for us. I have to talk to the club about the transfer market. Samuel Eto’o? He sacrificed himself a lot for Inter last season. He is a good and intelligent player and I am sure he will make the same sacrifices again next year if needed.”

Benitez was asked if he shares the opinion of Diego Maradona that Cambiasso and Mascherano can’t play in the same team. He replied: “Maradona is the coach of the Argentina national team. Cambiasso is a top-level player for me. I am happy to have him here with us. Of these two players, he’s the only one we have.

“Coutinho? We have spoken about him. He’s young and he’s a good player. Balotelli? He’s a quality player and he’s important. I’m pleased he’s with us. Obviously I haven’t worked with him yet and the same goes for the other players.”

Replying to a question about past rumours of a move to Juventus, Benitez said: “I have no memory of this right now. There is a lot of talk in football, but ultimately the most important thing is actually joining a club. I have done this with Inter and I am very happy. This is the important thing.

“I think that after two years you will know me better. I like working hard and pushing my players. As for training sessions, we will obviously do closed training sessions because it’s important for the other teams not to see what we do, but there will be the occasional open session because it’s good for the team to feel the support of the fans.”

Premiership transfer romours

Hristo Stoichkov: “Ibrahimovic’s transfer to Barca was a big failure. He is a good player but not for Barcelona. I can bet he will go to Manchester City.”

Perez admited Real Madrid have tried to hire Arsen Wenger last season: “It was impossible. So we went for a coach with the same characteristics, and that was Manuel Pellegrini.”

Joe Cole to Arsenal – three-year contract with earnings of £80,000 per week.