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2011-07-12 22:25:57

In the quarterfinal of the 2006 Soccer World Cup, England and Portugal played for 90 tense minutes and 30 minutes extra time without a single goal being scored. This led them to a penalty shoot-out; as one by one, players went against the opposing team's goalie. After four shots by each team, Portugal was ahead 2-1. Portugal's star Cristiano Ronaldo shot to English goalkeeper Paul Robinson's left, but Robinson dove right. Portugal scored, won the game, and went on to the semifinal. When...

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2009-12-11 14:45:00

A new study may explain why the England soccer team keeps losing in penalty shootouts "“ and could help the team address the problem in time for the World Cup 2010. Research by the University of Exeter shows for the first time the effect of anxiety on a footballer's eye movements while taking a penalty. The study shows that when penalty takers are anxious they are more likely to look at and focus on the centrally positioned goalkeeper. Due to the tight coordination between gaze control...

2009-10-03 22:16:10

Chivas USA capitalized on an own goal by Milos Kocic Saturday in a 2-0 Major League Soccer win over D.C. United. The loss dealt a near-fatal blow to United's hopes of securing a post-season playoff berth with two matches left in the regular season. Kocic, United's goalkeeper, was credited with a goal in the 32nd minute when a kick by Chivas USA forward bounced off the left post, then off the Kocic's back. Jesus Padilla scored in the 53rd minute for the Goats (12-9-5), who played to ties in...

2006-07-06 16:58:22

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's number two goalkeeper Oliver Kahn will play in the host nation's third-place match against Portugal on Saturday, Bild newspaper reported. In an article on the paper's Web site, Bild said coach Juergen Klinsmann had opted for Kahn over favored keeper Jens Lehmann who has played all Germany's other matches so far. "I don't see this as just a gesture at all," Kahn told the newspaper. "I am looking forward to it. For me even third place in the World Cup has a...

2006-06-30 15:10:32

By Keith Weir BERLIN (Reuters) - Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann was the toast of Germany on Friday when his shootout saves put the host nation into the World Cup semi-finals with a 4-2 win on penalties over Argentina after the game had ended 1-1. Tempers flared after the penalties, players and officials from both sides jostling on the pitch in an ugly melee played out in full view of the 72,000 crowd in Berlin's Olympiastadion, most of whom were celebrating a German win. Germany will now...

2006-05-17 17:53:44

By Mike Collett PARIS (Reuters) - Barcelona scored twice late on to stun 10-man Arsenal 2-1 and win an absorbing 50th anniversary European Cup final at a rain-drenched Stade de France on Wednesday. Striker Samuel Eto'o and substitute defender Juliano Belletti canceled out a first-half header from Arsenal defender Sol Campbell and gave Barcelona the European Cup for only the second time in their history. It was a fitting outcome for Frank Rijkaard's side who battered the London club...

2006-05-17 17:29:20

By Mike Collett PARIS (Reuters) - Barcelona scored twice late on to stun 10-man Arsenal 2-1 and win an absorbing 50th anniversary European Cup final at a rain-drenched Stade de France on Wednesday. Striker Samuel Eto'o and substitute defender Juliano Belletti canceled out a first-half header from Arsenal defender Sol Campbell and gave Barcelona the European Cup for only the second time in their history. It was a fitting outcome for Frank Rijkaard's side who battered the London club...

2006-04-11 19:12:59

By Chris Cowles CARY, North Carolina (Reuters) - Goalkeeper Tony Meola made his 100th international appearance for the U.S. in the friendly against Jamaica on Tuesday. Meola had not played for his country since 2002, but U.S. coach Bruce Arena, using the Jamaica fixture as a final run-out for domestic players before naming his World Cup roster, saw the game as a fitting opportunity to honor him. He becomes the first U.S. keeper and only the ninth American, to achieve the milestone....

2005-07-24 20:25:19

By Steve James EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - The United States beat underdogs Panama 3-1 in a penalty shootout to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup final Sunday after what the U.S. coach described as a "sloppy" performance. Panama dominated the second half of normal time but the match ended scoreless after an extra 30 minutes as the sides battled for supremacy in the biennial competition for North and Central America and the Caribbean countries. U.S. goalkeeper and captain Kasey Keller...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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