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2006-06-24 13:26:56

By Erik Kirschbaum MUNICH (Reuters) - Hosts Germany became the first side to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, sending Sweden packing in a 2-0 win in which the Swedes had a man sent off and missed a penalty. Germany will now face either Argentina or Mexico, depending on the outcome of the second knockout game which kicks off in the eastern city of Leipzig at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT). Spurred on by fervent home support in Munich, striker Lukas Podolski scored twice to put...

2006-06-24 12:28:21

By Timothy Collings MUNICH (Reuters) - Lukas Podolski struck twice in the first 12 minutes on Saturday as hosts Germany swept into the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over 10-man Sweden. The 21-year-old striker scored after four minutes with a deflected drive and then again eight minutes later with a precise finish from a clever pass by Miroslav Klose as the three-times champions took masterful control. Germany, performing with great power and belief and backed by...

2006-06-20 19:47:49

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - World Cup fever broke out in Germany when the hosts romped to a convincing 3-0 victory over Ecuador on Tuesday, sparking wild celebrations and a surge of optimism in their chances of capturing the trophy. Germany next play Sweden in Munich on Saturday in the first match of the knockout stage. The Scandinavians advanced with a 2-2 draw against England in an action-packed game in Cologne where there were two late goals. In Berlin's Olympiastadion,...

2006-06-20 17:49:46

By Trevor Huggins COLOGNE (Reuters) - England drew 2-2 with Sweden on Tuesday to earn a second round World Cup clash with Ecuador while the Swedes go through to face hosts Germany. England, who lost striker Michael Owen to a knee injury after just two minutes, took the lead with a stunning 34th minute volley by Joe Cole from over 30 meters. Sweden leveled with a Marcus Allback header in the 51st minute and were unlucky not to knock England off the top of Group B after creating a...

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...

2006-05-17 15:47:11

PARIS (Reuters) - Barcelona came back from a goal down to beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 to win their second European Cup in the 50th anniversary final at the Stade de France on Wednesday. Late strikes from striker Samuel Eto'o and substitute defender Juliano Belletti canceled out a first-half header from Arsenal defender Sol Campbell. Arsenal became the first side ever to have a player sent off in a final when German keeper Jens Lehmann was dismissed after he caught Eto'o on the fringe of...

2006-05-05 09:34:08

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Tommy Svensson, who coached Sweden to third place in the 1994 World Cup in the United States, believes his country can do as well in this year's finals in Germany. "If everyone is on top they sure can get as good as we were," Svensson told the news agency TT on Friday. "There are some real world class players in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrik Larsson and Fredrik Ljungberg, it's just a matter of everyone being on top and in shape at the same time." Svensson's World...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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