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DID YOU KNOW? The World
Cup is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world. An estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match in 2006.

FriDay, June 11, 2010 ■ THe LOnDOn Free PreSS

Position: Midfielder Born: January 23, 1984; Bedum, Netherlands Ht./Wt.: 6’ 0’’ (1.83m); 165 lbs (75 kg) Career high: Scoring the winning penalty against Sweden in the quarter-finals of Euro 2004 in Faro. DID YOU KNOW? The skilled flanker has the nickname “Flanken Gott,” — “flank God” — for his dribbling skills.
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Local soccer fanatics will be able to watch all 64 World Cup games live from South Africa, thanks to CBC, CBC Bold (CBCb) and Telelatino (TLN). All three channels will also feature game rebroadcasts later in the day. Position: Midfielder Born: Feb 5, 1985, Madeira, Portugal Ht./Wt.: 6’ 1” (1.85m); 165 lbs (75 kg) Career high: Winning the Champions League with Manchester United in 2008, and subsequently being named FIFA’s World Player of the Year. Career low: The negative publicity about his “simulation” cost him the best young player award at Germany 2006. DID YOU KNOW? He was named after his father’s favourite actor, Ronald Reagan.
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All times are Eastern Standard Time

Friday, June 11 9:45A South Africa vs. Mexico 2:15P Uruguay vs. France Saturday, June 12 7:15A South Korea vs. Greece 9:45A Argentina vs. Nigeria 2:15P England vs. USA Sunday, June 13 7:15A Algeria vs. Slovenia 9:45A Serbia vs. Ghana 2:15P Germany vs. Australia Monday, June 14 7:15A Netherlands vs. Denmark 9:45A Japan vs. Cameroon 2:15P Italy vs. Paraguay Tuesday, June 15 7:15A 9:45A 2:15P Wednesday,June 16 7:15A 9:45A 2:15P Thursday, June 17 7:15A 9:45A 2:15P Friday, June 18 7:15A 9:45A 2:15P Saturday, June 19 7:15A 9:45A 2:15P Sunday, June 20 7:15A 9:45A 2:15P Monday, June 21 7:15A 9:45A 2:15P Tuesday, June 22 9:45A 9:45A 2:15P 2:15P Wednesday, June 23 9:45A 9:45A 2:15P 2:15P Thursday, June 24 9:45A 9:45A 2:15P 2:15P Friday, June 25 9:45A 9:45A 2:15P 2:15P New Zealand vs. Slovakia Ivory Coast vs. Portugal Brazil vs. North Korea Honduras vs. Chile Spain vs. Switzerland South Africa vs. Uruguay Argentina vs. South Korea Nigeria vs. Greece France vs. Mexico Germany vs. Serbia USA vs. Slovenia England vs. Algeria Netherlands vs. Japan Australia vs. Ghana Denmark vs. Cameroon Paraguay vs. Slovakia Italy vs. New Zealand Brazil vs. Ivory Coast North Korea vs. Portugal Switzerland vs. Chile Spain vs. Honduras Mexico vs. Uruguay France vs. South Africa Nigeria vs. South Korea Greece vs. Argentina Slovenia vs. England USA vs. Algeria Ghana vs. Germany Australia vs. Serbia Slovakia vs. Italy Paraguay vs. New Zealand Denmark vs. Japan Cameroon vs. Netherlands Portugal vs. Brazil North Korea vs. Ivory Coast Chile vs. Spain Switzerland vs. Honduras

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Position: Forward Born: June 24, 1987, Santa Fe, Argentina Ht./Wt.: 5’7” (1.69m); 148 lbs (67kg) Career low: 2006 World Cup in Germany. Argentina was eliminated in the quarter-finals with Messi looking on from the bench. DID YOU KNOW? As an 18-year-old, Messi became the youngest player to ever appear in a World Cup game for Argentina when he came on as a substitute during a game against Serbia at the 2006 tournament in Germany.
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Position: Midfielder Born: Apr 22, 1982; Brasília, Brazil Ht./Wt.: 6’1” (1.85m); 161 lbs (73 kg) Career low: A lot was expected from him in the 2006 World Cup, but after a disappointing showing, his team was eliminated in the quarter-finals. DID YOU KNOW? That Kaka’s full name is Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite. His younger brother was unable to say Ricardo, pronouncing it “Kaka” instead. The nickname stuck.
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Saturday, June 26 9:45A 2:15P Sunday, June 27 9:45A 2:15P Monday, June 28 9:45A 2:15P Tuesday, June 29 9:45A 2:15P

1st Group A vs. 2nd Group B 1st Group C vs. 2nd Group D 1st Group D vs, 2nd Group C 1st Group B vs. 2nd Group A 1st Group E vs. 2nd Group F 1st Group G vs. 2nd Group H 1st Group F vs. 2nd Group E 1st Group H vs. 2nd Group G

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BRAZIL

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Friday, July 2 9:45A 2:15P Saturday, July 3 9:45A 2:15P

E1/F2 winner vs. G1/H2 winner A1/B2 winner vs. C1/D2 winner B1/A2 winner vs. D1/C2 winner F1/E2 winner vs. H1/G2 winner

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Position: Forward Born: March 20, 1984; Fuenlabrada, Madrid Ht./Wt.: 6’1” (1.85m); 152 lbs (69kg) Career high: Scoring the winning goal in the Euro 2008 final against Germany as Spain ended their lengthy wait for a trophy on the international stage. DID YOU KNOW? The last time Torres played in South Africa, he scored the fastest international hat trick in Spain history, netting three goals in the first 17 minutes of a victory over New Zealand in the 2009 Confederation Cup.
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Tuesday, July 6 2:15P SF1 vs. SF2 CBC Wednesday, July 7 2:15P SF3 vs. SF4 CBC

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Saturday, July 10 2:15P SF losers CBC TLN Postition: Forward Born: October 24, 1985; Liverpool Ht./Wt.: 5’10” (1.78m); 172 lbs (78kg) Career high: Rooney announced his arrival at Manchester United with a stunning Champions League hattrick in debut against Fenerbahce in September 2004. DID YOU KNOW? Rooney, who became a father for the first time this year, comes from a family of amateur boxers. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?

Sunday, July 11
2:15P Semifinal winners CBC TLN

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