Greece coach: Cautious tactics match players


Blomfontein: Greece coach Otto Rehhagel says his cautious tactics match his players, with the team seeking a first World Cup win when it faces Nigeria on Thursday.
Rehhagel, who led a defense-minded Greek team to an unexpected triumph in the 2004 European Championship, says his approach is still right for Greece after a 2-0 defeat to South Korea took its overall World Cup record to four losses in four games.

Rehhagel said on Wednesday Greece would happily play open, attacking football "if one day we had (Cristiano) Ronaldo, (Lionel) Messi and Kaka."
He said: "We have always played our way ... and we have advanced quite a lot."
Rehhagel says Greece jumped in the rankings to 13 from 65 since he took over.

I was not target of attack: Chidambaram


Chennai: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on termed the blasting of a railway track near Villupuram as an “attempted act of extremism” and expressed confidence that the Tamil Nadu Police will arrest the culprits soon. He added that he was not the target of attack. 

Suspected pro-LTTE elements had blasted the track near Perani station in Villupuram district in the wee hours on Saturday. Leaflets protesting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to India last week were found at the site. 

“It is an attempted act of extremism. Alert railway officials averted a major disaster. Police and intelligence agencies are working together to nab the culprits and I am confident that the state police will arrest the accused soon,” Mr. Chidambaram told reporters after meeting Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to apprise him of Rajapaksa’s visit. 

Meanwhile the Tamil Nadu police has taken into custody ten persons in connection with the attack. Those arrested are pro-LTTE activists. 

Passengers of the Tiruchirapalli—Chennai Rockfort Express had a narrow escape when the driver stopped the train in time after being alerted about the breach on the rail track by the station master. 

Brazil vs North Korea


Brazil Wins their opening match against North Korea with 2-1 at Ellis Park Stadium.
Brazil Scores first goal at 55 minute of play Brazil Defender Maicon scored almost an impossible goal to lead with 1-0 assisted by Elano. At the 72 minute of play Elano scores an outstanding goal to make the lead 2-0 assisted by Robinho. Stunning through-ball from Robinho who cuts open the North Korea defence to find Elano.

Elano is the third player at this fifa world cup to score and have an assist, joining Germany's Lukas Podolski and thomas muller.

At the 88 minute of play Ramires is booked for a late tackle on Cha Jong-Hyok. He is the first andonly player who got yellow card in this match. With this foul North Korea won the Free Kick, Ji Yun-Nam converts this free kcik to Excellent Goal but it was too late.

Clearly Brazil dominated the Full time but North Korea tried hard to get back in to the game. In the last minute of play Jong Tae-Se has a late chance to cross but elects to shoot and drags his effort weakly wide of Julio Cesar's near post.

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