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This is likely to be arguably the most one-sided match in this World Cup. Considering that Germany scored 4 goals against a reasonably strong Australia, Brazil should try to top that against minnows North Korea. Especially as the historical qualifying equation may come down to goal difference, in this group of death.

By the time this match starts, the result of the Portugal versus Ivory Coast match will be known, and that should make Brazil clear about how many they want to score.

Brazil are always expected to win in any World Cup, and are the most successful team and hold every conceivable record. In their qualifiers, Brazil faced a fight, but always preceded to end on top. Their form has been consistently good since the last World Cup, and they have both the Copa America and the Confederations Cup, to show for it.

Ronaldinho and Adriano do not find themselves in coach Dunga's Brazil; yet this is a formidable team. But under Dunga, the team has become less flamboyant and more circumspect. Led by Kaka, and served by the wily Robinho, Brazil should be worrisome rivals for any defending team.Winner of the '' Golden Boot 'in the Confederations Cup, Luis Fabiano is a center-forward in the classic mold. North Korea should rely on defender Ri Kwang-Chon Ri to spend much of his time, marking Fabiano. Kaka, a world class midfielder is at the peak of his game and career, and should relish this World Cup opportunity to showboat his skills. An Yong Hak is likely to be the man North Korea will assign to try and keep Kaka in check.

North Korea began well in their qualification camapaign winning 5 of the first 7, and then inexplicably went winless in 6 of the next 9. A superior goal difference saw them through the expense of Saudi Arabia.

North Korea are in only their second World Cup. They should be happy if they were to manage even a solid point in this tough group. That said, North Korea actually managed to reach the quarter final in 1966, their previous appearance on this stage.

North Korea were very defensive in their approach during the qualifiers. Goalkeeper Ri Myong Guk was very safe and efficient, and the team got nothing away, while being very physical. Coach Kim Jong-Hun will look to midfielder Yong Hak to soak up the pressure and break up Brazil's rhythm. Brazil is certain to dominate in terms of ball possession, and create the most opportunities.

So what's my prediction? Just sit back and count the goals …

The purpose of this article is to encourage recreational youth soccer leagues to ban slide tackling. The reasons are that there is too great a chance a player will get seriously hurt, young referees don’t know how to correctly interpret the rules regarding slide tackling, and players aren’t taught how to properly slide tackle.

Here are 2 examples of how dangerous it can be:

1. Years ago when I coached U12 recreational soccer a player slid straight into my son who was dribbling, went through the ball (contacted it but went on through it) and with cleats up hit my son in the shin guards and flipped him forward. It bruised his leg even through the shin guards and he could have been seriously hurt. The young ref thought it was OK because the tackler contacted the ball first. However, the FIFA rules say careless, reckless or dangerous play is a foul and “excessive force” is a Red Card.

2. I was watching a semi-pro game about 15 years ago and a defender tried a slide tackle, the dribbler jumped into the air and came down on his leg and broke both bones. The game was delayed for 30 minutes while we watched the player in agony and listened to him moaning in pain. Can you imagine how traumatic that would be for kids to see? Fortunately, my son wasn’t with me.

Honestly, I would have real concerns about allowing my child to play in a recreational soccer league that allows it. I will bet you that the adult recreational soccer leagues around your area don’t allow it, for obvious reasons. If a youth soccer league allowed it, I would talk to the opposing coach and ask if he would agree to tell his players not to slide tackle. If he wouldn’t agree, then I would tell him that I will have to tell my players to be watching for it and to jump into the air and don’t worry about coming down on the sliding player – the point being that if his players get hurt it is their coaches fault, because I have asked him to not allow it. I would also tell him that if there are any dangerous slide tackles I will pull my team off the field. I would print the page from the FIFA rules about “careless, reckless and dangerous play” and show it to the Referee and discuss what the Ref’s interpretation of the rules is. Specifically, a tackle can be “careless, reckless and dangerous” even if the ball is contacted – if the tackle is dangerous it should be a foul or even a Red Card if there is “excessive force”.

If your league needs another reason to not allow it, here are two:

1. Kids aren’t learning to play soccer when they are on the ground.

2. Can you imagine what would happen if a kid was seriously injured in a situation where the league allowed it knowing it could be dangerous (which we all know it can be) and didn’t require players to be taught how to properly slide tackle and how to avoid being injured? The lawsuit would be huge.

As a parent I would not allow my child to play in a recreational league that allowed slide tackling. Anybody who thinks it is a good idea needs to go out and be slide tackled a few times (once would probably be enough). Slide tackling is OK for great athletes, select soccer teams and professional soccer players, but not for recreational soccer players.

We found this amazing site which is the greatest resource for online soccer betting, providing players with all the information they need before they make a wager. The popularity of soccer betting comes from the high popularity of the sport itself. Millions of people watch soccer to either cheer on their favorite team or just to get a hand on the adrenaline of the game. The most important difference between soccer betting and other forms of gambling is that it takes some time to become profitable and start earning real money. However once you have learned some basic tips – as outlined here, you’ll be able to enjoy higher than average returns on your wagers.

The trick in soccer betting is studying past soccer games to get a feeling for what the best odds are and to be able to tell if one team is going to win or not. While this may sound like an obvious piece of advice, you’d be surprised at how many players loose site of the “big picture” when betting on soccer games.

There are also many soccer tips you can find online forums that analyze game stats. Probably one of the best soccer betting tips is to take a look at all the online sports books before making your first bet; different sports books offer different bonuses and different odds, all of which affect your bottom line as a sports bettor. Therefore, simply taking some time to choose the best odds will put you in the right track to win big. Some of the best sports books online are William Hill, Ladbrokes, 888 Sport and Bet 365.

Soccer betting odds are not as favorable when the point spread (also known as an ‘Asian handicap’ is involved. So for beginners it is recommended to start playing with straight bets. This type of betting is also known as 1X2 where 1 is the home team, 2 is the away team, and X is a tie.

Because the skill in picking a winner based on a point spread is more difficult we recommend going with 1X2 wagers as predicting which team is going to win without giving an exact amount of points is a simpler task. Other ways to get a winning start when betting on soccer is to simply bet on the home team each time. While the odds are usually lower on home teams – they outperform both tie bets and away teams by a wide margin.

To increase your chances of winning, you should first stick to games where you know both teams and can easily tell what their behavior on the field will be like. You chances for success at betting on soccer will only decrease if you are betting on unknown teams, or are chasing long shots with no realistic chance of winning only to make a big score.

If you are a keen football punter then no doubt you’ll have sifted through multitudes of online soccer tipping websites to see what services are out there. Frankly, it’s difficult to avoid misleading terms such as ‘sure bet,’ ‘banker,’ ‘dead cert’ or ‘guaranteed winner.’ Many tipsters actually incorporate these terms into the URL of their sites in the hope of increasing the number of sign ups. As a punter and tipster this hugely frustrates me. Without opening up the cans of worms that are the laws of mathematics and statistics, the simple indisputable fact is that there is no such thing as a sure outcome in soccer, or sport. If a dead cert outcome did exist there would be no bookmakers in business to cover our bets. Sometimes I read the introductory few paragraphs which insist that the professional tipster possesses a unique secret method for picking guaranteed winners. I believe that it should be illegal to make such misleading claims.

Having more than 20 years of trials and tribulations as a football or ‘soccer’ punter, I can categorically tell you that the whole notion of a dead cert is not only false, but is in itself a contradiction. If the outcome of a particular soccer match was a guarantee, then surely there would be no need for the teams to do battle for ninety minutes. Also, bookmakers would be clinically insane to cover bets on a game whose result was a certainty. I realise that I’m possibly being facetious in my last few sentences, but it’s scary to note the amount of reasonably intelligent people that will believe anything that’s written in print by a so-called ‘expert’.

When I began providing tips to the public via my website, I incorporated a ‘Banker Section’ every week. Now, the idea of this section was to suggest that, having done hours of research and analysis on various games, I really couldn’t see any other outcome than, for example, a home win. If a game from the Banker Section resulted in a shock outcome, I’d suffer as both a tipster and a punter. It effectively made my tipping skills seem incompetent to some my members, not to mention I’d also have personally had a sizable bet on the game. Two games still stick in my mind and bring back uncomfortable memories.

April 10 2010, Scottish Cup: Glasgow Celtic 0 – 2 Ross County.

Premier League giants Celtic were unceremoniously dumped out of the cup by First Division side Ross County, completing one of the biggest upsets in Scottish football history. Many soccer accumulator or multi-bets were subsequently torn up in disgust by outraged punters.

February 21 2010, Dutch League: PSV Eindhoven 1 – 1 Sparta Rotterdam.

This game had been priced as low as 1.09 by bookmakers for a home win, such was the ‘certainty’ of the outcome. PSV had won eleven league games in a row in Eindhoven and were facing a Sparta side who had already lost twelve of their away games that season, and who also went on to be relegated. To add insult to injury, Sparta scored their equalizing goal three minutes into injury time.

Huge upset results like these obviously ruin accumulator bets, but more significantly they highlight the fact that you can never ever be certain about the outcome of a soccer bet.

Game Development is a very broad process which involves game developers, analysts, testers and above all the publishers. It can be classified into two groups on the basis of how they are developed.

  • Mainstream
  • Independent

Mainstream games are normally funded by publishers and take several months to complete. On other hand Indie games are developed by individual developers and can be completed in small amount of time.

The first video games were developed way back in 1960s. They were meant only for mainframe computers and that’s why they weren’t available for general public. Following are some games developed in 1950s and 1960s.

  • OXO – by Alexander S. Douglas in 1952.
  • Tennis for Two – by Willy Higinbotham in 1958.
  • Spacewar – by group of MIT students in 1961.

Commercial development of games began in the 1970 and the first game “computer space” was programmed and sold in 1971. It was a coin operated video game which was displayed on a black and white television.

The second generation of consoles ran on microprocessor and the first game developed was “Fairchild Channel F in 1976”. Home based computers were introduced which saw an increase in development of games as it allowed individual programmers to program different games. The first ever home based video games were Zork, Baseball, Air Warrior, and Adventure.

With increase in the efficiency of a computer system, its processing power and graphical capabilities many large firms were now marketing and developing games at their ends.

Game Development is actually a Software development process which combines art, audio and gameplay. Developing games takes slightly different way and normally it doesn’t follow Waterfall model of Software Development Life Cycle.

Agile Methodology is often used to develop games. It gives a solid platform which makes a game efficient and bug free. It’s mainly based on iterative process and a constant feedback system is there which rolls back any errors or shortcomings in the beginning of development phase.

Video Game Development is one of the most evolving and ever-increasing industry. The industry revenue has increased at least five fold since the 1990s. The major factor behind this success is the development of third generation of consoles which are popular in every household.

Following are some of the best Game Publishers:

  • Take Two Interactive
  • Nintendo
  • Capcom
  • Microsoft
  • Electronic Arts
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Sony
  • Square Enix
  • Sega
  • Ubisoft

Gaming Industry is very competitive and unstable. It requires a lot of hard work, passion, dedication and skills if anybody wants to survive in this industry.

There are a variety of things to consider when buying a soccer ball. The size of the ball varies with the different league standards and age groups. Therefore it is important to check the specific soccer league rules to make sure the ball matches a particular organization.

Different size and weight

A soccer ball is categorized by size and weight to make sure it is appropriate for the age group playing the game. A Size 3 (11 to 12 oz in weight and 23 to 24 inch in circumference) and size 4 (12 to 13 oz and 25 to 26 inch) soccer ball is preferred for the youths and children aged 13 or less. A size 5 (14 to 16 oz and 27 to 28 inch) ball is a standardized adult ball and used in professional soccer leagues, collegiate, and high school.

Care & Maintenance

General care and maintenance of the soccer ball is certain to help extend its usable life. Avoid putting excessive stress on the ball like standing or sitting on it. This can easily damage the pressure system and warp the shape or structure. It helps to avoid kicking the ball against a hard surface like a concrete wall. Also, avoid player a game of kick about on a rocky or rough surface like asphalt or gravel. This can easily lead to abrasion or puncturing.

Pressure Ratings

A regular inspection of the pressure rating is certain to help maintain the performance of the soccer ball. A ball needs to be maintained with the proper pressure that is not too firm, and not too soft. A ball over inflated is too hard and can cause injuries to the players. A low inflated ball isn’t likely to roll or bounce properly, which can make passing and controlling the ball more difficult. Ideally, a soccer ball should have a pressure range of 6 to 8-lbs. Most balls state the preferred rating on the outer skin.


A soccer ball played on an outside pitch needs a regular clean to avoid issues with water absorption and general deterioration. A ball cleaned with a mild soap and warm water is certain to help preserve its performance. Avoid using a harsh cleaner agent since this can damage the construction material. Also, make sure to store the ball correctly. Avoid leave it in a place with very low temperatures, in direct sunlight, or heavy rain. Any of these conditions can result in warping and water retention.

Desperate Housewives, a show on the ABC network in the USA is definitely a woman centric show and has been running for the past six seasons with a seventh season in the pipe line. This show critically is seen to be a portrayal of the gender roles that women play in today’s society and their relations with the men of their house and how mindsets change and it can get sour at times.

This is a show which therefore acts as a perfect representation of gender roles among women. This is very important as it gives women a new alternative of how they would want to be and who they can consider as their role models. Rather then having just one model to follow, through its entire journey, Desperate Housewives has given a varying view of gender roles in today’s day and age.

All the wives in the show are basically stay at home mothers but they are seen to all be having their own lives and aspirations and their obligations to their families. While Bree wants to be a housewife and spends her time teaching others to be good cooks and wives, but Gabby was a model and has a hard time being bogged down and fights it out. This is in stark contrast to Lynette which was a business woman but now is caught in the throws of married life which comes to a head in the sixth season where she finds herself struggle to cope up with the loss of her child and her strained relation with her husband.

Furthermore it can also be seen as a kind of representation of the sexual liberation of women which was not seen in other television programs.

Hence one can easily however argue that this is a portrayal of the greater stereotypes in society which plagues the human population today. This is one thing portrayed to a great effect in the latest season of this show where they bring in Robin the ex-stripper onto Wisteria lane and exploring a possibility of a possible Lesbian relationship between the newest entrants Robin and Katherine.

Yes Vick is a Hall of Famer and it’s really based on one specific point; you can’t tell the story of football history without mentioning his name; and trust me we’re not talking about a footnote. Michael Vick was a phenomenon on the field. No one had ever seen such athletic ability from the quarterback position. This was more than an Otto Graham, a Doug Flutie, Steve Young or even a Randall Cunningham. Vick had a sick juke equipped with tremendous vision and a great sense of pressure. Posting a sub 4.2 40 yard dash time doesn’t hurt either.

Vick’s hall of fame career began with establishing a football hall of fame college career. Virginia Tech was the spot to be when Michael took the field. Hell Michael was so electrifying it place unfair expectations on his kid brother Marcus. Nonetheless Vick led the Hokies to an ACC championship game with an unforgettable performance against the then dominant powerhouse of Miami. Vick was selected number one overall to the Atlanta Falcons. In franchise history, I don’t believe Atlanta has had such a polarizing figure in their city. Everyone had a number 7 Atlanta Falcon jersey. On Madden, it was who would be first to select the Falcons because Vick was simply an unfair advantage. Not the greatest of season records, he was never a Brady or Manning although the team around him was not on such a level either, neither was the head coach.

At any rate, Vick was the of the most popular sports figure throughout the 2000s. In fact, Vick was never larger a figure than when facing the dog fighting scandal back in 2007. And whether you agreed with his actions or not, none can deny that it was the focal point of all news during its time. And as always all attention was on Vick when it was when it was time for him to return, which may correct me in being his biggest contribution to being in the Hall of Fame. Once he returned, Vick became a model citizen. In fact, it’s safe to say that he so far is the best example of one being able to transform their life practices. Although he changed his lifestyle, his game was still the same old electrifying. Once again stunning the world with his on the field performance, Vick became the first player to sign two 100 million dollar contracts in a career.

Michael Vick’s impact on the NFL and football in general is undeniably Hall of Fame worthy. He continues to impact the football world today and from a personal point you can’t deny the impact he had on African American males who predominantly make up all NFL players which is much more essential than many will offer forward.

Liverpool Football Club are one of the most successful teams in English and European football history, and the club not only has massive support in England but also around the world, the club probably has many millions of fans. Liverpool were founded in 1892 and have won 18 League titles, seven FA Cups and famously, they are five times winners of the European Cup and Champions League, combined.

The club badge or crest, is the epitome of this famous club, and the badge on their shirt is often kissed by the players when celebrating a goal or a victory, as a sign of loyalty and love for the club. The badge has changed considerably since the formation of the club well over a hundred years ago, but today’s crest has much significance about the history and tradition of this famous football club.

The club badge is predominantly based on the city’s famous Liver Bird, which has represented the city for many centuries. The mythical bird, which many believe to have been derived from a cormorant, can be seen on the top of the clock towers on the Royal Liver Building, where two famous Liver birds sculptures dominate the building and overlook the River Mersey, and they date back to 1911. Many modern myths have evolved regarding the origin of the Liver bird, but it is widely accepted that they watch over and protect the people of Liverpool and myth dictates that should they ever leave, the river Mersey would burst its banks and flood the city.

The Liver bird dominates the centre of the Liverpool badge, which is placed inside a shield. The image of the Liver bird on the badge has a short head and curved beak, which is more usually associated with a bird of prey rather than a cormorant, but it retains the sprig of laver, a type of seaweed, in its mouth.

In 2008, Liverpool FC attempted to claim copyright for the Liver bird image, but they failed in their attempt as it was deemed that the Liver bird belonged to all the people of Liverpool and not one company or organisation. The Liver bird image is also used by several other organisations.

Above the shield is a representation of the famous Shankly Gates, which were erected outside the Anfield Stadium in 1982, as a tribute to Liverpool’s former and most famous manager Bill Shankly, who had led Liverpool from Second Division mediocrity, to win three League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Bill Shankly is regarded by most fans as the greatest Liverpool manager, by the way he transformed the club.

Across the top of the Shankly Gates, and portrayed in the badge, are the words You’ll Never Walk Alone, which is the title of the song by Gerry and the Pacemakers that has been adopted by Liverpool fans as the club’s anthem, this again stems during Shankly’s time as manager, and is still sung reverently by Liverpool fans today.

The twin flames either side of the shield are symbolic of the Hillsborough memorial outside Anfield, where an eternal flame burns in memory of the 96 Liverpool fans who tragically died in the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, when the fans were crushed due to overcrowding during Liverpool’s FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest, 766 fans were also injured in the disaster.

The date of the formation of the club is clearly displayed below the shield, and while the club crest has changed a number of times over the years, it symbolises some of the most important events in the history of the club, the badge is worn with honour and pride by both players and fans alike.

A great deal has been written about trading over the last ten years since online trading has increased exponentially, with there being no shortage of trading systems and methodologies utilized by individual traders. Although traders compete against others within the financial markets on a daily basis, trading itself is an individual occupation which will rapidly reveal to a trader their qualities, strengths and their weaknesses. In this article we are going to explain why some traders succeed at emini scalping and others fail miserably at this form of index futures trading.

Emini scalping is a method of trading where the futures trader will enter a position and quickly exit the trade, profiting by "scalping" only a few points. The trader is not looking for huge gains, but only for a successful trade with a small profit. The emini trader may execute large numbers of trades throughout the trading session which can add up to large gains at the end of the day.

Any method of trading requires a commitment to discipline, no matter if the market participant is day trading stocks, swing trading options or scalping emini contracts. If the index futures trader is going to utilize a emini scalping method, he must be committed to this method and not change his trading system once this commitment has been made. A trader may start the day planning to only scalp trade the entire day and enter their first position. After they gain a few points and knows they should exit the trade, they decide to change it to a day trade and hold longer since the market appears to be running.

Their assassination quickly turns to disbelief when the market quickly reverses and turns against them, taking back the points that once had and are now underwater on the trade. Disbelief quickly turns to frustration as the market goes lower and eventually turns to fear as the market continues to go further against their position. At this point the trader exits their position with a loss and anger sets in as the trader realizes if he had stuck to his original plan of only scalping a few points, he would have been profitable.

Scalping the emini futures market is a profitable method of trading and is utilized with great success by veteran traders. Only by committing to a system of trading and following the rules of that system will a trader be successful. Changing methods after committing to a trade will sometimes yield profits, but will eventually lead to disaster when the trader lacks the discipline to follow the rules of the trade. Greed, desperation and lack of discipline are most often the culprits that spell the demise of a trading career.