There was something for almost everyone on this year’s list of the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Beneath the stained glass windows of London’s Guildhall, an audience of journalists, chefs, and ardent foodies learned that, for the second year in a row, the terroir-centered cuisine of Rene Redzepi, the brilliant young chef of Copenhagen’s noma, had again taken the top spot.
Three-time champions Germany qualified for the World Cup finals with a 1-0 victory away to Group Four rivals Russia on Saturday, thanks to a first-half winner from striker Miroslav Klose. The visitors had debutant Jerome Boateng sent off in the 69th minute, but Joachim Low’s side held on to establish an unassailable four-point lead with one match still to play.
Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard both scored twice as England booked their place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Croatia in their Group Six clash at Wembley Stadium. Chelsea midfielder Lampard converted a penalty in the eighth minute after Aaron Lennon was brought down inside the box following a clumsy challenge from Josip Simunic.