Monthly Archives: June 2010

Brazil Rolls into Holland Super-Clash

Brazil eased into the quarterfinals with a dominating win over a good Chile side that suddenly looked over-matched in every respect. Rarely sweating, Brazil made a strong statement about its World Cup ambitions with an imposing style of physical play,…

England Crash Out of the World Cup, Argentina and Germany Meet Again

Fabio Capello’s reign may come to an abrupt end after England was crushed by arch-nemesis Germany in a match that will be remembered for a critically controversial moment and for an English team’s persistent ineptitude. Despite fielding a roster of…

Ghana Ousts Exhausted USA Team, Will Meet Uruguay in Quarterfinal

A dejected, physically depleted American team bowed out of the World Cup after going down in extra time to a very efficient Ghana, just as it had captured unprecedented global attention and affection. Having reached this point of the tournament…

91 minute magic! USA Wins Group C, England Advance to Germany Clash

Prouder than ever! That has been the sentiment of every USA supporter at the end of the USA-Algeria match and for the team’s performance throughout this tournament. USA deservedly won Group C with another impressive display of determination, commitment, perseverance…

South Korea Survives, Nigeria Gutted, Mexico to Meet Argentina Next

Nigeria had the opportunities for a miracle finish that would have seen them claim the second spot in the group despite forgettable performances in their two previous games, but it was not to be. Obafemi Martins missed Nigeria’s last great…

The New Brazil: Spain’s Jogo Bonito

Spain’s World Cup became complicated after its unthinkable loss to Switzerland in the first group game, possibly setting up an earlier than anticipated meeting with Brazil next week. It was a match that demonstrated once again that anything can really…

Italy and England Look Within

If France has provided the biggest scandal at the World Cup thus far, Italy and England are on the threshold of either disaster or a new beginning, depending on their performances in the final group match. Italy has a serious…

French Indignation Reaches New Low: Players Rebellion at the World Cup

In an unprecedented episode perhaps not only in the history of the World Cup but in all memorable international competition, the French national team players have revolted against team trainers and officials at today’s training session. Lead by team captain…

Refereeing Determinant Factor

Controversial officiating that started during South Africa’s match against Uruguay has spread around over the past few days. After the referees were complimented for fairly good work at the start of the tournament, the sentiment has turned definitively bitter. Several…

Bravo USA

The rising American national team performed admirably yesterday, not only for coming back from a 2-0 deficit and apparently winning the match, but for the attractive game the players put together in doing so. Surely the Americans gained supporters and…

Mexico Celebrates, France Crumbles

A day of opposite extremes, one that Mexicans around the world will remember for a long time, one the French will mark as one of the darkest moments of their sporting history. The match itself was not spectacular. France failed…

Argentina Rolls, Delivers Spectacle

On one of the best day of the World Cup thus far, the annoying buzzing of the vuvuzelas finally gave way to the marvelous chorus of chanting and the booming beat of the drums. Who else – Argentina, of course,…