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,…

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…

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…