Spain beat Chile 2-1 tonight in the final group stage game of the 2010 World Cup. Both sides progress to the next stage, as Kevin takes a look at the teams, the tactics, the big talking points and the mouth-watering final sixteen ties that have been set.
Archive for June, 2010
The group stages of the World Cup produced nine red cards, some justified, some not, and Neil Sherwin looks at each one to determine whether the official got it right or wrong.
Proof you should never go back Four years after that glorious Berlin night of summer 2006, Italy went to South Africa dreaming of a historic repeat, but were eliminated in shame last night. Bottom of Group F, without a win, devoid of ideas and lacking both the trademark defensive solidity and any cutting edge in [...]
The action off the field often gets as much attention as that on it during the World Cup, and Sharon Lynch reminds us of one of the modern football player’s most important accessories.
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A superb battling performance from Australia against Serbia was not enough to progress to the knockout phase of the tournament as Germany and Ghana progressed from Group D.
In the latest of a shamefully sporadic series of opinion posts, Gav Reilly examines how racism in football is now a shamefully First World problem.
England finally kick-started their slow start to the World Cup with an improved performance and a 1-0 win over Slovenia, progressing to the last sixteen on top of Group C as they await one of any of the teams on Group D.
United Against Malaria (UAM) is a community of organizations and individuals that has joined together ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to unite in the fight against malaria. With the tournament now well under way, UAM wants you to ‘Sign the ball’ to show your support for the cause. Add your name [...]
As the nation crashes and burns at the World Cup, non-French Ligue 1 players might be France’s best chance to shine.