So in 2010, we expect football has moved towards a favoured line of four in defence, but this World Cup has not moved far from the systems teams played in 2006. In the 2006 World Cup, Japan, Costa Rica, Argentina, South Korea and Mexico played a system that had three at the back. This year, […]
After watching their noisy neighbours recover from a disappointing start by annihilating North Korea earlier in the day, Spain hoped for a similar performance against Honduras. An exceptional display of attacking team football followed, but with a crucial ingredient missing that may cost Spain in the latter stages. Goals.
Chile chipped away at a dogged Swiss defense until Mark Gonzalez found the break through with the only goal of the game. An enthralling match with chances and cards aplenty, there was no shortage of Talking Points as Kevyn Doran reports. 1. Chalk and Cheese We all expected this game to be the relentless attacking […]
With all eyes on the vast array of superstars flaunting their skills in South Africa this summer, Back Page Football takes a fond look back over the career of the World Cup’s favourite son and all time leading goalscorer, Ronaldo.
32 nations. 64 games. Millions watching worldwide. Many of whom are scratching their heads and wondering why their country is struggling so much at the World Cup. European Champions Inter Milan may hold the key to the answer. England and Italy have both opened with a pair of uninspiring draws against less illustrious opponents, while France can […]