“If I was a footballer, I would like to be like Busquets” Vicente del Bosque Of course, Vicente del Bosque was a footballer. And, despite spending the vast majority of his career in football on the opposite side of Spain’s great divide, he was like Busquets. Del Bosque didn’t create goals. He stopped them.
Archive for July, 2010
In his first article for BackPageFootball, Callum Wilson describes his thoughts the day after the World Cup Final having sat through another night of BBC coverage.
With another World Cup down, Kevin Coleman reviews the competition with some select award categories.
We open the poll for you to choose your Player of the Tournament from this summer’s World Cup.
Uruguay’s World Cup dream came to an end on Tuesday night in Cape Town, with the tournament’s surprise package falling at the penultimate hurdle in the shape of Bert Van Marwijk’s highly organised Holland. Fans were left wondering what could have been had a couple of contentious decisions or half chances gone their way, but [...]
The nominees have been announced for the World Cup Golden Ball award and there are few surprises on the shortlist.
As the World Cup reaches its climax and journalists and critics alike scratch their heads over who will make the Team of the Tournament, Jules Boykoff goes for something a little bit different.
Eliot Rothwell takes a look at the rise of French defender Laurent Koscielny, who joined Arsenal today for a reported £10million fee.
One of Electronic Arts’ biggest earners, FIFA ’10, gets the iPhone treatment and proves to be a very handle asset to have.
Uruguay v Holland Cape Town, Tonight at 7:30 Both sides made this semi-final tie in contrasting circumstances. Holland shocked Brazil by coming from behind to win 2-1, in a game that didn’t personify the Total Football and Samba stylings both nations are known for. Uruguay, via a controversial last minute handball off the line from [...]