Back Page Football’s Ger McCarthy takes a nostalgic look back at the Denmark team that competed in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico which is still remembered with great affection as one of the most electrifying sides ever to grace the competition.
The U21 European Championships wasn’t enough. The U17 World Cup wasn’t enough. The Women’s World Cup wasn’t enough. No, we need our proper football fix and it’s finally here in the shape of the culture and exoticism of the 2011 Copa America.
On Sunday, England and Germany meet in a mouth watering clash between two of the world’s biggest footballing countries, while Diego Maradona’s unbeaten Argentina play Mexico in a bid to progress to the final eight. Germany -v- England Bloemfontein, 16:00 local time Germany – exciting new look side have been impressive – Despite going through […]
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, […]
The second round of group stage games kicked off this evening with Uruguay beating host nation South Africa 3-0. The goals came from Diego Forlan, first undoubtedly the goal of the tournament (so far), the second resulting from a dubious penalty decision. Alvaro Pereira then added salt into the wounds of the home crowd with […]
Part of the fun of the World Cup is that games endlessly churn out of our televisions at times of the day when we might not have even realised. Even the most avid football fan can be forgiven for drifting away from the action as the days begin to blend into one, particularly when the […]
While the eyes of the globe were on South Africa in the opening game of the FIFA World Cup, equally as interesting was the prospect of how Mexico would fair. Neat and tidy in possession from the start, the Mexicans replicated the composure they had shown against England at Wembley last month. Their fluid and […]