Profligacy in front of goal costs Mexico

Profligacy in front of goal costs Mexico

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 […]

World Cup Scouting: South Korea / Mexico

World Cup Scouting: South Korea / Mexico

South Korea will enter their seventh consecutive World Cup tournament this summer and be quietly confident they can overcome Argentina, Greece and Nigeria to advance. Despite the impressive qualifying record of the Asian side, only once have they made the progression out of the group stages. It was 2002 on home soil when Guus Hiddink’s […]

Talking Points: England 3-1 Mexico

Talking Points: England 3-1 Mexico

England kicked-off their World Cup preparation tonight in Wembley against an attack minded, adventurous Mexican team. Much debate centred around what line-up Fabio Capello would choose, with the Chelsea contingent (and David James) not available given their season had ended just a week ago. Capello decided to start  with a kind of 4-2-3-1/or 4-4-2 formation, […]