Posts Tagged ‘Serbia’

World Cup Accumulators: 18th-20th 1

World Cup Accumulators: 18th-20th

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Having had my last accumulator rudely scuppered by a rather dull 0-0 draw between the Ivory Coast and Portugal, the World Cup duly decided to rub it in by allowing the Swiss to beat the favourites Spain and simultaneously splash a further helping of egg on my face. Despite this, I have come back for […]

Talking Points: Serbia 0-1 Ghana 1

Talking Points: Serbia 0-1 Ghana

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1. Nil   A lot of people were predicting this game to be the first goal-fest of the 2010 World Cup, but look at Ghana’s recent competitive record, and you’ll find this result popping up a lot. In the 17 matches they have played in both qualifying and the 2010 African Cup of Nations, seven […]

World Cup Scouting: Portugal / Serbia 0

World Cup Scouting: Portugal / Serbia

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Europeans Portugal will be looking to go one step further in South Africa as they attempt to improve upon their semi-final appearance of four years ago. While Chelsea’s Deco has long provided the creative spark for his nation many feel in light of his advancing years the Portuguese are in need of fresh impetus. It […]

Serbia - A newcomer with history 0

Serbia – A newcomer with history

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Technically 2010 is Serbia’s first time at the World Cup. New country, new beginnings? Well sort of. We can still use the past to help understand what may happen in the future, as Jonathan Wilson so brilliantly alludes to in Behind The Curtain: ”[Serbia:] self-doubt suppressing imagination and bringing to the surface the cynicism that has always underlain the technical excellence. […]

Eight more seal finals spot 1

Eight more seal finals spot

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As the World Cup qualifiers draw to a close, a number of teams have booked their place in next year’s finals in South Africa. Reigning champions Italy, Germany, Denmark and Serbia all qualified from Europe with results last night, while the Ivory Coast, the USA, Mexico and Chile also sealed a finals berth. Italy’s 2-2 […]