Eliot Rothwell explores the lack of success for African teams at this World Cup and ponders the fact that none of the African teams were managed by African managers.
Posts Tagged ‘Uruguay’
Uruguay and Ghana fought tooth and nail throughout 120 minutes of football, but it was the South Americans who booked their place in the World Cup semi finals following a penalty shootout.
Netherlands v Brazil Port Elizabeth, Friday at 3PM Brazil breezed past Chile somewhat unsurprisingly in the second round. So far, Dunga’s men are looking fantastic and are well on course to deliver yet another world title. The tactics and the structure of their side is unbreakable, and with the right mix of quality and skill [...]
Uruguay 2-1 South Korea Uruguay booked the first spot in the quarter finals of the World Cup this afternoon with a 2-1 win over South Korea. After a superb group stage, Diego Forlan was unusally subdued but step up Luis Suarez of Ajax who snatched two goals against the spritely Koreans. The teams and formations [...]
It’s time to get down to the real business, the final sixteen of the World Cup. After what was nothing short of a group stage of disappointments in between a few shocks, the deadwood has been put to one side and the cream of the World Cup crop after left to fulfill our summer’s entertainment. [...]
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 [...]
1. Play it safe Now it may just have been Uruguay and France’s respective tactics, but there war far fewer “hollywood passes” in this game than there were in the opener between South Africa and Mexico. As a rule, both teams kept their passes short and simple which allowed them to hold on to possession [...]
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 [...]
Another day closer to the big kick off, and we’re back with the second part of our World Cup predictions. Who will be the biggest let down (country)? Kevin Coleman: Italy. I think they’ll struggle hugely for a side who only four years ago were on top of the world. Neil Sherwin: Portugal. They limped [...]