Although the attacking side was a delight to watch, South Africa's defence left loads of room for improvement. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma tells the world to counter-attack like the Bafana Bafana, but definitely, not imitate their defence.
The days leading to football's biggest stage is always fraught with news and opinions related to the selection of the national squads for the World Cup, and this year's tournament is no different from the previous editions. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma lists down the top 10 people who should have not been on the flight to South Africa but were lucky otherwise.
Although a recipient of much criticism in his final year, Rafael Benitez has nestled forever in the hearts of the Liverpool supporters. After six years, Liverpool ended it's relationship with manager Rafael Benitez. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma pays tribute to a man who took his club to various places...
Every World Cup is akin to a fairytale - it has its share of heroes and villains. There have been as many memorable incidents of downfalls as there have been heroics in the world's biggest football stage. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma lists down the top ten villains in World Cup history.
A look at the biggest names that will be absent from the African safari. It's almost time for the commencement of the biggest sporting spectacle in the world, which sees 32 of the best nations compete. However, there are quite a few big names missing from Africa's first ever World Cup. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma looks at the top nations missing from this year's event.
A bizarre look back at the English season. The English Premier League threw up some wonderful, controversial and funny moments. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma recaps the whole season by handing out awards through some innovative categories..
Group D of the World Cup is unique in it's own way - it comprises of teams that haven't tasted failure in their qualifying campaigns. Will the German efficiency score over their opponents? TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma gives a preview of what could possibly be the most open group of the competition...
Usually a club talks about it's best performances come end of the season, but Liverpool's season did not have much to write home about. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma ranks the horror shows he had to endure through the season as a Red, along with the managerial incompetence associated with each one of them. Do you agree with his top 5?
It will be party-time in London or Manchester, as the season boils down to the final ninety minutes plus Fergie time. London pride is also at stake as Tottenham attempt to do the unthinkable. TheHardTackle previews and predicts the two games to look out for this weekend, and wraps up the rest..
One more match and we will be down to just two teams to fight it out for the Europa League. Could it be an all-English final, much to Platini's annoyance or will the Spanish and the Germans rule in England? TheHardTackle previews the much-awaited second legs in London and Liverpool...