The art of playing football is entirely different in Italy when compared to other countries; it is stylish and cunning at the same time and these art forms in the game are known as Fantasia and Furbizia; the two ingredients of Italian football that make it exquisite.
Both teams missed chances as The Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri played out a goalless draw after over eleven years in the Derby'd Italia. The match was expected to be a heated affair following the new wiretap evidence in the second Calciopoli trial but it did not live up to expectations.
Day 12 saw a merciful end to a miserable French campaign at the hands of the host, who were also knocked out of the tournament. Nigeria, Africa's last hope of a team in the Round of 16, were denied entry to the next stage by a resolute Korean fightback, while Messi and co. proved to be a handful for the Greeks. Read more to see a summary of the day's highlights.
The Hard Tackle's Dhawal Verma reviews back the action from Day-10 that saw Paraguay move top of Group F with a convincing 2-0 win over Slovakia, New Zealand faught bravely to snatch a point from the Champions, while Brazil rolled all over Ivory Coast in real Samba style.
While Argentina put on a magical show and Mexico left France's hopes hanging by a thin rope, Greece and Nigeria played out a thrilling encounter. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma captures the highlights of the day...
With early goal bonanza featuring in all the three matches, Day-2 of the tournament kicked off with an entertaining match between Asian giant South Korea and former EURO Champion Greece; which was followed by a dominant Argentinian win over Nigeria. England payed the price for "Going Green" and had to settle for a stalemate against an impressive USA side. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma relives all the action from the second day of the tournament.
The beautiful game has thrown up a crop of hardened football players whose aggression, energy, enthusiasm, pride and passion can improve or bring down the morale of their team. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma lists down the top ten footballers whose aggresive on-field antics could impact the fortunes of their respective sides in the World Cup.
Real Madrid have failed to lay their hands on the coveted trophy this season, and also faced an early exit from the Champions League quarter finals. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma gives his assessment how the players in the star-studded squad have performed in the last season.
In a series of epic battles known as El Clasico, a colossal encounter between two Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, another enthralling battle between the two awaits football fans across the globe this Saturday. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma brings forward the history of the encounter and provides a sneak peek into El Clasico coming this weekend.