Frustrated by France's ineptitude, a French admirer writes to the French media, pointing out the frailties in their expectations of the team. Don't mention 'the next Zizou' again!
A diligent Mexico side all but demolished the lackluster French World Cup campaign with a well-deserved 2-0 win, brought on by a moment of admirable composure from Javier Hernandez and a massive blunder from Eric Abidal. Raymond Domenech's men never really looked like running away with the game, despite their initial flamboyance, as the Mexicans counter-attacked and then wrested control of the game from under the French noses.
With a star studded side, the French were clearly the favorites in this clash, yet a resolute, although unglamorous, performance from Oscar Tabarez's Uruguay ensured France would have to be content with a goalless stalemate.
The hosts kick-off the greatest sporting spectacle on the planet. Day 1 sees two games featuring the four sides that make up Group A. The results of the first day will be vital to setting the tone for the rest of the event, and what better group to start off with, than one whose constituent nations offer little to choose between them, on current form.
England's undisputed domestic champions Chelsea FC looks set for a busy transfer season this summer, with a possibility of many first-team stars bidding farewell, and some exciting talents on the shopping list. Who could go and who could stay? TheHardTackle's Sanish Fernandez takes a look at the possible revamp at the Bridge...
On June 11, the FIFA World Cup kicks off with Group A - comprising a relatively weakened French side up against the dangerous Mexicans, the unpredictable Uruguayans and the hosts South Africa. TheHardTackle's Sanish Fernandez takes a look at this intriguing group, and the entertainment it promises to bring us.
Exclusive news from behind the Premier League scenes. There is a lot more to the Premier League than just football. You may watch a lot of action, but you could miss out on the drama behind the scenes. Here are some of the headlines as THT's Sanish Fernandez brings to you EXCLUSIVE off-the-pitch news...
Chelsea FC emerged deserving winners of the English Premier League 2009/10 on the final day. Despite a perfect record against the erstwhile 'Big Four' and 103 goals scored this season, it was not always smooth sailing for Carlo Ancelotti's men. THT's Sanish Fernandez looks at the trials and tribulations, they underwent along the way.
THT has intercepted a letter addressed to Rafa. It was letter to Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, meant for his eyes only. Read more to know about the sinister contents of this clandestine communication with the Liverpool boss.