Day 2 of the 2010 World Cup will witness two former champions, Argentina and England in action. Three matches are lined up for the day. Korea Republic will take on Greece in the opening encounter of Group B, while Argentina will lock horns with Nigerian Super Eagles. The match of the day is between England and USA. TheHardTackle previews the matches of the day and lists down the key battles to watch out for.
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.
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 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.
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.
Usually, one man is never the reason for his team's glory. He always needs a 'partner in crime' to help him out. Together, they might conquer the world! TheHardTackle's Somnath Sengupta picks out ten potentially devastating partnerships to look forward to in South Africa..
With the World Cup starting this week, the stage is set for a host of young talented stars to prove their worth on the field. TheHardTackle's Debapriya Deb lists down the top ten youngsters who are touted to dazzle football fans the world over with their talent and potential.
The World Cup is coming to Africa for the first time ever and there is only one thing which will be part of the action every single minute. Join Jabulani, the world cup ball, on TheHardTackle, as he describes his characteristics, dreams and player reviews.
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.
The European Champions and clearly the Cup favorites, Spain, will need to battle out against European neighbors Switzerland, South American under-dog 'Chile' and the so-called 'minnows' Honduras in the Group H of the FIFA World Cup 2010.