Hosts South Africa pulled off a magnificent 2-1 victory over former world champions France in their final group match but ultimately missed out on the knockout berth to Mexico due to goal difference. It was a feeling of Déjà vu for France, as 2002 flashed before their eyes as they bowed out of the World Cup without even registering a single win.
Maradona's men ground out a 2-0 win against a battling Greek side, who refused to throw in the towel, despite the Albiceleste throwing the kitchen sink at them. Ultimately, late goals from Demichelis and Palermo were enough to end the Greek involvement in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Day 11 proved to be a goal feast hosted by The Europeans, after drawing flak for their performances thus far, Portugal and Spain raised their game to mesmerizing heights and not even a trigger-happy referee could rob the day of its footballing glory. TheHardTackle's Karan Yadav takes a look back at the day's happenings.
New Zealand showcased off one of the most memorable underdog performances in world cup against Italy. But was that just a one off result ? THT's Somnath Sengupta unravels a well thought out approach from the New Zealand coach - a man who is very much responsible for their brilliant show in the Group stages.
Day 12 of the FIFA World Cup promises plenty of action. Uruguay locks horns with Mexico in the battle of the Americas, with a disjointed French team taking on the Bafana Bafana. The real deal will be the group B games - Nigeria, Korea Republic and Greece all need a win to guarantee a ticket to the next round along with group leaders Argentina.
Tournament favourites Spain put in a classy performance as they defeated Honduras in a thoroughly one sided contest. Two goals from David Villa were enough to see off the challenge of Honduras and put Spain's World Cup campaign back on track. THT's Jayant Srivastava takes a look back at all the action that unfolded.
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.
South American power-house Brazil took on African hopes in the form of Ivory Coast in an one-sided game where the South Americans dominated and showed some glimpse of 'Beautiful football' they are famous for. THT's Sounak brings you the match report.
We move to Day 11 of the World Cup at South Africa as Christiano Ronaldo's Portugal entertain Korea DPR in the first match of the day. Chile and Switzerland will compete in the next match which will potentially be a table-deciding encounter in their group. And finally, bruised title-contenders Spain will take on the under-dogs Honduras to complete Day 11 outings. THT's Somnath brings you the Day Preview.
New Zealand gave clear-favorites Italy a taste of their own medicine. The minnows put up a peerless defensive display to deny the defending World Champions a win.