The fifth day of the World Cup sees New Zealand take on first-timers Slovakia in the opening game. Then there's the biggest match in The Group of Death featuring Drogba's Ivory Coast and Ronaldo's Portugal; finally one of the major title contenders Brazil take on minnows North Korea in the last match of the day.
An own goal from Denmark's Daniel Agger and a late strike by Dirk Kuyt sealed a deserved 2-0 victory for the Netherlands against Denmark at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium in the first scheduled match of day four.
Germany grabbed the headlines on an eventful day three, while Slovenia and Ghana picked up crucial wins to boost their qualification hopes. On by far the World cup's most eventful day, TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma does a round-up of the action..
A young and exuberant German side showed the mettle to take on the mighty Aussies and their youth coupled with the experiences of their dynamic duo - Klose and Podolski - paved their way for a prolific start to their World Cup campaign.
The fourth day of the World Cup sees one of the contenders for the coveted trophy, the Netherlands, take on Denmark in the Group E opening encounter, with Cameroon and Japan scheduled to play the next match. The action ends with defending champion Italy taking on a rejuvenated Paraguay, promising football fans an entertaining display of attacking football in one 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.
A howler from Robert Green gave United States a share of the spoils in the Group C encounter, after England skipper Steven Gerrard gave his side an early lead.
An early Gabriel Heinze header meant Argentina kept their unbeaten record intact against a battling Nigeria and made a winning start to their World Cup campaign. All eyes were on Maradona as he returned to the world stage, albeit as a coach, against the Nigerians - the same opposition in his last game at the 1994 World Cup.
Close battles to look forward to on Day 3 as Algeria and Slovenia look to take advantage of the draw between England and USA. In Group D, Serbia and Ghana play a potentially do-or-die game, while Germany kick-off against Australia! Here is a look at Day 3...
The World Cup kicked off with an entertaining 1-1 draw between the host South Africa and Mexico, which was followed by a dull stalemate between Uruguay and France. TheHardTackle's Sounak Mukherjee relives all the action in the first day of the tournament.