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.
The biggest stage of football has often given the poverbial "big break" to budding stars. THT's Somnath Sengupta takes a look at the potential stars for World Cup 2010.
The fate of matches is decided by smaller battles taking place on the field. Berti Vogts doing a job on Johann Cryuff in 1974, Claudio Gentile shackling Maradona in 1982 or Lev Yashin pulling off one save after another to deny Brazil’s legendary forward line in 1958….world cup games have often been decided by such key clashes. THT’s Somnath Sengupta takes a look at the potential clashes in group games for 2010 world cup.
Every World Cup is akin to a fairytale - it has its share of heroes and villains. There have been as many memorable incidents of downfalls as there have been heroics in the world's biggest football stage. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma lists down the top ten villains in World Cup history.
A look at the biggest names that will be absent from the African safari. It's almost time for the commencement of the biggest sporting spectacle in the world, which sees 32 of the best nations compete. However, there are quite a few big names missing from Africa's first ever World Cup. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma looks at the top nations missing from this year's event.
Group F contains the defending world champions along with a consistent South American side, throw in some Eastern European flair & a rank outsider, and you have a colurful group full of possibilities. TheHardTackle's Somnath Sengupta explores the teams...
Arnav Bose looks at footballers who had their dreams of playing in Africa, shattered. Controversies and debates on the exclusion of some of these players have taken place. TheHardTackle's guest writer Arnav Bose forms a team of casualties capable of challenging the world's best...