The first semi-final between Uruguay and Netherlands was a scrappy affair, with the men in Oranje emerging triumphant to book a place in the final for the first time in 32 years. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh gives a report on the match.
TheHardTackle's Debapriya Deb previews the first Semi Final match of 2010 World Cup between Netherlands and Uruguay to be played at Cape Town.
In the last part of the Joga Bonito series, THT's Somnath Sengupta zeroes down on the team that has played the most attractive football, over last 20 years - The Netherlands.
On a day that saw the German devastation of the 'Messiahs' and the Spanish tested by Paraguay, TheHardTackle's Karan Yadav recaps the day's significant and bizarre moments...
In a fairly uneventful game of football, Spain edged past Paraguay 1-0. A solitary David Villa goal was enough for Spain to send the South Americans packing and book a date against Germany in the semis.
The rampant exuberance of Germany's youth tore apart a hapless Argentine defense with great panache. A brace from Klose and a goal apiece from Muller and Friedrich made sure that Die Mannschaft qualifies for the semi final of the tournament for the 12th time in its history.
THT's Debapriya Deb analyzes Ghana's cruel heartbreak as they went down against Uruguay in the penalty shootout after the scoreline was leveled 1-1 by the end of stipulated 120 minutes of play.
The first day of the World Cup quarterfinals provided wholesome entertainment for the worldwide football audience. The Dutch came from behind to script a memorable victory over tournament favourites Brazil, with the help of the dependable Wesley Sneijder and a reckless Felipe Melo. This was followed up by a dramatic match, which saw Uruguay proceed to the semis at the expense of Ghana, courtesy of a Gyan penalty miss. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh relives the memorable moments of the day.
The Oranje came from a goal down to sink the Samba Boys 2-1 in a thrilling encounter and became the first team to book a semi-final berth. Felipe Melo’s unfortunate own goal cancelled out Robinho’s early strike, before Wesley Sneijder hammered the final nail in the Brazilian coffin.
In the second day of the World Cup quarterfinals, two former world champions square off, in a repeat of the last World Cup quarter final, in Cape Town. The other fixture takes place at Johannesburg, where the European Champion Spain will look to establish their credentials to be the world champions.