Netherlands and Brazil secured their expected victories, to book a quarterfinal date with each other. While Netherlands' result marked the return of Arjen Robben to the field, the trio of Kaka, Robinho and Fabiano conjured magical moments to douse the red hot Chile peppers. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh looks at the highlights of the day's matches.
TheHardTackle’s Debapriya Deb reviews the action from the round-of-sixteen encounter between Netherlands and Slovakia.
Day 14 saw yet another major upset in the World Cup, as Slovakia put on an inspired performance to derail defending champions Italy's progress in the tournament. It also witnessed a belligerent attacking display by Japan against a hapless Danish side, which marked the first occasion for the Asian team to proceed to the round of sixteen on foreign soil. The highlights of the day are summarized here.
The tenth day of the FIFA World Cup 2010 promises us action from the two most successful nations in the history of the World Cup - Brazil and Italy, as they struggle with their demons in their current (and weakest) avatars.
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.
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...