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.
Day 6 of the FIFA World Cup provided a completely refreshing change from the previous match days, as the world finally witnessed some truly wonderful game play in all the matches. Chile beat Honduras 1-0, Spain were stunned by Switzerland, and Uruguay finished the day with a clinical 3-0 victory over the hosts. Here's a summary of the significant moments of the day.
Day 6 sets the stage for one of the favourites to start off their campaign. Also running the show is one of the most tactically enticing sides in the tournament. A two time former champion would like to get it's campaign back on track.
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.
Although the attacking side was a delight to watch, South Africa's defence left loads of room for improvement. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma tells the world to counter-attack like the Bafana Bafana, but definitely, not imitate their defence.
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...
On June 11, the FIFA World Cup kicks off with Group A - comprising a relatively weakened French side up against the dangerous Mexicans, the unpredictable Uruguayans and the hosts South Africa. TheHardTackle's Sanish Fernandez takes a look at this intriguing group, and the entertainment it promises to bring us.
With the biggest show on Earth around the corner, TheHardTackle brings to you a SWOT analysis of every national side taking part in this event. THT's Karan Yadav and Akarsh Sharma introduce the teams that have been slotted into the tightest group of the competition, and predict the teams which are likely to make the cut.