Archives: World Cup 2010

ESPN Debuts New 30-Second Ad to Promote Its Coverage of FIFA World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today marks 100 days until the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil. To coincide with the 100 days mark, ESPN has debuted a new 30-second ad to promote its coverage of the World Cup. The 30-second ad, currently … Continue reading

Italy will fall to 11th in FIFA rankings

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Italy has been punished, thanks to their poor performances Italy has lost ground in the FIFA and UEFA rankings. La Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Italy has fallen all the way down to 11th in the FIFA rankings, behind … Continue reading

Which Market Has the Highest World Cup TV Ratings In the USA?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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World Cup fever has swept the United States in the past few weeks. Everywhere you look, it seems to be there. In fact, Nielsen is reporting that World Cup soccer telecasts aired on all English and Spanish language networks have … Continue reading

Italy’s Mistakes of 2010

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

With Italy out of the 2010 World Cup, we have plenty of time to plan for the future and avoid any mistakes we made in this tournament. So it’s important to know what Italy did wrong, the mistakes that cost … Continue reading

No Eye-catching Italian players?

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

As the World Cup is attracting all headlines related to soccer, there’s always a small echo of transfer market news which now, after Italy’s elimination from the World Cup, becomes much more than an echo for Italy fans. And as … Continue reading

Spain Effective If Unspectacular As They Win Group H in FIFA World Cup 2010

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With an unfathomable yet realistic possibility of an unceremonious exit from FIFA World Cup 2010, the Spanish national football team tussled with a Chilean side that has been one of the most impressive teams in this tournament thus far.  Marcelo … Continue reading

Italy Eliminated with 3-2 loss

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

What should be considered a fair result; Slovakia were better, and Italy were poor, it’s just as simple as that. In the end Italy ends up right where they deserve to end up, the bottom of the table, behind New … Continue reading

Marchisio, just not good enough?

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Lippi has a strange team of players for this 2010 World Cup, while he’s decided to stick with some of the old guard, we’ve also seen him pick a couple of youngsters. But one thing is constant throughout Lippi’s selections, … Continue reading

Italy can only draw against New Zealand

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Yet another disappointing result for the Azzurri, while they drew with Paraguay last round of matches, that result seemed acceptable because New Zealand and Slovakia drew as well. But a draw against New Zealand, knowing that Paraguay had beaten Slovakia … Continue reading

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part Three

Posted on by Andy Pineda

On Tuesday, the goalkeepers and defenders were discussed, and Wednesday, the midfielders were discussed.  With all of the creative talent in the midfield, that will bring the pressure on the forwards to convert the multitudes of chances that Xavi, Xabi … Continue reading

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part Two

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Yesterday, the goalkeeping and the defense were discussed, and while the three goalkeepers contending for the final goalkeeping spot will state their cases to Vicente del Bosque on and off the pitch, they will have little to no chance of … Continue reading

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part One

Posted on by Andy Pineda

On Monday evening, Spanish national team manager Vicente del Bosque detailed the initial squad he will invite to Spain’s World Cup training camp.  The thirty-man team will be whittled down to twenty-three by May 19, and for the most part, … Continue reading

Why ESPN Needs a US Commentator For Its World Cup TV Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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ESPN generated controversy Thursday when it named its four lead commentators for US TV coverage of the 2010 World Cup. All four are British born, but not one US-born commentator was selected. Of the four chosen by ESPN, three of … Continue reading

UEFA Euro 2012 Draw: A Spanish Perspective

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland held the draw for UEFA Euro 2012 on Sunday afternoon, and while there is no clear consensus about a “group of death” among the nine groups, Spain’s … Continue reading

In Winning the Battle Against Athletic Bilbao, Deportivo La Coruña May Have Lost the War in La Liga

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The use of war imagery for the headline may not be appropriate during these sensitive times, but it aptly describes Deportivo La Coruña’s predicament as they conclude the first half of their season tied for fourth place, the final UEFA … Continue reading

How Far Will Italy Go In South Africa 2010?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The Azzurri will be in Group F along with Paraguay, Slovakia and New Zealand. The Italians are notorious for their slow starts in previous World Cup editions but this group should not pose much of a threat. The key is … Continue reading