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Archives: World Cup 2010

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

BBC Unveils Incredible TV Promo for 2010 World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Some of the words that come to mind when I view this video are stupendous, incredible and goosebumps. It’s BBC’s promo video for the 2010 World Cup that it’ll be airing across its television channels to get everyone excited about … 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

The World Cup Draw: A Quick Perspective from the Eyes of the Spanish National Team

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Most of the headlines focus around Group G, the consensus “Group of Death” with Brazil, Portugal, Côte d’Ivoire, and North Korea, and the pairing of England and the United States in Group C.  For Spain and manager Vicente del Bosque, … Continue reading

Athletic Bilbao Maintains Perfect Start and Basque Heritage

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Athletic Bilbao would have no problems with the proposed UEFA plan of mandating eight homegrown players in the squad of eighteen for every match or the theoretical 6 + 5 rule, where six players of the starting eleven would have … Continue reading

Puyol Out For Ten Days

Posted on by Juan Arango

As and Marca already started to salivate at the beginning of an impending Barcelona collapse.   Barca captain Carles Puyol will be out for ten days as he suffered a slight muscle tear in his left thigh. According to sources, Puyol … Continue reading

El Diego Good For Argentina?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Diego Maradona was appointed as Argentine national team head coach Tuesday evening.  That was the best birthday present that he could have received.  The obsession with Maradona has reached a new level.   From the outside looking in, there is very … Continue reading

Catalunya To Play Colombia In December

Posted on by Juan Arango

              The Catalunia select side are confirmed to play a friendly match against Colombia on December 28th according to Sport.  The match was confirmed by the Catalunian Football Federation as negotiations have developed quickly.  The stadium is yet to be … Continue reading