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Tag Archives: World Cup 2010

Serie A Preview – Can Cavani Take Napoli to the Champions League?

Posted on by Robert

In 2005-2006, Napoli was looking to escape dire finances and Serie C1.  In 2010-2011, Napoli can credibly claim that it is competing for a Champions League berth.  The Partenopei led by their president Aurelio De Laurentiis have been slowly built … Continue reading

Arsenal Could Have the Next Azzurri #1 Keeper

Posted on by Robert

The Telegraph this morning confirmed previous reports that Arsenal is discussing a transfer of Cagliari keeper Federico Marchetti for around $8.5 million.  Marchetti has made it clear that he is seeking a transfer from the Serie A club and Arsenal would … Continue reading

World Cup Fans: Where Did All the Time Go?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

It continues to amaze me in my adult life how I continually look forward to a trip, a concert, an event, a night out with friends, a movie release, or something as globally massive as a major sporting tournament, only for … Continue reading

Where Does This World Cup Rank With The Best?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2010 World Cup is over and while it was definitely not the best tournament of all time, there were plenty of highs and lows. In fact, I would argue that it was a better tournament than 2006. The frenzy … Continue reading

World Cup 2010: Spain Triumphs In A Match of Contrasting Styles

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After Euro 2008, Vicente del Bosque took the reins of the Spanish national team from Luis Aragonés, the man that led Spain to their first international tournament conquest since 1964 when they hosted and won the second UEFA European Championships, … Continue reading

World Cup 2010: Spain Holds On For A 1-0 Victory Over Germany Despite Their Dominance

Posted on by Andy Pineda

David Villa became the talisman for the Spanish national football team, scoring five of Spain’s six goals in the tournament.  Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta controlled the midfield with their incisive passing and ball possession.  Fernando Torres could not get … 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

How Italy Will Beat Slovakia

Posted on by Robert

Despite Italy’s lackluster performance in their first two group stage matches, the Azzurri have the chance to advance into the next round of the World Cup with a win or a tie plus help.  Some excellent analyses of the Italian team’s … 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

South Africa 2010 Analysis: Reasons behind Italy’s Struggles

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Italy managed to draw 1-1 against both Paraguay and New Zealand while failing to impress despite having seen a lot in terms of ball possession, in particular against the Kiwis when the Italians had just over 70% in terms of … Continue reading

Is Joe Cole the Answer to England's Attacking Deficiencies?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

As England approach their last chance to qualify for the round of sixteen, the avoidance of certain embarrassment and arguably this generation’s most important make or break match, John Terry and the England squad have voiced their concerns over a beer with Fabio … 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

Experience or Form? Which One Would You Go For?

Posted on by Kishore Nair

We have been here before. England’s performances so far have been under scrutiny and they have been panned by blood thirsty critics and fans alike. There is a feeling among most of us that the barrage aimed at England is … Continue reading

Abject England Draw Algeria and Face Elimination in 2010 World Cup Group Stage

Posted on by Jesse Chula

As the three lions bow their heads in shame and continue to yawn and whimper their way through what was supposedly the easiest group they’ve ever encountered, I feel the need as one of their biggest fans, at least on … Continue reading

The Positives of the Buffon Injury

Posted on by Robert

By now you have undoubtedly heard about the injury to Gigi Buffon and his questionable status for the remainder of the World Cup.  Reading between the lines of the statements coming out of the Italian camp it looks like possibly … Continue reading