Tag Archives: World Cup

Italy’s future vanishing with Under-19s

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

After the disappointing results in South Africa from the senior Italian team, the Italy Under 19s were looking to give the future a winning start at the European championships in France. The U-19 competition is slightly different from the senior … Continue reading

The FA Fiddles as the Three Lions Burn

Posted on by Eric Altshule

With a few weeks perspective after another predictable and disappointing quad-annual collapse by the latest version of England’s best-team-in-a-generation, the FA is starting to weigh in.  In article published yesterday in the Mirror, the FA revealed its new strategy – … Continue reading

An American Soccer Culture Emerges in South Africa

Posted on by Eric Altshule

  Soccer has an almost magical ability to reflect a national character.  Brazil is a sensuous, musical nation, and for its national soccer team, it is not enough to simply win – they need to win with grace, style and … Continue reading

World Cup 2010 – The Good and The Bad

Posted on by Marshall Norbal

World Cup 2010 South Africa has now been and gone, a feast of football for a month in the rainbow nation. Here are a few memories of the good and bad for the first World Cup of the decade. The … Continue reading

How Fabio Capello Rated His England Team According to Capello Index

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s a bizarre story. First, in May, before the World Cup kicked off, Fabio Capello along with a man named Chicco Merighi launched the Capello Index, an objective system that measures and evaluates the performances of players. But after the … Continue reading

Can Bob Bradley Learn?

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

  Sitting here almost a week after the 2010 World Cup, I like many other US fans have been going over the many pros and cons of retaining Bob Bradley as the US manager.  US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and … Continue reading

7 England Footballers Who Should Join Heskey in Retirement

Posted on by Christopher Harris

English footballer Emile Heskey did the noble thing this week by announcing his retirement from international football. Despite lots of criticism, Heskey was a stalwart for England, making 62 appearances for his country between 1999 and 2010 and contributing a … Continue reading

What Did You Love About World Cup 2010?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

How do I love thee, World Cup 2010? Let me count the ways (in no particular order): Overhearing strangers in public talking about the World Cup, Collecting World Cup Panini stickers, Listening to the national anthems of the 32 countries … Continue reading

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EPL Talk Reports Record World Cup Web Traffic

Posted on by Christopher Harris

During the 2010 World Cup, EPL Talk registered its best month ever in terms of web traffic. On behalf of EPL Talk, I’d like to thank you, the readers, for your continued patronage, as well as the continued excellence shown … Continue reading

Top 10 Goals and Saves of World Cup 2010: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2010 World Cup will be remembered for some terrible open goal misses (Nigeria’s Yakubu as the most blatant example) as well as some horrific goalkeeper mishaps especially during the group stage of the tournament (Robert Green, cough cough). But … Continue reading

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How the World Cup Uses Us and Wears Us Out

Posted on by John Nicholson

This may well be the first time that you hear Bobby Goldsboro talked about in the football column and it will almost certainly the last. Bobby, you may or may not recall is a singer who had a few hits … Continue reading

World Cup 2010 Video Montages from ABC, BBC and ITV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

On the final episode of the World Cup Buzz Podcast this week, analyst Laurence McKenna mentioned how he was looking forward to the World Cup video montages that are often created and distributed on YouTube. While more will be certainly … Continue reading

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Watch Every Goal of World Cup 2010 In 10 Minutes: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, you can watch this one video which features every single goal scored in the 2010 World Cup in chronological order from Siphiwe Tshabalala for South Africa all the way to Andres Iniesta of Spain. … Continue reading

Spain 1-0 Netherlands, World Cup 2010: In Lego Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris

For some reason, it’s more visually appealing watching the replays of the Dutch committing their dirty fouls in Lego than it is on television. It’s quite more elegant than reality. So in all of it’s splendor, here are the highlights … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Final: The Most Watched Soccer Game In U.S. History

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2010 World Cup Final set a new record for the most watched soccer game in U.S. history Sunday when 24.3 million people watched the Spain versus Netherlands game on ABC and Univision, according to Nielsen. Univision drew 8.821 million … Continue reading

Which English Footballers Would Make the Worst World Cup XI?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While everyone is compiling and publishing lists of the best eleven or best 23 man roster of the 2010 World Cup tournament, I have a question for you. What if you compiled a list of the eleven worst players from … 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

How Many Days Until Premier League Action Returns?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

We wake up this morning to the reality that the 2010 World Cup is over. Four years is a long time to wait until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. But fortunately there is plenty of soccer in store for … Continue reading