World Cup Group E preview

December 16th, 2009 by leewilson

Group E
Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon
 
With a large hoard of creative players at their disposal, very few would write the Netherlands off from going all the way at South Africa 2010. However, the Dutch have never actually won the biggest tournament in World football despite possessing some of the best players of all time throughout their history. A major [...]

Why Mark Watson probably shouldn’t visit Brazil in a hurry…

December 8th, 2009 by jacko_dale

Brazilian football fans could be forgiven for taking a disliking to someone they’ve probably never heard of after Friday’s World Cup draw.
During the draw I logged on to Twitter and saw a “Tweet” from moderately successful comedian Mark Watson saying: “It looks like the traditional easy route for Brazil.”. Just three minutes later he followed [...]

‘Second Round At Best’: Or Can They Go Further?

December 8th, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

If the winner of next years’ World Cup does not originate from either Europe or South America, I will eat my straw hat. Never before has a nation from any other continent won, or indeed, reach the final of the most prestigious tournament in the world. But doesn’t mean that they won’t make any sort [...]

New Continent, New Stadia… Same Old World Cup Story for Samba Stars?

December 8th, 2009 by Danny Hall

AS footballers from all over the globe touch down in South Africa next year for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, a degree of unfamiliarity will undoubtedly overwhelm them.
With the exception of a select few from countries such as the Ivory Coast and the host nation, a large number will experience a different climate, a different [...]

World Cup Group D preview

December 7th, 2009 by leewilson

Group D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana
 
World Cup stalwarts Germany have been handed a tricky 1st round which they will have to overcome if they are to go deep into the tournament as they so often do. The Germans qualified with few worries but lack the depth of talent that they have had in prior tournaments. Nevertheless, the strength of [...]

2010 World Cup to be a Korea Highlight? Huh Knows!

December 7th, 2009 by juleswhinfield

THE 2010 World Cup is only months away, and the excitement around the planet is bubbling to the surface. Whilst millions of footie fans will be debating which heavyweight will lift the prestigious trophy, a dark horse from the far-east has a chance of causing some major upsets – South Korea.
So why do the Taeguk [...]

Foreign Office Advice for 2010 World Cup

December 7th, 2009 by admin

Following the excitement of the World Cup draw, the Foreign Office (FCO) expects many travelling England fans to start planning and booking their trips to South Africa this weekend.
Amid the frantic rush to get the best flights and accommodation, FCO is urging England fans to familiarise themselves with South Africa – from its culture to [...]

Which European Team Will Succeed The Furthest At South Africa

December 6th, 2009 by Oliver

 
With the world’s biggest football competition fastly approaching, we take a look at what chances our big European teams have of bringing home world cup silverware.
Italy

The first team we look at is four time champions and current holders Italy. Although Italy’s odds of winning the world cup are twelve to one, Marcello Lippi’s side have [...]

2010 World Cup Matchball

December 6th, 2009 by leewilson

Alongside the hugely anticipated World Cup draw held in Cape Town, the new matchball that will be used at the 2010 tournament in South Africa was also unveiled.
The Adidas Jabulani, which means “to celebrate” in the Isizulu language that is spoken by 25% of South Africans, was released on the 4th December and is available to [...]

Which Young European Will Emerge At The World Cup?

December 5th, 2009 by gavh

As the World Cup draw was announced yesterday, we can get a full insight of how well the players will perform in the 2010 World Cup. It’s going to be fantastic to see some of Europe’s upcoming youngsters take to the big stage, and perform excellently well.
The likes of Benzema, Walcott and Fabregas are already well known stars. I [...]