Tagged: World Cup 2010

World Cup 2010 Day 5, A Brief Recap

New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia Winston Reid (90′) Robert Vittek (50′) The pattern of timid matches continued with neither team dominating. Slovakia showed glimmers of better technic but Hamsik and others were rarely dangerous. The game didn’t change much as it went on but Vittek managed to score on one of the few real forays into any of the penalty boxes....

World Cup 2010 Day 4, A Brief Recap

Holland 2-0 Denmark Daniel Agger (og 46′) Dirk Kuyt (85′) Holland, as expected, were fluid at times but Denmark, also as expected, held their own. Denmark however lacked the skills shown by their opponents and were undone by the own goal. The Second Dutch goal exemplified at least one case of enthusiasm and work rate difference when after the ball...

World Cup 2010 Day 3, A Brief Recap

Algeria 0-1 Slovenia Robert Koren (79′) The first half featured a bevy of giveaways that suggested two nervous and/or weak teams. The second half was slightly better but seemed to be going nowhere. It featured the Algerian Ghezzal being sent off after a second yellow. Just as the earlier feeling of the game ending as a tie was about to...

World Cup 2010 Day 2, A Brief Recap

South Korea 2-0 Greece Lee Jung-Soo (7′) Park Ji-Sung (52′) Greece started a more adventerous style than recent history and reputation has suggested. Coach Rehhagel’s men though seemed disorganized and unprepared to deal with a hard working and counter attacking South Korea. The likes of Gekas and Karagounis were entirely none factors as Lee Jung-Soo and Park Ji-Sung scored for...

World Cup 2010 Day 1, A Brief Recap

South Africa 1-1 Mexico Siphiwe Tshabalala (55′) Rafael Marquez (79′) Vuvuzelas in full blast Mexico controlled the match early, especially down the wings, but the South Africans soon settled. A Mexico goal was correctly called back for offside. South Africa resisted and showed some good passing – and goalkeeping courtesy of Khune – before Tshabalala scored from a rather tight...

World Cup 2010: Five Players 23 And Under To Keep An Eye On

The following five players are 23 (or under) years old. They are not the biggest names in football but are stars at their clubs and are ready to make an impact. Their young careers suggest a big potential to shine at World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Marek Hamsik Date of birth: 27 July 1987 Country: Slovakia Club: Napoli Alexis...