2010 World Cup Australia 2-1 Serbia

2010 World Cup Australia 2-1 Serbia

On a day when England had played and won and qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup, by the time the second set of games was ready to kick-off the day’s sports events were being overshadowed – or at least challenged for prominence – by an...
World Cup 2010: Ghana 1-1 Australia

World Cup 2010: Ghana 1-1 Australia

This game sees us pass the halfway point of the group stages. By the end of Friday, we’ll have lost half of the teams, and we’ll know the shape of the knockout stages. Once we reach the knockout stages, most of the contrasting games (whether in ability, age or...
World Cup 2010: Germany 4-0 Australia

World Cup 2010: Germany 4-0 Australia

It’s a conundrum for English national team fans, who to support out of the football and cricket arch-enemies. But it’s not a problem for long as the game is over as a debating point within the first quarter. In the ITV studio, Edgar Davids is making it clear that it’s...
World Cup Preview: Group D

World Cup Preview: Group D

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in five weeks today, close enough to feel the disappointment.  Today we continue our preview of this summer’s tournament with a look at the prospects for the teams in Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia and Ghana.  No doubt...
The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to...