Soccer Night in South Africa: Spain Rules The World

One game to rule the world. Spain and the Netherlands played to stand a top the world of soccer for the first time. The Netherands have missed out on two previous opportunities to win the title. Spain, the defending European champions, were in their first final at a World Cup. But only one team could raise FIFA World Cup Trophy. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: Final Four

The first of the two semi-finals at the 2010 World Cup went today. The Netherlands have never won a World Cup but seem to have an easy path to the finals. Uruguay have scraped through to the final four but they do have a winning pedigree at the World Cup. The winners of the first tournament are looking to add their third trophy to the national trophy cabinet having been shutout for the last 60 years. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: One Is Done

The first of two days of quarter-final action at the 2010 World Cup was played today. The last African team was in action as the vuvuzelas blew in the hopes of driving a continent’s last hope to victory. In the day’s earlier game, two powerhouse teams met as the Netherlands faced the favoured Brazilians. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: On The Attack

The third day of action in the Round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup is in the books. In a fortunate turn of events for viewers, all four teams in action were on the attack. There was seldom a dull moment in either of the days matches. Sure, one match today was a blowout but the team down on the scoresheet didn’t stop coming forward. That was just the mentality of the day. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: Early Exit

Some favourites suffered early setbacks in the 2010 World Cup but have and will recover. Today, one tournament favourite paid dearly for their mistakes and will be watching the rest of the tournament on TV. Heading into the day, the Netherlands clinched a spot in the round of 16 and Cameroon had already been eliminated leaving Denmark and Japan teams battling for the final spot in Group E. In Group F play, all four teams could end the day moving on or going home. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: First Past The Post

On the ninth day of the 2010 World Cup, we have our first team to officially qualify for the round of sixteen while a second team joined the ranks of the officially eliminated. One group is halfway to being decided as a result while the other in action today was left wide open after today’s three games. Continue reading

Soccer Night In South Africa: The Big Names Begin

The fourth day of the World Cup saw two of the real contenders open their tournaments. The Netherlands and Italy were both in action for the first time this World Cup against glorified warm-up opponents. The other match of the day saw Japan and Cameroon battle for an early advantage in the race for second place in Group E. Continue reading