Category: World Cup 2010


South Africa 2010's unlikeliest star

Forget Forlan, forget Muller, forget Iniesta. If there was one undisputed star of the FIFA World Cup™ just past, it was not any of these on-song stars, but a certain cephalopod over 5,000 miles away. Continue reading

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Oranje face up to bitter defeat

Unbeaten in 25 matches and boasting 14 consecutive wins, the Netherlands made their way through to the Final boasting two formidable records. Those were proud figures, but both runs came to a shuddering halt as the Oranje were ultimately undone by Spain’s breakthrough goal on 116 minutes. Continue reading

Spain celebrate winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa  Final

Champions of Europe and now champions of the world, Spain captured football’s Holy Grail for the first time with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands thanks to Andres Iniesta’s 116th-minute strike at Soccer City. Continue reading

Pereira: We are gunning for third

Maximiliano Pereira brings many attributes to Oscar Tabarez’s Uruguay side. The attacking options he offers down the right have been a feature of La Celeste’s surprise run to the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, not to mention his commitment and goalscoring ability, a facet he demonstrated late on against the Netherlands last Tuesday. Continue reading