[USA-SLOVENIA] With the USA anticipating a more tactical match against Slovenia in Johannesburg than was the case with England, how might the pieces be ... Read the whole story
[MEXICO-FRANCE REPORT CARD] Like his grandfather in 1954, Javier Hernandez scored for Mexico against France at the World Cup. Cuauhtemoc Blanco, another sub, added ... Read the whole story
"We will play to win."
-- What Slovenia midfielder Andrej Komac really said about his team's game against the USA on Friday. A FIFA interpreter translated those innocuous words into the more emphatic "We are going to win," which is what appeared in media reports around the world. (The Guardian)
[MEXICO-FRANCE] American fans love to cite a 2-0 defeat of Mexico in the 2002 World Cup round of 16 as proof of superiority, but ... Read the whole story
[ENGLAND-ALGERIA] Coach Fabio Capello, whose player selections for England's opening game against the USA came under attack when he had to substitute James Milner ... Read the whole story
[MY VIEW] Two yellow cards in two games still result in a one-game suspension, but FIFA has changed the stage at which a player's ... Read the whole story
[SCOREBOARD] The 2010 World Cup finished with an average of 2.27 goals a game, the second lowest in history. Spain's eight goals in seven ... Read the whole story