Special Edition
Friday, June 11, 2010
  • Bafana Bafana come on strong

    [SOUTH AFRICA-MEXICO REPORT CARD] South Africa held Mexico to a 1-1 tie in a thrilling World Cup opener, but Bafana Bafana will rue its ... Read the whole story

  • Brilliant images, shoddy commentary

    [TELEVISION WATCH] The broadcast of the World Cup opener provided brilliant, efficient replays, making ESPN color commentator Efan Ekoku's blundering analysis of the first-half ... Read the whole story

  • What They're Saying

    "We are not typically German anymore. We have more players who go into the one-on-one situations stronger. Technically, we are much stronger and the unpredictability is greater in this German team than it ever was. I think this is the best team, with the most quality of all the ones I have played in."

    -- Germany captain and outside back Philipp Lahm, who played for Germany at the 2006 World Cup (third-place) and 2008 Euro (runner-up). Germany opens against Australia on Sunday. (Reuters)

  • Di Maria grateful to get second chance

    [PORTRAIT] Young Argentine Angel Di Maria shares a lot in common with Albiceleste star Lionel Messi. Both hail from Rosario. Both are left-footed. Both ... Read the whole story

  • Argentina starts against old foe Nigeria

    [PREDICTIONS] Argentina has played and beaten Nigeria at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups. But it did not portend well for the Argentines the ... Read the whole story

  • The Daily Show on USA-England

    [VIDEO] John Oliver takes the case for England and its inevitable win over the USA to the U.S. World Cup camp. Watch the response ... Read the whole story

  • World Cup 2010 in brief

    [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