Spain vs Paraguay is at 2:30 pm ET on Saturday, July 3. Paraguay may win thanks to an underdog mentality, a strong defense, and able scorers.
Spain vs Paraguay is at 2:30 pm ET on Saturday, July 3. Spain is not just about David Villa. The team's 'tika-tika' style of play has served it well this World Cup.
Ghana could not convert key penalties - in the last minute of extra time or in the penalty shootout - to win the Ghana vs Uruguay game. Uruguay's La Celeste advances to the semifinal with the Netherlands.
The Netherlands beat Brazil, 2-1, sending home the tournament's No. 1-ranked team in the biggest upset yet of the 2010 World Cup.
Uruguay vs Ghana is at 2:30 pm ET on July 2. Uruguay will likely win, thanks to its lethal goalscorers, strong defense, and tactical coaching.
Ghana vs Uruguay is at 2:30 pm ET on July 2. Ghana is likely to win because of strong coaching, hungry players, and Africa-wide support.
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.
Germany vs Argentina is at 10 am ET on Saturday, July 3. Germany is favored because of Argentina's poor coaching, weak defense, and tendency to underperform at the World Cup.
Argentina vs Germany is at 10 am ET on Saturday, July 3. With Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, how could Argentina lose?
The Netherlands vs Brazil is at 10 am ET on Friday, July 2. The play of Dutch striker Arjen Robben, and the absence of Brazilian midfielder Elano, will swing the match to the Netherlands.
Brazil vs Netherlands is at 10 am ET on Friday, July 2. Brazil's vaunted offense vs the Dutch Kevlar-jacket defense. Here's why Brazil might win.
There are more South American teams than European teams in the World Cup second round. That hasn't happened in decades. What's going on?
Since the World Cup started, South Africans have been more welcoming to foreigners than ever. A guy could get used to this.
The Red Fury go on to face Paraguay in the quarterfinals after dispatching with a Portuguese team that could not get the ball to the feet of its top striker, Cristiano Ronaldo. Spain vs. Portugal ended 1-0.
Japan fell 3-5 on penalty kicks at the end of a hard-fought scoreless Japan vs Paraguay match that revealed just how far Asian soccer has come.
As the furor over bad World Cup referees continues, Sepp Blatter, the head of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, said Tuesday that the debate over whether to use technology to aid refs will be reopened.
World Cup schedule Tuesday: Paraguay vs Japan is at 10 am ET, followed by Spain vs Portugal at 2:30 pm ET. These are the last matches to determine who advances to the quarterfinals.
Brazil owned its South American neighbor, Chile, for the better part of 90 minutes in the Brazil vs Chile match. The Netherlands, however, may be a different story.
The soccer juggernauts of South America are expected to outshine a sturdy Chilean team in today's Brazil vs Chile match. But not if Chile's coach, Marcelo 'El Loco' Bielsa, has anything to say about it.
Holland has been overlooked in this World Cup. But in today’s Netherlands vs Slovakia match, Arjen Robben returned to make the world take notice of the men in orange.
Horribly botched calls by World Cup referees changed the tenor of both the England vs Germany and the Mexico vs Argentina matches yesterday. Yet soccer's governing body, FIFA, remains resolute in its aversion to instant replay.