Archive for June, 2010

And Then There Were Eight

Posted in Alcaraz, Fabiano, Gyan, Luis Fabiano, Messi, Ozil, Robben, Villa, World Cup with tags on June 29, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe

Spain still on track for glory

Tomorrow, June 30th, will be the first day since the World Cup began over two and a half weeks ago that there won’t be any live football on. The group stages have been and gone, and with Spain’s victory over their Iberian neighbours Portugal tonight, the last 16 has been whittled down to 8. Time for the serious stuff to start, for the remaining sides to step up to the plate and strive to claim their place in history. And you can keep up to date with all the action on the go with the AP 2010 World Cup from Nokia’s Application Store, The Ovi Store. By way of a guide to the eight contenders left standing in World Cup 2010 here’s a run down on the current star in each line up. Continue reading


World Cup Groups

Posted in Donovan, Fabiano, Forlan, Messi, Rooney, Spain, Suarez, Villa, Vittek on June 25, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe

Top scorer in the making? David Villa has three already

So there we have it. 32 teams started out on June 11th and two weeks later we’re down to the last 16. Gone are both finalists from four years ago, France and Italy. Still alive are so-called minnows of the global game like Slovakia and Japan. One thing this World Cup has not been is predictable. With the dust settled on the last round of group games here are a few thoughts on the action so far. Continue reading