May 30, 2010 | George Dohrmann
THIS IS THE FIRST WORLD CUP APPEARANCE BY SERBIA AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION. A TEAM MADE UP OF SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO QUALIFIED IN 2006, AND AS PART OF YUGOSLAVIA the region was represented in nine finals. The newly...
May 30, 2010 | Bryan Armen Graham
SOCIAL SCIENTISTS SAY DANES ARE AMONG THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH, AND THE CURRENT STATE OF THE NATIONAL TEAM WILL DO LITTLE TO DAMPEN THEIR MOOD. SHORT ON star power but long on chemistry, experience and team...
May 30, 2010 | Grant Wahl
PLAYERS, TEAMS AND COACHES TO WATCH, SPECIALISTS TO ADMIRE, ARRIVALS TO ANTICIPATE, TWEETS TO READ AND—WHY NOT?—SOME RANDOM FACTS FOR BAR CHATTER
May 30, 2010 | Mark Bechtel
SLOVENIA IS THE SMALLEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD CUP, WITH A POPULATION OF TWO MILLION PEOPLE—AND AT TIMES DURING QUALIFYING, IT SEEMED AS IF ALL OF THEM WERE BEHIND THE ball. But there was no arguing the effectiveness...
May 30, 2010 | Gabriele Marcotti
SIX YEARS AGO GREECE PROVIDED PERHAPS THE GREATEST CINDERELLA STORY IN THE HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL SOCCER BY WINNING THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP. THE GREEKS WILL have to channel all the spirit of Euro 2004 to pull off...