Category: World Cup

June 26, 2010 / / Barcelona

The Round of 16 is set. Half the teams are gone and the hand-wringing is beginning back home for those boys. A few shocks are sticking around and this is shaping up to be the most wide open Round of 16 in a very long time. But enough of all this, let’s get to the recaps Luke.

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June 21, 2010 / / Liveblog

Join me just before kickoff for a liveblog of the Spain-Honduras match. It’s a must win for La Furia Roja and they’ll be firing from the hip from the word “go”. This should be a good one for fans of Spain.

June 21, 2010 / / World Cup

It’s not often that you get to watch a team implode with the vigor and drive France is putting into their self-immolation, but here we are, with French fans wondering why they couldn’t use that energy towards, you know, winning matches. But that would be to…pedestrian–yes, pedestrian, that’s the right word–of them. No, they’re beyond that and Eklavya has kindly provided translation of Domenech and Ribery’s statements on TV for us to read, wonder at, and then get back to watching pundits curse on ESPN (h/t inNYC).

June 17, 2010 / / Liveblog

Oh me oh my it’s France versus Mexico. A footballing reincarnation of Cinco de Mayo! A veritable Pancho Villa against Napoleon. A Bimbo bread facing baguettes classic. And we’re here to liveblog it with you, starting just prior to kickoff.

June 16, 2010 / / Liveblog
June 15, 2010 / / Liveblog
June 14, 2010 / / Liveblog
June 14, 2010 / / World Cup

It is I, Luke. Still guiding you through all this slog. Today’s review is brought to you by horrifically low-scoring affairs (except in Germany, where it is being produced by sheer, utter, annihilation). Anyway, let’s get to the recaps, what the games mean, and what all of you think. Also, please don’t forget to check out Isaiah’s post about the Barcelona presidential elections.


June 13, 2010 / / World Cup
June 12, 2010 / / World Cup
June 11, 2010 / / Liveblog

Welcome to the first of what should be many liveblogs throughout the World Cup. Today it’s France (Henry, Abidal) vs Uruguay (Caceres, Suarez). Yay, a battle of people we own and people we used to own and could own. Yay. Also, Monsieur Kxevin is a big Les Bleus fan, so maybe he’ll grace us with his presence and freak us all out with his passion.

June 11, 2010 / / World Cup