July 13, 2010 11:26 AM
Contrary to my selfish mindset during the opening stages of the tournament, I've come to shed the idea that I am simply a Super Eagles fan who was focused only on cheering for the Nigerian team during the World Cup.
Instead, I have been consumed by the fiery passion, which has engulfed the planet during four weeks of the greatest party on earth. I am proud to count myself as one of the billions worldwide who are now suffering from a metaphorical hangover as they readjust to daily life.
July 6, 2010 4:47 PM
if I have to pick one side to support, I'll stick with Spain since my main man Fernando Torres plays on the team. I'm a Liverpool supporter in club soccer, and Torres is Liverpool's best player. I'm interested to see how the Semis will shape up, but until then, here's a cheer for Torres and his teammates as they prepare for one final push
June 30, 2010 12:50 PM
Many in Serbia, including some of the players themselves, blamed "bad luck" and "bad refereeing" for the national team's failures. The simple fact is that against a team like Australia, a team that played the likes of the Fiji Islands in their World Cup qualifiers, luck should never enter into the equation!
June 28, 2010 11:23 AM
While I'm obviously disappointed that Serbia was eliminated, I'm still pleased with the way my team fought hard to the bitter end. Their surprising victory over Germany showed they can play with anyone in the world, and the way they refused to give up against Australia was very encouraging.
June 21, 2010 3:10 PM
After all these years of rebuilding the national soccer program, Serbia looks ready to take that plunge back into the stratosphere of a 'legitimate threat' at the international soccer level.
With Wednesday's big game fast approaching, if nothing else, Serbia can take comfort in knowing that it controls its destiny.
And as long as our boys play their hearts out, you can't ask for anything more than that.
June 18, 2010 5:35 PM
This result has brought Group D back to life in a big way, and all eyes will be on tomorrow's match between Ghana and Australia; if Ghana wins they'll be well on their way to qualify to the next round, but if Australia wins then all 4 teams will be tied at 3 points a piece.
June 17, 2010 5:17 PM
Last Sunday Serbia was playing and that morning before the game I held our six-month-old daughter Nina and said to her "We are playing an important game today my dear. Let's hope we win".
June 15, 2010 12:21 PM
I watched the game with friends at the Serbian Centre in Mississauga. I was happy to see that almost 300 fans came out to watch the match. The tension was so thick you could slice it with a knife and serve it with a soup and salad. Any remotely interesting development brought people to their feet. When Ghana scored it literally gutted every single one of us. You've never heard a quieter group of 300 soccer fans.
June 14, 2010 6:36 PM
As things stand, Serbia's in big trouble, but it's in a football fan's blood to hope for and believe in miracles. Needless to say, after today's match the White Eagles owe their fans nothing short of a miracle, and they're certainly due for one. On June 18th, it's go hard or go home!
June 11, 2010 7:48 PM
If Serbia wins, we'll probably hop in our cars and go cruising; honking, waving flags and whatever else we can do to turn heads. And if we lose, well...our community centre does have a bar. First and second rounds are on me. And maybe a third, depending on how badly we lose.