BE THERE, OR BE SQUARE

Japan hold Argentina to ransom over Messi

JFA want Lionel to turn out for friendly… or else

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Last month Lionel Messi bore a good chunk of the criticism aimed at Barcelona‘s disastrous pre-season tour of South Korea, in which the country paid £2m to put on a friendly only for Barca to field mostly reserves and [...]

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GOOOALS!

Goal of the tournament so far?

Textbook dinkage

It was met with a fairly muted response, as, by that time, the Italians were firmly out of World Cup 2010 and mentally making plans on what to do for the rest of the [...]

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BET OF THE DAY

Stubborn Japanese defence won’t stop Danes progressing

Tonight’s match decides who’ll make it out of Group E

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Despite hitting a slightly bumpy patch recently, The Spoiler is tipping its betting cap to an even jauntier angle and soldiering on in our quest to make some money off this year’s World Cup.

Today we’re backing Denmark [...]

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Last night's action

The pick of Wednesday’s World Cup qualifiers

Goals you might not have seen yet

Japan absolutely malleted Togo last night, beating the 2006 World Cup finalists 5-0. Their second of the match was scored by Shinji Okazaka, one of the rising stars of Japanese football, with a cute back-heel.

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