World Cup 2010

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Paul the octopus, Taiyo the otter and the World Cup’s other psychic animals
From parakeets and monkeys to cats and koalas, our furry and feathered friends taunt us with their meerkat foresights

Hannah Jane Parkinson

12, Dec, 2022 @11:10 AM

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Anelka: Misunderstood review – subtle portrait of an enigmatic talent
From a quenelle salute to World Cup controversy, the brilliant short-fuse striker comes with baggage, and this film does a fair job with some fraught material

Andrew Pulver

05, Aug, 2020 @11:01 AM

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Joe Cole criticises 'disrespectful' Fabio Capello over David James jibe
Joe Cole has criticised former England manager Fabio Capello for referring to David James as ‘Calamity’

Guardian sport

20, Apr, 2020 @3:24 PM

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Fabio Capello: 'I asked the players – Joe Hart or Calamity James?'
Former England manager on his ‘perfect’ 2010 World Cup plans, selection issues and how Lampard’s ghost goal still haunts him

Sid Lowe

04, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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My favourite game: Uruguay v Ghana, World Cup 2010 quarter-final | John Brewin
I was in the stadium to see Luis Suárez break Ghanaian hearts with his handball. It was cheating, but also an understandable act of self-sacrifice

John Brewin

18, Mar, 2020 @11:59 AM

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Which is the best World Cup ever? Rating contenders from 1954 to 2014
Before things kicked off in Russia we asked you to reminisce about your favourite World Cups. You did not disappoint

Guardian readers and Paul Campbell

13, Jul, 2018 @11:50 AM

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‘On the pitch there was a divide’: tales behind England’s World Cup failures
Before kick-off in Russia, England squad members from each World Cup since 1998 reflect on lessons to be learned

Simon Burnton

12, Jun, 2018 @10:27 PM

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World Cup stunning moments: France implode in South Africa | Philippe Auclair
In open rebellion against their manager, France’s 2010 squad self-destructed as Thierry Henry watched impassively

Philippe Auclair

12, May, 2018 @9:55 AM

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Tevez, Verón and Kuyt named as using TUEs at 2010 World Cup
The Football Association and Fifa have condemned the latest hack by the Fancy Bears group after details of failed drug tests and therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) among footballers were made public

Paul MacInnes

22, Aug, 2017 @7:48 PM

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Andreas Campomar: how football reflects my continent's soul
For Latin Americans, the game provides a rare chance to stand tall against richer nations – writing its history in ¡Golazo! became a personal odyssey

Andreas Campomar

01, Sep, 2015 @1:57 PM

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'By letting Omar ​al-​Bashir escape, ​South Africa​ had sided with tyrants'
Courting leaders who defy the ICC and letting the Sudanese president fly out in a private jet reveals a disturbing indifference to international law, writes Justice Malala

Justice Malala in Johannesburg

16, Jun, 2015 @11:14 AM

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Jack Warner wanted $7m bribe to vote for us as World Cup hosts, says Egypt
An Egyptian sports official said the country refused to pay a $7m bribe to Jack Warner when it bid for the 2010 World Cup

Gary Al-Smith

05, Jun, 2015 @2:10 PM

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