2010 FIFA World Cup: Day 2

12 June, 2010 at 11:00 (GMT+01:00)

By Mr C.

As the 2010 World Cup enters its second day of exciting pitch action, we're busy swatting up on the rules and regulations surrounding that mysterious game, known simply as football.

Sidepodcast F1: Red Bull Racing mechanics watch football on the monitors during the Canadian Grand Prix in 2006.

Credit: GEPA/ Bildagentur Kraeling

Red Bull Racing mechanics watch football on the monitors during the Canadian Grand Prix in 2006.

If you manage to tune out the background drone of the invisible wasp, that is the excitable home fans clueless about how to showcase their own country to the rest of the world, this soccer business can be a lot of fun.

On to the grass

Today is the turn of the country hoping to host F1's newest Grand Prix, South Korea. They're taking on a country that one-day has designs on accommodating its own Grand Prix, but likely has less backing than Simon Gillett.

Argentina will play Nigeria later today, and while the former have a long history with Formula 1, going right back to the legend that was Juan Manuel Fangio, I can't think of a single connection between F1 and Nigeria.

The final game of the day is an easy one for any racing fan to understand, as England take on the USA. Here's hoping that this time around the team from across the Atlantic manage to make the opening round of the championship.

Today's 66-man lineup looks something like this:

  • South Korea vs. Greece - 12:30 (GMT+1)
  • Argentina vs. Nigeria - 15:00 (GMT+1)
  • England vs. USA - 19:30 (GMT+1)

Regardless of whether you think you're interested in football, please come join us in the comments for a look at the game through the eyes of some clueless motor sport fans. We don't claim to be experts, but we do have more enthusiasm for what we're watching than certain people paid good money by the BBC to be enthusiastic about what we're watching.

Goal!

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