It’s MTV’s World Cup of Rock! The World Cup is the greatest sporting event on the planet, a super-sized stage where legends are born with every strike of the ball, where infamy is just a moment away and where the dreams of millions live or die by the minute. That’s why, in the spirit of the 2010 MTV Musical March Madness competition, we’ve created “The World Cup (Of Rock),” a FIFA-style tournament that takes 16 of the biggest nations — rock-wise (sorry Algeria) — and pits them against one another to determine just which is the most rockingly awesome. Heavyweights like the U.S.A., England, France and Germany are all here, but so are a handful of surprisingly strong sleeper countries. As the Cup progresses, we’ll be unveiling the match-ups, and it’s up to you to vote your favorites through. In the end, only one nation will be left standing: the world champion of rock.
On Sunday (June 20), the Brazilian national soccer team took down a game but ultimately over-matched Ivory Coast squad in a contentious and physical affair. They have already advanced in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but they are having a harder time in the World Cup of Rock, as they are currently being overwhelmed by Japan and Germany in their first two games in what is fast becoming the group of death. Can they salvage a victory against the debuting Spanish team?
Brazil vs. Spain
Brazil’s pedigree is solid, as they deliver enough dance, metal and psychedelic Latin rock to build a strong, diverse team in the World Cup of Rock. But they’ve been taken down so far in bad match-ups with dominant players. Their opponents in Spain are no pushovers either, as they deliver solid international flavor with Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal and the Iglesias family (with father Julio coaching son Enrique at striker). Who will score a victory here? Only you can decide!
Be sure to vote in all the games in the MTV World Cup of Rock! Which nation’s stars rock the hardest and best? Only you can decide!