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.
Today, Germany and Spain will go toe-to-toe to determine who will go up against the Netherlands in the championship match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It should be a classic tilt between two European powerhouses, and though the German team seems to be the favorite, they are a very young and somewhat inexperienced squad who could easily get surprised by the precision of the Spanish attack.
Meanwhile, voting remains open in the two semi-finals matches in the MTV World Cup of Rock. Germany is still alive in that tournament as well, and they currently hold a commanding lead over their challengers from Australia. The Tokio Hotel fans seem to be on a cruise to the finals, but you should never underestimate the ability of followers of AC/DC, Silverchair, Jet or INXS to make a bit of noise.
In the other game, South Korea is breaking away from Mexico. Can the supporters of superstar Rain finish the job, or will Santana and his fellow Mexican cohorts find themselves in the finals and challenging for the big prize? Only you can decide!
Who do you think will win the 2010 FIFA World Cup? Let us know in the comments!