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's World Cup action has been intense, from Portugal's absolute dismantling of North Korea (they won 7-0; we hope you took the over) to Chile's nail-biting victory over Switzerland (which makes Group H awfully interesting). As Spain and Honduras battle it out for survival, let's take a look at the latest World Cup of Rock match-up.
Argentina vs. Italy
Argentina desperately needs a win, as they are currently trailing Denmark and Australia in other match-ups. But the power of the Argentinian sound may not be enough to overcome Italy's World Cup of Rock team, which is lead by awesome metal mavens Lacuna Coil and Starf---ers. Will they turn it up to 11 for their first victory, or will Argentina make like their soccer counterpart and pull out a victory? 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!