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 was incredible, with the United States making an incredible comeback to win Group C and move on to the next round. Their next showdown will be this Saturday (June 26) against Ghana, who finished in second place in Group D. Meanwhile, the World Cup of Rock games continue, with two more strong contenders going at it today.
Australia vs. Denmark
As noted previously, Australia has one of the loudest teams in the entire tournament, with acts like AC/DC, Jet and Silverchair on the front lines. But Denmark scores because of their unpredictability. Plus, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was not only born in Denmark but also has quite the athletic past (he was a tennis prodigy and initially moved to Los Angeles to further develop his game). Will that be enough to overcome the noise from down under? 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!