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.
Slovakia is currently trying to put Italy's World Cup dreams to sleep in a tremendously physical match-up in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The MTV World Cup of Rock tournament carries on today as well, with an opening head-to-head match-up between two nations trying to fight their way out of Group A.
Mexico vs. Nigeria
Both of these teams are fighting to make their way out of Group A, though Mexico already has a win in its coffers while Nigeria needs to score here to have any hopes of advancing. Can the power of Afrobeat overcome the team that features the likes of Carlos Santana, Cafe Tacuba and Kinky? 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!