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.
It's the final day of first round action in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the last two groups currently deciding who will move on and who will stay behind. Meanwhile, the group round of the MTV World Cup of Rock tournament is nearly complete, with only a handful of match-ups left. The favorites are already shaking out, but there are still some slots in the knockout round up for grabs.
Germany vs. Spain
As expected, the German team has become something of a juggernaut in Group C (they are currently engulfed in an epic back-and-forth battle with Japan in another match), while Spain is struggling a bit despite the veteran presence of the Iglesias family. Can they overcome the awesome power of Tokio Hotel and pull off the upset, or have Germany already punched their ticket into the next round? 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!