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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The FIFA World Cup 2010 - South Africa


Official logo of The FIFA World Cup 2010

It's down to single digits in the countdown! 9 DAYS to the biggest event on Earth. Men go GAGA for one month. Women for once sit beside men to watch 22 men tussling for a ball. You can call it stupid, but we call it, THE BEAUTIFUL GAME...


Zakumi, the mascot

Jabulani, the official match ball

Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix) by K'naan is the official theme song for this event. Click here to get the lyrics!

This time football's biggest stage is held at South Africa - a first in an Africa continent. 32 teams ( 4 from Asia, 3 North America, 6 from Africa, 5 from South America, 1 from Oceanic, and 13 from Europe) from all over the world battled through the qualifying stage before they can get into this big event.

Which team are you be supporting? Or do YOU know which team has qualified??? Here they are in their respective group stage. To progress to the knockout stage, each country must have a TOP TWO position in their respective groups after playing their opponents in their respective groups.

Group A- South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
Group B- Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece
Group C- England, United States, Algeria, Slovenia
Group D- Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana
Group E- Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon
Group F- Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia
Group G- Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal
Group H- Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile

* Remember, top two position to progress to next round, which is the round of 16...

History

It was called the Jules Rimet Trophy before changing to the current trophy. The trophy was given to Brazil for winning it the 3rd time but it was stolen and melted... =(

The Jules Rimet Trophy


The current trophy of men's most coveted prize


THE BEST OF THE BEST

There are some players, who have etched their name in World Cup history. As heroes of their nation, and as a legend in football history... Introducing...

ALL TIME TOP SCORER...

Luiz Ronaldo from Brazil. 15 goals in 3 world cup tournaments...


Most World Cups Won

Brazil, 5 times


Defending Champions

Italy, champions in the 2006 World Cup Germany


Best Goal Scored



Diego Maradona 1986 Argentina vs England




2 comments:

sulinnn said...

Wow...it's like a mini World Cup encyclopedia :)

Btw, i think girls nowadays do know more football players than just Beckham! It's a bit sad to see how some guys think that we only watch World Cup because of Beckham..he's not playing also ><

jpthedarkknight said...

haha.. Watching Beckham is somehow kinda outdated. Girls now go GAGA for Cristiano Ronaldo XD