2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, the premier international football tournament.

It is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa
Five new stadiums have been built for the tournament, and five of the existing venues are to be upgraded.
In addition to the stadiums being built and upgraded, South Africa is also planning to improve its current public transport infrastructure within the various cities.

The country is also going to implement special measures to ensure the safety and security of local and international tourists attending the matches in accordance with standard FIFA requirements including a temporary restriction of flight operation in the airspace surrounding the stadiums…

The readiness of this African nation to host one of the biggest events in a sports that is worshiped by millions has received positive response from FIFA. FIFA has rated the readiness of South Africa at eight on a scale of 10…

The readiness of South Africa and story’s

***Countries qualified for World Cup *** Country failed to qualify      ***Countries that did not enter World Cup     *** Country not a FIFA member

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Argentina
Ultima parada, la gloria
(Last stop: Glory)

Australia
Dare to Dream, Advance Australia

Brazil
Lotado! O Brasil inteiro esta aqui dentro!
(The whole of Brazil is in here!)

Cameroon
Les lions indomptables sont de retour
(The Indomitable Lions are back)

Chile
Roja la sangre de mi corazon, Chile campeon
(Red is the blood of my heart, Chile will be Champion)

Cote d’Ivoire
Elephants, battons nous pour la victoire!
(Elephants, let’s fight for victory!)

Denmark
Det eneste der kr?ves, er et dansk hold og en drom
(All you need is a Danish team and a dream)

England
Playing with Pride and Glory

France
Tous ensemble vers un nouveau reve bleu
(All together for a new dream in blue)

Germany
Auf dem Weg zum Cup!
(On the road to get the Cup!)

Ghana
The hope of Africa

Honduras
Un pais, una pasion, i5 estrellas en el corazon!
(One Country, One passion, 5 Stars in the heart)

Italy
Il nostro Azzurro nel cielo d’Africa
(Italian Azzurro on African sky)

Mexico
?Es tiempo de un nuevo campeon!
(It is time for a new champion!)

Netherlands
Let niet op de grote 5, maar pas op voor de oranje 11
(Don’t fear the big five, fear the Orange eleven)

New Zealand
Kickin’ it Kiwi style

Nigeria
Super Eagles super fan united we stand

Paraguay
El leon Guarani ruge en Sudafrica
(The Guarani lion roars in South Africa!)

Portugal
Um sonho, uma ambicao…Portugal campeao!
(One dream, one purpose… Portugal victorious!)

Serbia
Igramo srcem, vodimo osmehom!
(Play with the heart, lead with a smile!)

Slovakia
Rozbehnime to: Slovensko do toho!
(Shake the green field: Go Slovakia!)

Slovenia
Z enajstimi pogumnimi srci do konca
(With eleven brave hearts to the end)

South Africa
One nation, proudly united under one rainbow

Spain
Ilusion es mi camino, Victoria mi destino
(Hope is my road, victory my destiny)

Switzerland
Hopp Schwiiz! – “Hop Suisse!” – “Forza Svizzera!” – “C’mon Switzerland!”

Uruguay
El sol brilla sobre nosotros. iVamos Uruguay!
(The sun shines upon us. Go Uruguay!)

USA
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Victory!



2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™


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Group A
Match Date – Time Venue Results
1 11/06 16:00 Johannesburg – JSC South Africa South Africa Background Mexico Mexico
2 11/06 20:30 Cape Town Uruguay Uruguay Background France France
17 16/06 20:30 Tshwane/Pretoria South Africa South Africa Background Uruguay Uruguay
18 17/06 20:30 Polokwane France France Background Mexico Mexico
33 22/06 16:00 Rustenburg Mexico Mexico Background Uruguay Uruguay
34 22/06 16:00 Mangaung/Bloemfontein France France Background South Africa South Africa
Group B
Match Date – Time Venue Results
3 12/06 16:00 Johannesburg – JEP Argentina Argentina Background Nigeria Nigeria
4 12/06 13:30 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Korea Republic Korea Republic Background Greece Greece
19 17/06 16:00 Mangaung/Bloemfontein Greece Greece Background Nigeria Nigeria
20 17/06 13:30 Johannesburg – JSC Argentina Argentina Background Korea Republic Korea Republic
35 22/06 20:30 Durban Nigeria Nigeria Background Korea Republic Korea Republic
36 22/06 20:30 Polokwane Greece Greece Background Argentina Argentina
Group C
Match Date – Time Venue Results
5 12/06 20:30 Rustenburg England England Background USA USA
6 13/06 13:30 Polokwane Algeria Algeria Background Slovenia Slovenia
22 18/06 16:00 Johannesburg – JEP Slovenia Slovenia Background USA USA
23 18/06 20:30 Cape Town England England Background Algeria Algeria
37 23/06 16:00 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Slovenia Slovenia Background England England
38 23/06 16:00 Tshwane/Pretoria USA USA Background Algeria Algeria
Group D
Match Date – Time Venue Results
7 13/06 20:30 Durban Germany Germany Background Australia Australia
8 13/06 16:00 Tshwane/Pretoria Serbia Serbia Background Ghana Ghana
21 18/06 13:30 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Germany Germany Background Serbia Serbia
24 19/06 16:00 Rustenburg Ghana Ghana Background Australia Australia
39 23/06 20:30 Johannesburg – JSC Ghana Ghana Background Germany Germany
40 23/06 20:30 Nelspruit Australia Australia Background Serbia Serbia
Group E
Match Date – Time Venue Results
9 14/06 13:30 Johannesburg – JSC Netherlands Netherlands Background Denmark Denmark
10 14/06 16:00 Mangaung/Bloemfontein Japan Japan Background Cameroon Cameroon
25 19/06 13:30 Durban Netherlands Netherlands Background Japan Japan
26 19/06 20:30 Tshwane/Pretoria Cameroon Cameroon Background Denmark Denmark
43 24/06 20:30 Rustenburg Denmark Denmark Background Japan Japan
44 24/06 20:30 Cape Town Cameroon Cameroon Background Netherlands Netherlands
Group F
Match Date – Time Venue Results
11 14/06 20:30 Cape Town Italy Italy Background Paraguay Paraguay
12 15/06 13:30 Rustenburg New Zealand New Zealand Background Slovakia Slovakia
27 20/06 13:30 Mangaung/Bloemfontein Slovakia Slovakia Background Paraguay Paraguay
28 20/06 16:00 Nelspruit Italy Italy Background New Zealand New Zealand
41 24/06 16:00 Johannesburg – JEP Slovakia Slovakia Background Italy Italy
42 24/06 16:00 Polokwane Paraguay Paraguay Background New Zealand New Zealand
Group G
Match Date – Time Venue Results
13 15/06 16:00 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Côte d'Ivoire Côte d’Ivoire Background Portugal Portugal
14 15/06 20:30 Johannesburg – JEP Brazil Brazil Background Korea DPR Korea DPR
29 20/06 20:30 Johannesburg – JSC Brazil Brazil Background Côte d’Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
30 21/06 13:30 Cape Town Portugal Portugal Background Korea DPR Korea DPR
45 25/06 16:00 Durban Portugal Portugal Background Brazil Brazil
46 25/06 16:00 Nelspruit Korea DPR Korea DPR Background Côte d’Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
Group H
Match Date – Time Venue Results
15 16/06 13:30 Nelspruit Honduras Honduras Background Chile Chile
16 16/06 16:00 Durban Spain Spain Background Switzerland Switzerland
31 21/06 16:00 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Chile Chile Background Switzerland Switzerland
32 21/06 20:30 Johannesburg – JEP Spain Spain Background Honduras Honduras
47 25/06 20:30 Tshwane/Pretoria Chile Chile Background Spain Spain
48 25/06 20:30 Mangaung/Bloemfontein Switzerland Switzerland Background Honduras Honduras

It is probably the most universal sport. Any kid anywhere in the world, from the dark heart of Africa to the frozen tundra of Iceland; from the arid wasteland of East Texas to the hardscrabble ghettos of South America, can dream of one day leading his country to glory by winning the World Cup.

That’s why on June 11, hundreds of millions of humans will gather in bars, barns, parks, taverns, caverns, caves and bunkers, some crossing great deserts just to find a radio so they can listen to the kickoff the World Cup 2010 against Mexico in Johannesburg.

It’s also why 204 teams played 848 matches and scored 2,337 goals for the right to become one of the chosen 32 nations who get a chance to be the champion of the world. It’s why the whole world will be holding its breath for a month this summer, erupting in cheers, moaning groans, and going quite mad, until a new champion is crowned.

Here’s how it works. It starts with eight groups of four teams. Each team plays three games. The top two teams in each group advance, the bottom two go home. Then it’s on to the Elimination Stage — Win: live to fight another day. Lose: instant extermination.

The American team will debut against England on June 12, 60 years after the Miracle on Grass. Long before video could zoom around the galaxy at the speed of sound, a proud group of undermanned American soccer players destroyed England, then the masters of the soccer universe. No one gave the uber-underdog Americans a shot against the pedigreed professionals. How little has changed. The USA team is a 66-1 longshot. But if Tim “T-Ho” Howard, Clint “Eastwood” Dempsey, and Landon “Manchild” Donovan are all healthy, they will give England a rude awakening, exactly as they did 60 years ago.

Watch for America to advance. In part because of the “luck of the draw.” Group G is the infamous Group of Death, Group C, of which the U.S. and England are a part, is the Group of Club Med. Algeria? Slovenia? Not exactly soccer superpowers. That is no accident. The powers that be, and all their money, desperately want America and England to: 1. play each other in their debuts, resulting in through-the-roof global ratings; 2. make it through to the next round.

In fact, there’s A LOT riding on the U.S. hosting the World Cup in the near future. Don’t be surprised to see self-confessed soccer fanatic President Barack Obama give some serious face time to South Africa this summer.

The other night, as I drifted into a peaceful sleep, I had the kind of dream only a true lunatic rabid fanatic can have. I dreamt T-Ho Howard stonewalled the galaxy all month, that Manchild Donovan won the Golden Boot for most goals, and that Eastwood Dempsey stared down the world with his Dirty Harry glare, and America beat mighty Brazil in the final.

American coach Bob Bradley and his kid lifted the trophy over their heads, dancing with their teammates while Americans everywhere united in mad ecstatic jubilation. And we finally regained some credibility with the world. What? It could happen.

Sterry’s Picks:

PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR:

ENGLAND

Wayne Rooney, a tenacious goal-scoring bulldog. He will score goals, but at some point he will explode like a hand grenade on a landmine.

ARGENTINA

Lionel “The Flea” Messi is pound-for-pound, the greatest player in the world. Yes, he does weigh 104 lbs. soaking wet, but still, the man is a maestro, a modern artist/dancer/madman.

SOUTH AFRICA

Matthew Booth is a hulking yet surprisingly skillful bald-shaved defender who looks shockingly like a huge Q-tip.

SOUTH KOREA

Park-Ji-Sung, Manchester United’s Energizer Bunny, is the hardest working soccer player in show business.

ITALY

Gianluigi Buffon is one mad handsome dashing cat between the posts. If he’s not the best goalkeeper in the world, he’s certainly on the short list. Buffon is no buffoon.

PORTUGAL

Cristiano Ronaldo is ridiculously, sickly talented, and so easy on the eyes it almost hurts to look at him. The downside: he’s a delicate genius, fragile as a hothouse flower.

Sterry’s World Cup Facts:

One in four people in the known universe will tune in.

It’s estimated there are 250 million registered soccer players in the world.

Uruguay’s Jose’Batista, one of the fiercest hard men in World Cup history, was once sent off 56 seconds into a match for nearly breaking a Scotsman in half.

Andres Escobar, a Colombian who scored against his own team, was shot 12 times in his home country, while onlookers yelled, “Goal!”

In Latin America, American players are regularly pelted with everything from batteries to baggies full of warm liquid waste.

Best Team Nickname: Cameroon, The Indomitable Lions.

Worst Haircut: Carles Puyot of Spain. “Tarzan” from Barcelona sports a ‘do that equal parts Conan the Barbarian, Prince Valiant, and trailer trash mullet.

Legendary African hardman Rigobert Song is not only the youngest player ever to be ejected from a World Cup, at the tender age of 17. He is also one of two players to be sent off at two different World Cups. You may have heard of the other: Zinadane Zidane. I’m rooting for Rigobert to break the record.

1 million condoms have recently been shipped to South Africa. Many of them will be used.

Soccer is the most popular participatory sport in the USA, numbering more players than all the other major sports combined.

Country that bought the most tickets to World Cup 2010: America.

Today 11.06.2010
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South Africa – Mexico 1 : 1

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France un Uruguay 0 : 0

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TODAY 12.06.2010
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Korea Republic – Greece 2 : 0

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Argentina – Nigeria 1:0

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England – USA 1:1

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TODAY 13.06.2010

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Slovenia – Algeria 1 : 0

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Ghana – Serbia 1 : 0

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Germany – Australia 4 : 0

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TODAY 14.06.2010

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Netherlands – Denmark 2:0

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Japan – Cameroon 1:0

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Italy – Paraguay 1:1

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New Zealand – Slovakia 1:1

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Côte d’Ivoire – Portugal 0:0

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Brazil – Korea DPR 2:1

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TODAY 16.06.2010
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Chile – Honduras 1:0

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Switzerland – Spаin 1:0

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Uruguay – South Africa 3:0

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TODAY 17.06.2010
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Argentina – Korea Republic 4:1

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Greece – Nigeria 2:1

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Mexico – France 2:0

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TODAY 18.06.2010
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Garmany – Serbia 0:1

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USA – Slovenia 2:2

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England – Algeria 0:0

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TODAY 19.06.2010
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Netherlands – Japan 1:0

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Australia – Ghana 1:1

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Denmark – Cameroon 2:1

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TODAY20.06.2010
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Paraguay – Slovakia 2:0

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Italy – New Zealand 1:1

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Brazil – Côte d’Ivoire 3:1

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TODAY21.06.2010
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Portugal – Korea DPR 7:0

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Chile – Switzerland 1:0

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Spain – Honduras 2:0

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TODAY 22.06.2010
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Uruguay – Mexico        1:0

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South Africa – France 2:1

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Argentina – Greece 2:0

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Nigeria – Korea Republic 2:2

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TODAY 23.06.2010
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England – Slovenia 1:0

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USA – Algeria 1:0

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Ghana – Germany 0:1

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Australia – SERBIA 2:1

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Today 24.06.2010
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Slovakia – Italy 3:2

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Paraguay – New Zealand 0:0

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Denmark – Japan 1:3

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Cameroon – Netherlands 1:2

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Today 25.06.2010
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Portugal – Brazil 0:0

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Korea DPR – Côte d’Ivoire 0:3

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Chile – Spain 1:2

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Switzerland – Honduras 0:0


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Fans photo to world Cup

The Round of 16 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup HERE

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One Reply to “2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa”

  1. jeffry pakoa says:

    australia keep trying you can do better than your warmup match with germay

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