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2010 FIFA World Cup
South Africa 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup official logo Tournament details Host country Dates Teams Venue(s) South Africa 11 June - 11 July 32 (from 5 or 6 confederations) 10 (in 9 host cities)

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. It will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by a nation in the Confederation of African Football, leaving the Oceania Football Confederation as the only FIFA Confederation never to have hosted the event.

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1 Host selection 2 Qualification o 2.1 List of qualified teams 3 Mascot 4 Venues 5 Preparations 6 Relocation rumours 7 Controversies 8 Matches o 8.1 Group stage  8.1.1 Tie-breaking criteria  8.1.2 Group A  8.1.3 Group B

Tunisia withdrew from the bidding process.1.4 Third place play-off  8.9 Group H o 8.2.2. defeating Morocco and Egypt.[1] Voting Results Country Votes South Africa 14 Morocco 10 0 Egypt • • Tunisia withdrew on 8 May 2004 after joint bidding was not allowed Libya bid was rejected: bid did not meet the list of requirements and joint bidding was not allowed .1. After one round of voting. South Africa was awarded the rights to host the tournament.6 Group E 8.2.5 Final 9 See also 10 References       11 External links [edit] Host selection Main article: FIFA World Cup hosts Africa was chosen as the host for the 2010 World Cup as part of a new policy to rotate the event between football confederations (which was later abandoned in October 2007). Five African nations placed bids to host the 2010 World Cup: • • • • Egypt Libya / Tunisia (co-hosting) Morocco South Africa Following the decision of the FIFA Executive Committee not to allow co-hosted tournaments.1.2.1.1 Round of 16  8.3 Semi-finals  8.8 Group G 8.2 Knockout stage  8.4 Group C 8. the winning bid was announced by FIFA president Sepp Blatter at a media conference on 15 May 2004 in Zürich.2.5 Group D 8.• • • 8.1. The committee also decided not to consider Libya's solo bid as it no longer met all the stipulations laid down in the official List of Requirements.2 Quarter-finals  8.1.7 Group F 8.

List of qualified teams The following teams have qualified to date: Date Previous Finals Consecutiv Last Qualifie qualificatio Best Team Appearanc e World Appearanc d As n was Performanc e Cups e secured e South 15 May 1st Round Host 3rd 1 2002 Africa 2004 (1998. the defending champions Italy do not qualify automatically.[edit] Qualification Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification As the host nation. 2002) AFC Fourth 2nd round Australia Round 6 June 2009 3rd 2 2006 (2006) Group A Top Two AFC Fourth 2nd round Japan Round 6 June 2009 4th 4 2006 (2002) Group A Top Two AFC Fourth Korea Fourth Round 6 June 2009 8th 7 2006 Republic (2002) Group B Winner UEFA Netherland Runner-up Group 9 6 June 2009 9th 2 2006 s (1974. The Final draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be staged in Cape Town. This is because the CAF qualifiers also serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2010 African Cup of Nations. South Africa qualifies automatically for the tournament. on 4 December 2009 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.[2]. on 25 November 2007. South Africa. who were the first European team to qualify after their win against Iceland. The preliminary draw for the 2010 World Cup was held in Durban. Japan was the first team to qualify for the finals on June 6. 2009 following a victory against Uzbekistan. South Africa is the first host since 1934 to participate in World Cup qualifiers. Korea Republic and Netherlands. 1978) Winner Mascot . South Africa. Like the previous tournament. for which South Africa had to qualify separately. They were followed later that day by Australia. However.

Polokwane. a leopard with green hair. the international abbreviation for South Africa. Kimberley. Venues In 2005. Cape Town. This was narrowed down to ten venues[4] which were officially announced by FIFA on 17 March 2006: Green Point Location: Cape Town Capacity: 70. Port Elizabeth. the mascot of the 2010 FIFA World Cup The official mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is Zakumi.000 Ellis Park Location: Johannesburg Capacity: 61. Pretoria (two venues).000 Durban Stadium Location: Durban Capacity: 70. and Rustenburg. and "kumi".[3] The mascot's colours reflect those of the host nation's playing strip .yellow and green. Johannesburg (two venues). Orkney.Zakumi. a word that means "ten" in various African languages.700 . the organizers released a provisional list of thirteen venues to be used for the World Cup: Bloemfontein.000 Soccer City Location: Johannesburg Capacity: 94. Durban. His name comes from "ZA". Nelspruit.

In addition to the stadiums being built and upgraded.000 Port Elizabeth Location: Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Capacity: 48.000 Loftus Versfeld Location: Tshwane/Pretoria Capacity: 50. Construction costs are expected to be R8. South Africa is also planning to improve its current public transport infrastructure within the various cities. .Free State Location: Mangaung/Bloemfontein Capacity: 48. the president of the 2010 World Cup organizing committee has said that he expects all stadiums for the tournament to be completed by October 2009.4bn.000 Peter Mokaba Location: Polokwane Capacity: 46. with projects such as the Gautrain and the new Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT) titled Rea Vaya. Danny Jordaan. and five of the existing venues are to be upgraded.000 Preparations Five new stadiums are to be built for the tournament (three new match venues and two new practice grounds).000 Royal Bafokeng Stadium Location: Rustenburg Capacity: 42.000 Mbombela Location: Nelspruit Capacity: 46.

These rumours were criticised by South Africa's Deputy Finance Minister Jabu Moleketi. including Franz Beckenbauer. some FIFA executives. and pace of South Africa’s preparations. rumours circulated in various news sources that the 2010 World Cup could be moved to another country. Plan B. Some people. rumours continued to circulate about possible relocation of the event. Despite reassurances by FIFA that the event would only be moved in the case of natural catastrophe. impress visiting tourists. and that the 2006 World Cup in Germany also had a similar contingency plan. ...[20][21] The most prominent controversy surrounding preparations for the World Cup is the N2 Gateway housing project which plans to remove over 20.. Relocation rumours During 2006 to 2007. Durban-based shackdwellers took the KwaZulu-Natal government to court over their controversial Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act meant to eliminate slums in South Africa and put homeless shackdwellers in transit camps in time for the 2010 World Cup. and stated that the event will not be moved.000 residents from Joe Slovo Informal Settlement along the busy N2 Freeway and build rental flats and bond houses in its place in time for the 2010 World Cup. and hide shackdwellers. 2009. Controversies As with many 'hallmark events' throughout the world.[18] the 2010 FIFA World Cup has been connected to a large number of evictions in South Africa[19] which many claim are meant to 'beautify the city'.. Horst R. saying that some have targeted the event to reflect their persistent negativity towards South Africa and Africa. with FIFA president Sepp Blatter re-iterating that "Plan A. Plan C is that the 2010 World Cup will be staged in South Africa". On 14 May.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. FIFA officials repeatedly expressed their confidence in South Africa as host. expressed concern over the planning. Schmidt and. organization. However.[22] The residents would be moved to the poverty stricken Delft Township on the outskirts of the city and out of sight from the N2 Freeway. reportedly.Blatter stated that there is a contingency plan to hold the World Cup elsewhere but only in the event of a natural catastrophe.