The 2010 FIFA World Cup is the 19th and current FIFA World Cup, the premier international association football tournament. It is being held in South Africa, beginning on 11 June and scheduled to conclude on 11 July 2010. The tournament is the culmination of a qualification process that began in August 2007 and involved 204 of the 208 FIFA national teams. As such, it matches the 2008 Summer Olympics as the sports event with the most competing nations. The final is forecast to be among the mostwatched events ever, possibly behind only the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games. This is the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation, after South Africa defeated Morocco and Egypt in an all-African bidding process. Italy are the defending champions, after winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany .

THE TROPHY
•The World Cup is a gold trophy that is awarded to the winners of the FIFA World Cup. Since the advent of the World Cup in 1930, two trophies have represented victory: the Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970, and the FIFA World Cup Trophy from 1974 to the present day. •The trophy, originally named Victory, but later renamed in honour of former FIFA president Jules Rimet, was made of gold plated sterling silver and lapis lazuli and depicted Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Brazil won the trophy outright in 1970, prompting the commissioning of a replacement.

with green hair wearing a shirt saying South Africa 2010 . a common animal found in South Africa. •Zakumi is a leopard. .THE MASCOT •Each FIFA World Cup since 1966 has its own mascot .

.This song has been written jointly by South Africans band.this song is sung by Shakira.The song has been written in cammeroonian. fang language. freshly ground and famous columbian pop star.THE THEME SONG:WAKA WAKA • The theme song for this year’s world cup is waka waka for Africa .

STADIUMS 2010 • • • • • • • • SOCCER CITY ELLIS PARK STADIUM DURBAN STADIUM GREEN POINT STADIUM FREESTATE STADIUM PETER MOKABA STADIUM MBOMBELA STADIUM NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM .

. CAPACITY 94.SOCCER CITY BUILT IN 1987.700.

. • CAPACITY 61.000.ELLIS PARK STADIUM • BUIL IN 1982.

000. • CAPACITY 70. .DUIRBAN STADIUM • NEWLY BUILT.

GREEN POINT STADIUM • BUILT NEW. • CAPACITY 70.000. .

• CAPACITY 48.000. .FREESTSTE STADIUM • BUILT IN 1952.

PETER MOKABA STADIUM • NEWLY BUILT. .000. • CAPACITY 46.

000.MBOMBELA STADIUM • NEWLY BUILT. . • CAPACITY 46.

000.NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM • NEWLY BUILT. • CAPACITY 48. .

.000. • CAPACITY 42.ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM • B UILT IN 1999.

FAMOUS COUNTRIES FOR FIFA .

• MANAGER: DIEGO MARADONA. • BEST RESULT:WINNERS 1978 & 1986. • CAPTAIN:JAVIER MASCHERNO. • TOP GOAL SCORE:GABRIEL BATISTUTA.ARGENTINA • WORLD CUP APPEARANCE:14. . • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:JAVIER ZANETTI136.

1970. • MANAGER:DUNGA • CAPTAIN:LUCIO.1994. .BRAZIL • WORLD CUP APPEARANCES:18. • BEST RESULT:WINNER 1958.1962.2002. • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:CAFU-142 • TOP GOALSCORER:PELE 77.

• MOST CAPPED PLAYER:LUIS FIGO-127 • TOP GOALSCORER:PAULETA-47 . • CAPTAIN: CRISTIANO RONALDO. • MANAGER:CARLOS QUEIROZ.PORTUGAL • WORLD APPEARANCES:4 • BEST RESULTS:SEMIFINALS 1966 AND 2006.

GERMANY • WORLD CUP APPEARANCES:16 • BEST RESULT:WINNERS 1954.1974 &1990. . • TOP GOAL SCORER:GERD MULLER 68. • CAPTAIN:PHILLIPP LAHM. • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:LOTHAR MATHAUS150. • MANAGER:JOACHIM LOW.

MEXICO • WORLD CUP APPEARACES:13. • MANAGER:JAVIER AGUIRRE • CAPTAIN:RAFAEL MARAUEZ • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:CLAUDIO SAUREZ178. • TOP GOAL SCORRER:JARED BORGETTI-46. • BEST RESULTS:QUATERFINALS 1970 AND 1986. .

• MANAGER:FABIO CAPELLO. • TOP GOAL SCORRER:BOBBY CHARLTON-49.ENGLAND • WORLD CUP APPEARANCES:12 • BEST RESULTS:WINNERS 1966. • CAPTAIN:STEVEN GERRARD • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:PETER SHILTON125. .

• TOP GOAL SCORRER:THIERRY HENRY51. . • CAPTAIN:THIERRY HENRY • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:LILIAN THURRAM142.FRANCE • WORLD CUP APPEARANCES:12 • BEST RESULTS:WINNERS 1998. • MANAGER:RAYMOND DOMENECH.

ITALY • WORLD CUP APPEARANCES:16 • BEST RESULTS:WINNERS 1934. • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:FABIO CANNAVARO-132 • TOP GOAL SCORRER:LUIGI RIVA-35 .1982 AND 2006. • MANAGER:MARCELLO LIPPI • CAPTAIN:FABIO CANNAVARO.1938.

URUGUAY • WORLD CUP APPEARANCES:10 • BEST RESULTS:WINNERS 1930 & 1950 • MANAGER:OSCAR TABAREZ • CAPTAIN:DIEGO LUZANO • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:RODOLFO RODRIGUEZ-79 • TOP GOAL SCORRER:HECTOR SCARONE-31 .

SPAIN • WORLD CUP APPEARANCES:12 • BEST RESULTS:SEMIFINALS 1950 • MANAGER:VICENTE DEL BOSQUE • CAPTAIN:IKER CASILLAS • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:ANDONI ZUBIZARRETA-126 • TOP GOAL SCORRER:RAUL44 .

SOUTH KOREA • WORLD CUP APPEARANCES:7 • BEST REULTS:SEMI FINALS 2002 • MANAGER: HUH JUNG MOO • CAPTAIN: PARK JI SUNG • MOST CAPPED PLAYER:HONG MYUNG BO 136 • TOP GOAL SCORRER:CHA BUM KUN-55 .

. He finished first in an internet vote for the FIFA Player of the Century award. and he shared the award with Pelé. He is widely regarded as one of the best football players of all time.DIEGO MARADONA • Diego Armando Maradona (born 30 October 1960 in Lanús. Buenos Aires) is an Argentine former football player and the current manager of the Argentine national team.

best known by his nickname Pelé is a retired Brazilian football player.PELE • Edison Arantes do Nascimento (born 23 October 1940). He is widely regarded by polls among football experts. In his native Brazil. former players and fans (FIFA made Maradona share the title with him when fans voted him as best player of the century) as the greatest footballer of all time. • • . He is known for his accomplishments and contributions to the game of football. Pelé is hailed as a national hero.

• • . born 5 February 1985). his contract with Real Madrid. in which he is to be paid £11 million per year over the following six years. commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo currently holds the distinction of being the most expensive player in football history after being transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer deal worth £80 million (€94m. is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger or a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. In addition. makes him the highest paid football player in the world . US$132m).CRISTIANO RONALDO • Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.

While at Milan. At the time. In 2003 he joined A. when he began playing for a local club. is a Brazilian football midfielder who currently plays for Real Madrid C.KAKA • Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite born 22 April 1982 ).F. he became the youngest ambassador of the United Nations' World Food Programme . and the Brazilian national team. • • • • . Kaká won the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007. He started his footballing career at the age of eight. Kaká is known for his humanitarian work. he also played tennis.5 million. In 2004. by the time of his appointment. Milan for a fee of €8. commonly known as Kaká. and it was not until he moved on to São Paulo FC and signed his first professional contract with the club at the age of fifteen that he chose to focus on football. In addition to his contributions on the pitch.C.

MESSI • Lionel Andrés Messi born 24 June 1987is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Barcelona and the Argentine national team. who himself declared Messi his "successor. His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona." • • . Considered one of the best football players of his generation and frequently cited as the world's best contemporary player.Messi received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21 and won both by the age of 22.

the Jabulani Angola.OFFICIAL MATCH BALL • • The Adidas Jabulani is the official match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. and was unveiled in Cape Town. created by sports manufacturer Adidas. and a special version of the ball. The ball was also used as the match ball of 2009 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. • . 2009. was developed at Loughborough University in the UK. The ball. was the match ball of the 2010 African Cup of Nations. South Africa on December 4.

FIFA WORLD CUP AWARDS • At the end of each FIFA World Cup final tournament. several awards are attributed to the players and teams which have distinguished from the rest. . 5. in different aspects of the game. SIX DIFFERENT TYPES OF AWARDS:the Golden Ball the Golden Shoe the Yashin Award for best goalkeeper the Best Young Player the FIFA Fair Play Trophy the Most Entertaining Team award Mastercard All-Star Team • 1. 3. 4. 6. 2. 7.

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