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The Perfect Television for the Perfect World Cup by Kevin Longworth
With the World Cup in full swing you may have already got yourself kitted up with everything you need but just in case you haven't there is still plenty of time to get yourself everything you need to make the World Cup even better. Now, for those that have watched all the games you will know that they have not exactly been littered with amazing football but the game does seem better when it is on a high definition television.
Everything seems bigger and better when you have a high quality HD LCD TV or LED television because you can appreciate the colours and the sharpness of the picture. Watching sport on a HD television is amazing and watching the football on it is unbeatable, the only time you probably will not pay as much attention to the picture and quality is when England are playing as you will be too busy biting your nails and praying for a goal from one of our players.
The great thing about the World Cup, apart from the fact that we get 5 weeks of football, is that the games are all shown on terrestrial television meaning you do not have to have an expensive digital service to watch the games (and rightfully so), however if you want to make the most of your HD television then you will need a digital package such as freesat because the HD versions of the channels can not be found on freeview or normal terrestrial television.
The question is which television should you choose and does it matter? The answer is yes, it does matter and there are many to choose from. Although it matters which model you choose, the leading television brands offer a similar picture with added features depending on the brand. You should opt for a well known manufacturer because that way you can almost guarantee a high quality television that will allow you to watch all the games in style.
In the past, LCD televisions were very expensive but they have since come down in price and they are now very reasonably priced due to the competition that is available within the market. As a result, you can find the ideal TV for you online and at a great price, a 40 inch television should be enough for you to enjoy the football and have your friends around at the same time.
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England Wayne Rooney to Watch His Foul Language in the World Cup by Steve Greenwood
The England team striker Wayne Rooney will have to be careful in the World Cup as he is infamous for his foul language in English Premier League games. World Cup referees will be paying special attention to foul language in future games.
Footballers must be aware of their language on the pitch during World Cup 2010. The England team striker will have to be extra careful as he is infamous for his swearing in English Premier League games. Indeed, this is not the first time officials will be looking out for bad mouth footballers. Wayne Rooney was sent off during a friendly game against another local South African football club.
The referees in the last England Vs USA game were astute to any swearing in English. The Brazilian referees were given crash courses on the use of profanity in English before the game in order to keep potty mouth players under control. We all know that it is common for football players to swear, so referees will only be penalising footballers that go above and beyond in their swearing, which Wayne Rooney is the likely candidate. All World Cup referees have been given directions to book any players who swear at them and if appropriate, they will send the player off the pitch. There were also rumours that FIFA had sent a list of English swear words to world cup referees for quick reference.
Most people will acknowledge that Wayne Rooney is a fantastic player because of his fiery temper. Steven Gerrard, the England team captain said that Rooney is always on the edge and that is just the type of player Rooney is. Rooney is said to be inclined to listen to Gerrard due to their similar origin from Liverpool Football Club. Gerrard's role as the team captain will be absolutely vital in keeping Rooney focused on the pitch and to keep communicating with the fiery tempered striker.
Rooney will have to be on guard and not slip his tongue during the World Cup playoffs. In fact, during the England Vs USA game, Rooney seemed to have kept his use of colourful language to a minimum even though he still showed a fiery facial expression to the referee when he was tackled by the opponent. This is certainly a good start and hopefully he will keep at it.
As stated before, most football players tend to swear during the game, be it in English or any other language. However, as the English Premier League is the most broadcasted football league in the world, English players' conduct has been under close observations by many officials. With English language firmly established as the international lingua, the English swear words have also become widely used by many people to a point even those who do not speak the language can swear in English. A good example is the F-word being one of the most well known English words around the world, be it in Asia or Africa. This is not surprising at all when Hollywood movies usually feature a few F-words in their dialogues. The F-word has also taken on a cool image amongst the younger generation.
That said, there is still a way around this problem for Wayne Rooney, or for all English speaking football players for that matter. If you are going to swear, just make sure you choose a different language other than English.
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FIFA Entire world Cup 2010: South Korea Vs Greece Preview by Ayoub Saleh
If you want to know who the most profitable soccer workforce from Asia are, look no farther than South Korea. They have featured in all the entire world cups held since 1986.
From the 2002 Globe Cup that South Korea co-hosted with Japan, South Korea stunned the world, after they entered the semi-finals at the event.
Nearly a decade later, the Asian football giants will seek a rerun of that feat. But just before that, they must get past the group stage, and their immediate stumbling block is Greece whom they will face on Saturday, at Port Elizabeth.
In 2006, South Korea failed to get past the group stage, and so they will want to achieve at least that objective, this year.
The match against Greece could prove crucial in helping decide which from the two will accompany Argentina to the round of 16. With Nigeria the fourth group inside the fray, this is an individual of your tougher groups, and an upset or two could liven things up.
Going strictly by current form, South Korea should pip both Greece and Nigeria to the second spot while in the group. The Asian crew went unbeaten through their qualification matches, and in warm ups to the event in South Africa have got the better of Japan, Ecuador and Ivory Coast.
And in a match against European champions Spain at Innsbruck, the Koreans came close to holding the Spaniards to a draw; Spain managed to eke out a 1-0 win on the back of a late goal with the 86th minute by Jesus Navas.
Greece have qualified for your event following a long gap of 16 several years. Their 1994 campaign in USA ended on a tearful note after they were demolished in all three group matches, while conceding 10 goals.
Greece followed up on their shock win in Euro 2004 by not qualifying for Globe Cup 2006 and by failing to win a match at Euro 2008, as defending champions.
As in Euro 2004, the absence of expectation could work in Greece's favour in Planet Cup 2010, according to their German coach Otto Rehhagel. Greece will look to the fleet-footed Celtic striker Georgios Samaras to provide them the initiative. The globe Cup is an opportunity for Samaras to prove his unfulfilled potential where it matters most.
South Korea captain, Ji-Sung Park, will bring his hyper energetic self to bear in midfield as he orchestrates his side's campaign, in South Africa. His experience with PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United should prove handy in seeing his side past the group stage.
In a closely fought must-win game for both sides, South Korea have the edge.
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