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FIFA World Cup 2010 Review by Rita Jain

FIFA World Cup 2010 has completed first half of its group stage and has produced some shocking results in this brief period. 32 teams divided in eight groups have played 2 matches each and the layout of next stage is almost complete. This 11 day extravaganza has been a showcase of some astounding soccer skills, fierce attacking, robust defending and a 'never say die' spirit. Besides this, some magical moments and dominating performances also form the highlights of FIFA world cup 2010.
As expected, football world cup 2010 kicked off with an unmatched excitement when host South Africa took on Mexico. Anyone could hardly forget the goal of Siphiwe Tshabalala (South Africa) which was the first FIFA world cup 2010 goal. From their onwards, started a fierce battle of skills and talent which marked the advent of soccer's greatest event in history. Under rated teams performed exceptionally well , top contenders of the tournament seemed to be caught in a fix and some least expected teams turned the foils emerging as strongest contenders.
The earliest of all surprises came from Argentina, which under the coaching of legendary Maradona seems to have re-discovered its football world. After a very hard time during world cup qualifiers and a testing of 108 players in 20 months, Argentina came out of the blues and became the first team to enter pre quarter finals. Next came in three times world champion Germany, which blasted Australian defense by scoring 4 goals in their first game of FIFA world cup 2010 match schedule. Most talked about side †Brazil was no behind & in spite of an average performance, they managed a win in their first game. The real Brazilian cyclone started against Cote de Ivorie where the five times world champion side showed their metal with a 2-1 win.

However, there have been a few shocking performances by some expected winners of FIFA World cup 2010. Defending champions Italy are facing the heat to cross the group stage. England failed to register a single win in their two matches and are struggling to make it through in the next level. Portugal appeared shabby in their first game against Ivory Cost and ended up with a draw. Another stunner came from Euro champions Spain. Considered as the strongest contender in this tournament, Spain experienced a humiliating defeat by Switzerland in their first game. The biggest shock of FIFA world cup 2010 came from former champions France, who are on the verge of becoming the first team to be knocked off from FIFA world cup 2010.

Under rated teams like Switzerland, New Zealand, Chile, Paraguay, Ghana etc performed exclusively to grab this opportunity of to perform at world stage. Till date the teams which have qualified for the knockout stage are Brazil and Argentina. The teams like Spain, Portugal, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Germany, Ghana are just a win away from next stage. All in all, FIFA world cup 2010 promises to bring forth some more interesting moments as the tournament unfolds.

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FIFA World Cup 2010 by Peri Witny

The biggest sporting event in the world is just over a year away. That, of course, is the FIFA World Cup, the prestigious soccer event that takes place once every four years.

South Africa will be the host for the 2010 World Cup, which will be staged in a variety of South African cities including Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban, and Bloemfontein. The tournament will begin on June 11, 2010 and conclude exactly one month later on July 11. Johannesburg, the country's largest city, will host the championship match in Soccer City Stadium, which is currently undergoing renovations to be new and improved in time for the World Cup.

Although the big event is still 18 months away, a long and grueling qualification process has already begun. South Africa automatically qualifies for the field of 32 teams, but the 31 other spots are still up for grabs. Qualifying matches began in August of 2007 and will finish in November of 2009. The draw ceremony to place the 32 finalists in groups will be held in December of 2009.

At the moment, various qualifying tournaments are taking place around the world. World Cup hopefuls are vying for 13 spots among European nations, five spots for African teams (in addition to South Africa), four or five for South America, three or four for North America, Central America, and Caribbean, and either no spots or one for Oceania.

In Asia, Australia and the Korea Republic are currently leading the way in their respective qualification groups. In Europe, Denmark, Greece, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, England, Serbia, Italy, and the Netherlands are atop the groups. Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile are currently looking good in South America. Qualifying matches in Africa and the North /Central America and Caribbean divisions have yet to commence.

Once qualifying concludes and sets the stage for the December 2009 draw ceremony in Cape Town, the 32 World Cup participants will be placed into eight groups of four teams. Each team in a group plays every other team in its group and the top two teams (16 total) advance to the knockout stage, which will take place between June 26, 2009 and June 29.

Round-robin group play will be held from June 11 to June 25.
In the first round of the knockout stage, the eight group winners play the eight group runner-ups. From there, the remainder of the tournament is single elimination. The losers of the semifinals, however, will square off in a third-place match held on July 10 in Port Elizabeth.

Italy is the defending champion, having defeated France 5-3 in penalty kicks in the 2006 title match. Brazil, which won World Cups most recently in 1994 and 2002, owns the most World Cup titles with five. Italy has four and Germany, the 2006 host nation, has three. Italy is currently third in the FIFA rankings, while Brazil is fifth and Germany is second. Spain is the top-ranked team, while the Netherlands is the other team in the Top 5. All five countries should be serious contenders in South Africa.

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Derby Suspense or Milan Emergency by vansci123

To call the lessons of last season against Galliani with the Wholesale Soccer Jersey Supplier in spring 2010, the 41-year-old Paolo Maldini plays, "Paul would be willing to come back and fight for the championship with us?" Of the Christmas holidays Galliani has left Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But his only "success" is to ensure that Ronaldinho joined Flamengo. League title this season, is the biggest European competition intense, and the Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and Manchester City English Premier League, La Liga Barcelona with World Cup Soccer Jerseys vs Real Madrid Duyao score very closely. Serie A, has won the Champions AC Milan in winter there is no desire to celebrate behind him from behind as much as will be described as nervous. AC Milan, Naples, just a thin second 4 points, had just opened in two straight coaching changes, when Inter Milan won two rescheduled, you can also reduce the gap to 5 points.
From 2006, the Serie A Inter Milan Overlord. Become a triple crown last season after the coaching change, Benitez acclimatized, wounded a large number of players, this club is not Moratti first time in 5 years commencing on the half of the winter season as champions. Leonardo took the pointer, but after the nerves Inter Milan, has accepted almost all authorities of the Italian football: Serie A this season, AC Milan, Inter Milan with the Inter Milan Jerseys Soccer is the largest competitor. It is simply thrown into the house and Udinese on Sunday after the visitors struck 4:04 astronomical, AC Milan, alarm. If half of the season, the injury is seriously affected a vast area of Milan, was injured early 2011 swept the red and black one: Abbiati, Alessandro Nesta, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluca Zambrotta, Boateng, Fu Lami Nigeria war, all the cards in free suspension. Evaluation of experienced midfielder Clarence Seedorf was a mistake, the fans booed the team, said playing through the pain of Gattuso, AC Milan this very clear line needs to be strengthened. I believe that Galliani not in Brazil for the holidays. "
The lessons of last season in the face: Leonardo AC Milan coach, still in the race for the title in spring 2010 with the regiment, but Alessandro Nesta, Pato, and other violations of the team in the second half season no positions available, so that in Spring 2010, Galliani plays 41-year-old Paolo Maldini call, "Paul would be willing to come back and compete for the championship with us?" last 10 league last season, when Inter Milan for the Second World War series of mistakes led the league, AC Milan did not have the strength to take this opportunity to bridge the gap these championships again Inter Milan - Rome between the same two men Comic see the results.
Of the Christmas holidays Galliani with the Milito Jersey Soccer 22 has left Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But his only "success" is to ensure that Ronaldinho joined Flamengo. Little Luo Gege media reports, AC Milan, Ronaldo was able to very soon be free to share, to elect a new club, but Inter Milan Adriano Galliani has also used the occasion to worry about poaching on Ronaldinho, Ronaldinho was the guardian on the new site to determine summer.

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