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FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Less than a year, football sport followers will be entertained with the most awaited football competitions in the planet. Held every four years and contested amongst the 32 best men's football national teams from around the world meets for the FIFA World Cup Trophy. The competitions will be only unique to the registered teams to Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.

The main phase or so called the World Cup Finals only lasted for a month. What makes it more awarded would be the qualification phase or process lasted for three years before they can be included within the last 32 teams for the final spot.

Well known as World Cup or FIFA World Cup, it is believe to be the most widely-viewing sporting event in the planet. An estimated of more than 700 million people watched the 2006 final match, that far more than the number of individuals watching Olympic Games. For those who purchased the world cup 2010 tickets would be proud to have it and bon voyage for the South Africa trip where it will be held between 11 june and 11 july 2010.

Yesterday (5th December 2009) remarks the next year's world cup finals to make-up the eight groups held at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa - the first step for the decider match to qualify for the top 16. Here are the results of yesterday's draw:-

Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay & France

Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea & Greece

Group C: England, United States of America, Algeria & Slovenia

Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia & Ghana

Group E: The Netherlands, Denmark, Japan & Cameroon

Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand & Slovakia

Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast & Portugal

Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras & Chile

Also present to helps the Final Draw on the stage is the South African President Jacob Zuma, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, Ethiopian athelete Haile Gebrselassie, England's David Beckham and the South African actress Charlize Theron. Presents for the draws is each team coaches except Diego Maradona after banned by FIFA to attend the draw and some other football related as well as FIFA officials.

The finals will get underway on the schedule date with the host nation, South Africa facing Mexico at Soccer City. The Johannesburg stadium also hosted the final on 11 July 2009.
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