Thu, August 19, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup

Spain sink Netherlands 1-0 to lift first-ever World Cup

Andres Iniesta netted in the extra time to give European champions Spain their first-ever World Cup title here on Sunday, upsetting the Netherlands 1-0 in the final. Full story

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2010 FIFA World Cup

This will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation, after South Africa beat Morocco and Egypt in an all-African bidding process.


Will you stay up late watching the World Cup matches?



A France Mexico S.Africa Uruguay E Denmark Japan Netherlands Cameroon
B Argentina Greece Korea Nigeria F Paraguay Italy New Zealand Slovakia
C Slovenia England Algeria USA G Brazil Portugal Côte d'Ivoire DPRK
D Ghana Germany Australia Serbia H Spain Chile Switzerland Honduras



No.1 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.5
 Lionel Messi  Cristiano Ronaldo  Wayne Rooney  Kaka  Xavi
 Lionel Messi  Cristiano Ronaldo  Wayne Rooney  Kaka  Xavi
No.6 No.7 No.8 No.9 No.10
 Didier Drogba  Andres Iniesta  Fernando Torres  Steven Gerrard  David Villa
 Didier Drogba  Andres Iniesta  Fernando Torres  Steven Gerrard  David Villa


  Highlights   Venues

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Soccer City/FNB Stadium

Green Point Stadium
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Ellis Park Stadium
Peter Mokaba Stadium
Nelson Mandela Stadium
Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Free State Stadium
Mbombela Stadium

China boss says 'best time' for 2026 World Cup bid

2010-07-16 10:30:35 GMT China's football chief has said now is the "best time" for the country -- still trying to bounce back from a graft scandal that rocked the sport -- to launch a bid for the World Cup in 2026.

Uruguay joyful in welcoming World Cup national team

2010-07-14 08:07:07 GMT Xinhua English The Uruguayan national soccer team left on Tuesday the suburbs of Montevideo, aboard a bus, to participate in a caravan to celebrate its fourth place achieved at the World Cup of South Africa 2010.

Messi congratulates Spanish team for triumph

2010-07-14 08:06:13 GMT Xinhua English Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi congratulated the Spanish national soccer team for having won the World Cup 2010 and added that they "deserves it" and Spain represents his "second country."

Iniesta says always believed in World Cup victory

2010-07-14 03:11:03 GMT Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, who scored the extra-time winner for Spain in the World Cup final against the Netherlands, said Tuesday he always believed his side could win the trophy.

World Cup critics should be feasting on their words

2010-07-14 02:57:39 GMT If there is any justice, there are a lot of newspaper reporters and people out there in the blogosphere who should currently be suffering violent indigestion from eating the thousands of negative words they wrote before Africa’s first World Cup.

Soccer win shows fans that life is what you make it

2010-07-13 05:02:40 GMT China Daily Spain is the newly crowned 2010 World Cup champion, becoming the eighth team to win the coveted title.

Spain glory in win

2010-07-12 08:24:40 GMT Spain gloried on Monday in a first World Cup triumph that finally buried their decades-old tag of international underachievers while the dejected Netherlands came to terms with a third defeat in the final.

So why is China absent from the World Cup, again?

2010-07-08 11:16:18 GMT China Daily The Chinese men's national soccer team's accomplishments, or lack thereof, stand in stark contrast with those of its two biggest Asian rivals, Japan and South Korea.

Singer Shakira attends FIFA briefing

2010-07-13 10:07:42 GMT Colombian pop star Shakira said in a news briefing on Saturday that she had become a football 'fanatic' during the course of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, a day before she headlines the closing ceremony of the event.

Parrot tips Holland to win World Cup

2010-07-09 06:07:00 GMT A parakeet called Mani in Singapore picks Holland to win the World Cup after previous predictions have rung true.

Oracle octopus abandons Germany

2010-07-07 05:50:51 GMT The oracle octopus Paul goes on with his world Cup forecasts and opted for Spain over Germany in the semifinal

French soccer chiefs face parliament

2010-07-01 09:55:33 GMT France's parliament grills the coach of the embarrassed French national soccer team and head of the sport's national federation

World Cup fever heats up in South Africa

2010-06-05 09:32:05 GMT Xinhua English This photo taken on June 4, 2010 shows a football model hanging at the international airport in Johannesburg. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup will kick off on June 11.

3-D cinema World Cup plan might be relegated

2010-06-03 06:19:06 GMT China Daily A plan to let football fans watch the World Cup in 3-D, at cinemas from June 11, may be given the red card because of possible technical problems, high costs and a lack of security.

Cape Town: Green Point Stadium

2010-05-20 07:52:04 GMT The Green Point Stadium in Cape Town has been transformed into a completely new 70 000 seater, all-weather, multi-purpose, environmentally sustainable, modern, technologically advanced, world class Stadium giving expression to the “African Renaissance Stadium” at the juncture between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean at the southern tip of Africa.

Nelspruit: Mbombela Stadium

2010-05-20 07:48:59 GMT Mbombela Stadium has been designed to ensure it enjoys a life beyond the 2010 World Cup tournament as an adaptable sports, entertainment and exhibition venue.

World Cup: Highest-paid footballers

2010-06-10 07:54:23 GMT Xinhua English This summer, the greatest players in the world will convene in South Africa at the World Cup. But only 10 of them, thanks to their club wage and variety of endorsements, can be the best paid in the competition...

Eleven players worth watching in World Cup (2)

2010-06-08 14:12:50 GMT Xinhua English 7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Winger)

Eleven players worth watching in World Cup (1)

2010-06-08 14:06:33 GMT Xinhua English 1. Lionel Messi (Argentina, winger)

Soccer stars who will miss World Cup 2010

2010-06-02 10:44:57 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, June 2 (Xinhuanet) -- There are severalsoccer stars who enjoy global fame for their consummate skills and sportsmanship. However, theywill miss this year's FIFA World Cup due to various reasons: injury, unsatisfactory performance, or age. The following are some of those football players: