Friday, July 2, 2010




Wednesday, June 16, 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 Full and Updated Schedule

There will be eight groups in FIFA World Cup 2010. Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France. Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece. Group C: England, United States, Algeria, Slovenia. Group E: 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. 

Group A 
Match  Date           Time         Venue                            Matches between
1           11/6/2010   16:00       Johannesburg – JSC         South Africa /Mexico
2           11/6/2010   20:30       Cape Town                      Uruguay /France
17         16/06          20:30       Tshwane/Pretoria              South Africa /Uruguay
18         17/06          20:30       Polokwane                        France /Mexico
33          22/06         16:00       Rustenburg                        Mexico /Uruguay
34          22/06         16:00       Mangaung / Bloemfontein   France /South Africa
Group B 
Match  Date     Time                         Venue                           Matches between
3             12/06    16:00                 Johannesburg – JEP                Argentina /Nigeria
4             12/06    13:30   Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth      Korea Republic /Greece
19           17/06    16:00                 Mangaung / Bloemfontein          Greece /Nigeria
20           17/06    13:30               Johannesburg – JSC           Argentina /Korea Republic
35           22/06     20:30                          Durban                        Nigeria /Korea Republic
36           22/06     20:30                       Polokwane                          Greece /Argentina

 Group C 

 Match    Date     Time                    Venue                                 Matches between
5             12/06      20:30                 Rustenburg                               England /USA
6             13/06      13:30                 Polokwane                               Algeria /Slovenia
22           18/06      16:00                 Johannesburg – JEP                  Slovenia /USA
23           18/06       20:30                Cape Town                               England /Algeria
37           23/06       16:00     Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth      Slovenia /England
38           23/06       16:00             Tshwane/Pretoria                          USA /Algeria

 Group D 

Match   Date    Time                        Venue                                Matches between
 7          13/06     20:30                        Durban                              Germany /Australia
8           13/06     16:00                 Tshwane/Pretoria                         Serbia /Ghana
21         18/06     13:30        Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth    Germany /Serbia
24         19/06     16:00                     Rustenburg                               Ghana /Australia
39         23/06     20:30              Johannesburg – JSC                        Ghana /Germany
40         23/06     20:30                       Nelspruit                              Australia /Serbia

Group E
Match       Date               Time                      Venue                                 Matches between
9               14/06               13:30            Johannesburg – JSC                     Netherlands /Denmark
10             14/06               16:00          Mangaung / Bloemfontein                   Japan /Cameroon
25             19/06               13:30                      Durban                                 Netherlands/Japan
26             19/06                20:30              Tshwane/Pretoria                        Cameroon /Denmark
43              24/06              20:30                    Rustenburg                                 Denmark /Japan
44              24/06              20:30                    Cape Town                          Cameroon /Netherlands

Group F
Match       Date          Time                          Venue                                  Matches between
11             14/06           20:30                      Cape Town                                  Italy /Paraguay
12             15/06           13:30                      Rustenburg                         New Zealand /Slovakia
27             20/06           13:30            Mangaung / Bloemfontein                    Slovakia /Paraguay
28             20/06           16:00                        Nelspruit                                  Italy /New Zealand
41             24/06           16:00                Johannesburg – JEP                            Slovakia /Italy
42             24/06            16:00                     Polokwane                             Paraguay /New Zealand

Group G
Match    Date        Time                      Venue                                 Matches between
13           15/06        16:00      Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth     Côte d’Ivoire /Portugal
14           15/06         20:30          Johannesburg – JEP                        Brazil /Korea DPR
29            20/06        20:30           Johannesburg – JSC                      Brazil /Côte d’Ivoire
30            21/06        13:30                   Cape Town                           Portugal /Korea DPR
45            25/06        16:00                     Durban                                Portugal /Brazil
46            25/06        16:00                    Nelspruit                            Korea DPR /Côte d’Ivoire

Group H
Match     Date         Time                     Venue                                Matches between
15           16/06         13:30                    Nelspruit                               Honduras /Chile
16           16/06         16:00                     Durban                                Spain /Switzerland
31            21/06        16:00     Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth     Chile /Switzerland
32            21/06        20:30           Johannesburg – JEP                       Spain /Honduras
47            25/06        20:30             Tshwane/Pretoria                          Chile /Spain
48            25/06        20:30         Mangaung / Bloemfontein              Switzerland /Honduras

Round of 16
Match    Date        Time                   Venue                                Matches between
49          26/06        16:00    Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth            1A 2B
50          26/06         20:30             Rustenburg                                       1C 2D
51          27/06        16:00        Mangaung / Bloemfontein                        1D 2C
52          27/06         20:30           Johannesburg                                      1B 2A
53          28/06        16:00                 Durban                                          1E 2F
54           28/06        20:30           Johannesburg                                      1G 2H
55          29/06       16:00          Tshwane/Pretoria                                   1F 2E
56          29/06         20:30            Cape Town                                        1H 2G

Match Date – Time Venue Matches between
57 2/7/2010 16:00 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth W53 W54
58 2/7/2010 20:30 Johannesburg W49 W50
59 3/7/2010 16:00 Cape Town W52 W51
60 3/7/2010 20:30 Johannesburg W55 W56

Match Date – Time Venue Matches between
61 6/7/2010 20:30 Cape Town W58 W57
62 7/7/2010 20:30 Durban W59 W60

Match for Third Place
Match Date – Time Venue Matches between
63 10/7/2010 20:30 Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth L61 L62


Match Date – Time Venue Matches between
64 11/7/2010 20:30 Johannesburg W61 W62

Sunday, June 6, 2010


1998 France

2002 Korea Republic & Japan

2006 Germany

2010 South Africa

Showcase includes all 19 posters from 1930-2010, 16 logos (first official logo showed up in 1950 for the World Cup in Brazil, and 12 mascots (the first official mascot was presented in 1966 for the World Cup in England).


1994 United States

1990 Italy

1986 Mexico

1982 Spain

1978 Argentina


1958 Sweden

1962 Chile

1966 England

1970 Mexico

1974 West Germany


1930 Uruguay

1934 Italy

1938 France

1950 Brazil

1954 Switzerland

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The 1938 FIFA World Cup Final was the deciding match of the 1938 FIFA World Cup. It was contested by Italy and Hungary. Italy won the game 4-2 to win the last tournament before World War II.

The final itself took place at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris. Vittorio Pozzo's Italian side took the lead early, but Hungary equalised within two minutes. The Italians took the lead again shortly after, and by the end of the first half were leading the Hungarians 3-1. Hungary never really got back into the game. With the final score favouring the Italians 4-2, Italy became the first team to successfully defend the title and were once more crowned World Cup winners.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


1er Campeonato Mundial de Futbol
1930 FIFA World Cup official poster

The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural edition of the world championship for international association football teams – the FIFA World Cup. It was played in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) selected Uruguay as host nation as the country would be celebrating the centenary of its independence, and the Uruguay national football team had successfully retained their football title at the 1928 Summer Olympics. All matches were played in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, the majority at the Estadio Centenario, which was built for the tournament.

Thirteen teams, seven from South America, four from Europe and two from North America entered the tournament. Few European teams chose to participate due to the duration and cost of travel. The teams were divided into four groups, with the winner of each group progressing to the semi-finals. The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously, and were won by France and the USA, who defeated Mexico 4–1 and Belgium 3–0, respectively. Lucien Laurent of France scored the first goal in World Cup history.

Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Yugoslavia each won their respective groups to qualify for the semi-finals. In the final, hosts and pre-tournament favourites Uruguay defeated Argentina 4–2 in front of a crowd of 93,000 people, and became the first nation to win a World Cup.  1934 FIFA World Cup FinalEvent 1934 FIFA World CupCzechoslovakia. Italy 1 2

1934 FIFA World Cup Final
The 1934 FIFA World Cup Final was the deciding match of the 1934 FIFA World Cup. It was contested by Italy and Czechoslovakia. Italy won the game 2-1.

The final was held in the Stadio Nazionale PNF in Rome. Czechoslovakia took the lead with 15 minutes remaining through Puč. They held the lead for only 5 minutes though as Italy drew level through striker Orsi. There were no more goals in normal time so the match was forced to go into extra time. With just 5 minutes played in extra time, Italy took the lead with a goal from Schiavio and they held on to record their first World Cup title.

Monday, May 31, 2010

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The FIFA World Cup, also called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not contested because of World War II.

The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month – this phase is often called the World Cup Finals. A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).

During the 18 tournaments that have been held, seven nations have won the title. Brazil have won the World Cup a record five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. Italy, the current champions, have won four titles, and Germany are next with three titles. The other former champions are Uruguay, winners of the inaugural tournament, and Argentina, with two titles each, and England and France, with one title each.

The World Cup is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, where an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.[1] The next World Cup will be held in South Africa, between 11 June and 11 July 2010, and the 2014 World Cup will be held in Brazil.