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Fifa World Cup

Fifa World Cup

England in Scheduled OpenerBy Chris Houston December 4, 2009

The draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup took place today. The United States and England have to be pleased with their groups and respective chances after the draw. But they’ll face one another in the opener.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Costumes and Outfits IdeasBy Darrin Atkins March 30, 2010

If you love sports, then you are probably getting excited about the 2010 FIFA World Cup that will be held in South Africa from June 11 thru July 11, 2010. Here are some ways to celebrate.

2010 FIFA World Cup Video Game ReviewBy max joseph May 4, 2010

With upgraded online play and realistic gameplay, 2010 FIFA World Cup could be the best soccer game yet.

Olympic Facts: Brazilian SoccerBy Alejandro Guevara Onofre August 11, 2008

Brazil will send 18 football players to the Olympic Games in the People’s Republic of China. Who are they?

Shakira’s Waka Waka and the 2010 FIFA World Cup (VIDEO)By Pam Gaulin June 10, 2010

Shakira will be performing “Waka Waka” at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

2010 FIFA World Cup Picks and PredictionsBy Chris Houston December 4, 2009

My 2010 FIFA World Cup Picks and Predictions

Watch 2010 FIFA World Cup Online FreeBy Zac Wassink May 28, 2010

Use these three methods to watch every 2010 FIFA World Cup match online free.

Go for the Goal! FIFA World Cup 2010 South AfricaBy Chris Ware April 30, 2010

Review of ‘FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa’ video game.

2010 Fifa World Cup South AfricaBy Camille Atkinson May 18, 2009

With South Africa chosen as hosts for Fifa World Cup 2010 and Brazil set for 2014, all eyes are focused on the bids for 2018 and 2022.

2010 FIFA World Cup Schedule for USA TeamBy Darrin Atkins June 7, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is about to begin. Soccer team and want to watch their World Cup games and find out the results, here are some Web sites that are useful.

2010 FIFA World Cup England Vs. In Group CBy Heather Tooley June 12, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup has England vs. in Group C. win victory over England as they did at the World Cup in 1950?

FIFA World Cup DIY Party InvitationsBy Sylvia Cochran May 21, 2010

World Cup DIY party invitations to enjoy the games at home are a cost effective way of witnessing a much awaited sporting event. Since the FIFA World Cup consists of 64 matches, there is ample time for partying, celebrating and cheering.

2010 FIFA World Cup: Mexico Coach Javier AguirreBy W. Davies June 7, 2010

Javier Aguirre and the Mexican National Team are on a journey to bring home the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

When is the Fifa World Cup in Brazil

When is the Fifa World Cup in Brazil

Qualification for the World Cup has almost finished, with a number of countries having booked their place at next year’s tournament.

World champions Spain have qualified, and are among the favourites to win the tournament, as well as host country Brazil and their South American rivals Argentina.

When is the draw?You don’t have to wait too long to find out who your country will face in the group stages. The draw will take place in Costa do Sauipe in the Brazilian state of Bahia on December 6.

The 32 team draw will determine what teams line up against each other, and will ultimately tell fans where their teams will be playing and on what dates their team will play.

Main contendersReigning world champions Spain are likely to enter the tournament as favourites, and a resurgent Germany will be another European candidate.

Hosts Brazil can also never be overlooked and with the competition held in their backyard, the Selecao will have added incentive and even more pressure to deliver the trophy back to where many Brazilians feel is the rightful home.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s bitter rivals Argentina cruised through qualifying, topping the group as coach Alejandro Sabella has been working on the best way to get Lionel Messi to replicate his club form on the international stage.

TicketsSome 6,164,682 ticket requests have been made for the 2014 FIFA World Cup from 203 countries. Manchester United’s Robin van Persie will be there with his compatriots Arjen Robben and Rafael van der Vaart.

Germany will have their dazzling array of talented youngsters on display with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Mario Gotze and Toni Kroos all likely to be named in the squad.

The hosts of course are never short of an exciting player or three, and players such as Hulk and Oscar can probably count themselves as a ‘given’ alongside the current darling of Brazil; Barcelona star Neymar.

Argentina will have Lionel Messi in their ranks, and the four time Ballon d’Or winner is likely to be joined alongside Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero how they would love to win the World Cup in their fierce rivals home.

However, the competition continued, so there should be no reason to suggest it will harm the world’s biggest football tournament too much.

“There is no plan B and I haven’t had any offers from other countries to host the World Cup next year,” FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke told reporters.

Where to watch?If you aren’t one of the lucky ones who are able to make it to Brazil, then terrestrial television holds the key. Despite the dominance of Sky Sports and more recently BT Sport to Premier League and Football League rights, the World Cup will be free to view for all.

Fifa was warned of Nigeria World Cup match

Fifa was warned of Nigeria World Cup match

Nigeria went out of the tournament in the first round, losing to Greece.A statement said: “Fifa and the Early Warning System (EWS) have a network of informants from which we receive information.”Of course, as you may understand, we will not disclose the identity of the informants. What we can say is that at least until today no information provided by the informants to Fifa in relation to any potential match fixing activities during the 2010 Fifa World Cup have proved to have any substance.”Furthermore, we can also say that there is no indication whatsoever until today of any match fixing situations during any of the matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”German journalist Christian Bergmann also had a call just before the first Nigerian game of the tournament from a Uefa contact who said there were suggestions that “some players from the Nigerian team are actually involved in some form of manipulation”.In their second game of the tournament, Nigeria were strong favourites to beat Greece and took an early 1 0 lead.But after just 33 minutes Nigeria had a man sent off and Greece subsequently scored their first ever World Cup goals to win 2 1.After their elimination, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan was so angry with the poor performances that he suspended the whole team from international competition.Hundreds of matches across Europe from Champions League qualifiers to domestic cup and league games are being scrutinised and match fixers are being held in jail.There are no English Premier League games on the list of suspect matches, but the BBC has learnt that German police believe many of the bets on fixed games were placed through a London office.The chief suspect is a Croatian professional gambler and bar owner called Ante Sapina who is currently being held in Germany awaiting trial.This is not the first time Ante Sapina has been accused of fixing matches.In 2006 he was sentenced to nearly three years in jail for bribing German referee Robert Hoyzer to fix games.The German police claim that soon after his release Sapina began fixing matches again on an industrial scale.They say that Sapina bet millions of euros on fixed games and that many of those bets were placed by a company called Samvo, based just off the Hangar Lane Gyratory System in West London.Samvo promotes itself as a betting broker which places billions of pounds worth of bets each year on behalf of “high rollers” and “professional betting syndicates”.