Posts Tagged ‘South Africa World Cup’

2010 World Cup Awards

July 13, 2010

This world cup provided some amazing plays and showcased some amazing players;

World Cup Finals

Diego Forlan won the adidas Golden Ball

Thomas Mueller won the adidas Golden Boot

Iker Casillas won the adidas Golden Glove

Thomas Mueller won the best young player award

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Round of 16 Final Round Up

June 29, 2010

The last of round of 16 games have been played at the 2010 world cup and there were certainly more thrills and spills;

David Villa Scores

David Villa Scores

Netherlands 2 – 1 Slovakia
Match 53 – Round of 16 – 28 June
Quick Review: Arjen Robben led a dominant Netherlands to easily over power Slovakia
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300111113/summary.html

Brazil 3 – 0 Chile
Match 54 – Round of 16 – 28 June
Quick Review: A dominant Brasil easily saw off a overwhelmed Chile who are yet to beat Brazil in any qualifying match or world cup finals match
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061500/summary.html

Paraguay 5 – 3 Japan (penalty shoot out)
Match 55 – Round of 16 – 29 June
Quick Review: A low key game saw Paraguay come through and win in penalties
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061497/summary.html

Spain 1 – 0 Portugal
Match 56 – Round of 16 – 29 June
Quick Review: A well matched game between the two close countries saw Spain gain control and the win in the second half with David Villa scoring an excellent goal and almost adding another two or three to his tally.
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061498/summary.html

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Round of 16 Round Up

June 28, 2010

There has been plenty of action from the second round of the 2010 world cup in South Africa;

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez celebrates

Uruguay 2 – 1 Korea Republic
Match 49 – Round of 16 – 26 June
Quick Review: Luis Suarez two goals showed class as Uruguay easily overcame Korea in a fairly one sided match
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061504/summary.html

USA 1 – 2 Ghana
Match 50 – Round of 16 – 26 June
Quick Review: Ghana the last representatives of the African continent held the nerve to send the USA home and deservedly won 2 – 1
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061503/summary.html

Argentina 3 – 1 Mexico
Match 52 – Round of 16 – 27 June
Quick Review: A dominant display from Argentina will send clear messages to the rest of the teams in the tournament. Tevez second strike was sublime!
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061502/summary.html

Germany 4 – 1 England
Match 51 – Round of 16 – 27 June
Quick Review: Germany easily scored 4 goals against a poor England side who were dropped out of the 2010 World Cup – the big question is what will be done about goal line technology?
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061501/summary.html

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Toothless Portugal 0 – 0 Brazil

June 25, 2010

Portugal V Brazil turned out to be a very low key game except for the high amount of yellow cards in the first half (7). kaka was suspended as he recieved two yellow cards in the previous match with Côte d’Ivoire and Brazil also rested star striker/play maker Robinho which probably had a large impact on the quality of the match.

Christiano Ronaldo was voted man of the match as he was probably the most exciting player in an otherwise dull match played in Durban.

Ronaldo

Brazil V Portugal on Fifa.com

This dull draw ensured Portugal went through to the 2nd round even though Côte d’Ivoire won their game 3 – 0 against Korea.

Korea V Ivory Coast on Fifa.com

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South Africa Silenced

June 17, 2010

South Africa were crushed by Uruguay by 3 goals to 0 as two goals came from Diego Forlan and one from Alvaro Pereira. Forlans first goal is clearly the best strike of the world cup so far!

Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan

Forlan

Diego Forlan celebrates

Several of the South African players and the South African coach Carlos Alberto Parreira have made comments that the ref was making many bad decisions and gave Uruguay many of the 50/50 calls!

Detailed match analysis at Fifa.com

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World Cup 2010 South Africa

June 11, 2010

The opening ceremony is under at the soccer city stadium in Johannesberg;

Soccer City

The hour long ceremony is expected to draw many great names from around the world such as USA president Barrack Obama and footballing great David Beckham.

Is expected that 215 countries worldwide will tune in to watch the ceremony, with an expected global audience of 500 million. Riughly 85,000 of those will be at Soccer City to watch the event live.

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Portugals Nani out of 2010 World Cup

June 8, 2010

Portuguese and Manchester United star Nani has been ruled out of the 2010 world cup in South Africa because of an injury to his collar bone.

Nani

Nani picked up the injury in training on Friday in Lisbon before flying to South Africa. “After tests we conclude he is unfit to participate in the World Cup,” said a team statement.

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Cape Town Party Road Closures

June 8, 2010

The Cape Town street part on Thursday 10th June will cause certain road closures in Cape Town. Tourists and city workers should be aware of the following closed roads;

There will be intermittent road closures from 14:00 to 24:00 in and around the Grand Parade;

  • Keizergracht street
  • Buitenkant street
  • Darling street
  • Plein street
  • Parade street
  • Corporation street
  • Burg street
  • Wale street
  • Bloem street
  • Green street

There will be NO on street parking until midnight on the following streets;

  • Keizergracht between Sir Lowry and Tennant Street
  • Darling Street
  • Adderley Street between Strand and Wale Street
  • Wale Street between Adderley and Burg Streets
  • Queen Victoria Street between Wale and Bloem Streets

All businesses, residents and pedestrians wishing to enter these streets will only be allowed access through controlled permits.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these street closures and wish to thank all Capetonians in advance for their co-operation,” says Chief Inspector Merle Lourens of Cape Town Traffic Services.

“We advise all businesses to arrange that stock deliveries be done before June 10 in order to prevent traffic congestion on the day of the street festival,” she says.

“To minimise traffic disruptions, Cape Town Traffic Services will be on duty to redirect motorists and pedestrians. There will also be sufficient signage advising alternative routes,” says Lourens.

For a complete list of the road closures and restrictions during the period of the tournament, click here.

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2010 World Cup – 2 Days To Go

June 8, 2010

We are now down to 2 days to the 2010 world cup in South Africa, read on below for a round up of all the World Cup news;

Wayne Rooney has been warned of his temper ahead of the world cup;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8727468.stm

Drogber should return for the world cup after surgery on arm;
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1230265/index.html

Scientist defends official World Cup ball ;
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/international/article7145715.ece

Germany are a real threat ;
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/boateng-issues-warning-about-germany-chances-1994433.html

Australia goal keep leaves squad after fmaily health scare;
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/international/article7145276.ece

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World Cup Injuries – 6 days to go

June 4, 2010

The casualty list is growing and the World Cup has not even begun!

Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has potentially fractured his elbow and now there is a very real chance he may not take part in the world cup. The Chelsea striker, and Captain for the Ivory Coast, picked up the injury 16 minutes into his side’s 2-0 friendly win over Japan after clashing with defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka.

But Ivory Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said there was still a chance Drogba could feature in South Africa.

“We are not sure yet, we think it’s still a possibility,” he said. “It’s an elbow injury. How bad it is, I don’t know. He had a lot of pain. Of course I’m worried. He’s captain and one of the world’s best players.”

England captain Rio Ferdinand is out of the World Cup after a strong challenge with striker Emile Heskey during Friday’s first training session. He was rushed to hospital where he had a scan and was seen later on crutches as he left!

Rio Ferdinand

If Ferdinand is ruled out of the world cup then Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will step into the captain’s role to lead the English side out.

Fabio Capello, the English manager said “The bad news is in the last moment of the training, Rio suffered a problem with the knee… It was a normal tackle. He turned and then he had a problem. He has gone to hospital and we will have to wait for the scan.”

Ferdinand is seeking a second opinion, but a Football Association source has told the BBC “it’s not looking good”.

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