The ultimate goal of soccer is to be a World Cup champion, and every player dreams of holding the iconic trophy of FIFA World Cup. Italy won the Cup in 2006, and this year 32 teams consisting of 736 players will vie to be champions in South Africa from June 11 to July 11.
While the World Cup is a team achievement, it is also the biggest stage for individuals to display their talents. Here is our look at the top 10 players who are competing in the World Cup:
The soccer matches of the World Cup soccer in 2010 will be held in different host cities and their soccer stadiums across South Africa:
* Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
* Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
* Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth
* Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
* Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
* Soccer City, Johannesburg
* Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
* Loftus Versveld, Pretoria/Tshwane
* Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
* Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg
Let’s get a glimpse of these venues which wil be the battlefields for the 32 soccer teams through the following PowerPoint presentation and video:
FIFA World Cup is held every four years. As this great competition becomes more and more popular, the cultrue it brings also influences our lives more and more with each passing day.
Take FIFA World Cup Logos for example, once a World Cup logo is announced, it will be clapped onto pens, cups, notebooks or T-shirts etc quickly. Especially during the World Cup period, you can see it anywhere, even on the fans’ faces or heads.
Given that, it is very necessary for us to know the history of the FIFA World Cup logos: