Below you’ll find the match schedules for 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Every World Cup match, in the order they’ll be happening, organized by group, date & kickoff time and stadium. They are not as pretty to look at as the two World Cup 2010 wall charts, but they do contain a lot of useful information and will hopefully help you plan your time from June 11th to July 11th.
All you need to do after reading the World Cup schedule is decide how you’ll be watching (we recommend watching the World Cup in high-definition, since you ask) and whether you’re brave enough to skip work/school if necessary.
Then you just have to wait until it all begins on June 11th, which is a lot more difficult than it sounds.
Over the past couple of years, a frenzy of construction has engulfed South Africa as existing stadiums are enlarged and new ones built from scratch in preparation for the 2010 World Cup.
The nine World Cup host cities have a total of 10 stadiums (five new and five renovated) ranging in size from the colossal 95, 000 seater Soccer City in Johannesburg – the venue for both the opening ceremony and the final – to more modest 40, 000 seaters in the smaller cities.
* Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban (70,000 capacity)
* Green Point Stadium, Cape Town (68,000 capacity)
* Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth (48,000 capacity)
* Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit (46,000 capacity)
* Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane (45,000 capacity)
* Soccer City, Johannesburg (95,000 capacity)
* Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg (62,000 capacity)
* Loftus Versveld, Pretoria/Tshwane (50,000 capacity)
* Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein (48,000 capacity)
* Royal Bafokeng, Rustenburg (42,000 capacity)
Sunday night, during one of the year’s most watched live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Michigan USA, Rima Fakih, as MISS USA 2010.
Internationally-renowned chef and current “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Curtis Stone and “Today” show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales hosted the 59th Annual MISS USA Pageant from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world’s most electrifying cities, Las Vegas. The comedic mother-daughter duo Joan and Melissa Rivers were on hand providing backstage color commentary.
Ms. Fakih, 24, is from Dearborn, Michigan where she was raised with her younger brother. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, with a minor in Business Administration. After completing her reign as MISS USA, she plans to attend law school. She enjoys traveling, running, dancing, kickboxing and especially likes playing football and watching the NFL.
In the following PowerPoint presentation and video, we collected some pitures of the MISS USA 2010 Winner: Miss Michigan Rima Fakih: