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:
Each FIFA World Cup since 1966 has its own mascot. World Cup Willie, the mascot for the 1966 competition, was the first World Cup mascot, and one of the first mascots to be associated with a major sporting competition. The mascot designs show some representing a characteristic feature (costume, flora, fauna, etc) of the host country.
The World Cup mascot is mostly targeted at children with cartoon shows and other merchandise released to coincide with the competition.
Here, we’ve collected all the mascots of the FIFA World Cups from 1966 to 2010:
England 1966: World Cup Willie
Mexico 1970 : Juanito
Germany 1974: Tip and Tap
Argentina 1978: Gauchito
Spain 1982: Naranjito
Mexico 1986: Pique
Italy 1990 : Ciao
USA 1994: Striker, the World Cup Pup
France 1998: Footix
Korea/Japan 2002: Ato, Kaz and Nik (The Spheriks)
Germany 2006 : Goleo VI & Pille
South Africa 2010: Zakumi
Also, a video and a PowerPoint presentation are available for your treasuring up: