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2010 Soccer World Cup Teams – England

England Soccer Team

England Soccer Team

England Soccer

England may have won the Soccer World Cup only once but then only seven countries have managed to achieve that feat so far. England played its first international against Scotland on 30th November 1872, resulting in 0-0 draw. Since then England Soccer has come a long way.

England won its first and only Soccer World Cup on 30th July 1966 at Wembley Stadium, London. That is the day people buy England football tickets for. Around 98,000 people were present right there at the stadium to be the part of history when Bobby Moore’s team defeated West Germany 4-2 in the World Cup Final. Hurst and Peter were the goal scorers, the former scoring 3 of the 4 goals in total.

Since World Cup victory in 1966, major soccer events have proved to be a mixed bag for England. England has 12 World Cup participations to its credit i.e. in the year 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002 and 2006 and seven appearances in the European Championship. The best they could achieve at this level of the game was the 3rd position in 1968.

David Beckham and Steven Gerrard are the top players of the current English team. Expected England Squad for the 2010 Soccer World Cup includes Paul Robinson, Micah Richards, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, David Beckham, Gerreth Barry, Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen.

Trivia
Biggest Win: England thrashed Ireland 13-0 in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 18th February 1882.
Worst Defeat: Hungary defeated them 7-1 at Budapest, Hungary on 23rd May 1954.

England vs Ukraine-2010 Soccer World Cup Qualifying Matches

What ASHES!

England Soccer Team

England Soccer Team

It doesn’t matter if it is not cricket. The Rivalry among these two high profile nations is just the same. As expected the Socceroos won the match against Uzbekistan 2-0. Australians have to wait just for a while before they secure their trip to South Africa. Mathematics some times work for you and some times spoils your party too. Bahrain has beaten Qatar 1-0 and they are too in the race, well…mathematically at least. So Australians will be waiting for another two months before they start packing for the trip. Even if Australia loses in Qatar in Doha on June 6, they have two games remaining against Bahrain and Japan to assure back to back appearances in the Soccer World Cup.

Meanwhile England have also all the plans of joining the Socceroos on the same bus to South Africa. And who talks about cricket here. Football pitch is going to decide who the Boss is. Peter Crouch and John Terry just kept England on the right track by beating Ukraine 2-1. But why do they always try so desperately to wake up only when hit hard. The match was a nail biting finish and Ukrainians had almost drawn the match. Perhaps this time Ukrainians were in a mood of presenting a gift for the English Team and thanks to their poor defending they managed to do it easily. It wasn’t a match you would buy soccer tickets for. England did not win the match but Ukraine has lost it. But who cares! At the end of the day, a win is a win and that’s what England has done five times out of five.

Australia vs Uzbekistan-2010 Soccer World Cup Qualifying Matches

Socceroos

Socceroos

Here Come the SOCCEROOS!

The Australian National Football Team nicknamed as the “Socceroos” is almost there. The Australian team could be the first team to qualify for the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa.
Since 2006 Soccer World Cup Australians are riding on a wave which perhaps will see them through as the first qualifying team for the 2010 World Cup. Apart from putting there act together it will be also some combination of stats which will help them in the cause.

It is just a matter of 3 points now and Australia could be the first team heading South Africa if Pim Verbeek’s side defeats Uzbekistan at ANZ Stadium tonight and expect Bahrain and Qatar to draw their qualifying matches in Manama 5 hours later. This combination of results will ensure that the Socceroos cannot get worst than the second position in their Asian Group A and therefore guaranteeing it to be the first team for the African Safari.

The tough job has been done and Socceroos will be relaxed this time. So for this match do you think they will go with 6 Strikers on the field? I guess you are asking too much for your soccer tickets. Well, Socceroos are not that relaxed. It won’t be a do or die match for the Australians but in no way it means that it would be any less exciting. Around 60, 000 spectators are expected to watch the grand spectacle as the grueling workouts of the team for the past 15 months lead them to the Grand Soccer Event.

2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP LOCATIONS-PORT ELIZABETH

PORT EIZABETH
The Friendly City as it has been nicknamed is all set to justify its name as the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup arrives on the land. The Windy City stretches 16 kilometers along Algoa Bay which is also one of the major seaports of South Africa.

Population – Approximately 1, 244,900
Area – 1, 845 Square Kilometers
Population Density – 813 Inhabitants per Square Kilometer

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The Friendly City is approximately 770 kilometers from Cape Town and is situated in the Eastern Cape Province. Port Elizabeth offers a diverse selection of attractions as a family-fun holiday destination including scenic nature trails, historic heritage, magnificent wildlife, cultural experiences and countless water sport activities. It is a beautiful tourist destination and is famous for its Sunshine, Clean Sandy Beaches and Buzzing Night Life. Once you arrive here you will have plenty of options to choose for your entertainment. For the more adventurous people, they can go for Scuba-Diving and see shipwrecks, coral reefs and beautifully colored fishes in the warm waters and it has to be a must in yourPort Elizabeth 2010 Soccer World Cup Packages. People having interests in the wild life can go for a Safari experience. There is an exclusive private Shamwari Game Reserve, the home to Africa’s Big Five, just about 73 kilometers from the main city. You can always visit parks to have a good time with your family and friends. St. Georges Park is one of the largest (73 hectares) and major tourist attractions. Settlers Park is another option that you would like to pay a visit at least once which includes 54 hectares of cultivated and natural gardens in the valley of the Baakens River, with many native plants and flowers attracting many colorful birds.

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM
Port Elizabeth is looking forward to have a newly constructed stadium as the Soccer World Cup arrives in this beautiful port of South Africa. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium will be one of the most high-tech and modern venues for the upcoming grand event. The stadium has a seating capacity of 49, 500 and will be hosting seven matches including one of the semifinals. The stadium is located approximately 2 kilometers from the cost or just a 15 minutes drive from the main city.

2010 Soccer World Cup

Soccer World Cup Trophy

Soccer World Cup Trophy

Soccer World Cup, the most spectacular and greatest sporting extravaganza on the earth will come again toenthrall the world soccer fans, in 2010. Coming to the African Continent for the first time, the 2010 Soccer World Cup will take place in the picturesque country of South Africa.

A total of 200 teams have entered the race for one of the 31 places at the 2010 Soccer World Cup.  The preliminary phase, which began in the Oceania Zone back in August 2007, is now in full swing, with only the Host Nation guaranteed a berth in world football’s showpiece event.

The first whistle for the Soccer World Cup in South Africa will be blown on 11 June 2010. The games will be played at Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein, Rustenburg, Pretoria, Polokwane and Nelspruit. The footballing world and soccer fans are already buzzing with excitement and have started booking their soccer packages as the world cup approaches nearer.

Here we will be tracking the news,  events, gossip and soccer mania of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.