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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.

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2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP LOCATIONS-PRETORIA

PRETORIA
The city of Jacarandas, as it is commonly known is all set to welcome its guests with its purple blossom bedecked trees from all over the world as the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup arrives.

Population – Approximately 2, 345,908
Area – 1,644 Square Kilometers
Population Density – 856 Inhabitants per Square Kilometer

Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria is a peaceful and quite city located in the Guateng Province and serves as the Executive Capital City of South Africa. It is approximately 50 kilometers to the north of Johannesburg.
There are many places in this beautiful city that would make your day. Transvaal Museum is a display of natural history and one of the significant places in Pretoria. People having interests in art and history can also have a memorable visit at Cultural History Museum and Smuts Museum. Both these places are in the close proximity to the main city. National Zoological Gardens and Pretoria National Botanical Garden are one of those places which will give you beautiful moments no matter what your interests are. So guys, it is just a matter of time while you start getting ready for the Pretoria Soccer Trip.

Loftus versfeld Stadium

Loftus versfeld Stadium

LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM
The Loftus Versfeld Stadium
is situated approximately 5 kilometers from the main city and will be hosting 1st and 2nd round matches during 2010 Soccer World Cup. It has a seating capacity of 51,762 and has undergone many renovations to meet FIFA’s stringent requirements. Four major stands have been completely rebuilt and the stadium can boast of providing the corporate level facilities too. The stadium is one of the most familiar landmarks of the 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.