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World Cup Qualifying Match Results – 8 June 2009

Welcome the First 4 Nations Qualifying for the World Cup 2010

After the recent round of Qualifying Matches for the 2010 World Cup, Fours Nations have booked their place for the 2010 World Cup to be held in South Africa.

Netherlands became the first European nation to qualify for the World Cup. Playing in a relatively easier group the Dutch have won all of their Qualifying encounters. With the 2-1 win at Iceland on 6th June they cemented their berth.

australia-qatarAustralia also booked a place in the mega soccer event for the second time drawing their world cup qualifying tie with Qatar. Australian defense has been quite remarkable during all of their qualifying matches but it is yet to be tested against the other European and South American giants.

Japan qualified for the World Cup 2010 for the second time beating Uzbekistan by a lone goal from Shinji Okazaki. Japan came second after Australia in the Group 1 of the Asian Qualifiers owing to a poor goal difference.

South Korea will be making their seventh consecutive appearance in the World Cup following their complete 2-0 victory over UAE. The Koreans didn’t lose any game and have scored all high 11 goals in their march to the World Cup.

England thrash Kazakhstan 4-0


Emily Heskey in Action Against Kazakh defender

Wayne Rooney, Gareth Barry, Emile Heskey and Frank Lampard struck for England as England inched closer to World Cup qualification. England has now dominated the group with 6-0 win / loss record. Heskey paired up with Rooney to forge a winning strike duo for England  which we might be seeing more as the tournament progresses. Now a veteran caimpaigner for England, Heskey has tipped Rooney to become the best striker in the World.

For the upcoming 2010 World Cup Qualiying Matches click here


Australia vs Uzbekistan-2010 Soccer World Cup Qualifying Matches



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.


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

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-The Mascot

The Number 19th Arrives – The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup begins on 11th June 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Cities which will be hosting the prestigious tournament would be Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Rustenburg and make sure your travel packages do include at least one of these beautiful places.

Zakumi, The Mascot

Zakumi, The Mascot

The Mascot
Here is Zakumi, the entertainer of the 2010 Football Party to welcome guests from all over the world. As you touch the coastline of the beautiful South African country he would be there to take you dancing down to the stadiums and when you leave with the glorious memories of what you have witnessed, he would be there to sign you off as well.

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.