FIFA World Cup 2018 Heads to Russia

FIFA World Cup 2018 Heads to Russia

The FIFA World Cup 2018 announcement may be overlooked today. Although the FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in a new setting, the 2022 decision stands to get the most scrutiny. Since America lost that contest, and was defeated by the small Middle Eastern power Qatar, most of the buzz is around those results. In fact, the announcement made beforehand may seem like an undercard by comparison. But for Russia, hosting the FIFA World Cup 2018 is far bigger news, and will complete a big doubleheader. England had most of the attention around it in this race, while Spain and Portugal, as well as the Netherlands and Belgium, joined together. However, the English were plagued by charges of corruption and collusion, and were reportedly knocked out in the first round of voting.

Instead, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is heading to Russia, for the first time ever. They had the inside track towards victory, and secured an easy win in the second round over the unified European powers. This guarantees that Russia will have a busy decade ahead in international sports.

In 2014, the Russians will warm up for the Cup by hosting the Winter Olympics. Now they will host two major international competitions in the span of four years. But they will not be the only nation to pull double duty on this front.

The FIFA World Cup 2018 announcement was the first one of its kind since Brazil got awarded the 2014 tournament. Whereas Russia will have four years in between the Olympics and the Cup, Brazil will have two years in between the 2014 Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. According to reports, Brazil is still struggling to get ready for both events.

Therefore, the task ahead for Russia is a bit daunting, although they are already well underway with Olympics preparations. Finance minister Alexei Kudrin and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that they are ready, with Kudrin saying they can spend less than they have on the Olympics.

If the Russians can pull the FIFA World Cup 2018 off, it won’t be that much of a surprise. They have hosted the Olympics before, and will do it again in just over three years. Much of the discussion today will likely center on 2022, as Qatar tries to handle being the smallest host in the event’s history.

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2010 World Cup Draw Results and Live Blog

2010 World Cup Draw Results and Live Blog

On Friday December 4, the final World Cup draw for the 2010 World Cup will be held. It’s scheduled to begin at noon for those of us on the East Coast of the United States, which is 7:00 pm local time where the draw is being held, in Cape Town of host country South Africa. Right here on this page at Associated Content I’ll be providing an updated live blog of the 2010 World Cup draw results. So if you’re at work, don’t get a channel that shows the draw or just want to check the results after, you can visit this page for everything you need.

2010 World Cup Draw Basics

The World Cup draw is one of the biggest events for sports worldwide, and it will be captivating the masses all over the globe. All 32 teams that are in the World Cup have already been decided, and these teams have been broken up into 4 pots, or pools based on qualification and world ranking. The purpose of the World Cup draw then is to have the teams broken up into their 8 groups to see who will end up playing who in the group stage of action, when the 32 team field is whittled to 16.

Pot 1 has Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa and Spain, these are the seeded teams and the host country, the remaining pots are based primarily on region, as well as a variety of factors that will help ensure spread final groups. Pot 2 has Australia, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, North Korea, South Korea and the United States. Pot 3 has Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Paraguay and Uruguay. Pot 4 has Denmark, France, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

2010 World Cup Draw Results, Live Blog and Updates

1:32 PM: World Cup Draw 2010 Analysis: The United States has a very favorable draw to make it out of the group stage. England is the big name, but neither Algeria nor Slovenia is a killer. If the United States makes it out of the Group Stage, they will face a team from Group D, which is led by Germany. The Group of Death as it’s known becomes Group G, which houses not just Brazil and Portugal, but also the Ivory Coast. See below for all of the World Cup 2010 Groups, as well as the live blog from earlier this afternoon about how it all went down.

1:26 PM: The 2010 World Cup Draw is now over! Here are the 8 groups:

Group A: South Africa Mexico Uruguay France

Group B: Argentina Nigeria South Korea Greece

Group C: England The United States Algeria Slovenia

Group D: Germany Australia Serbia Ghana

Group E: Netherlands Denmark Japan Cameroon

Group F: Italy Paraguay New Zealand Slovakia

Group G: Brazil North Korea Ivory Coast Portugal

Group H: Spain Switzerland Honduras Chile

1:20 PM: Up to Pot 4, the final 8 teams to be drawn! The United States wants to avoid France or Portugal getting drawn into their group.

Right off the bat France gets drawn into Group A, South Africa’s group and is slotted as A4. Serbia enters Group D led by Germany and becomes D3. Denmark joins group E as E2 and will face the Netherlands in their first match.

Slovakia joins group F with defending champion Italy and gets slotted as F4. Portugal gets placed into Brazil’s group, Group G! They become G4. and finally the last of 32 teams in the 2010 World Cup Draw, Switzerland will join Group H, headed by Spain and gets positioned as H2.

1:15 PM: Moving onto Pot 3! Nigeria gets drawn and can’t go into South Africa’s group, so joins group B as B2, joining Argentina and South Korea. Ivory Coast gets drawn and gets placed into group G as G3 with Brazil and North Korea. Algeria goes into Group C as C3 with England and the USA. Uruguay, joins South Africa and Mexico in Group A as A3. joining the Netherlands and Japan is Cameroon as E4. in Group F with Italy and New Zealand is now Paraguay, becoming F2. and finally by default the last team from Pot 3 is Chile, joining Group H with Spain and Honduras, getting slotted as H4.

1:10 PM: Australia gets into group D with Germany and gets slotted as D2 to open up against the Germans. Japan joins Netherlands in Group E and gets placed as E3. Joining the defending World Cup champions in group F is New Zealand and becomes F3. . North Korea lands in group G with Brazil and as G2 will open the tournament against them. By default then, the last remaining team from Pot 2, Honduras, joins Spain in group H and gets placed as H3. is a member. Mexico gets drawn from Pot 2 into Group A, joining South Africa. Mexico becomes A2, and they will open the 2010 World Cup against South Africa. South Korea gets drawn into group B with Argentina and becomes B3. is C2, so their first match will be against England on June 12!

1:05 PM: And here we go! The 2010 World Cup Draw is here. Argentina is B1. England is C1. Germany is D1. the Netherlands is E1. Italy is F1. Brazil is G1. and finally Spain is H1.

1:05 PM: A procession of famous international athletes are being brought out to assist with the drawing process. Although, the only one among them that I know of is David Beckham, who is the last athlete brought out.

1:00 PM: The whole scene very much has a “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” vibe to it, music and scenery included. The secretary is explaining us the drawing process and explains that South Africa is already A 1. The other 7 seeded teams will be the 1 seed in the remaining 7 groups.

The remaining teams will be drawn in order to “avoid continental clashes in the group”. A maximum of 2 teams from Europe can be in the same group, otherwise teams from the same region will not be in the same group. The groups will be filled in order starting from A to H, and skipping over when necessary to avoid regional conflicts as explained.

Specific position in each group will of course determine the match ups, the schedule and where each team plays. Each country is drawn from their pots lottery ball style and then each group also has a drawing to determine the position.

12:52 PM: The FIFA secretary takes the stage as the “Drawmaster” and the draw is set to begin as he takes the stage with Charlize Theron.

Best Soccer Players in the World

Best Soccer Players in the World

The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does. Phil Woosnam

Talent is not the only thing that drives these players towards their dream. But their dedication, willpower and honesty is what makes them stand out. You need many qualities to play soccer, like presence of mind, speed, strength and stamina, and lastly scoring goals.

You need only one thing and that is the love for the game, and all the above mentioned qualities will follow. This is what these players have and this is what has driven them towards their dreams. Pick your favorite from the following great names: (Edson Arantes do Nascimento)

Pele is a legend. He was 17 years old when he scored 6 goals in the 1958 World Cup and won his national team, Brazil its first title. He started playing at the age of 15 and played for Santos for quite some time. He started playing international matches at the age of 16 and became the star of the 1958 World Cup. Diego led his team to win the 1986 World Cup title, which earned him the World Player of the Year award. His talents knew no bounds as he started at the age of 15 and scored amazing 43 goals in 45 matches while playing for Argentinos Juniors. He stepped into the international team at 16, but later played in the World Cup. Though was known to be one of the controversial footballers with drug abuse and scandals following him, he will always be remembered for his single handed victory in the 1986 World Cup against the English.

Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima

Best known as simply Ronaldo, he was once known to be the best soccer player in the world. He was born in the slums of Rio in the year 1976. Ronaldo made his early debut with the nation team of Brazil and was known to be the most talented dribblers in the history of soccer. When he started playing, before he was 20, he made his team proud by helping them bag the second place in their 1998 first division title. He was then picked up by FC Barcelona and later by Inter, where he was severely injured. He was then transferred to Bordeaux, where he made his mark in Europe. He was then picked up by Juventus. He played as a dominating midfielder for Real Madrid and won a record $66 million contract. Zinedine then played for the French national squad and won the biggest tournaments in soccer: the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 European Championship.

Apart from the names mentioned above, there are many famous players today, who also have great stories attached to their names. Listing all of them is not easy as each one them has his individual credits, but to name a few, is an honor. So here are the names of players who have earned their names in this wonderful game of passion. (Ivory Coast/Chelsea)

With these familiar names in the soccer world, we leave it up to you to decide who among these is the best player. Take your pick as each one is them has made a mark on the soccer field.

Andreas Iniesta is the best in the world right now. He could give even the best strikers i the world a run for their money. Primarily a midfield player, he has the talent to run rings around any defense. His vision and finish is simply immaculate. Just went on to prove himself in the Fifa WorldCup 2010.