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.

Construction Effects of the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup

Construction Effects of the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup

As the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup dawns upon us ever so close, considerable excitement and enthusiasm has been generating in soccer nations for some time, but more especially in the host nation South Africa, where it is estimated that approximately 350,000 tourists will arrive at the shores of one of Africa’s more popular countries, eagerly anticipating to witness the first soccer World Cup on African soil. However, the road to the World Cup has not been easy, with substantial developments taking place in and around parts of South Africa. Since the announcement of South Africa as being host to the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup, developments and construction has been substantially undertaken, and this has affected the citizens of South Africa, especially, in my opinion, in the form of externalities produced by improvements to the transportation system of South Africa. Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town) has been the improvement to the transportation system, such as the development of the Gautrain and the introduction of a bus rapid transit system, which is an efficient and highly reliable bus service in which road lanes are dedicated solely for buses, which pick up passengers at special stations and terminals. One can say this is similar to the system, which trains operate under. These developments have resulted in substantial road construction even though the increased amounts of road construction have yielded the benefit of increasing employment.

One such example of employment creation stems from the Gautrain project, where it is estimated to have created or sustained more than 29 000 jobs. However, this project has also given rise to negative effects such as increased amounts of traffic and travelling time to and from destinations. These effects give rise to subsequent negativities such as increased driver stress levels, which may lead to health related illnesses. Due to the substantial amount of Gauteng’s budget allocated to the development of the Gautrain, Gauteng’s transport budget cannot undertake any substantial endeavours in lightening the traffic congestion in Gauteng because of its small budget. This places a burden on drivers travelling to and from around areas of the Gautrain’s development such as the Rosebank and Sandton areas to name a few. Drivers and commuters may have to wait longer in traffic due to the construction posed by the Gautrain. Thus, drivers would have to plan in advance to leave early to arrive at their destinations on time, which can be annoying and disruptive to one’s daily schedule. In addition to the routine traffic created by the Gautrain, there are cases of isolated incidents, which add even more chaos to drivers.

Other main parts of South Africa, such as Durban, are also gearing up for the world cup, and in doing so, Durban is one of the other cities also undertaking construction to provide quality and efficient roads for the duration of the World Cup. This construction has affected individuals living in the Durban areas to an extent, but not as severe as those living in Gauteng. Drivers and commuters travelling through construction areas, I should know because I am also one of them, may take ten to fifteen minutes longer to reach their destinations, which do add some time wastage to commuters, and thus increases levels of stress.

Irrespective of road diversions offered, travelling time is still not reduced, with drivers having no option but to bear the cost of waiting longer in traffic due to construction. However, even with the traffic problems yielded by the development of these projects like the Gautrain, there are benefits to be reaped once it is operational such as providing a source of electricity, which will be able to power a medium sized shopping centre, as well as offering commuters with an option of fast safe travel to and from their workplaces. It is also believed that the Gautrain will result in reduced amounts of traffic. Whether or not these benefits will be reaped, only time will tell.

How to Watch the FIFA World Cup Online

How to Watch the FIFA World Cup Online

Even though the FIFA World Cup is set during the summer when many people take their yearly vacation, world cup games still end up being missed. The reality is that you have to work your schedule around the world cup’s schedule and not the other way around. The soccer competition takes the world’s best teams and players, and puts them all in one spot. Not having the time to watch Landon Donovan and the United States take on Wayne Rooney and England can make your summer less eventful. Or with much respect missing the host team South Africa as they take on Thierry Henry and France will be a sure loss. Watch the World Cup Online Is any easy to way to watch World cup games at your convenience. With Watch World Cup Online you can easily catch up on the games that you may end up missing this summer. The website does not require you to install any kind of software. Users are able to stream the videos directly. I am not aware of the quality of the streaming, but for the most part the site is organized. It has a chart that shows who is playing who and when this match will take place. All you have to do to stay up to date is to check the site, and when you miss a match just stream the video.