FIFA 15 Team Rankings Our Top 5 Clubs At The Season’s

The European Fut Coins football season is a few matches past Fut 15 Coins the halfway mark at this point of the year, and the transfer window is open. Almost all of the clubs (sorry, Dortmund) you’d expect to be at the top of each league are right it in, and form and injuries have had their effects on the title race.

The best teams have shown off their high-end talent and displayed consistency through the first half of the season, yet the competitions in England, Spain, and France remain as close as ever. EA updates the team and player ratings in FIFA 15 to reflect real-life performance, and this part of the season is as good as any to see who’s on top. Our top five clubs are listed below, a combination of the current Matchday ratings and opinion on how effective the teams are in-game.

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.

Benefits of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for South Africa

Benefits of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for South Africa

With the build up to the 2010 FIFA world cup final against European giants Spain and Netherlands generating substantial excitement and ethos, a lot can be said about the success of the world cup so far in terms of its logistics and more especially, the benefits that have been or will be generated from its occurrence. One can characterise the world cup by its positive effects that have been produced or will be produced by it transpiring. These benefits have been both of a tangible and intangible form, ranging from social benefits to economic benefits. Firstly, the level of social cohesion brought about by the world cup has been inspiring to say the least. It has brought together fans from different race gropus, religious groups, and social standing for the purpose of supporting their country in the world cup. This has been a positive step forward in uniting the host country South Africa as a truly democratic society. Evidence of this cohesion can be seen at the fan fest parks and soccer matches, with various South African fans coming together without segregation intentions. Personally, I have bared witness to this happening at the matches that I have been to. Other social benefits also brought about by the world cup includes a sense of pride and patriotism by citizens of South Africa successfully hosting such an enormous event.

Economically, the FIFA world cup will positively affect South Africa’s GDP in the near future. According to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, current projections display a 0.4% growth in South Africa’s GDP as a result of the world cup. Even though this growth seems small, given that South Africa’s economy contracted by 1.8% in 2009, this growth will nevertheless help South Africa’s economy to grow positively this year. According to Pravin Gordhan, as estimated 130 000 jobs were created in the build up to the world cup. Additionally, the progression of the world cup has permitted local business such as restaurants, shopping malls, and hotels to experience unusually increased business from international and local soccer fans. However, the probability of this growth declining after the world cup, as one would expect, is logically high.

In terms of the country’s image and goodwill, the world cup will undoubtedly transform South Africa’s image in the eyes of major sporting committees such as the Olympic committee. The successful execution of the world cup so far has really created a reputation for South Africa as a country that can successfully meet deadlines and deliver. This will unquestionably hold South Africa in excellent stead for further hosting of major sporting and non sporting events. According to Pravin Gordhan, “we have earned the reputation of a country that can actually deliver and that is good for future growth. This infrastructure we have built is not a short term infrastructure that you build today and destroy tomorrow. We have increased the productivity of the people of South Africa and all of that is part of our development and long term planning for our country”.

Thus, the arrival of the 2010 FIFA world cup has certainly resulted in benefits being enjoyed or which will be enjoyed by South Africa, its economy, and its people. However, once the world cup has ended and international fans have departed to their homelands, the question of whether South Africa will have the ability to maintain the new infrastructure that it has produced for the world cup, unfortunately, only time will tell.