Soccer World Cup 2010

 

The greatest show on earth took place in South Africa from the 11th June 2010 to the 11th July 2010. The Soccer World Cup has grown from its beginning in 1930 to become one of the greatest sporting events in the world. Well over a billion people followed the month long tournament between the world's top soccer playing nations.

Did you know that New Zealand was the only team to finish the 2010 Soccer World Cup, unbeaten?

This website is retained as a detailed history of Fifa World Cup 2010 and what it did to transform South Africa. If you're looking for live action check out the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (how time has flown by!).

The World Cup is also massive in terms of the business it creates. From clothing to breakfast cereal, you can find hundreds of products that are tied in to the World Cup. However, the most common business related to the World Cup comes through fellows who like to make the occasional football bet with live or online bookmakers. 

The World Cup is also massive in terms of the business it creates. From clothing to breakfast cereal, you can find hundreds of products that are tied in to the World Cup.

Hosting the World Cup brings a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars to the host city.

maps of World Cup Sports Stadiums

Fixtures

City
Stadium

Bloemfontein

Free State Stadium

Cape Town

Cape Town Stadium

Durban

Moses Mabhida Stadium

Johannesburg

Ellis Park Stadium

Johannesburg

Soccer City

Nelspruit

Mbombela Stadium

Polokwane

Peter Mokaba Stadium

Port Elizabeth

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Pretoria

Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Rustenburg

Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace

Fifa World Cup 2010 stadiums

The stadiums were approved by FIFA's executive committee at a meeting on the 17th March 2006 after being proposed by the South African local organising committee (SALCO). The early announcement of the venues is intended to help the cities which will now be able to learn from their German counterparts at this year's tournament.

World Cup Countdown clock
The World Cup countdown clock at OR Tambo International Airport

For the first time, the African continent hosted the World Cup. In terms of football betting, the likes of Italy, Spain and Brazil were the favorites, whilst there was great optimism for the African sides...unfortuanately it was not to be, with no African side reaching the semi-finals.

News

25 Mar 2010

South African Airways is named official flights sponsor of the USA World Cup team.

17 Mar 2010

Virgin Atlantic is named official flights sponsor of the England World Cup team, after British Airways had flown England to the previous 3 World Cups.

7 Jun 2009

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth is opened.

Aspirations to be host cities/countries

Botswana

Mauritius

George

East London

How South Africa won the right to host the 2010 Cup.
Fifa World Cup tournament history
A classic own goal
Satire

The South African government has committed itself to spending about R242 billion to prepare for the 2010 Fifa World Cup - over half of South Africa's annual budget.

Wetland bulldozed for Mbombela stadium
Fifa announces qualifying slots for 2010

Previous major tournaments hosted by South Africa

2009 IPL cricket tournament

2003 cricket World Cup

1996 Africa Cup of Nations

1995 Rugby World Cup

We welcome input to improve our coverage of the Soccer World Cup 2010. Note that this site is in no way related to Fifa, and its purpose is merely to provide information to a hungry public. Apart from small amounts of advertising revenue to cover costs of setting up and running the site, no money is generated from this site.


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