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World Cup Soccer 2010!!! Ayoba South Africa!!!!

June 9, 2010 by Victoria Rowe 3 Comments

On June 11 2010 we will be hosting 32 teams from 32 different countries from all over the world and we will all be meeting in South Africa to fight for the World Cup trophy. It is held every 4 years and takes a month to complete. Soccer or football as most international call it, is the most-watched sporting event in the world and this will again unite people from all walks of life in South Africa.

The 32 teams out of the World Cup qualification phase will be divided into multiple groups. In the group stage, 8 groups with 4 teams each will comprise of Group A to Group H. In this stage, a round-robin style tournament will be used. After which the top 2 teams of each group will move forward to the knockout stage beginning with the 2nd round, the quarter finals, the semi finals, the third-place match and ultimately the finals.

This year’s World Cup will have a “2-day opening” this will start on Thursday night. It will feature top music artist around the globe. “Waka Wakea (This is Time for Africa)” are performing the official 2010 World Cup song. Shakira will team up with a local South African group called Freshlyground. John Legend, Alicia Keys, the Black Eyed Peas, and Colombian heart-throb rocker Juanes and top African musicians such as Amadou and Mariam, The Parlotones and Angelique Kidjo, will also be there.

Proceeds from the concert on Thursday night will be used for 20 Centers for 2010 – a charity campaign dedicated to building twenty Football for Hope Centres for public health, education and football across Africa.

As for Friday’s actual opening ceremony before the game between the hosts and Mexico, performances to be expected are a secret. FIFA opted to do it this way to keep expectations and excitement high.

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Victoria Rowe

I’m one half of the team that runs the day to day activities at African Array Lodge. This blog is an effort to keep you updated on what’s happening here at African Array & Plettenberg Bay.

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3 Comments

Laurence June 11, 2010 at 10:30 am

I’ll be watching no matter what time the games are televised. GO AUSTRALIA 🙂

Glee July 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I just wanted to comment and say that I really enjoyed reading your blog post here. It was very informative and I also digg the way you write! Keep it up and I’ll be back to read more in the future

Christian Sampson July 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm

The only thing I can do, only the top of this post go to this thing.

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