Monday, July 12, 2010

World Cup

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup that took place in South Africa from 11th June to 11 July 2010.It brings together 32 of the best soccer nations worldwide to compete with one another in Africa to see who is stronger.

Spain and Holland for the first time ever managed to squeeze into the finals.In the final,the European champions and second-ranked team defeated third-time finalists the Netherlands 1-0 after extra time with Andres Iniesta scroring a goal which make Spain the champions.The 2010 World Cup finals marked for the first time an european nation had won the tournament outside of its home continent,as well as the first time two different European teams has become World Champion in succession.In this 2010 FIFA World Cup,all the powerful countries such as Brazil who are expected to win the World Cup,did not win at all.Also,most of the football players could be seen not performing to the best of their ability.

In this World Cup,there were a lot of people who bet on it and lost lots of money as a result.A lot of Family were broken up as people rake up huge debts.As all the World Cup Matches are screened at midnight,football fans stayed up late almost every night to watch the matches resulting in them having no energy to go to work or school.They are then unable to concentrate well in work or at school,thus affecting their performances.Students would also be seen sleeping in class and not paying attention to classes resulting in their academic results to drop.

Being the host city of the 2010 FIFA World Cup is going to benefit Africa in many ways.The Africa football players are able to interact with the players from other countries and know more about the various culture among them and appreciate it.A international friendship could also be cultivated among it.Africa is also able to let the other countries in the World know more about Africa and let them know that Africa is also capable of hosting such a big event.

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