FIFA World Cup history: Which teams have won the final?

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Looking back at the later stages of the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa

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5 Biggest Upsets in World Cup History

by on June 18, 2010
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Football is nothing without a spice of most shocking and unexpected results. The upsets in football World Cup have always been brouhaha for the football fans. ‘You never know’ is the most common phrase which is used by the football fans whenever it comes to weak teams playing stronger ones. The upset defeats of the strong teams elevate the popularity of the weaker team and bring it into the media limelight. Saying that weaker teams are a source of sizzle in group matches makes sense. Read more..

FIFA World Cup 2010 Mascot

Zakumi.svgZakumi is the official mascot of FIFA World Cup 2010. He was born on 16th of June 1994. This is an anthropomorphized leopard. Zakumi is derived from two South African words: ZA, representing the South African international code, and kumi, meaning “10”. Zakumi’s color represents the identity of South Africa and is a combination of yellow and green. Official motto of Zakumi is “Zakumi’s game is Fair Play”, very similar to the theme of FIFA which is “FIFA, fair play”. Read more..

Manchester United Football Club (MUFC)

Wayne Rooney and Coleen

Manchester United is one of the most successful football clubs of English football. This club is also known as “THE RED DEVILS”. The current manager of this team is Sir Alex Ferguson (1986-present) and the president is Malcolm Glazer. This club is one of the widely supported ones in the football world.

In 1978, this team was founded as Newton Heath LR football club. The team has played in the football league since 1878. Since 1938, they have been playing in Premier League, except for the season 1974-75. This club won the European Cup in 1968 as the first ever English club.

Their home ground is Old Trafford. The stadium’s capacity is approximately 75,960 seats. They have won 18 Premier League titles till now. They are in the second position of the current league table. The team has also won 11 FA cup titles, 4 League Cup titles, 17 Community Shield titles. The biggest tournament of European football club is UEFA championship. And Manchester United has won this title 3 times. In 2008 they also won FIFA World Cup Club.

Manchester United is not only a famous club. Now they are the richest club in football world. Manchester United Football Club is one of the most popular football clubs in the world of league football.  

Chelsea Football Club (General Information)

Chelsea Mourinho

The Chelsea football club is a famous English team. This club is located in West London. Chelsea FC was founded in 1905. This has been one of the top football clubs in English league since 1955. The football club is also known as “The Blues”. The home ground of Chelsea is Stamford Bridge stadium. They have been playing on this stadium since 1905. The capacity of this stadium is approximately 41,200 seats. The 2005-2006 seasons were the most successful ones for Chelsea. Between these seasons they have won two Premier League titles. By this time, they also reached their first UEFA Champions League.

The traditional kit of this team is a royal blue shirt and shorts with white socks. Their first home kit was light blue shirt and white shorts. They have been wearing blue kit since 1905. That’s why they are known as the BLUES.

The owner of the club is Roman Abramovich and the chairman is Bruce Buck. The current manager of this team is Carlo Ancelotti. They have a great chance to win the Premier League title this season. Currently, they are in number one position with 83 points from 37 matches. Chelsea football club is one of the most popular football clubs in the world. 

FIFA World Cup 2010 (general info)

2010_FIFA_World_Cup_logoYes, this is football time! Only 30 days to go! The greatest show on earth is knocking at the door. FIFA World Cup 2010 will be the 19th edition. This is the biggest football tournament in the world. And the venue of FIFA World cup 2010 is South Africa. The 11th June is the starting date of FIFA World Cup 2010. And this tournament will be held till the 11th of July. Read more..

Real Madrid Football Club (general info)

Real Madrid

Real Madrid FC is one of the biggest football clubs in the world. This Spanish club is known as Real Madrid Club de Futbol or Los Blancos or “white flag”. This is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain and the most successful club in Spanish football. This club has won 32 La Liga (Spanish League) titles. And they also won UEFA Champions League two times.

The team was founded in 1902 and is one of the strongest clubs in Europe since 1950. The traditional club color of Real Madrid is all white. The home ground of Real Madrid is Santiago Bernabeu. Since 1947 Real Madrid has been playing home matches here. The stadium’s capacity is approximately 80,400 seats. The rival team of Real Madrid is FC Barcelona. The match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is known as “El Clasico” (The Classical).

Currently, Real Madrid holds the second position in La Liga. The present team has got a lot of stars as usual. The latest addition in Real Madrid FC is Christian Ronaldo. The president of this team is Florentino Perez and the coach is Manuel Pellegrini. Real Madrid football club is home to a lot of most popular footballers from various nations of the world. 

Best Football Defenders

John Terry

Football is a game of skills and it is played between two teams to score as many goals as possible. Each football team consists of eleven players and some of them play the role of defenders that actually stops the ball hit by opposition player from going into the goal post. It requires sharp defending skills in order to become a good football defender. Let us look at best defenders in the world of soccer from 2005-10.

1. John Terry: An Englishman, who is considered to be one of the best football defender who has sharp skills with vast experience and he can fool any attacker to defend the ball from going into the goal post. John Terry is said to be the best defender of the world.

2. Vidic: Another strong defender who can stay still between the ball and goal post and can defend the ball with pure skills and better footwork. His dribbling capability is also a considerable one to earn him the rank in best defender’s list.

3. Marquez: A Mexican football player is so strong with his football defending capability as he can defend all balls coming towards net.

4. Maldini: An Italian that actually helped Italy to win the world cup title with his defending capability and has blocked many goal scoring chances created by the opponents.

Highest Goal Scorers in Football World Cup

German footballer

Soccer or Football is a team game that can be played with eleven players in a team and two teams compete by scoring highest number of goals in a game to win a game of a football. In short, football is a game of scoring goals. FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) arranges the world cup of this game at every four years of span and to win the competition, teams try to score as much goals as can. Let us look at some of the individuals that have created various records related to scoring goals in football world cup.

1. Miroslav Klose has scored 16 goals in his 24 football world cup final appearances. He represented Germany in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 world cups.

2. Ronaldo (15 Goals in World Cup Finals): This Brazilian holds the world records of scoring highest number of goals in the final match of football world cup and the magical number is fifteen.

3. Gerd Muller (14 goals in 13 matches). Muller represented West Germany in 1970 and 1974 world cups.

4. Just Fontaine (13 Goals in 6 matches in Single World Cup Tournament): A French player who scored total thirteen goals in one world cup tournament is a world record for scoring maximum number of goals in a tournament. He has scored 2.17 goals per match in the world cup so far.

5. Pele (12 goals in 14 matches) This Brazilian legend player has represented his team in four football world cups from 1958 to 1970.

Other goal scoring records in World Cup Football:

1. Ali Daei (35 Goals in overall world cup matches): The hard fought Iranian has a record of scoring highest number of goals in the overall world cup played by any player and the total goal he has scored is thirty-five.

2. Oleg Salenko (Five Goals in a World Cup Match): Salenko is a Russian player who holds the world record of scoring maximum number of goals in a single match and the tally is to five goals in a single match.

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