Top 5 Discipline (Records) at FIFA World Cup

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The World Cup Greatest Streaks – Some of Them, At Least..

by on June 26, 2010

2010_FIFA_World_Cup_logoWining Streaks and losing streaks and statistical streaks, the World Cup has had it share of all kinds of streaks. If you were eighty years old, you might have had a few streaks of your own! Still, just for fun, here are some of the record streaks that just might be broken in 2010! Read more..

Italy – Still Trying To Forget 2002

by on June 16, 2010
in Football teams

Italian Baggio

It’s a tough enough job just suiting up to play against the best players in the world. The prestigious World Cup is not, however, for the faint of heart. The Italians, furthermore, consistently field a solid team and are almost always one of the crowd’s and a betting man’s favorites in the tournament. They have proven time and time again that they can are more than able to take on the other great teams and hold their own. Yet, in 2002, they faced a challenge far beyond the man-to-man combat of football, one that left a black mark in the history of the Cup.

In 2002, the World Cup was played in South Korea. The Italian football team went sixteen rounds in that tournament before being defeated by the host country’s team on a series of bad calls that live in infamy. Only one goal was scored in that match, and was credited to South Korea’s Ahn Jung-Hwan during the extra period. The game and consequently the entire Cup was overshadowed by accusations of fraud and by conspiracy theories all stemming from the actions of referee, Byron Moreno, whose seemingly blatant slant against the Italian squad sent them home in defeat.

During the game, Italy football team scored time and again only to have their points annulled by Moreno. Then, to add insult to injury, the referee had the audacity to red card Francesco Totti for diving. The result of the game’s created mayhem among soccer fans, not only of Italy, but worldwide, as well.

After the match, the Italian Coach, Giovanni Trapattoni, insinuated that there had been a conspiracy against the Italian team not only during that match with South Korea, but throughout the entire tournament. Replays of footage clearly show that four legitimate goals made by Italy overruled by the referee. For many the match between Team Italy and Team South Korea in 2002 stand out as one of the worst moments in the Cup’s history.

The Italian team is going to walk the ground with pride and confidence as they are the defending champions of FIFA World Cup 2006. They are currently No. 4 in FIFA rankings. Here is a quick peak into their team:

• Nickname: Azzurri or Squadra Azzurra

• Football Association: Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio

• Head Coach: Marcello Lippi

• Captain: Fabio Cannavaro is the man who is going to lead the defenders in FIFA World Cup 2010. Fabio has the most captaincies for Italian team.

• Top scorer: Luigi Riva with 35 goals.

• Home kit color: Blue shirt and blue shorts

• Away kit color: White shirt with white shorts

• Playing in the World Cup since: 1934

FIFA World Cup record

• Won FIFA World Cup: Italy claimed this title for four times, just a number below Brazil.

• Total matches played in FIFA World Cup: 77

• Total games won: Italians won 44 games

• Games drawn: Italy drawed 19 matches in all

• Games lost: Italy lost 14 games in all

• Goals scored: Italian team has scored 122 goals in FIFA world cup.

Italy in FIFA WORLD CUP 2010

Italy is going to defend its champions title in this event. They are in Group F where they are going to play with Paraguay, New Zealand and Slovakia.

Apart from two flops in 1930 and 1958, Italy football team has always qualified for the world cup and in 2006, they made history by lifting the world cup and beating the fantastic France in finals of the world cup with strategic game. The team has always given the best football games to the world and won the game many times. Italy is a country where every normal life player plays the football team for at least two hours on Sunday Afternoon. They showed their capabilities in the 2006 world cup while they won the world cup even after the pressure of scandals that came into picture just before world cup.

The team will look to come with the game of full-throttle football because all the teams are looking to head down the defending champions. The team has start performers like goalie Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo and Fabio Cannavaro. The team has the young legs of Luca Toni, Daniele-De-Rossi, Andrea Barzagli, Manuele Blasi, Alberto Gilardino, Vincenzo Iaquinta and Giorgio Chiellini that are emerging fast. The team has a strong net defender Gianluigi Buffon who is regarded as one of the best goalies in history of football who actually helped Italy to lift the world cup on his own when he saved an important header from Zedane and saved lot at net in penalty shootout. Italy was a strong contender for 2010 and 2014 world cups, but the team did not manage to win either of these world cups. 

Winners and Finalists of FIFA World Cup

by on June 11, 2010

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FIFA World Cup has been dominated by teams like Brazil and Italy as these teams have made their ways to finals along with winning the maximum number of FIFA championships. Almost 75 nations play football and each of them have appeared in the FIFA World Cup at least once. Out of 75, only 11 teams made their way to the final match of the World Cup, while only 7 won the championship title. Lets have a quick tour of the FIFA World Cup winners and finalists:


Brazil has been the most successful team by winning five titles of World Cup in the years 1958, 1970, 1962, 1994 and 2002. It is the only team which has appeared in all the World Cup tournaments. Brazil has made its way to the finals two times. Along with Italy, Brazil is the only nation to win consecutive titles.


Italy is second in winning the football World Cup for four times in the years 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006. Like Brazil, Italy is also the nation to win consecutive titles. Italy was a finalist twice in the World Cup.


Germany, with their consistent performance, won three championship titles in the years 1954, 1974 and 1990. They were finalists in the year 1966, 1982, 1986 and 2002.


Argentina won the championship title in 1978 and 1968. They were the finalists in the years 1930 and 1990.


Uruguay won the championship title in the years 1930 and 1950.


France won the World Cup in 1998 and made its way to the final of 2006 as well.


England won the FIFA World Cup title in 1966.

In the FIFA World Cup 2010, Italy is defending the championship. Spain has won the 2010 Football World Cup. 

Top Midfielders and Forwards in FIFA 2010

by on June 11, 2010

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Top Goalkeepers and Defenders of FIFA World Cup 2010

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FIFA World Cup 2010: Group F

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FIFA World Cup 2010: Group B

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Inter Milan Football Club

by on May 20, 2010
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Inter Milan FC

The actual name of Inter Milan is “Football Club Internazionale Milano”, commonly known as Internazionale or Inter Milan (the latter to non Italian fans). This is a famous club from Milan, Italy. Their traditional color is black and blue. Since 1908 they have been playing in Italian First Division football. Inter Milan have won 17 Italian league titles. The home ground of Inter Milan is Giuseppe Meazza stadium. This stadium is also known as “San Siro”, which is a district of Milan. It is the largest stadium in Italy. Its capacity is approximately 80,000. Since 1926, Inter Milan has been using this place to play their matches.

One of the founders of Inter Milan was a painter. His name was Giorgio Muggiani. He was the designer of the first Inter Milan logo. Since 1908, they have worn blue and black stripes.

The owner and president of this team is Massimo Morati, while the present coach is Jose Mourinho from Portugal. They are in the first position of the Italian Serie A 2009-10. The captain of this team is Javier Zanetti. They will play the UEFA Champions League final match against Bayern Munich on the 23rd of May. Inter Milan football club is one of the best and most popular clubs world wide. 

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..

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