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Previewing The Teams For World Cup 2010 – Venues, History, and more…

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The WORLD CUP FINALS had their final draw on Dec 4th, 2009. 32 teams were picked out of their respective pots and we now know the matchups for World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

Here are some key dates for the finals.

Provisional World Cup of Soccer Squads Announcement – May 12, 2010
Final Squad Deadline – June 10, 2010
Opening Ceremonies – June 11, 2010
World Cup 2010 Final Date- July 11, 2010

2010 World Cup Qualifying

WC 2010 qualifying was completed on November 18, 2009. As per the changes 10+ years ago there are now 32 participating nations. South Africa (the host country) have been joined by five African nations, thirteen countries from Europe, five from South America, four from Asia, three from the Concacaf region and lastly one team from the Oceania region.

Teams

Hosts: South Africa
From Europe: Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland
From South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay
From Africa: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Honduras, Mexico, United States
From Asia: Australia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea
From Oceania – New Zealand

Group Seeds: Host South Africa will be seeded in Group A, allowing it to open the World Cup at Soccer City on June 11. The other seeded teams—based on the October 2009 FIFA rankings—are Brazil, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Argentina and England.

2010 World Cup Soccer Venues

Soccer City, Johannesburg – Capacity: 91,700 | Built: 1989

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein – Capacity 45,000 | Built: 1952

Green Point Stadium, Cape Town – Capacity 68,000 | Built: 2009

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban – Capacity 70,000 | Built: 2009

Ellis Park, Johannesburg – Capacity 62,567 | Built: 1928 (rebuilt in 1982)

Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit – Capacity 46,000 | Built: 2009 

Peter Mokab Stadium, Polokwane – Capacity 46,000 | Built: 2010

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth – Capacity 48,000 | Built: 2009

Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria – Capacity 50,000 | Built: 1906 (renovated 2008-09)

Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg – Capacity 42,000 | Built: 1999

World Cup History / Winners

Germany 2006 – Winner – Italy
Korea / Japan 2002 – Winner – Brazil
France 1998 – Winner – France
United States 1994 – Winner – Brazil
Italy 1990 – Winner – West Germany
Mexico 1986 – Winner – Argentina
Spain 1982 – Winner – Italy
Argentina 1978 – Winner – Argentina
West Germany 1974 – Winner – West Germany
Mexico 1970 – Winner – Brazil
England 1966 – Winner – England
Chile 1962 – Winner – Brazil
Sweden 1958 – Winner – Brazil
Switzerland 1954 – Winner – West Germany
Brazil 1950 – Winner – Uruguay
France 1938 – Winner – Italy
Italy 1934 – Winner – Italy
Uruguay 1930 – Winner – Uruguay

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