Picture 3: Vuvuzela’ sSouth Africa 2010 soccer World Cup Picture 6:
Introduction Information 1 from : Wikipedia The 2010 world cup took place in South Africa from the 11th June to the 11th July 2010. There were 32 participating Countries and 10 stadiums that were used. In total, 64 matches were played and 145 goals scoredwhich would be about 2 goals per match. The total attendance was 3 178 856 people which was about 49 670 people per match. The topscorers were Diego Forlan (who was also the best player), Thomas Muller, Wesley Sneijder and David Villa.
Participating Countries32 countries qualified for After 6 weeks ofthe world cup. There were eliminations and8 pools of 4 teams and big upsets, onlyonly the top 2 teams in one team took theeach pool went through to trophy home.the playoffs.
Soccer CityJohannesburg Johannesburg Stadium, Host city: Johannesburg We watched one of the Quarter finals matches here. This Stadium was made to look like a calabash (pumpkin) which are grown in many rural areas This is a Soccer City picture of during the the kick-off match of the Opening 2010 FIFA Ceremony. World Cup The Closing between Ceremony South Africa was also and Mexico held here.
Green Point Stadium, Capetown This newly built Stadium is also known as Cape town Stadium. The stadium can hold 66,005 people. Green Point Stadium was one of the two semi final venues for the FIFA World Cup. Host city: Cape Town
Moses Mabhida Stadium, DurbanHost city: Durban Also known as Durban Stadium. This is the stadium in the Area in which I live. We went to 3 pool games here.
Mbombela Stadium, NelspruitNicknamed “The Giraffe Stadium” because the 18 roof supports havebeen designed to look like the long necked Giraffes and the seatinglooks like the Zebras skin. My friend Tayla’s Uncle designed thisStadium. Host city: Nelspruit
Yellow - a symbol for the natural resources e.g. gold.White - peace and for the white people.Red - bravery, strength & respect for the bloodshed from the war with the Zulu’s.Blue – truth, loyalty and the open blue skies.Green - hope, joy and love and for the land.Black - the black population.The Green “Y” shape represents the two Races coming together as one.
2010 World cup mascot: Zakumi Zakumi was designed to look like a leopard which is one of South Africas “big Five “, ( 5 most popular Wild Animals. ) He wears green and gold which are the colours of South Africa’s National sports teams. ZA stands for South Africa And kumi means 10 which means South Africa in 2010.
Picture 4: Vuvuzela • This noise making, plastic, brightly coloured trumpet became very popular to all football fans who could blow it. They can come in all shapes, sizes and colours.Picture 3:
Moses Mabhida stadiumDurban Photos of us during the The Calabash, world cup. Johannesburg Zakumi
Johannesburg In the stadium Quarter final in the Calabash(Johannesburg Stadium), Uruguay vs. Ghana.
Picture 2:36.8cm high.4970 grams The trophy Made from solid 18 carat gold.which is nearly5 kg. And the winners were…………..It represents2 peopleholding upthe world.
Conclusion• South Africa hosted a very successful soccer world cup and had many people come visit that had never been there before. All the schools got soccer fever and gave away soccer shirts and 5 weeks of no school. Every body started to love soccer and want to play it all the time. The whole of South Africa had changed and become a soccer fever country. Even the radio stations had a day set in which everyone would blow their vuvuzela’ s at 12:00 to see if the rest of the world could hear us. And every Friday, EVERYONE would wear a soccer shirt.
Text Bibliography• All the stadium pictures and some information: http://www.ezzal.com/22957/blog/sports/south-africa-2010-world-cup-stadiums.html• Text 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup Picture Bibliography • All the Stadium pictures and some Information: http://www.ezzal.com/22957/blog/sports/south-africa-2010-world-cup-stadiums.html • Picture 2:http://www.cup2010.info/trophy/trophy.htm • Picture 3+4:http://www.buy-vuvuzela.com/buy-vuvuzela-online • Picture 5:http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20100711/world-cup-final-100711/ • Picture 6:http://thepodiyan.blogspot.com/2010/06/fifa-world-cup-20103d-hdtv-cell- phone.html • Sound: http://www.southafrica.info/about/history/anthem.htm