In 2010 the Soccer World Cup final tournament will be held in
Africa for the first time ever. South Africa will be the host nation.
About the World Cup
From it's humble beginnings in 1930 the Soccer World Cup
has grown to be one of the most spectacular sporting events in the world.
The 2010 World Cup promises to
be the planet's biggest sporting event ever.
Well over a billion people are expected to follow
the month long tournament between the world's top 32 soccer playing nations.
The World Cup is the most important competition in international soccer and is
organised by FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association),
the sport's governing body.
The tournament takes place every four years. The previous tournament was held in 2006 in
Germany and Italy won the World Cup.
2010 will be the first time that the final tournament will be hosted by an African nation.
More than 160 national teams
take part in the regional (Continental Zone) qualifying rounds to qualify as one of the 32 teams that will take part in finals.
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