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FIFA World Cup Soccer. History

Updated on June 7, 2012

FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa

FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa- If I was going to write a hub about the history of the World Cup I would need of course pages and pages perhaps volumes of books to properly give due coverage of what is called correctly the World Game.

Soccer or Association Football is played and followed in the millions in more countries than any other sport by far. As such it has developed a huge and influential following in many cultures of the world. Brazil and Italy for instance Korea and Japan and England of Course and let's not forget multicultural Australia where the Italian and Greeks brought the game to Melbourne when they migrated here following the second world war.Personally my favourite world Cup moments were when I was nine years old and England won the World Cup at home against Germany. The game had lots of passion then as there was a constant arch rivalry played out in the game following the nations colliding in the Second World War. Right now the team that represents Australia in the World Cup is the Socceroos. Through the World Cupyou will be able to watch them at Socceroos at Park Road Milton Cafes[.read more here...]

World Cup History

World Cup History- The first Soccer FIFA World Cup to be staged outside Europe or the Americaswas in the year 2002. The finals were also the first to be shared by two nations, with South Korea and Japan earning having the co-hosting rights.

The build-up of thye 2002 World Cup was dominated by fears over security following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the TwinTowers in New York buildings in Washington. Unfortunately it was a sign of the times that anti-aircraft missile batteries were deployed around the gleaming new stadium.

In the event, the tournament passed off peacefully and the only shocks were restricted to the field of play. No doubt the event in Korea and Japan exceeded expectations as the community of soccer mad fans from Korea got right behind the event.

Right now here in Australia there is great anticipation as the Socceroo's our national team starring Superstar soccer player Harry Kewell is set for South Africa.

In addition just last week there was a major launch by Australia's Richest man Frank Lowy for the staging of the 2018 World Cup in Australia. Lowy and other important and influential partners staged a bid with the full backing of the Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd for the Bid for the 2018 World Cup. You can read more about that here.




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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Go the Socceroos! The starting game was not so great but it can only get better. Australia lost 4 - nil to Germany :(

      The World Cup is on all day in our house as we are all mad about this wonderful game.

      Thanks for some informative facts and a look back at the history, Barry.

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      Barry Rutherford 7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Woolman60 I am of course looking forward to the Australia v Germany game

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      woolman60 7 years ago

      Nice Hub Barry,

      I saw the US Men vs. Czech Republic at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, this past week and am looking forward to the FIFA "World Cup", what a great sport, and I hope it catches on more here in the States,

      Go USA