FIFA World Cup Football 2010

Article by SUMAN JALAL

Eavesdrop in the air you will get to hear “Shakira Waka Waka” and a bouquet of allotropic question from every nook and corner of the world. Who will win this long race? Who will be the final rider to this long race? Who will smile at the end? Who will win world cup football 2010?

Now mercury is at the apex among the football aficionados, supporters, spectators, football fans and citizens of the participant countries. When football-fever of 19th FIFA World Cup have pervaded the world-we with our consortium trying to share the warmth of it either from its adjacent or sitting before the television set.

Johannesburg, the city in South Africa, at its Soccer City stadium has witnessed the most awaited spectacular and vibrant opening ceremony with the hullabaloos of 94000 spectators. Other Global spectators enjoyed this splendid sensational moment before television set to arrest it for the next four years.

32 teams from 32 different countries will meet in South Africa to fight for the prestigious Football World Cup 2010 trophy.

Our great expectations were solidified by the mega start between the hosts and Mexico immediately after inaugural ceremony that would continue till July 11 in 64 games.

Brazil, Argentina, Spain, England, France are ahead in favorite list to win the mega-marathon race and Lionel Messi (Argentina), Wayne Rooney (England), Steven Garrard (England), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Kaka (Brazil), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Fernando Torres (Spain) are among the top seeds.

Brazil or Argentina? How England will finish? Messi or KAKA? Fernando Torres (Spain) or Rooney (England)? Christiano Ronaldo (Portugal) or Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)?Who will write the epilogue of this mega-marathon event? We have to wait till the final scene at Soccer City Stadium – Johannesburg. 10 stadiums around South Africa will personify the greatness of heroes coming from 32 countries.

There is a feeling that this World Cup can have a profound impact on how the continent of Africa is perceived by the millions watching from abroad. Here remained our great expectation that we will find rewritten football records in the lexicon of football history after the end of this two month’s mega marathon workshop.

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