All about 2010 FIFA world cup


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The 2010 FIFA World Cup was a football competition for national teams from member countries of FIFA. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010 and was the first world cup since 2006 to be held on the African continent, as well as the first time two consecutive world cups were held outside Europe or the Americas. The bidding process to host the tournament started in January 2009 and concluded on 2 December 2009, when South Africa was announced as the host nation.

What was the venue of the 2010 FIFA world cup?

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In total, nine venues were used to host the tournament’s matches. These venues included Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, which hosted the opening match and final, as well as Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Durban Stadium in Durban, and Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.

These nine venues were used to host sixty-four matches, with the last being the inaugural match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, which took place on 11 June 2010. This was to date the only world cup held under the auspices of FIFA whose final was not played at a single host stadium, as the 2010 tournament used multiple venues.

What was the prize money for winning the world cup in 2010?

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The tournament brought in high revenue. The 2010 World Cup generated $4.8 billion in revenue, with $2.2 billion being generated from marketing rights and $3.6 billion being generated from ticket sales.

What was the theme song of the 2010 FIFA world cup?

The official theme song of the tournament, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, was performed by Shakira and Freshlyground, featuring The Soweto Spiritual Singers. It is based on a traditional Cameroonian soldiers’ song, “Zangalewa”.

What teams participated in the 2010 FIFA world cup?

A total of thirty-two national teams participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. These teams were drawn into eight groups, four with four teams and four with five teams. The group stage was played from 11 June to 29 June 2010, and the top two teams from each group progressed to the round of 16.

What was the mascot of the 2010 FIFA world cup?

The official mascot for the tournament was Mandla Mandela, a black and white lion wearing Nelson Mandela’s green and gold jersey. The name is in tribute to Nelson Mandela, as “mandala” is an isiXhosa word meaning “strength”.

What was the result of the final match of the 2010 FIFA world cup?

The match took place on 11 July 2010 at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, with Spain defeating the Netherlands 1–0 after extra time to win their first World Cup. In doing so, they became the first European team to win the World Cup outside of Europe.

Andres Iniesta was named the man of the match for his performance. David Villa, who scored the only goal of the match, was awarded the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer, and Iker Casillas was named the best goalkeeper. Xavi was also named Player of the Tournament.

Spain became the first team to win the World Cup after losing their opening game. They also became the first team to retain the title.

Conclusion:

The 2010 FIFA World Cup was a football competition for national teams from member countries of FIFA. The tournament took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010 and was the first world cup since 2006 to be held on the African continent. Nine venues were used to host the tournament’s matches, with the last being the inaugural match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, which took place on 11 June 2010.

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