World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2009

FIFA Confederations Cup Stadiums Chosen

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The 1st test for South Africa and its preparations for the 2010 World Cup will be the 2009 Confederations Cup. The main focus will be the readiness of the stadiums and for the short tournament in June, 4 stadiums have been chosen to host Confederations Cup matches. Loftus Versfeld Stadium - Tshwane/Pretoria The stadium was named [.

Brazil 2014 Update: No Government Money For Stadiums

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Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva recently announced that the government will not give money for stadiums to be built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Speaking in São Paulo, the head of Brazil's government made it clear that government funds will be used to improve infrastructure in the host cities and [.

World Cup Buzz Is Now Hiring

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Microsoft, Home Depot, Harley Davidson and even Halliburton have all announced they're having layoffs, but here at World Cup Buzz we're one of the few places that are actually hiring. If you're interested in writing for World Cup Buzz or any of our eight sister sites covering the world of football, please e-mail a writing sample [.

Analysis of Bids for 2018 World Cup - Part I

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Over the past few weeks, numerous nations have bid for the rights to host the 2018 & 2002 FIFA World Cup. Since the 2018 World Cup is closer most of the news about host nation bids concerns the 2018 tournament. With 2010 in South Africa and 2014 in Brazil,  nations from UEFA, CONCACAF, Asia can [...

Analysis of Bids for 2018 World Cup - Part II

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Let's begin Part II of our analysis of bidders for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup with a surprise entrant whose deep pockets could sneak in and win the right to host a World Cup. QATAR The oil-rich nation with plentiful natural gas reserves would become the 1st Arab nation to host a World Cup. According [.

Setanta Sports Announces TV Schedule WC Qualifying

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& Setanta Sports released its TV Listings for European World Cup Qualifiers as well as listings for friendly matches. The centerpiece will be the friendly match of "The Clash of Titans" featuring European champions Spain vs. England's Three Lions on February 11th. What will be the outcome of the February 11th "Clash Of [.

FIFA Confederations Cup Stadiums Chosen

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The 1st test for South Africa and its preparations for the 2010 World Cup will be the 2009 Confederations Cup. The main focus will be the readiness of the stadiums and for the short tournament in June, 4 stadiums have been chosen to host Confederations Cup matches. Loftus Versfeld Stadium - Tshwane/Pretoria The stadium was named [.

Brazil 2014 Update: No Government Money For Stadiums

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Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva recently announced that the government will not give money for stadiums to be built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Speaking in São Paulo, the head of Brazil's government made it clear that government funds will be used to improve infrastructure in the host cities and [.

World Cup Buzz Is Now Hiring

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Microsoft, Home Depot, Harley Davidson and even Halliburton have all announced they're having layoffs, but here at World Cup Buzz we're one of the few places that are actually hiring. If you're interested in writing for World Cup Buzz or any of our eight sister sites covering the world of football, please e-mail a writing sample [.

Analysis of Bids for 2018 World Cup - Part I

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Over the past few weeks, numerous nations have bid for the rights to host the 2018 & 2002 FIFA World Cup. Since the 2018 World Cup is closer most of the news about host nation bids concerns the 2018 tournament. With 2010 in South Africa and 2014 in Brazil,  nations from UEFA, CONCACAF, Asia can [...

Analysis of Bids for 2018 World Cup - Part II

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Let's begin Part II of our analysis of bidders for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup with a surprise entrant whose deep pockets could sneak in and win the right to host a World Cup. QATAR The oil-rich nation with plentiful natural gas reserves would become the 1st Arab nation to host a World Cup. According [.

Setanta Sports Announces TV Schedule WC Qualifying

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& Setanta Sports released its TV Listings for European World Cup Qualifiers as well as listings for friendly matches. The centerpiece will be the friendly match of "The Clash of Titans" featuring European champions Spain vs. England's Three Lions on February 11th. What will be the outcome of the February 11th "Clash Of [.

Setanta Sports Announces TV Schedule WC Qualifying

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 &   Setanta Sports released its TV Listings for European World Cup Qualifiers as well as listings for friendly matches.  The centerpiece will be the friendly match of "The Clash of Titans" featuring European champions Spain vs. England's Three Lions on February 11th. Bookmark to:

Analysis of Bids for 2018 World Cup - Part II

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Let's begin Part II of our analysis of bidders for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup with a surprise entrant whose deep pockets could sneak in and win the right to host a World Cup. QATAR The oil-rich nation with plentiful natural gas reserves would become the 1st Arab nation to host a World Cup.  According to the CIA [.

Analysis of Bids for 2018 World Cup - Part I

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Over the past few weeks, numerous nations have bid for the rights to host the 2018 & 2002 FIFA World Cup. Since the 2018 World Cup is closer most of the news about host nation bids concerns the 2018 tournament. With 2010 in South Africa and 2014 in Brazil,  nations from UEFA, CONCACAF, Asia can [...

World Cup Buzz Is Now Hiring

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Microsoft, Home Depot, Harley Davidson and even Halliburton have all announced they're having layoffs, but here at World Cup Buzz we're one of the few places that are actually hiring. If you're interested in writing for World Cup Buzz or any of our eight sister sites covering the world of football, please e-mail a writing sample [.

Brazil 2014 Update: No Government Money For Stadiums

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  Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva recently announced that the government will not give money for stadiums to be built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.   Speaking in São Paulo, the head of Brazil's government made it clear that government funds will be used to improve infrastructure in the host cities and not for construction of stadiums.

FIFA Confederations Cup Stadiums Chosen

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The 1st test for South Africa and its preparations for the 2010 World Cup will be the 2009 Confederations Cup. The main focus will be the readiness of the stadiums and for the short tournament in June, 4 stadiums have been chosen to host Confederations Cup matches. Loftus Versfeld Stadium - Tshwane/Pretoria The stadium was named [.

FIFA Tickets Going On Sale

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Ladies & Gentlemen get your Euros, Dollars, Pounds or credit cards ready because on February 20th the first phase for purchasing tickets for The Great Tournament will begin. An estimated 3 million tickets will be made available with South Africans being allowed to buy the cheaper category 4 tickets - which constitute 15 [.

FIFA Award Needs A Name Change

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Congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo for winning the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year award. While Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't my choice for the award, its easy to see why he won but the beef I have with this award has to do with the choices for the shortlist of candidates. If this is supposed to [.

World Football National Team Rankings - January 2009

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The dawn of a new year and while the year has changed the rankings for us here at World Cup Buzz haven't. Mainly because of the inactivity of December. Nevertheless, the promise was made that every month we would bring you our Top 15 national teams, so we will begin the new year at the [...]

Huge Setback for South Africa 2010 Host City

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Unfortunately, the news surrounding South Africa's World Cup preparations has an added chapter involving murder and corruption in one of the host cities.  According to numerous news sources, Jimmy Mohlala and his 19 year old son were shot at their home late Sunday in the town of Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga province in northeast part of the country.

2008 World Football XI - Part II

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Part II of WCB's World XI will reveal the attacking portion of the team as well as the coach that puts it all together or keeps it together. Let us begin with the right side of the formation. FORWARDS: On the right side, Cristiano Ronaldo. Everyone knows about the year he had with Manchester United and the trophies [.

2008 World Football XI - Part I

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1st of all, Happy New Year to you and may 2009 be as exciting and intriguing as 2008. This past year was witness to some great moments and some truly historic performances from Liga De Quito's monumental Libertadores victory to Spain shaking off their underachievers label with their impressive Euro 2008 title to Argentina repeating as [.