World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2009

World Football Team Of The Week - Inaugural Edition

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On some of our sister sites a special team is awarded the honor of Team Of The Week for their accomplishments during a particular week.  Well with so many leagues in action all over the world, its time to do it on World Cup Buzz.  So beginning this week we will award a Team Of [...]

Copa Libertadores Weekly Roundup - Feb. 24-26

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We are officially in full swing this week for the Copa Libertadores, every team has now played in the group stage.  We will soon know who are the pretenders and the contenders in the chase to win the 50th Anniversary of the Copa Libertadores.  Deportivo Cuenca moved to the top of Group 2 with an impressive 4-0 win [.

The Curious Case Of The PK Shootout

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  What comes to your mind when "PK Shootout" is uttered?  Some love the drama associated with spot kicks deciding a match and some hate the  "lottery" of spot kicks.  Roberto Baggio was hating them after his infamous PK miss gifted Brazil its 4th World Cup Trophy in The 1994 final.  Next to the offsides rule, the PK Shootout [.

2009 Copa Libertadores Weekly Roundup

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"50 años de pasión", "50 Years Of Passion."  The 50th edition of South America's greatest club tournament is underway.  The all important group stage is taking place with teams all over the continent vying for the Libertadores trophy and a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup.   The defending champions, Liga De Quito began their quest [.

World Cup Tickets Sale Drawing Near

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The first phase to buy tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup will begin tomorrow, February 20th.  Tickets for The Great Tournament can be requested online via FIFA.com starting at noon (CET), 13.00 in South Africa.  This phase of ticket purchasing will end on March 31st. Click on our posting for more information about pricing and visit FIFA.

Top 5 Edition IV - February FIFA Date

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How about the message sent by the people of Sevilla during the Spain-England friendly.  Thanks to Reuters for this great photo, the message says, "In Sevilla, we aren't racists, we are artists."  So now Ladies & Gentlemen, the artistry continues with another World Cup Buzz Top 5 for you.  After this past week of international [.

Aboutrika Shafted for 2008 Africa Player Of The Year

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Arsenal's high scoring striker Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor became the 1st Togolese player to win the Confederation of African Football Player Of the Year. In an awards ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, Adebayor beat out Egypt & Al-Ahly midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika and Ghana & Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien for the honor.

World Football Rankings - February 2009

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Finally after months of no matches, February brings forth friendlies and World Cup qualifiers to help set our rankings for the Top 15 national teams in the world.  2009 will see much movement up & down the rankings because of all the international matches that will be played.  So here they are both the FIFA [.

International Friendly Results - Feb. 10

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The midweek FIFA matches began with a massive clash between the two most successful clubs in World Cup history.  5-time champions Brazil & 4-time and current champions Italy.  The match was a showcase of skill as the Brazilians defeated the Italians 2-0 in London's Emirates Stadium.  The play of the match had to be Robinho's goal in the 27th [.

Top 5 Edition III - Stadiums

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To take a line from one of the greatest rappers ever, Rakim. "Its been a long time, since I left you without a Top 5 to step to." Okay Rakim didn't say Top 5 but it has been awhile since the last edition so I had to bring back. You know with all the talk [...]

FIFA Receives 11 Official Bids For 2018 & 2022 World Cups

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The deadline for nations to bid on the 2018 & 2022 World Cup has passed and according to FIFA, 11 bids were submitted. In alphabetical order, they are Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands, England, Indonesia, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, Spain and Portugal, and the United States.

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Fixtures - February

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After a much deserved break, World Cup qualifying continues this month. Teams from Asia, UEFA, and CONCACAF will be competing to take a step closer to playing in the 2010 World Cup. Here are the fixtures for the upcoming week [Home Teams Listed First]: Iran vs. Korea Republic (S. Korea) Korea DPR (N.

Domenech Names Squad For Argentina Friendly

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French coach Raymond Domenech named his squad for the February 11th friendly versus Argentina in Marseille. The big news is the surprise call up of Toulouse keeper, Cédric Carrasso. He has been a part of Toulouse's surprise 6th place standing and is the key component of a defense that is the 2nd stingiest in [.

New Azzurri Shirt For 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

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It is well known that Italy is a center of high fashion and style. The Azzurri jersey is naturally an extension of that fashion sense. The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup will see a new Italian shirt that promises to be a hot seller. Check it out: The new shirt will be worn by [...]

FIFA Receives 11 Official Bids For 2018 & 2022 World Cups

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The deadline for nations to bid on the 2018 & 2022 World Cup has passed and according to FIFA, 11 bids were submitted. In alphabetical order, they are Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands, England, Indonesia, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, Spain and Portugal, and the United States.

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Fixtures - February

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After a much deserved break, World Cup qualifying continues this month. Teams from Asia, UEFA, and CONCACAF will be competing to take a step closer to playing in the 2010 World Cup. Here are the fixtures for the upcoming week [Home Teams Listed First]: Iran vs. Korea Republic (S. Korea) Korea DPR (N.

Domenech Names Squad For Argentina Friendly

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French coach Raymond Domenech named his squad for the February 11th friendly versus Argentina in Marseille. The big news is the surprise call up of Toulouse keeper, Cédric Carrasso. He has been a part of Toulouse's surprise 6th place standing and is the key component of a defense that is the 2nd stingiest in [.

New Azzurri Shirt For 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

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It is well known that Italy is a center of high fashion and style. The Azzurri jersey is naturally an extension of that fashion sense. The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup will see a new Italian shirt that promises to be a hot seller. Check it out: The new shirt will be worn by [...]

New Azzurri Shirt For 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup

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It is well known that Italy is a center of high fashion and style. The Azzurri jersey is naturally an extension of that fashion sense. The 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup will see a new Italian shirt that promises to be a hot seller. Check it out: The new shirt will be worn by [...]

Domenech Names Squad For Argentina Friendly

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French coach Raymond Domenech named his squad for the February 11th friendly versus Argentina in Marseille.  The big news is the surprise call up of Toulouse keeper, Cédric Carrasso. He has been a part of Toulouse's surprise 6th place standing and is the key component of a defense that is the 2nd stingiest in France's [.

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Fixtures - February

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After a much deserved break, World Cup qualifying continues this month. Teams from Asia, UEFA, and CONCACAF will be competing to take a step closer to playing in the 2010 World Cup. Here are the fixtures for the upcoming week [Home Teams Listed First]: Bookmark to:

FIFA Receives 11 Official Bids For 2018 & 2022 World Cups

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The deadline for nations to bid on the 2018 & 2022 World Cup has passed and according to FIFA, 11 bids were submitted. In alphabetical order, they are Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands, England, Indonesia, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, Spain and Portugal, and the United States.