World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2009

Win An AC Milan Jersey With Your World Cup IQ

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Congratulations to David Blair, a football loving Mofo, for answering correctly the question on the previous World Cup IQ post. The answer was Guillermo Stabile, the Argentine won the 1st Golden Shoe/Boot in the 1st World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay. Well World Cup Buzz readers, what more do you know about The Great Tournament?

World Football Team Of The Week: #9 = April 20 - 26

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Its time to award the World Cup Buzz Team Of The Week to some lucky team. The winner should be honored because its a recognition of a team's superior performance during the week. Remember that the WCB Team Of The Week made headlines and/or played matches during the calendar week of April 20 - 26.

Don’t get carried away with Capello and England

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I hate to be the voice of reason but I don't think anyone should be getting carried away with England's chances in the 2010 World Cup just yet. Granted, Fabio Capello has got the England team playing better than I've seen them play in some time and he is unquestionably a great tactician but this is a team who consistently fail to reach their potential and do the business in the tournaments.

Will 2010 be England’s year?

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With the 2010 World Cup now just over a year away, the pundits are already speculating as to who will take over from Italy as the World Champions. After some impressive recent performances and a much more solid look about them under Fabio Capello, excitement is (inevitably) starting to grow that 2010 South Africa could be England's year.

Do You Know World Cup History?

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World Cup Buzz readers, what do you know about The Great Tournament? Its time to find out. We here at World Cup Buzz will pose a question and the 1st person with the right answer will win a Cristiano Ronaldo jersey courtesy of the good people of Soccerpro.com. Click here to see the prize and other authentic football apparel.

World Football Team Of The Week: #8 - April 13 - 19

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It was an eventful week once again in world football with international club tournaments raging on and domestic champions becoming clearer. The TOW played matches and/or made headlines during the calendar week of April 13-19. The winner is:

CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB (ENG)

The team also known as The Blues had an amazing week of fine results that would be envied by any club in Europe.

Copa Libertadores Roundup: April 14 - 16

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50 Years of Passion is what the 50th Anniversary Copa Libertadores is all about. The tournament is 2 weeks away from finalizing the seedings for the knockout stage. There is still a lot of maneuvering as teams look to finish in the top 2 slots in their groups.

Group 6 is setting up for some massive drama on the final day after Venezuelan side FC Caracas pulled an important 3 points at home versus Chilean side Everton.

World Football Team Of The Week: #6 - April 3 - 5

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This round of World Cup qualifiers are over and left the world wanting more. We'll have to wait till June for the next round, thankfully we have club football to keep us satisfied. So with that said let's see who is the World Cup Buzz Team Of The Week. The TOW made headlines and/or played matches over the weekend of April 3 - 5.

Copa Libertadores Roundup: April 7 - 9

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A full week of Libertadores matches took place this week as teams seek points to advance to the knockout stages which are less than 1 month away. On Tuesday, Libertad's perfect record ended with a 2-1 road loss to Universitario in Lima. The Peruvians took the 3 points when Piero Alva scoring in the 62 minute to move Universitario into 2nd place in Group 8 with 8 points.

World Football National Team Rankings: April 2009

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Its now time for the April 2009 edition of World Cup Buzz Rankings. As you know a bunch of World Cup qualifiers were played and teams moved closer towards securing a place in South Africa 2010. For sure some teams will move up the WCB Rankings and some will move down or out so let's see who they will be.

World Football Team Of The Week: #7 - April 6 - 12

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A lot of football to keep track of this past week. Copa Libertadores, Champions League, UEFA Cup, domestic leagues, it was a buffet of football. The plethora of games makes it hard to choose a Team Of The Week but we got one and WOO! do we got one for you. Remember that the TOW played matches and/or made headlines during the calendar week of April 6 - 12.

National Teams Change Coaches In Search Of South Africa

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No sport changes coaches as much as football and with the World Cup over a year away, moves are being made in the hopes that a teams fortunes will take a positive turn towards World Cup qualification. Usually, the move that's made is a change at the top of the coaching ladder. After this past round of qualifying matches some coaching changes occurred that could change the fortunes of their respective teams.

Can an African nation lift the World Cup?

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The African nations have been steadily improving over the last decade or so and the World Cup in 2010 represents a good chance for one of the stronger sides to emerge victorious. The Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Nigeria are the ‘heavyweights' of African football but Egypt, Tunisia and Senegal also possess some talent and should not be dismissed.

World Football Team Of The Week: March 26 - April 2

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We head back to the club schedule this weekend, specifically in Europe. However the performances of national teams cannot be ignored. So much drama and so we're here to pick a Team Of The Week. The TOW played matches and/or made headlines during the calendar week of March 26 - April 2. The winner is: [.

Breaking News: Mexico Sack Manager; Sven-Göran Eriksson

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Mexico have announced tonight the sacking of their manager; Sven-Göran Eriksson. The former England England manager joined the Mexican national side last year; but he only won one of the last seven matches that Mexico played under him. More to follow Related posts:Thoughts on CONCACAF Qualifying The United States crushed Barbados but not much can be.

2010 WC Qualifiers Results Standings - Asia, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL

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This past week was a lot of fun with drama and excitement as we get closer to finding out who will fill the 32 spots for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Here are the results for April 1st and updated standings for the FIFA confederations: AFC - ASIAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION Group 1 Australia 2 - [.