Its that time again after a week off the World Cup Buzz Team Of The Week is back with another squad
for yo ass. Remember that this week's winner played matches and/or made headlines during the
calendar week of May 18 - May 25. In this case our TOW stunned an entire continent. The winner
DEFENSOR SPORTING CLUB (URU)
The Uruguayan side earns the World Cup Buzz Team Of The Week award for their massive upset &
elimintaion of Argentine & South American powerhouse Boca Juniors in the Round of 16 of the Copa
Diego Maradona has called his roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers for Argentina. Los
Albicelestes currently sit in 4th place in the CONMEBOL standings and look to win both of their
upcoming matches to secure their place in South Africa 2010.
Among the surprises on the roster is Cristian Gimenez.
Fair enough, this is a long time away and we've got two tournaments to go before we get to the
2018 tournament but with FIFA announcing their short-list I thought it would be good to consider
The 2010 tournament will be in South Africa, the 2014 in Brazil so with that in mind I've had a
run though the candidate nations to offer my thoughts on where the tournament should go.
With World Cup qualifiers about two weeks away and the FIFA Confederations Cup about 3 weeks
away, Dunga has announced the SeleÃ§Ã£o roster for those tournaments. The World Cup's
all-time leading scorer Ronaldo was justifiably left off the roster despite a resurgence with
ESPN today teased its coverage of World Cup 2010 by stating that it will be "biggest marketing
campaign ever," according to ESPN's executive vice president of content John Skipper.
According to MediaPostNews, "All 64 games will be carried on ESPN from South Africa. While
making the announcement of the coming marketing investment, Skipper mentioned the tagline 'One Game
Changes Everything' that ESPN used to plug the 2006 event, hinting it may return.
Ladies & Gentlemen, do we have a World Football Team Of The Week for you all. I guarantee that this
team deserved the honor & stunned a nation. Remember that theÂ World Cup Buzz Team Of The Week
made headlines and/or played matches during the calendar week of May 4 - May 10. The winner is:
EN AVANT DE GUINGAMP (FRA)
On Saturday, the Ligue 2 side pulled off a historic result by defeating Ligue 1 Rennes in the 2009
Coupe de France final.
Ladies & Gentlemen, its time once again for the World Cup Buzz Rankings for May 2009. Not much
action took place between the last of the World Cup qualifiers in April and the release of the new
FIFA Rankings. So there isn't much change in the World Cup Buzz Rankings. The only change from last
month was Australia & Turkey switching spots.
The World Cup is always a great stage for players to go out and make a real name for themselves.
Remember an 18-year-old Michael Owen bursting onto the scene with a fantastic solo goal against
Argentina in the 1998 World Cup? Or how about Sunday Oliseh and Jay Jay Okocha bursting into
prominence in the 1994 tournament in America.
This is probably the best time of the football calendar.Â There is the 1st leg of both Champions
League & UEFA Cup semifinals as well as the finalization of the Round of 16 of the Copa
Libertadores and domestic league matches all over the world.Â So much to keep track of, we here at
World Cup Buzz were able to sift through all the matches and get a World Football Team Of The
Its the final week of Libertadores action, the bracket for the knockout stage is set. Teams fought
hard to get closer to becoming the champion of the 50th Copa Libertadores. On Tuesday, the top two
teams in Groups 7 and 8 were finalized. In Group 7, the only drama was who would finish 2nd as
Gremio had already won the group.