The Month Heard Around the World

From June 11 to July 11, many soccer fans around the world will being holding their breaths for 90 minutes and having many celebrations and disappointments. The  19th FIFA World Cup draws a large range audience for just one month every 4 years. Memories are made in these months and careers are shattered or built up high. From David Beckham’s 1998 World Cup career shattering match to this Cup’s handball goal in a qualifying match; history is made.

South Africa will be the home to the 2010 World Cup, a high-stakes elite soccer tournament of the World’s countries. But getting into the tournament is not a walk in the park, the qualification process started back in August 2007. With a similar set up as the Olympics, the World Cup is not a free ride, countries have to compete in a preliminary tournament to get into the World Cup.

With the date of the first game quickly approaching, fans are dusting off their jerseys and hitting the local pubs to rout on their teams to victory.

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~ by amyers12 on May 20, 2010.

One Response to “The Month Heard Around the World”

  1. Wow! I never knew the World Cup was similar to the Olympics. I guess that makes sense seeing as it involves the whole world, so you need some means of regulating participants and deciding where to host the festivities. Soccer is one of the biggest sports, if not the biggest, in the world so I feel like I might go do a little research. This was a nice introductory post!

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