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World Cup 2010

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Kudos to all our friends in South Africa. From a comfortable distance, we loved the siren song of the vuvuzela and its unmistakable sound of the World Cup.

There were many online guides to the 2010 World Cup, but few that highlighted the nerdier aspects of Web 2.0 integration, the local travel movement, responsible travel and ecotourism options in South Africa. This wiki page features iphone applications, a google map of the stadium locations and other nerdy mashups. Most importantly we are keeping track of event analysis.

We are pleased to share conversations with Kurt Ackermann in Cape Town. In fact, we're preparing an entire south africa playlist.

Analysis

Impact of World Cup (PDF)
Government assessment
Study reveals tourism impact in South Africa
2010 FIFA World Cup official statistics - Southafrica.net
2010 World Cup in South Africa: 309 000 foreign tourist spend R3.6 billion
Tourism the Big World Cup Winner
http://www.capetown.travel/industry/news/news-entry/tourism_in_cape_town_a_year_after_the_2010_fifa_world_cup/

Key findings:
more than 309,000 tourists arrived in South Africa for the sole purpose of attending the competition, giving the local economy a boost of R3.6 billion - as well as raising the profile of South Africa as a sought-after tourist destination.

Features

South Africa Conversations with Kurt Ackermann - Planeta.com
Finding Local Travel Opportunity in South Africa around the World Cup - WHL
Get close to people and the land - WHL
South Africa Tourism Gets a Boost - WHL
Fervour and favours in the football world - ABC
Photos and thoughts from the 2010 World Cup - Ralph Pina
South Africa's World Cup hangover - Dave Zirin
Valcke: South Africa set a new benchmark

flickr

World Cup 2010 - Digital Globe

flickrgroups

FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 - impressions
FIFA World Cup (fans, people, celebrating, watching)

helpful resources

Official website
World Cup Schedule (pdf)
32 Flags of Countries Playing in the World Cup

Twitter

@2010fans

rss


WorldCup - Google News
! FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 - impressions Pool


techno

Match Replay - Guardian
World Cup on Twitter
Make some noise! Get your vuvuzela on!
England-USA Game Played by Leggos
2010 World Cup Hub
World Cup Blogs - Wordpress

games

Virtual Football - Jumongo

eco

Greenpassport
Hartmut Stahl on The impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on Climate Change
View Questions and Answers

iphone applications

http://www.apple.com/webapps/sports/2010worldcupschedule.html
http://www.appsafari.com/sports/10380/espn-2010-world-cup - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/espn-2010-world-cup/id342370555?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D6

audio

FIFA World Cup Weekly
ESPN Radio

audio features

From wogball to a national game: soccer and multiculturalism

South Africa's underbelly

The 2010 football World Cup is underway in South Africa, but behind the glitz and excitement the country is still mired by profound inequality. Will the World Cup have a trickle-down effect on the nation's poor, or are the new stadiums going to be a long-term drain on resources?

criticisms

Loeries give Fifa the bird

humor

Nation's Soccer Fan Becoming Insufferable

photos

Adidas versus adidas
http://www.abc.net.au/news/photos/2010/07/08/2948484.htm

elsewhere

FIFA World Cup
World Cup Blog
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/index.html
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/photo/index.html
http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au
http://www.iafrica.com/worldcup
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup
http://afrikatourism.blogspot.com/2010/05/cape-towns-green-goal-2010-wins-major.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sol/shared/inc/v4/world_cup_2010/wallchart/main.html

http://www.mg.co.za/multimedia/2010-12-08-a-continents-dream-come-true

travel guides

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/sep/11/southafrica-cultural-trips
World Cup Travel Guide Johannesburg
Park and Ride Cape Town

guidelines

2010 FIFA Public Guidelines (pdf)
FIFA Stadium Code of Conduct

prior coverage (including sensationalistic titles)

Why going to South Africa for the World Cup terrifies me

wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_Cup_schedule
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa_national_football_team
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_of_the_FIFA_World_Cup

10 Stadiums and 10 places of interest to the ecotourist

Click on the markers to see what could be of interest to the ecotourist attending the World Cup or visiting South Africa anytime later!



Stadiums

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/destination/stadiums/index.html

The stadia in order of altitude are: Soccer City and Ellis Park Stadium, 1753m; Royal Bafokeng Stadium, 1500m; Free State Stadium, 1400m; Peter Mokaba Stadium, 1310m; Loftus Versfeld Stadium, 1214m; Mbombela Stadium, 660m; Cape Town Stadium, Moses Mabhida Stadium and Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium near sea level.

Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Nelson Mandela Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Soccer City, Johannesburg
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane



The Green Goal 2010 Progress Report


Who's playing?

32 teams qualified for the final tournament:

Flag
Wikipedia
Planeta

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Algeria
algeria

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Argentina
argentina

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Australia
australia

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Brazil
brazil

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Chile
chile

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Côte d'Ivoire
ivorycoast

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Denmark
denmark

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England
england

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France
france

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Germany
germany

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Ghana
ghana

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Greece
greece

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Honduras
honduras

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Italy
italy

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Japan
japan

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Korea DPR
korea dpr

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Korea Republic
korea

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Mexico
mexico

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Netherlands
netherlands

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New Zealand
newzealand

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Nigeria
nigeria

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Paraguay
paraguay

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Portugal
portugal

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Serbia
serbia

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Slovakia
slovakia

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Slovenia
slovenia

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South Africa
southafrica

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Spain
spain

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Switzerland
switzerland

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United States
usa

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Uruguay
uruguay


Quotes

It's not often you can participate in a truly global event, where mass interest creates an extraordinary shared focus. Football does it. More than the Olympics, more than space missions (though Apollo 11 must have come close) more than the great religious pilgrimages, the finals tournament of the FIFA World Cup has a planetary audience. It's a show so popular the organisers look forward to more than four billion dollars profit, as sponsors pay through the nose for that many eyes and ears.
Fervour and favours in the football world - ABC

One game changes everything.
- ESPN

Trivia


Seven of the eight American teams advanced to the Round of 16 (only Honduras went home) and five of these seven teams were group leaders. Europe went 5 for 13.

Spain became first team to lose its first game but still make it out of the group stage. Eight of the 10 teams to win its first game reached the Round of 16, but one of those (South Korea) has already been sent home.

Seven countries have won the World Cup

Brazil - 5 times
Italy - 4 times
Germany - 3 times
Argentina - 2 times
Uruguay - 2 times
France - 1 time
England - 1 time

The soccer world cup 2010 ball is called Jabulani. In Zulu language it means 'to celebrate.'

Official song - Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira featuring Freshlyground

90 million people in the USA are actively involved in soccer.

FIFA has 208 member associations, which is 16 more than the United Nations and three more than the International Olympic Committee, though five fewer than the International Association of Athletics Federations. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA

More FIFA
http://www.fifa.com
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/organisation/fanfest/index.html