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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



    ! 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

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Algeria.svg.png
    Algeria
    algeria

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png
    Argentina
    argentina

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Australia.svg.png
    Australia
    australia

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Brazil.svg.png
    Brazil
    brazil

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Chile.svg.png
    Chile
    chile

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Cote_d%27Ivoire.svg.png
    Côte d'Ivoire
    ivorycoast

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png
    Denmark
    denmark

    external image 22px-Flag_of_England.svg.png
    England
    england

    external image 22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png
    France
    france

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png
    Germany
    germany

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Ghana.svg.png
    Ghana
    ghana

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png
    Greece
    greece

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Honduras.svg.png
    Honduras
    honduras

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png
    Italy
    italy

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png
    Japan
    japan

    external image 22px-Flag_of_North_Korea.svg.png
    Korea DPR
    korea dpr

    external image 22px-Flag_of_South_Korea.svg.png
    Korea Republic
    korea

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png
    Mexico
    mexico

    external image 22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png
    Netherlands
    netherlands

    external image 22px-Flag_of_New_Zealand.svg.png
    New Zealand
    newzealand

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Nigeria.svg.png
    Nigeria
    nigeria

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Paraguay.svg.png
    Paraguay
    paraguay

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png
    Portugal
    portugal

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Serbia.svg.png
    Serbia
    serbia

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Slovakia.svg.png
    Slovakia
    slovakia

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Slovenia.svg.png
    Slovenia
    slovenia

    external image 22px-Flag_of_South_Africa.svg.png
    South Africa
    southafrica

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png
    Spain
    spain

    external image 20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png
    Switzerland
    switzerland

    external image 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png
    United States
    usa

    external image 22px-Flag_of_Uruguay.svg.png
    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