It’s FIFA World Cup Time!

Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2010 at 11:59 am by Kathy Filo

One of the biggest sports in the world is being celebrated over the next month in South Africa (June 11 – July 11) – FIFA World Cup! Very cool. There is so much energy surrounding the world cup that even I am drawn in to the hype! I checked out to see the teams, matches, and updates. If you want to know anything about what’s going on at the world cup, this is website to check out for sure. I like it. It’s going to be my online resource for all things World Cup for the next month.

I downloaded the Fan Guide to read for fun, and even the graphics are colourful and energetic – check out the logo. I especially like green-haired “Zakumi”, the official Mascot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. He engages us to learn more about South Africa and its history, people, and football traditions. My favourite team? Well, Brazil of course!


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  1. you're right, that mascot is pretty adorable!

    I glanced over the guide and it really seems to capture the SA vibe I get from talking to my friends down there – South Africa is too-often neglected by the rest of the world and they've got some pretty awesome culture/fashion that we just never hear about or see.

    It's nice to see such a high-profile event (with such great design) get them some publicity and awareness 😀

  2. I agree with Tom. It is wonderful to see South Africa get the largest sporting event. It really brings the world together more than even the Olympics. The passion people have for this sport is wonderful.

    Ive played soccer growing up and even enjoy watching the sport. Since Canada won't make the world cup anytime soon, I tend to cheer for the underdogs. You know – The past Cameroon, Senegal, or Ghana teams.

    It would be great if an African team could win this year.

  3. I was thinking along the same lines with regards to the Olympics, Bryan. The World Cup somehow definitely has a greater buzz around it for sure! My friends have their children enrolled in soccer locally also and I do watch a few games when I have the chance. It's a great team sport and I think helps to build character in our future generation. Cheering for the underdogs – that's great! Although, my second pic is Spain, then Italy. Of course, if Canada was in the mix..well…

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