23/02/2024

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2010 FIFA World Cup – Team USA Qualify

2010 FIFA World Cup – Team USA Qualify

As you all should know by now, Team USA has qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Lead by Bob Bradley, the national team has ended up in Group C of this year’s cup. The amazing soccer cup is to be hosted by South Africa this year. Having never hosted before, South Africa will become the first African nation to host this amazing sporting event.

People from all of the world will be watching this worldwide sporting event. Literally millions of people will be glued to their televisions watching this event live or recorded. It will be as popular as the Olympic games and just as many countries have taken part in it. In total, there are 208 FIFA national teams and of them 204 took part in the qualifications for this amazing soccer event.

Since it is very much like the soccer version of the Olympic games, this worldwide soccer event happens only once every four years. The qualification process for this amazing sporting event started back in 2007 and 32 nations have got through to the final tournament.

Team USA has appeared in the previous five World Cups and will again appear in the current years cup. It has ended up in Group C. Group C has 4 strong nations. They are: England, Algeria, Slovenia and United States. The USA team will have to deal with England as its main threat.

The matches for USA go like so. On the 12th of June 2010 it will play England first. This will be a very tough game for USA because England has a very strong side. Some critics say that England could go ahead and win the tournament altogether.

Next up in the line up of matches for USA is Slovenia. On the 18th of June they will play against Slovenia at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. On the same day England will be up against Algeria in Cape Town. Finally for Group C, United States will have to play against Algeria on the 23rd of June 2010. The match will be played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

Although soccer in United States doesn’t seem to be all that popular. It has risen in popularity over the years. In the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football otherwise known as CONCACAF it is ranked first. As a nation, United States is said to be ranked in the top 20 in the world rankings.

Teams in the 2010 FIFA World Cup are sporting new outfits in South Africa. There are newly designed soccer jerseys for home and away matches. There are soccer jerseys available to the general public. People can support their nation of choice and buy these high quality soccer jerseys made by popular manufacturers like Nike and Adidas.

Back in 2002, America reached the quarterfinals. This was an amazing accomplishment. Hopefully the Americans can do one better and reach the semifinals or even win the cup itself. If you want to get behind your favourite nation then I suggest you sport your very own soccer jersey and watch your favourite team play.

There is nothing stopping any team from winning. Team USA has qualified and so have 31 other nations. Every nation will put their best side forward and try their best at winning this major soccer event.

In conclusion, 32 nations will take on one another in what will become an amazing cup event. Stay tuned to your televisions or watch the major sporting event online. It starts on the 11th of June and ends on the 11th of July. South Africa will have millions of eyes watching this worldwide sporting event. I will be supporting Australia’s team since I am an Aussie.