Whitecaps Play Historic First

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Tomorrow marks the first ever MLS competition for the Vancouver Whitecaps, as they take on Toronto FC at Empire Field.
Two years ago today, it was announced that the Whitecaps would join the major league. The team and the city have undergone heavy renovations since then.
Vancouver’s BC Place, the future home for the Whitecaps, is receiving a face-lift. When finished, the facility will boast a cable-supported Continue reading

2010 FIFA World Cup

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South Africa hosts the 2010 World Cup

The countdown is on for the biggest event in world soccer. The 2010 FIFA World Cup is set to take place from mid-June to mid-July. This is the nineteenth tournament of its kind. Hosting the events is South Africa, the first African nation ever chosen as the site for the competition.
The international soccer tournament has as many participating countries as the Summer Olympics. It is the most watched sporting event in the world. The most recent tournament final in 2006 boasted a massive global audience of over seven hundred million viewers. Continue reading

2010 FIFA World Cup

The world’s most watched sporting event, the FIFA World Cup of soccer, is only a year and a half away. Over 200 teams will begin qualifying matches for the final 32 spots beginning March 28, 2009. Matches take place across Europe so fans everywhere have a chance to be a part of the action!
Held in South Africa, this will be the first time the international tournament will be hosted by a country in the Confederation of African Football, leaving the Oceania Football Confederation the only FIFA confederation yet to host. There have been many rumours circulating over whether or not the tournament would be moved from South Africa due to some FIFA executives expressing concerns with regard to the organization, planning and pace of the preparations, though FIFA representatives have been strongly denying it.
The final tournament runs from June 11 – July 11, 2010 in 9 different cities across South Africa. An exciting moment for fans, this tournament provides current World Cup champs Italy, with a shot at tying the record for most World Cups, a title currently held by Brazil with 5.
2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Tournament dates:
March 28, 2009
April 1, 2009
May 1, 2009
June 6, 2009
June 10, 2009
August 19, 2009
September 5, 2009
September 9, 2009
October 10, 2009
October 14, 2009
October 15, 2009
2010 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament dates:
June 11, 2010 – July 11, 2010 – Multiple Daily Matches