The FIFA World Cup is occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup.
Over the eighty years of the ultimate footballing tournament, over 31 million spectators have attended over 708 matches and witnessed the scoring of 2 063 goals.
So much has changed since the first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930.
For the 2010 FIFA World Cup over 852 matches will take place before the 32 teams that will contest the finals in South Africa are announced. The final draw will be held at the new Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on 4 December 2009.
World Cup in 36 laguages?
How would you like to be able to say World Cup in 36 laguages? Well, I never thought about it until I saw a post by an enterprising blogger Daryl, on World Cup Blog, who seemed to have looked them all up. I see only two of our 11 official launguages there, so how about we add the other nine and help Darryl extend his list?
And as this is an African World Cup, what about some more African languages?
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