12.04.2009

This is a World Cup Post!

Not the Junior World Cup or the IIHF World Cup; I mean the FIFA World Cup!

Today was the draw for the groups for the biggest world event.  Can you believe it's only 187 days away until the first match?  Time flies so quickly!

The groups:
Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, Korea Republic (South Korea), Greece
Group C: England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia
Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana
Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon
Group F: Italy Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia
Group G: Brazil, Korea DPR (North Korea), Cote d'Ivoire, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile

For the FIFA report/story: here

And this is the official match ball of the competition:

The ball has 11 colours because:
- in footy, there are 11 players a piece on the pitch
- this is the 11th official match ball of the WC
- in South Africa, there are 11 different tribes, each with their own language

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