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  King Of Kings: Football World Cup
Deep-seated football rivalry led many Brazilians to celebrate Argentina's elimination, and vice versa, but there were also plenty of fans who were hoping for a final World Cup match between the two giants, which would have consolidated South America's hegemony for a long time to come.
Football, despite the globalisation of the sport, continues to be dominated by a growing number of European countries and by South America's Southern Cone, specifically Argentina and Brazil, since the decline of Uruguay in the last few decades.
The month-long event to determine the best football, er, soccer team on the planet began when July started and ended, well, it has ended, right?Yeah, I know, Italy won the World Cup, outlasting France in penalty kicks in the championship game.');}-->The suspense at the end during the penalty-kick portion of the game was incredible.
kingofkings1000.blogspot.com /2006/11/football-world-cup.html   (7801 words)

  Brazilian national football team
Brazil is the national football team with the most FIFA World Cup victories: five after winning in 2002.
In the Football World Cup 1962 Garrincha and his mates went to Chile and won the second world title, called at the time the Jules Rimet Cup.
After finishing as runner-up in the Football World Cup 1998, in the Football World Cup 2002 Brazil won its fifth World Cup at the tournament in Japan and South Korea.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/br/Brazilian_national_football_team.html   (264 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Football World Cup 1998
The 1998 Football World Cup was held in France by the FIFA decision in July 1992.
The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th staging of the World Cup, was held in France from June 10 to July 12.
The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the football World Cup or the soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international football competition contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (the sport's global governing body).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Football-World-Cup-1998   (729 words)

 World Cup 2006 - Team Profile: Saudi Arabia | Reuters.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Saudi Arabia heads to their fourth consecutive World Cup hoping to improve on a dismal showing in 2002 and the team will rely on veteran players and a manager who is new to the job.
The performances were in stark contrast to the promising World Cup debut the Saudis had made in 1994 when they went through to the second round in the United States.
Football at club level is an obsession in Saudi Arabia, and Paqueta has complained that players, exhausted by club schedules, have too little time to prepare for national games.
worldcup.reuters.com /saudiarabia/profile   (671 words)

The FIFA World Cup (often called the Football World Cup, Soccer World Cup or simply the World Cup) is the most important competition in international football, and the world's most representative team sport event.
As football began to increase in popularity, it was held as a demonstration sport (with no medals awarded) at the 1900, 1904 and 1906 Summer Olympics before football became an official competition at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
The decision to hold the second of these, the 1938 FIFA World Cup in France was controversial, as the American countries had been led to understand that the World Cup would rotate between the two continents.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/football_world_cup.htm   (2694 words)

 Football World Cup
Organised by FIFA, the sport's governing body, the World Cup finals tournament is the most widely-viewed and followed sporting event in the world, bigger than the Olympic Games.
Brazil, by a clear margin, are the most successful World Cup team overall, having won the tournament five times in total and finished as runners-up twice.
The first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay and ran from July 13- 30, 1930.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/f/fo/football_world_cup.shtml   (370 words)

 World Cup 1998 France
Overall, the level of football decreased in the group stage while the number of games was inflated thus making it harder to follow the entire tournament with interest.
Another similarity from the 1994 World Cup is Germany's elimination at the quarterfinals by a Balkan nation (this time it was Croatia).
Croatia, a total newcomer to world football, had significantly overachieved their plans by the time they got to the 3-rd place match.
www.expertfootball.com /history/world_cup_1998.php   (1422 words)

 World Cup Soccer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The 2002 World Cup is being hosted by South Korea and Japan.
France is the number one ranked team in the World and the defending champions.
The future stars of the World Cup are now playing at the World Youth Championship in Argentina.
www.kidzworld.com /article/1001-world-cup-soccer   (304 words)

 Football World Cup 2006--a multibillion-euro business
World Cup 2006 is a business worth billions, with the sale of television transmission rights alone bringing in more than €1 billion.
What local football fans might think of this was of no concern, and they will have little access to their home grounds during the world championship.
Three weeks before the world championship, the former government spokesman Uwe Karsten Heye, a member of the executive committee of the anti-racist organisation “Show your face,” expressly warned dark-skinned World Cup visitors against going to certain areas where the threat of neo-Nazi attacks was high.
www.wsws.org /articles/2006/may2006/cup-m31.shtml   (2245 words)

 World Cup Managers
At Italia 90, West Germany won the World Cup, going undefeated throughout the entire tournament and his side were magnificent especially in their opening matches against Yugoslavia and UAE.
West Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in a replay of the previous final, though the game was nothing the spectacle of four years earlier, and Beckenbauer sealed his place in World cup history, as he became the first man to win the world cup as a player and as a manager.
As France were hosting the 1998 world cup finals, they didn’t have to play in the qualifying rounds of the world cup.
www.worldcupyears.com /managers   (1083 words)

 1998 World Cup
As is often the case with the FIFA World Cup, the opening round threw up its fair share of surprises, with certain favorites having to make way for a few unfancied lesser lights in the second round.
Entering their first FIFA World Cup since the former Yugoslavia had been divided into separate states, Miroslav Blazevic's checkered-shirted heroes upset Germany 3-0 in the quarter-final before stunning the home crowd when golden boot winner Davor Suker gave them the lead after the break against France.
The final whistle from Moroccan referee Belqola, the first African ever to officiate at a FIFA World Cup final, was the signal for the entire population to indulge in raptures of delight.
www.soccerhall.org /history/WorldCup_1998.htm   (793 words)

 WorldCup.Today - I'm Going to Germany ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Many of the stadia have higher capacities for German domestic football matches as some of the seats are replaced with terraces.
Starting with the 2006 Cup, FIFA has changed the qualification rules so that the winner of the previous World Cup had to qualify for the Finals; only the host nation is given an automatic berth.
That Serbia and Montenegro were regarded as the fourteenth UEFA qualifier and thus placed in a separate pot in the draw was determined purely on positions in the FIFA rankings in November 2005.
worldcup.today.googlepages.com /home   (386 words)

 rediff.com: Football Fiesta
Zidane is retiring from both club and international football after the 2006 World Cup.
2002 World Cup: Brazil won a record fifth World Cup as Ronaldo erased the memory of his nightmare in the 1998 final by scoring both goals in a 2-0 victory over Germany in the final.
His goals settled the first ever World Cup match between the two most successful teams in the tournament's history...
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Many of the 12 German World Cup venues are excellent places to sample the local beer.
For the 2006 competition, teams representing 200 national football associations compete in regional qualifying tournaments for a place in the finals.
This is for the first time in the history of football that the South African soil has been privileged to play host to the grandest of events for the most popular game that humankind engages in.
www.lycos.com /info/football-world-cup.html   (581 words)

 World cup 1998, football world cup, boaters world
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World cup 1998 The 16th FIFA World Cup was the largest ever, contested by 32 teams with 64.
World cup 1998 Seedings are based on FIFA rankings over the past three years and performancesover the past two World Cups in France 1998 and the 2002 World Cup in Japan.
www.film-projector.com /world/world_cup_1998.html   (1071 words)

 Football World Cup 2002
Now Planet Football must face up to a none-too-certain future as the wild promises which have marked the last ten years are shown to be somewhat short of the mark.
World Cup 2002 was always intended to have a purpose over and very much above a sporting one.
Whatever commercial spin-offs arise from the World Cup - and this was largely dependent on the continued success or otherwise of the England team who survived to the quarter finals - will be more than offset by the sharp decline in television money.
www.marxist.com /Asia/worldcup2002sj.html   (980 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Football World Cup, 1998, France
World Cup history was made in the game between France and Paraguay, when France became the first team ever to win a World Cup tie on the golden goal rule.
Brazil manager Mario Zagallo gave a team talk in the hotel in which he broke the bad news to his players, and reminded them of what had happened in the 1962 World Cup, when Brazil had won the Cup despite losing Pelé to injury early in the tournament.
At the end of the season after the 1998 World Cup, the Argentinian goalkeeper Carlos Roa announced that he was retiring from football on religious grounds.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A562042   (2705 words)

 1998 FIFA World Cup at AllExperts
The 1998 Football World Cup was held in France, by the FIFA decision in July 1992 beating a bid by Morocco to host the event.
This was the first Cup title for France, who became the seventh world champions, the other six being Brazil, Uruguay, Italy, Germany, England and Argentina.
This World Cup tournament was the first one for the countries of Croatia, Jamaica, Japan, and South Africa.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1998_fifa_world_cup.htm   (387 words)

 World Cup Football - FIFA World Cup History & Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Football World Cup (officially FIFA World Cup) is the most important international football (soccer) competition.
The World Cup trophy (Coupe du Monde) was renamed the Jules Rimet trophy in 1946.
The most successful World Cup team is Brazil having won the tournament five times in and finished as runners-up twice.
www.world-cup-football.org.uk   (394 words)

 Essential UK - World Cup 2006 - British Council - Language Assistant
Task 4 is a reading task for higher levels using an Trend UK article about women’s football and Task 5 asks students to predict the winning team for this year.
Task 6 is a more creative activity which asks students to design a new mascot for a future World Cup event held in their own country.
For example, ‘This country is the host of the World Cup this year’ for Germany or ‘This country is famous for its pasta and pizzas’ for Italy.
www.britishcouncil.org /languageassistant-world-cup   (1484 words)

Game number one of the 635 qualifying matches to be played for football's 1998 World Cup is Dominica versus Antigua, and while it would come as no great surprise if it has bypassed the rest of the universe, it is, of course, driving the islanders here into a frenzy of anticipation.
It is all a far cry from the last match to be played in the World Cup, the 1994 final in Pasadena, when the combined players' salaries would have swamped Dominica's GNP, and the attendance was substantially higher than Dominica's official population of 71,000.
And if the Dominican footballers are as creative as the artist who designs some of the hotel's brochures here (which bear as much resemblance to the real thing as Batley Town Hall does to the Taj Mahal) then they are definitely in with a shout.
www.avirtualdominica.com /news/worldcup.htm   (1332 words)

 World Football
Brazil was the finest country in the world during the early 1970’s and remember the great Brazilian world cup side of 1970.
West Germany was also becoming a major force in the world football scene during the 1970’s, winning the 1974 world cup and then the 1980 European championships.
The Italians were successful once again in the early 80’s, winning the world cup in 1982, their first trophy since winning the European Championships of 1986.
www.worldfootballyears.com   (395 words)

 Football world cup web.com - The Unofficial World cup site - What's your World Cup?
But one year later, he returned to the field when the French team was threatening to fail the World Cup qualifiers.
Following mixed performances in the World Cup qualifiers coach Raymond Domenech's team wants to put all of that behind them and are planning nothing less than getting the World Cup trophy into their showcase.
However the World Champions of 1998 are not one of the favorites for 2006.
worldcupweb.com /WCfootball/2006/teamsheets/france.asp   (515 words)

 World Cup Soccer. All the top world soccer news daily. News from international soccer. World Cup 2010, Euro 2008, ...
World Cup 2010, Euro 2008, champion's league, premiership football, bundesliga, serie a, j-league.
Schalke 04 coach Mirko Slomka was delighted as the Bundesliga runners-up blitzed fourth-division side Eintracht Trier with a 9-0 demolition on Sunday in the first round of the German Cup.
Bundesliga sides Bayer Leverkusen and Energie Cottbus were early casualties in the German Cup at the hands of first round giant-killers on Saturday.
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 World Cup 2006 - Private Sector Development - The World Bank Group
Fischer also writes that football is "a really impressive example of successful globalization." Referring to efforts to develop African football starting in the 1960s, he notes there is a new generation of young African football players now playing in major European leagues, and their experiences and skills are being transferred back home.
The goal is to use the positive effect of football to highlight the issues of global poverty and homelessness, as well as use the sport as a social integrator for its participants.
The hope is to encourage the use of football as a cultural mediator and a medium for social development.
rru.worldbank.org /features/WorldCup2006.aspx   (2256 words)

 Mainpage, Football World Cup 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
During the FIFA World Cup 2006 the Norwegian Computing Center (NR) will daily consider the chances of every team participating in the cup, based on a probability model.
The remaining part of the World cup is "played" 2000 times.
Before the cup starts, expert opinions from Norwegian football experts (Egil "Drillo" Olsen, Lars Tjernås, Øyvind Alsaker, Vidar Davidsen, Nils Johan Semb og Karl-Petter Løken) and sports journalists in Aftenposten give the basis for the strength of each team.
vm.nr.no /indexEng.html   (415 words)

A 4-1 loss to Denmark in a friendly was followed by a humiliating 1-0 defeat to Northern Ireland in a 2006 World Cup qualifier, which despite a previously excellent qualifying record led to further criticism.
Following revelations in the News of the World newspaper during January 2006, the Football Association decided to come to an agreement with Eriksson over his future and on 23 January 2006, it was announced that the Swede was to stand down after the summer's World Cup Finals.
During the World Cup, many of the stadiums will be officially known by different names, as FIFA prohibits sponsorship of stadium names unless the stadium sponsors are also official FIFA sponsors.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/world_football_teams/english_world_cup_team_FIFA_2006.htm   (1208 words)

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