Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Soccer 2010 Group A

South Africa:

Star Players:Watch out for talented midfield maestro “Steven Pienaar”.
Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira, is from Brazil
Stats: South Africa have failed to make it beyond the group stages of their two previous FIFA world cup appearances. Their first appearance was in France 1998, second in 2002. This is their 3rd appearance.

Captain: Aaron Makoena (country’s most capped player)

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Mexico:

Star Players: Veteran playmaker Cuauhtemoc Blanco. Younger team mates such as Guillermo Ochoa, Efrain Juarez, Andres Guardado and Giovani dos Santos are also in good form.

Coach: Javier Aguirre is Mexico's most successful coach of recent times.

Stats: Mexico have qualified for the FIFA world cup finals 14 times in all.
Mexico's achieved their best-ever performances in the finals as tournament hosts in 1970 and 1986, reaching the last eight on both occasions.
Captain: Rafael Marquez

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Uruguay:
Star Players: Watch out for Diego Lugano, Diego Forlán
Coach: Oscar Washington Tabarez
Stats: Uruguay will be contesting their 11th FIFA World Cup.
Uruguay hosted the inaugural FIFA World Cup finals in 1930 and went on to win the tournament after defeating Argentina 4-2 in the Final.

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France:
Star Players: Watch out for Zinedine Zidane, Fabien Barthez, Claude Makelele and Lilian Thuram
Coach: Raymond Domenech
Stats:France have appeared in 12 final tournaments, winning on home soil in 1998.
France also managed third-place finishes in 1958 and 1986, as well as fourth spot in 1982.

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Source: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/standings/index.html

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