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FIFA World Cup 2010 Draw

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A thrilling draw of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was concluded today in Cape Town throwing up hordes of exciting matches. Hosts South Africa will kick-off the World Cup against 1970 and 1986 quarterfinalists Mexico, with France and Uruguay making up the other two teams in Group A.The French will see their 'good luck' at drawing arguably the easiest of the seeds as just rewards for being 'robbed' of a seeding by a late FIFA ruling to consider Team's October rankings instead of November's. The highlight of the draw, however, is easily Group G which features Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast and Portugal in one almighty Group of Death.

Group A:
South Africa (88)
Mexico (15)
Uruguay (19)
France (7)

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Charlize Theron to host FIFA World Cup Finals Draw

charlize_theron.jpgSouth Africa's Academy Award winner Charlize Theron will be the guest presenter assisting FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke during the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Friday, 4 December 2009. They will be joined on stage by a star-studded line-up of sports celebrities, including football star David Beckham (England), one of only a few players to score in at least three consecutive FIFA World Cups, Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia), two-time Olympic gold medallist and nine-time athletics world champion, Makhaya Ntini, the first black player in the South African cricket team, John Smit, the captain of rugby world champions South Africa and Bafana Bafana playe
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Champions League Goals Stats

With the Champions League kicking-off another exciting edition this week, we thought we'd take a quick step back to take a look at the clubs and players that have helped make this tournament one of the best in the world by banging in the goals.

Biggest wins
8-0: Liverpool v Besiktas JK (06.11.2007)
7-0: Arsenal v SK Slavia Praha (23.10.2007)
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos CFP (10.12.2003)
7-1: FC Bayern Munchen v Sporting Clube de Portual (10.03.2009)
7-1: Manchester United v AS Roma (10.04.2007)

Most goals in a match
8-3: AS Monaco FC v RC Deportivo La Coruna (05.11.2003)
7-2: Paris Saint-Germain FC v Rosenborg BK (24.10.2000)
7-2: Olympique Lyonnais v Werder Bremen (08.03.2005)
6-3: Villarreal CF v Aalborg BK (21.10.2008)

As you would expect, all

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Europe's Ten Best Football Clubs

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AC MILAN:

ac_milan.jpgAssociazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club founded in 1899. Interestingly, the club was first founded as a cricket club by British expatriates, switching to football a few years later. Milan have won the Italian first division title 17 times which leaves them 2nd in the list of highest number of title wins in Italy and they are 7 time European champions. In addition, they have also won the Coppa Italia 5 times. Milan's home ground is the San Siro, which is officially named Stadio Guiseppe Meazza.

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti is the head coach of Milan and he has been there since 2001. The Present FIFA World player of the year, Kaka also plays for AC Milan. The Milan derby which is contested between AC M

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An Introduction to the English Premier League

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premiership1.jpgThe English Premier League is the most watched football league in the world and if you're not yet a regular viewer and want to know more about it then this article gives you all the information required to get started.

The premier league is the richest of all leagues with an estimated revenue of around $3.5 billion for the 2007-08 season. It is the 1st tier of English football and it comprises of 20 teams. All 20 teams play each other twice in each season, once home and once away, making it a total of 38 games per team in a season. The football season starts in August every year and ends in May of the following year. Presently the Barclays bank is the main sponsor of the premier league and hence it is officially known as the Ba

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Contemporary Stars

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New lovers of the world's favourite game need to have a reliable source of unbiased information on who really are the best of the best among the current crop. The list that follows has been compiled at the end of Euro 2008 and though football fans who are undoubtedly in love with a particular club or nation would dispute the veracity of selection of some of these superstars, they would no doubt agree that the players highlighted in this list are up there amongst the top two or three in their specific roles.

fernando_torres_1.jpg1. Fernando Torres (24, Liverpool, Spain)

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History of Football in India

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The introduction of India to football, like cricket can be attributed to the British Raj. However, when it started Indians weren't allowed to play and their role was limited to fetching the ball while their masters had a good time!

As the rule of the British and the strength of its power was concentrated in and around Calcutta (now Kolkata), so was India's love affair with football. The first recorded game in India took place between 'Calcutta Club of Civilians' and 'The Gentlemen of Barrackpore' in 1854.

Calcutta FC was the first club to be established in 1872, though reports suggest that they were initially a rugby club and switched their attentions to football as late as 1894. Other early clubs include Dalhousie Club, Traders Club and Naval Volunteers Club.

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