The World Cup Generates Great Excitement
Posted by Nancy on June 11, 2010
The World Cup is here and the excitement is almost palpable. Action gets underway today in South Africa where the four-week long event is being held for the very first time. This is a big deal on the world sports scene due to the immense popularity of the sport of soccer throughout most of the world. It is the worlds most widely visporting event.
The first two match-ups with be South Africa vs. Mexico and Uruguay vs. France. Saturday will showcase the much hyped pairing of USA vs. England. This will be the first time these two countries have been matched up against each other at the World Cup since l950 when the USA won with a score of 1-0. Team players from both sides of the big pond are enormously popular due to intense media scrutiny. Leading the USA team will be Landon Donovan who will be playing in his third World Cup. Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard are two of his popular and talented teammates. England will be represented by Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and John Terry among others. It promises to be an exciting game to say the least. Although this particular match-up seems to be the most widely discussed and anticipated, both teams will have two other additional match-ups during the month long event.