All about 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

This article gives complete information on the mascot and football of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa tournament.

Come June, football fans across the globe are going into the zonked-out mode, what with the 2010 FIFA World Cup starting in South Africa. The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition held every four years. The 2010 FIFA World Cup is being organised in South Africa, a first for an African nation.

2010 FIFA World Cup Hosts

South Africa is hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup at 10 venues. The Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg will host both the first game and the final game.

2010 FIFA World Cup Mascot

The mascot of the 2010 FIFA World Cup is a part-leopard, part-boy named Zakumi. He has a yellow spotted body with green hair, the colours yellow and green being those of the host nation's team.

2010 FIFA World Cup Football

The 2010 FIFA World Cup football has been innovatively designed by sports manufacturing giant Adidas.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup football is officially named Jabulani (meaning bringing joy to everyone).

The 2010 FIFA World Cup football has 11 colours, which represent:
(i) the 11 players of a team;
(ii) the 11 official languages of South Africa; and
(iii) the 11 South African tribes of the continent. The 2010 FIFA World Cup football's panels are made from a unique thermal material which provides for better flight.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is surely going to be a crackling, adrenaline-pumping competition!

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