Learn More About The Greatest Event In The Sportin
The World Cup is the number one tournament in Football, Rugby and Cricket. Read this article to learn more about this magnificent event.
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Cricket World Cup Final
The ICC World Cup will be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2011. Pakistan were originally due to co-host the tournament but withdrew after the Sri Lankan team were Cricket team were attacked in Lahore in 2009.
The tournament will start on the 19th February between India and Bangladesh and the final will be played on the 2nd April in Mumbai. Australia will have to battle hard to protect their title, facing strong competition from the host nations.
Rugby World Cup Final
The 7th Rugby World Cup takes place in 2011 and New Zealand are the hosts. The tournament kicks off on the 9th September when the hosts play Tonga and will last 7 weeks. 20 countries will battle hard to been crowned world champions. South Africa currently holds the title and will have to fight off competition from the likes of France, England, Australia and Ireland to retain the trophy.
The tournament will be played at 13 locations across New Zealand and the final will be held at Eden Park. This is the largest ever sporting event in the country, with the reported amount being spent an estimated $310 billion New Zealand Dollars to run. If New Zealand emerges victorious, this is an amount that will be quickly forgotten!
FIFA World Cup Final
With a combined total of 26 billion people tuning in to watch live games in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, this year's tournament which is in South Africa is going to be even more amazing and will smash that record. This the first time that the FIFA World Cup is going to be aired in High Definition (HD) and promises to be truly spectacular. Enhance your viewing by watching in HD to make those special moments even more memorable.
32 teams are in preparation for this year's tournament in the hope that they will be the best in the world. The 19th World Cup which starts on the 11th June is being defended by the current world champions Italy, who will face strong competition from the likes of Brazil, England, France, Germany, Spain, Argentina and the Netherlands. The newly redeveloped Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg will play host to the final with England, Brazil and The Netherlands favourites to win.