Predicting the World Cup 2010 Winner

Of the 32 countries lining up for the 2010 edition of the World Cup, happening this June 11 to July 11, only 2 will play the final match on July 11th.

However, just like in ‘Highlander’: there can only be one!

Who will be the winner of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa?

That’s the question on everybody’s mind, including Mr. Beckham here on the left, who does not look to happy when the U.S. tied with England on June 12.

The answer to this question is not only relevant to football fans around the world trying to hit the jackpot both on online and offline gambling places, but also relevant to online marketers who are doing extensive SEO and SEM work throughout this month to catch a piece of the World Cup search engine pie (for more details refer to this article on the implications of the World Cup 2010 to online marketers).

Here are some specific probabilities that will help both football fans and online marketers predict who will win the World Cup 2010.

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World Cup 2010 Starts June 11th




No matter what you call it: The biggest sports event in the world (besides the Olympics) is finally here.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, the premier international football tournament. It is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the culmination of a qualification process that began in August 2007 and involved 204 of the 208 FIFA national teams. As such, it matches the 2008 Summer Olympics as the sports event with the most competing nations. This will be the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation, after South Africa beat Morocco and Egypt in an all-African bidding process.

What are the implications of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for online marketers?

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