FIFA Football World Cup 2010 (South Africa) Quiz
- The 2010 FIFA World Cup at South Africa is the 19th FIFA World Cup and the first in an African nation.
- 204 nations (out of 208 FIFA nations) participated in the qualifiers, a record shared with the 2008 Summer Olympics for the most competing nations in a sporting event.
- The finals have 736 players from 32 teams.
- Matches were held in ten stadiums across South Africa.
- Jabulani: The Jabulani is the official match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It was developed at Loughborough University (UK) and manufactured by Adidas. Its design consists of eight panels and the surface of the ball is textured with grooves, a technology developed by Adidas called Grip 'n' Groove. For the final game, a special match ball with gold panels called Jo'bulani (inspired by Johannesburg or Jo'burg, the venue of the finals). The balls are made in China, using natural Kerala latex bladders from India. The word "jabulani" means "rejoice" or "bring joy and happiness" in Zulu. (Source: Wikipedia, www.jabulaniball.com)
- Vuvuzela: The 'vuvuzela' (also known as lepatata - its Tswana name) is a monotone horn-like instrument which because notorious for its use in the stands. Traditionally made and inspired from a kudu horn, the vuvuzela was used to summon distant villagers to attend community gatherings. (Source: Wikipedia, BBC News: 10 things about the vuvuzelas)
- Waka Waka: 'Waka Waka' by Shakira featuring South African band Freshlyground is the official song. It was written by Shakira and John Hill and samples the chorus of the 1986 Cameroonian hit song 'Zangalewa' by Golden Sounds. Indian music composer duo, Salim-Sulaiman, collaborated with South African singer Loyiso Bala and Kenyan singer Eric Wainaina to record the anthem for FIFA World Cup 2010. The music video recorded in 3DStereo was directed by Marcus Raboy. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Zakumi the FIFA World Cup 2010 mascot is a leopard, a common animal found in South Africa, with green hair wearing a shirt saying South Africa 2010. Zakumi's green and gold colors represents South African national sports' teams colors. His name comes from "ZA", the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for South Africa, and "kumi", a word that means "ten" in various African languages. (Source: Wikipedia