football [ˋfut͵bɔl]橄欖球;足球

soccer [ˋsɑkɚ](英式)足球


soccer team  足球隊

national team  國家代表隊


The 2010 world cup football (soccer) competition will take place

in South Africa between June 11 and July 11, 2010.

competition  [͵kɑmpəˋtɪʃən](v)比賽,競賽

take place 舉行

The world cup competition takes place every 4 years.

South Africa 南非


The event is held every four years. 這項競賽每四年舉辦一次


the quadrennial event  每四年一次的賽事

quadrennial  [kwɑdˋrɛnɪəl](adj)每四年一次的



This is the first time the World Cup is being held in Africa.


This will be the first time that the world cup is held in an African country.



South Africa is the first African country to hold the world cup.

hold the world cup 舉辦世界盃

hold the event     舉辦這項活動

hold qualifying games 舉辦資格賽



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the 19th FIFA World Cup

FIFA   國際足球聯盟;國際足球協會

= Fédération Internationale de Football Association

(International Federation of Association Football)


the FIFA Executive Committee

FIFA officials


each team includes 11 players  每支隊伍有11位球員


compete against...競爭

South Africa competed against Morocco  南非與摩洛哥競爭


the most popular sport in the world  世界上最受歡迎的運動


the remarkable event

remarkable [rɪˋmɑrkəb!]a. 值得注意的



美式足球(American football)








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