2010 World Cup Countries

2010 World Cup Countries
by Jason Green of Predictem.com

The countries for the 2010 World Cup are set and there are some surprising teams and some of the usual suspects that will be playing next summer in South Africa.

Here are the countries that have qualified for next summer, how many times they have played in the World Cup tournaments since the 1st competition in Uruguay in 1930, and the winners of the World Cup and the year they won.

Europe

Netherlands - 9th World Cup
England - 13th World Cup - 1 time champion (1966)
Spain - 13th World Cup
Germany - 17th World Cup - 3 time champion (1954, 1974 & 1990)
Denmark - 4th World Cup
Italy - 17th World Cup - 3 time champion (1934, 1938 & 1982)
Serbia - 11th World Cup - Competed as Yugoslavia from 1930 - 1990, and FR Yugoslavia from 1992 - 1998 and Serbia and Montenegro for 2006. This is their 1st appearance as Serbia.
France - 13th World Cup - 1 time champion (1998)
Slovakia - 9th World Cup - Competed as Czechoslovakia from 1934 to 1990. This is their 1st appearance as Slovakia.
Switzerland - 9th World Cup
Greece - 2nd World Cup
Portugal - 5th World Cup
Slovenia - 2nd World Cup

Asia

Australia - 3rd World Cup
Japan - 4th World Cup
North Korea - 2nd World Cup
South Korea - 8th World Cup

South America

Brazil - 19th World Cup - 5 times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 & 2002)
Paraguay - 8th World Cup
Chile - 8th World Cup
Argentina - 15th World Cup - 2 time champion (1978 & 1986)
Uruguay - 11th World Cup - 2 time champion (1930 & 1950)

North America & Central America

Honduras -2nd World Cup
USA - 9th World Cup
Mexico - 13th World Cup

Africa

South Africa (Host) 3rd World Cup
Ghana - 2nd World Cup
Cte d’Ivoire - 2nd World Cup
Nigeria - 4th World Cup
Algeria - 3rd World Cup
Cameroon - 6th World Cup

Asia / Oceana

New Zealand - 2nd World Cup

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