The final 23 players for the 32 squads competing in South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup were announced after the deadline for confirmed teams passed on 1 June. Get the low-down on the 736 footballers who will be battling it out for the sport’s biggest trophy from 11 June to 11 July.More statistics on the 32 teams 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP: FIRST STAGE GROUPS Group A South Africa Mexico Uruguay FranceGroup B Argentina Nigeria South Korea GreeceGroup C England USA Algeria SloveniaGroup D Germany Australia Serbia GhanaGroup E Netherlands Denmark Japan CameroonGroup F Italy Paraguay New Zealand SlovakiaGroup G Brazil North Korea Côte d’Ivoire PortugalGroup H Spain Switzerland Honduras Chile GROUP FITALY Coach: Marcello Lippi # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperGianluigi Buffon28 January 1978 (aged 32)100Juventus2GoalkeeperFederico Marchetti7 February 1983 (aged 27)4Cagliari3GoalkeeperMorgan De Sanctis27 March 1977 (aged 33)3Napoli4DefenderSalvatore Bocchetti30 November 1986 (aged 23)3Genoa5DefenderLeonardo Bonucci1 May 1987 (aged 23)1Bari6DefenderFabio Cannavaro (captain)13 September 1973 (aged 36)132Juventus7DefenderGiorgio Chiellini14 August 1984 (aged 25)28Juventus8DefenderDomenico Criscito30 December 1986 (aged 23)5Genoa9DefenderChristian Maggio11 February 1982 (aged 28)3Napoli10DefenderGianluca Zambrotta19 February 1977 (aged 33)92Milan11MidfielderMauro Camoranesi4 October 1976 (aged 33)53Juventus12MidfielderDaniele De Rossi24 July 1983 (aged 26)52Roma13MidfielderGennaro Gattuso9 January 1978 (aged 32)71Milan14MidfielderClaudio Marchisio19 January 1986 (aged 24)3Juventus15MidfielderRiccardo Montolivo18 January 1985 (aged 25)12Fiorentina16MidfielderAngelo Palombo25 September 1981 (aged 28)15Sampdoria17MidfielderSimone Pepe30 August 1983 (aged 26)13Udinese18MidfielderAndrea Pirlo19 May 1979 (aged 31)65Milan19ForwardAntonio Di Natale13 February 1979 (aged 31)31Udinese20ForwardAlberto Gilardino5 July 1982 (aged 27)39Fiorentina21ForwardVincenzo Iaquinta21 November 1979 (aged 30)35Juventus22ForwardGiampaolo Pazzini2 August 1984 (aged 25)6Sampdoria23ForwardFabio Quagliarella31 January 1983 (aged 27)18Napoli PARAGUAY Coach: Gerardo Martino # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperJusto Villar30 June 1977 (aged 32)71Real Valladolid2GoalkeeperAldo Bobadilla20 April 1976 (aged 34)18Independiente Medellín3GoalkeeperDiego Barreto16 July 1981 (aged 28)2Cerro Porteño4DefenderDenis Caniza (captain)29 August 1974 (aged 35)95León5DefenderPaulo da Silva1 February 1980 (aged 30)67Sunderland6DefenderCarlos Bonet2 October 1977 (aged 32)60Olimpia7DefenderJulio César Cáceres5 October 1979 (aged 30)59Atlético Mineiro8DefenderDarío Verón26 June 1979 (aged 30)27UNAM9DefenderClaudio Morel Rodríguez2 February 1978 (aged 32)25Boca Juniors10DefenderAureliano Torres16 June 1982 (aged 27)25San Lorenzo11DefenderAntolín Alcaraz30 July 1982 (aged 27)5Club Brugge12MidfielderÉdgar Barreto15 July 1984 (aged 25)47Atalanta13MidfielderCristian Riveros16 October 1982 (aged 27)45Cruz Azul14MidfielderEnrique Vera10 March 1979 (aged 31)25LDU Quito15MidfielderVíctor Cáceres25 March 1985 (aged 25)25Libertad16MidfielderJonathan Santana19 October 1981 (aged 28)21Wolfsburg17MidfielderNéstor Ortigoza7 October 1984 (aged 25)3Argentinos Juniors18ForwardRoque Santa Cruz16 August 1981 (aged 28)66Manchester City19ForwardNelson Valdez28 November 1983 (aged 26)38Borussia Dortmund20ForwardOscar Cardozo20 May 1983 (aged 27)29Benfica21ForwardÉdgar Benítez8 November 1987 (aged 22)12Pachuca22ForwardRodolfo Gamarra10 December 1988 (aged 21)2Libertad23ForwardLucas Barrios13 November 1984 (aged 25)0Borussia Dortmund NEW ZEALAND Coach: Ricki Herbert # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperMark Paston13 December 1976 (age 33)22Wellington Phoenix2DefenderBen Sigmund3 February 1981 (age 29)14Wellington Phoenix3DefenderTony Lochhead12 January 1982 (age 28)28Wellington Phoenix4DefenderWinston Reid3 July 1988 (age 21)2Midtjylland5DefenderIvan Vicelich3 September 1976 (age 33)66Auckland City6DefenderRyan Nelsen (captain)18 October 1977 (age 32)40Blackburn Rovers7MidfielderSimon Elliott10 June 1974 (age 35)62Unattached8MidfielderTim Brown6 March 1981 (age 29)25Wellington Phoenix9ForwardShane Smeltz29 September 1981 (age 28)29Gold Coast United10ForwardChris Killen8 October 1981 (age 28)31Middlesbrough11MidfielderLeo Bertos20 December 1981 (age 28)33Wellington Phoenix12GoalkeeperGlen Moss19 January 1983 (age 27)15Melbourne Victory13MidfielderAndy Barron24 December 1980 (age 29)11Team Wellington14ForwardRory Fallon20 March 1982 (age 28)6Plymouth Argyle15MidfielderMichael McGlinchey7 January 1987 (age 23)5Motherwell16MidfielderAaron Clapham1 January 1987 (age 23)0Canterbury United17MidfielderDavid Mulligan24 March 1982 (age 28)25Unattached18DefenderAndrew Boyens18 September 1983 (age 26)15New York Red Bulls19DefenderTommy Smith31 March 1990 (age 20)3Ipswich Town20ForwardChris Wood7 December 1991 (age 18)8West Bromwich Albion21MidfielderJeremy Christie22 May 1983 (age 27)21Tampa Bay22MidfielderJeremy Brockie7 October 1987 (age 22)17Newcastle Jets23GoalkeeperJames Bannatyne30 June 1975 (age 34)3Team Wellington SLOVAKIA Coach: Vladimír Weiss # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperJán Mucha5 December 1982 (aged 27)14Legia Warszawa2GoalkeeperDušan Kuciak21 May 1985 (aged 25)2FC Vaslui3GoalkeeperDušan Perniš28 November 1984 (aged 25)1Dundee United4DefenderRadoslav Zabavník16 September 1980 (aged 29)42Mainz5DefenderMarek Čech26 January 1983 (aged 27)38West Bromwich Albion6DefenderMartin Petráš2 November 1979 (aged 30)38Cesena7DefenderMartin Škrtel15 December 1984 (aged 25)37Liverpool8DefenderJán Ďurica10 December 1981 (aged 28)35Hannover 969DefenderPeter Pekarík30 October 1986 (aged 23)19Wolfsburg10DefenderKornel Saláta4 January 1985 (aged 25)3Slovan Bratislava11MidfielderMarek Hamšík (captain)27 July 1987 (aged 22)30Napoli12MidfielderStanislav Šesták16 December 1982 (aged 27)29Bochum13MidfielderMarek Sapara31 July 1982 (aged 27)24Ankaragücü14MidfielderJán Kozák22 April 1980 (aged 30)22Timişoara15MidfielderZdeno Štrba9 June 1976 (aged 34)20Skoda Xanthi16MidfielderMiroslav Stoch19 October 1989 (aged 20)10Twente17MidfielderKamil Kopúnek18 May 1984 (aged 26)7Spartak Trnava18MidfielderVladimír Weiss30 November 1989 (aged 20)7Bolton Wanderers19MidfielderJuraj Kucka26 February 1987 (aged 23)5Sparta Prague20ForwardRóbert Vittek1 April 1982 (aged 28)69Ankaragücü21ForwardFilip Hološko17 January 1984 (aged 26)37Beşiktaş22ForwardMartin Jakubko26 February 1980 (aged 30)21Saturn Moscow23ForwardErik Jendrišek26 October 1986 (aged 23)13KaiserslauternPREVIOUS: GROUP E << • >> NEXT: GROUP G
Bridging the digital divide FNB Cellphone Banking Solutions CEO Ravesh Ramlakan said that while the overall cellphone banking service had grown more rapidly than online banking, the adoption of FNB’s mobile banking WAP site has been relatively slow. Tier 1: The WAP Internet – access to Wireless Access Protocol gateways, which includes mobile versions of brand sites, mobile versions of traditional and new media publisher sites, downloads of ringtones, games and other content, which may only involve a single link from the phone; the typical user of the WAP internet is not always aware of using the internet. The implications of these numbers are significant: in one fell swoop, they would turn the South African internet user base from the 5.3-million reported by World Wide Worx at the end of 2009 to 9.6-million. Add Instant Messaging to the mix, and the total becomes 10.56-million – exactly double that of the internet user base at the end of last year. “The truth is, many people with these applications on their phones do not use them and do not even know how to use them,” said Goldstuck. Three tiers of mobile internet Tier 3: Mobile Web Browsing – usage of a web browser to access the internet from the phone – understood by most users to represent full internet access. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Cellphone banking: brighter future The framework consist of three tiers, namely: The Mobile Internet in South Africa 2010 report, conducted by local research firm World Wide Worx, shows that the usage of specific applications like Mxit and Facebook Mobile far outpaces browsing on the phone. Use of mobile internet services has exploded in South Africa, even though less than half of urban users with internet-capable phones are using the internet, according to a comprehensive new study. The findings suggest, on the surface, that more than half of urban mobile users – 8.5-million – are capable of accessing e-mail on their phones, and as many as 60% – 9.5-million – are able to browse on their phones. The study was conducted face-to-face among urban mobile phone users aged 16 and older, representing 16-million South Africans. Tier 2: The Mobile Application Internet – usage of “stand-alone” applications on the phone that rely on data feeds, such as Mxit, Gmail, and Maps; the typical user is aware of using data, but not of fully accessing the internet. And, while 60% of users in this market have phones that can browse the internet, only 21% report that they use this form of mobile internet access. 27 May 2010 “It is quite startling to find how many have these features on their phones but don’t use them, either out of ignorance or because of cost concerns,” World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said in a statement this week. For several years, the question of how many South Africans use the internet from their cellphones has been veiled in confusion, with claimed numbers ranging from half a million to 15-million. “Defining the mobile internet is important,” said Mobile Marketing Association founding chairman Rick Joubert. “Neither one of the mobile internet usage tiers is any more important than the other, but decision-makers and marketers should understand the nature of the end user experience as clearly as possible.” While 28% of the urban cellular market is using mobile instant messaging (IM), as many as 65% have the capacity on their phones, meaning that only 4.5-million out of 10.5-million potential mobile IM users actually use it. In many cases, an application has been installed on the phone, and the owner may even have registered to use the service, but is not in fact a user. “Customers either do not know how to access it via their cellphone, or their phone needs to be configured first in order to access. However, with technology lifecycles, the adoption to internet banking via the cellphone will feature more prominently in future,” he said. “It is clear that the cellphone has the potential to take South Africans across the digital divide, but the phones themselves need to become more user-friendly, and a vast amount of consumer education is needed.” During the past year, representatives of two of the key players in the debate, World Wide Worx and the South African Mobile Marketing Association, agreed to a formal framework within which they would report the key statistics for internet usage and access on cellphones.
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