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. And it looks like the 1/6 world is not spared this phenomenon either :)
1/6 scale 12-inch versions of the world renowned footballers will be making their appearance pretty soon, thanks to the good people who makes all these 1/6 figures. There will be Brazilian football midfielder Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, commonly known as Kaká who currently plays for Real Madrid.
And of course Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Brazilian footballer who plays for Milan and the Brazilian national team. He is widely regarded as one of the most gifted footballers of his generation.
Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Barcelona and the Argentine national team.
And who doesn't know this guy? Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo currently holds the distinction of being the most expensive player in football history after having transferred to Real Madrid from Manchester United in a deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m). His contract with Real Madrid is believed to have made him the highest-paid football player in the world.
Fernando José Torres Sanz is a Spanish footballer who plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Spanish national team as a striker.
And last but not least, who else can bend it like Beckham? David Robert Joseph Beckham, is an English footballer who currently plays in midfield for Milan in Serie A, on loan from Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy. He is also an established member of the England national team.
Twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 the world's highest-paid footballer, Beckham was the first British footballer to play 100 Champions League matches. Beckham is married to former Spice Girl Victoria. The couple have three sons and currently reside in Beverly Hills, California.
With the extremely high prices the two Singapore telcos are charging for the world cup football telecasts (Early bird subscribers would have to pay $70.62 if they sign up by May 31, and $94.16 after that, to catch the action from South Africa), looks like we have to buy our own players and create our own matches Ha! Ha!
The number of members subscribing to the Facebook page that is protesting the cost of SingTel and StarHub's World Cup television packages swelled to more than 21,560 at press time last night. All 64 games will be shown free in nations such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey, China, Vietnam and Indonesia. ESPN won't charge United States subscribers any extra to watch the 54 games they will broadcast "live", and the other 10 games will be free on Disney's ABC. In Malaysia, pay-TV operators Astro won't charge existing customers extra, and those who sign up will pay RM66.95 ($29) a month for at least 12 months.