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 E NETHERLANDS Coach: Bert van Marwijk # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperMaarten Stekelenburg22 September 1982 (aged 27)25Ajax2DefenderGregory van der Wiel3 February 1988 (aged 22)8Ajax3DefenderJohn Heitinga15 November 1983 (aged 26)51Everton4DefenderJoris Mathijsen5 April 1980 (aged 30)53Hamburg5DefenderGiovanni van Bronckhorst (captain)5 February 1975 (aged 35)97Feyenoord6MidfielderMark van Bommel22 April 1977 (aged 33)54Bayern Munich7ForwardDirk Kuyt22 July 1980 (aged 29)60Liverpool8MidfielderNigel de Jong30 November 1984 (aged 25)40Manchester City9ForwardRobin van Persie6 August 1983 (aged 26)41Arsenal10MidfielderWesley Sneijder9 June 1984 (aged 26)59Internazionale11ForwardArjen Robben23 January 1984 (aged 26)46Bayern Munich12DefenderKhalid Boulahrouz28 December 1981 (aged 28)28Stuttgart13DefenderAndré Ooijer11 July 1974 (aged 35)53PSV14MidfielderDemy de Zeeuw26 May 1983 (aged 27)23Ajax15DefenderEdson Braafheid8 April 1983 (aged 27)5Celtic16GoalkeeperMichel Vorm20 October 1983 (aged 26)3Utrecht17ForwardEljero Elia13 February 1987 (aged 23)5Hamburg18MidfielderStijn Schaars11 January 1984 (aged 26)11AZ19ForwardRyan Babel19 December 1986 (aged 23)38Liverpool20MidfielderIbrahim Afellay2 April 1986 (aged 24)20PSV21ForwardKlaas-Jan Huntelaar12 August 1983 (aged 26)30Milan22GoalkeeperSander Boschker20 October 1970 (aged 39)0Twente23MidfielderRafael van der Vaart11 February 1983 (aged 27)75Real Madrid DENMARK Coach: Morten Olsen # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperThomas Sørensen12 June 1976 (aged 33)86Stoke City2GoalkeeperJesper Christiansen24 April 1978 (aged 32)11København3GoalkeeperStephan Andersen26 November 1981 (aged 28)5Brøndby4DefenderDaniel Agger12 December 1984 (aged 25)30Liverpool5DefenderLars Jacobsen20 September 1979 (aged 30)29Blackburn Rovers6DefenderPer Krøldrup31 July 1979 (aged 30)28Fiorentina7DefenderWilliam Kvist24 February 1985 (aged 25)13København8DefenderSimon Kjær26 March 1989 (aged 21)9Palermo9DefenderSimon Poulsen7 October 1984 (aged 25)4AZ10DefenderPatrick Mtiliga28 January 1981 (aged 29)2Málaga11MidfielderMartin Jørgensen6 October 1975 (aged 34)94AGF12MidfielderDennis Rommedahl22 July 1978 (aged 31)94Ajax13MidfielderJesper Grønkjær12 August 1977 (aged 32)76København14MidfielderChristian Poulsen28 February 1980 (aged 30)72Juventus15MidfielderDaniel Jensen25 June 1979 (aged 30)47Werder Bremen16MidfielderThomas Kahlenberg20 March 1983 (aged 27)30Wolfsburg17MidfielderJakob Poulsen7 July 1983 (aged 26)11AGF18MidfielderThomas Enevoldsen27 July 1987 (aged 22)4Groningen19MidfielderMikkel Beckmann24 October 1983 (aged 26)3Randers20MidfielderChristian Eriksen14 February 1992 (aged 18)2Ajax21ForwardJon Dahl Tomasson (captain)29 August 1976 (aged 33)108Feyenoord22ForwardNicklas Bendtner16 January 1988 (aged 22)32Arsenal23ForwardSøren Larsen6 September 1981 (aged 28)17MSV DuisburgJAPAN Coach: Takeshi Okada # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperSeigo Narazaki15 April 1976 (aged 34)76Nagoya Grampus2MidfielderYuki Abe6 September 1981 (aged 28)44Urawa Red Diamonds3DefenderYūichi Komano25 July 1981 (aged 28)52Júbilo Iwata4DefenderMarcus Tulio Tanaka24 April 1981 (aged 29)38Nagoya Grampus5DefenderYuto Nagatomo12 September 1986 (aged 23)25FC Tokyo6DefenderAtsuto Uchida27 March 1988 (aged 22)31Kashima Antlers7MidfielderYasuhito Endō28 January 1980 (aged 30)93Gamba Osaka8MidfielderDaisuke Matsui11 May 1981 (aged 29)23Grenoble9ForwardShinji Okazaki16 April 1986 (aged 24)27Shimizu S-Pulse10MidfielderShunsuke Nakamura24 June 1978 (aged 31)96Yokohama F. Marinos11ForwardKeiji Tamada11 April 1980 (aged 30)69Nagoya Grampus12ForwardKisho Yano5 April 1984 (aged 26)18Albirex Niigata13DefenderDaiki Iwamasa30 January 1982 (aged 28)2Kashima Antlers14MidfielderKengo Nakamura31 October 1980 (aged 29)46Kawasaki Frontale15DefenderYasuyuki Konno25 January 1983 (aged 27)36FC Tokyo16ForwardYoshito Ōkubo9 June 1982 (aged 28)48Vissel Kobe17MidfielderMakoto Hasebe18 January 1984 (aged 26)30Wolfsburg18MidfielderKeisuke Honda13 June 1986 (aged 23)14CSKA Moscow19ForwardTakayuki Morimoto7 May 1988 (aged 22)5Catania20MidfielderJunichi Inamoto18 September 1979 (aged 30)79Kawasaki Frontale21GoalkeeperEiji Kawashima20 March 1983 (aged 27)9Kawasaki Frontale22DefenderYuji Nakazawa15 February 1978 (aged 32)104Yokohama F. Marinos23GoalkeeperYoshikatsu Kawaguchi15 August 1975 (aged 34)116Júbilo IwataCAMEROON Coach: Paul Le Guen # Position Player Date of Birth Caps Club 1GoalkeeperCarlos Kameni18 February 1984 (aged 26)58Espanyol2GoalkeeperSouleymanou Hamidou22 November 1973 (aged 36)40Kayserispor3GoalkeeperGuy N’dy Assembé28 February 1986 (aged 24)0Valenciennes4DefenderRigobert Song1 July 1976 (aged 33)133Trabzonspor5DefenderGeremi20 December 1978 (aged 31)109Ankaragücü6DefenderStephane Mbia20 May 1986 (aged 24)29Marseille7DefenderAurélien Chedjou20 June 1985 (aged 24)8Lille8DefenderNicolas N’Koulou27 March 1990 (aged 20)6Monaco9DefenderBenoît Assou-Ekotto24 March 1984 (aged 26)4Tottenham Hotspur10DefenderSébastien Bassong9 July 1986 (aged 23)3Tottenham Hotspur11DefenderGaëtan Bong25 April 1988 (aged 22)0Valenciennes12MidfielderJean Makoun29 May 1983 (aged 27)46Lyon13MidfielderAlexandre Song9 September 1987 (aged 22)20Arsenal14MidfielderLandry N’Guémo28 November 1985 (aged 24)17Celtic15MidfielderEyong Enoh23 March 1986 (aged 24)12Ajax16MidfielderGeorges Mandjeck9 December 1988 (aged 21)4Kaiserslautern17MidfielderJoel Matip8 August 1991 (aged 18)1Schalke18ForwardSamuel Eto’o (captain)10 March 1981 (aged 29)92Internazionale19ForwardPierre Webó20 January 1982 (aged 28)39Mallorca20ForwardAchille Emana5 June 1982 (aged 28)32Real Betis21ForwardMohammadou Idrissou8 March 1980 (aged 30)28Freiburg22ForwardVincent Aboubakar22 January 1992 (aged 18)0Cotonsport Garoua23ForwardEric Choupo-Moting23 March 1989 (aged 21)0NurembergPREVIOUS: GROUP D << • >> NEXT: GROUP F
19 August 2009US-based electronic payment processing services company First Data is to acquire CashAxcess, which offers a range of ATM products and services to the South African corporate and retail market, from local investment groups Mvelaphanda and Venfin for an undisclosed sum.CashAxcess, which has operated in South Africa since 2005, provides outsourced ATM services to leading banks in the region, including Absa, Capitec and Mercantile.It also provides ATM delivery and installation, signage, wireless GPRS communication, cash management and replenishment services, ATM monitoring, equipment insurance, sales and marketing and training services, and has 200 ATMs currently deployed across the country.ATM outsourcingAccording to First Data director Estevao Tokata, ATM outsourcing is a growth area within the South African payments market, as banks look to drive more cost efficiencies through their operations.“Increasingly, banks are concentrating on building and providing core banking services to their customers while working with specialist partners such as First Data to enhance the breadth of payment solutions offered to customers,” Tokata said in a statement this week.First Data operates a global ATM business, with networks in the United States, Asia Pacific and across Europe, and also offers ATM outsourcing and deployment solutions for banks and retailers in more than 17 countries around the globe.It has operated in South Africa since 1993, offering a full range of payment services to leading banks and retailers.“We are delighted to welcome the CashAxcess team into the First Data family,” said First Data international emerging markets vice-president George Zafirakis.“The combination of their considerable ATM expertise and knowledge of the local business environment, coupled with First Data’s scale and global experience, will ensure we can deliver an enhanced service to clients in South Africa.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Have you every wanted to run your own magazine, but never had enough money or a large enough audience to make it worthwhile? Well, if there’s one thing that the self-publishing industry can cater to, it’s the long tail. Now, thanks to a startup called MagCloud, even the smallest of ventures can produce their own, professional, full-color magazine and without the costs normally associated with hiring traditional publishing companies.About MagCloud MagCloud is another project to emerge from HP Labs. Earlier this year, HP Labs launched BookPrep, a print-on-demand service for out-of-print books. Now, they’re delivering MagCloud, a project devoted to providing small independent publishers the ability to publish digitized magazines as well as economically print on demand. Using HP’s Indigo technology, the magazines are printed when ordered in full color on 80 lb paper with saddle-stitched covers. How To Use MagCloudTo get started with creating a custom magazine, you must first create a PDF of your content using a tool that outputs high-resolution PDFs, like Adobe InDesign. You’ll also need to have a PayPal account in order to sell the magazines with the markup you choose. Since the service is in beta at the moment, orders must be sent to a U.S. shipping address. Publishers can request an invitation here.Browsing the MagCloud SelectionsFor those just interested in reading the MagCloud produced zines, you can create an account and then browse the selections of magazines available or subscribe to receive email notifications from the publisher as to when new issues are available. You can also choose to subscribe via RSS, but the feed does not contain the magazine’s content as posts, only notifications when new issues are released.There are already tons of magazines to browse through in diverse categories ranging from Art to Food to Literature to Finance and so much more. For example, RWW readers might be interested in the soon-to-launch magazine “The Rubyist” (for Rubyists, by Rubyists), which will focus on technical content and happenings in the world of Ruby, Rails, and Merb. Or for the more business-minded, the magazine “Professionally Speaking” may appeal, which gives tips on public speaking, giving presentations, etc. Another great thing about a self-published magazine is that you can just purchase the issues you’re interested in – the same as buying from the newsstand. You don’t have to commit to a full subscription. Previewing a MagCloud MagazineA Great Addition To The POD WorldAs we noted earlier this year, the print-on-demand industry has really been heating up. Amazon launched CreateSpace and another Lulu-esque service called Wordclay began offering paperback publishing. Even casual publishing outfits like CafePress and Blurb have continued to offer options for less serious writers. Now, MagCloud seems to be a perfect addition to join the POD space. If you want to join MagCloud yourself, the signup page is here. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#Publishing Services#web Related Posts sarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
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Chelsea have signed Stoke City’s Bosnian international goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on a four-year contract, the Premier League champions confirmed on Monday.The 28-year-old, who joined Stoke from Portsmouth in 2010, has signed for a fee reported in British media to be worth eight million pounds ($12.44 million).Begovic will compete with first-choice Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge after Petr Cech ended his trophy-laden 11-year spell by joining rivals Arsenal last month.”I am very happy to be joining Chelsea. After speaking at length to the manager (Jose Mourinho), I feel like I can develop here and be an important part of this team,” Begovic told Chelsea’s official website (www.chelseafc.com).Begovic becomes Chelsea’s second signing of the close season after Colombian striker Radamel Falcao joined from AS Monaco on a season-long loan deal.