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Volleybal TermsAce: A point scored on a serve when the serve is either untouched or the first player to touch it cannot keep the ball in play.

Attack: Any hit into the opposing teammate’s court, other than a serve or block, such as a spike, tip, or dump.

Bump: Pass using the forearms, with the hands clasped together and arms locked at the elbows to direct the ball to the setter or attacker. Also known as the forearm or underhand pass.

Decoy: Deception strategy in which a player that is not going to hit the ball jumps at the same time as a player actually receiving the set.

Dig: Difficult defensive hit that keeps a kill attempt in play.

Dump: A surprise hit, usually by the setter on the second shot, pushed over the net when the opponent would normally expect the ball to be set.

Floater: A serve with no spin on the ball, which causes the ball to float over the net instead of dropping directly into the opposing teammate’s court.

Jump serve: Serve in which the server throws the ball in the air, then runs, jumps before the end line, hits the ball in the air, and lands on either side of the end line.

Kill: An attack, usually a spike, that the opposing team cannot return.

Lifting: Illegal hit, usually during a set or overhead pass, in which the player’s hands remains in contact with the ball too long.

Net ball: A playable ball that hits the net and goes over to the opponent’s side.

Overhead pass: Hit similar to a set, except used to send the ball over the net or to a teammate who doesn’t spike it.

Pass: Any hit to a teammate including a bump, overhead pass, set, and dig.

Red card: A card given to a player or coach by a referee for behaving in an unsportsmanlike manner. A red card also gives a point to the opposing team.

Rally: The length of play that begins with the serve and ends when a team scores a point.

Rally scoring: Modern scoring method in which a point is scored on every rally.

Roof: A block that grounds the ball on the opponent’s court and results in a point.

Serve: Hit used to start every rally. Serves can be either underhand or overhand, and the serve can hit the net as long as it lands on the opponent’s side.

Set: Controlled pass using the fingertips to pass the ball to an attacking teammate, who usually spikes the ball.

Sideout scoring: Old scoring system in which only the team that serves can score a point.

Spike: An aggressive, one-handed hit meant to ground the ball in the opponent’s court. A player is usually in midair during a spike.

Stuff: When a blocked ball is hit back at the player who originally spiked it.

Switch: Once the ball is in motion from a serve, players return from their designated rotational spots to the optimal spots for their positions.

Tip: A soft hit from a front-row player that goes over the opposing blockers and lands in an open area of the court. The front-row player usually jumps and fakes a spike, then lightly hits the ball over any of the three blockers.

Yellow card: A card issued by a referee for minor violations.

Wipe: When the attacker deliberately hits the ball so that it bounces off the blocker’s hand and goes out of bounds.

Paul Octopus is right again on his prediction. The three-time world champion, Germany, was kicked out in the semi-final match last night which proved that this sea creature predicted correctly again. The Netherlands and Spain both have never been world champion since 1930, first FIFA world cup in Uraguay. One of them will break the world cup history on the 11th of July. After this final match, one of the two will become the new world cup champion, while the other will be the runners-up.

It is to be noticed that Spain has never been world cup champion or runners-up, while the Netherlands has been the two-time runners-up in the FIFA world cup history.

This so-called psychic octopus is shaking the world of media in Germany and somewhere around the globe. http://www.worldcupblog.org, a website focusing on the matter around world cup wrote an article  Paul The Octopus Was Hacked, which describes

“Paul the ‘Pus is so incredibly good at what he does – eating delicious bivalves and correctly predicting Germany’s outcomes by which flag he chooses (he’s five for five) – he’s struck fear into the hearts and minds of German opposition. Of course, should the opposite occur it would send Germany into tumult, destroying the confidence of Jogi’s lads in the process and spearheading the Spanish to victory.

So the Spanish, presumably, doctored up the old Serbia photo, in which Paul correctly picked a German loss. And it fooled everybody. Everybody. Little bit of a ‘74 reverse, no?”

The 2-year-old octopus oracle was born in England but raised in Germany. Paul has proved to be a reliable oracle in the past — he predicted Germany’s win over Australia and Ghana and its loss to Serbia. During the 2008 European Championship, he predicted 80% of all German games right, Munzig said. “Either he was a bit ashamed that he gave up his English roots so quickly,” Munzig said, “or he was just absolutely convinced about a fast, overwhelming German victory.”

Munzig said that even though Paul was born in England, “he now carries a German passport,” because he has lived in Oberhausen for most of his life. Other animal oracles in German zoos cannot claim such a strong track record.

There are many people wondering what measure is used to determine whether it is offside when playing football. There is still a problem in understanding the offside rule. You may also ask why players try to make such mistake; however, being offside is of two types: being in an offside position, and committing an offside offence.

To be in an offside position is to be closer to the opponent’s goal than the last opposition outfield player (except the goalkeeper) and the ball. Yet, when a player commits an offside offence he will have the ball played forward towards another player who is already in the position considered offside.

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The rule is further complicated by the fact the referee or his assistant must adjudge you to be ‘active’ in the play before giving an offside decision against you. This can be obvious, for example if you touch the ball in an offside position, but it can be extremely nebulous. The official rule states ‘active’ as meaning “interfering with play… or an opponent… or gaining an advantage by being in that position”. However, as you will find as you watch more and more games, what one referee or linesman considers to be active can be very different to another individual’s interpretation, and the offside rule is generally a major debating point.

There are other factors to consider which can exempt you from the offside rule. You cannot be offside in your own-half of the pitch, for example, and you cannot be penalised for being in an offside position when a goal kick, throw-in, indirect free kick or corner kick is taken.

Picture and most part of the explanation: www.talkfootball.co.uk

I can say this is the most viewed video on Youtube though there are some more videos with higher hits. On what basis can I say like this? That is pretty easy to answer. It is the age of this video uploaded. It was just added on June 04, 2010, but see how it outnumbers many others. I rate this one all the stars.

Shakira is a cute singer with beautifully unique voice. I can’t appreciate enough.

FIFA World Cup 2010 Teams in the Round of 32

Below, a list of all players which were announced in the past days:

GROUP A

SOUTH AFRICA

Goalkeepers: Rowen Fernandez (Arminia Bielefeld/Germany), Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Shu-Aib Walters (Maritzburg United)

Defense: Matthew Booth (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siboniso Gaxa (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongani Khumalo (SuperSport United), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa/Israel), Innocent Mdledle (Orlando Pirates), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth/England), Bryce Moon (PAOK Salonika/Greece), Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk/Belgium), Siyabonga Sangweni (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Lucas Thwala (Orlando Pirates)

Midfield: Franklin Cale (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lance Davids (Ajax Cape Town), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Fulham/England), Andile Jali (Orlando Pirates), Thanduyise Khuboni (Lamontville Golden Arrows), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), Teko Modise (Orlando Pirates), Surprise Moriri (Mamelodi Sundowns), Steven Pienaar (Everton/England), MacBeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan/Russia), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs)

Forward: Benni McCarthy (West Ham/England), Katlego Mphela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Siyabonga Nomvete (Moroka Swallows), Bernard Parker (Twente/Holland).

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Official Theme Song World Cup 2010-Knaan’s Wavin Flag

Ooooooh Wooooooh
Give me freedom, give me fire, give me reason, take me higher
See the champions, take the field now, you define us, make us feel proud
In the streets are, exaliftin , as we lose our inhabition,
Celebration its around us, every nation, all around us
Singin forever young, singin songs underneath that sun
Lets rejoice in the beautiful game.
And together at the end of the day.
WE ALL SAY
When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom Just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back

When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom
Just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes
Oooooooooooooh woooooooooohh hohoho
Give you freedom, give you fire, give you reason, take you higher
See the champions, take the field now, you define us, make us feel proud
In the streets are, exaliftin, every loser in ambition,
Celebration, its around us, every nations, all around us
Singin forever young, singin songs underneath that sun
Lets rejoice in the beautiful game.
And together at the end of the day.
WE ALL SAY
When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom
Just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom
Just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes
Wooooooooo Ohohohoooooooo ! OOOoooooh Wooooooooo
WE ALL SAY !
When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom
Just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
When I get older I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom
Just like a wavin’ flag
And then it goes back
And then it goes back
And then it goes
Wooo hooooo hohohohoooooo
And everybody will be singinit
Wooooooooo ohohohooooo
And we are all singinit

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