The Palestinian team play their home games in Qatar
In less than 3 years time, Africa will be hosting its first World Cup.

On November 23, 2007 the draw for the qualifying groups will be made, yet for some smaller nations qualifying has already begun.

Some sides will have to play and win 18 matches to book their places at South Africa 2010.

Palestine is one of the teams who entered at the first qualifying stage, and Sportsworld's Rahul Pathak went to meet them.

Host's Hopes

The hosts are the only team who will definately
be at the 2010 World Cup
The only team who will definitely be at the 2010 World Cup are the hosts - South Africa - yet their recent form has certainly not been worthy of gracing the world's greatest tournament.

Bafana Bafana did not score a single goal in the 2006 African Cup of Nations.

But now they have got a new coach - Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira, who guided his home nation to World Cup victory in 1994, and hopes are high he can give the South African fans something to cheer about.

Brazil 2014?

Sportsworld travels to Brazil
On October 30, football's world governing body Fifa will announce which nation will host the 2014 World Cup.

Only one country has made an official bid.

They are also five-time winners of the World Cup and are therefore clear favourites.

Sportsworld's Brendan Connor went to Brazil.

Wariner's World

Jeremy Wariner talks to Sportsworld's
Carrie Brown
The recent world athletics championships produced some memorable performances - Tyson Gay shot to fame with victory in the 100 and 200 metres.

His fellow American Jeremy Wariner produced an equally impressive display in Osaka.

Wariner claimed Gold in the 400metres to add to his Olympic crown.

Sportsworld's Carrie Brown took the chance to speak to one of the the quiet men of sprinting.

This episode of Sportsworld aired from Monday October 22, 2007

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