The 2006 World Cup will be played in Germany this summer. It is the biggest event in soccer and arguably the biggest sporting event in the world. Only the Summer Olympics and tennis rival soccer when it comes to worldwide appeal and interest. After those three there is basketball. While the media will run with the black/speed team theme--see France, Brazil etc..-(remember the non stop media blather on Nigeria in the 90's?), there are more than a few white stars to keep an eye on. And some young players like Wayne Rooney and others to follow. I will try and probably others will as well try to keep people informed and soon will highlight several young speedy stars not yet mentioned in this group. I believe TV coverage will be wall to wall. And of course England is always a team to keep an eye on since the English press are second to none when it comes down to soccer coverage. They are hilarious.