The World Cup is currently taking place in South Africa and people all over the world are glued to television sets at home, in bars and in town squares, to watch their country play.
The World Cup is actually everywhere one looks – all over TV, the Internet and even supermarket products.
A lot of interesting graphic design is coming out of the World Cup, so we’ve put together a compilation of some of the best designed World Cup 2010 websites. We’ve also included a few African websites for more inspiration.
Drop us a comment and let us know which of these websites you like the best, and if you know of any other inspirational World Cup sites ones that we may have missed.
Twitter World Cup
Twitter has a world cup minisite that displays live tweets related to upcoming games.
Fifa World Cup Game
EA Sports has a fantastic website to promote its new Fifa South Africa World Cup game on game consoles.
ITV Fifa World Cup
ITV has a really nice looking site providing live coverage of games, photos from matches and scores. It’s basically a football fan’s paradise.
Sky Sports World Cup 2010
The Sky Sports World Cup website has tons of information about the World Cup, and has a really nice background featuring some of the best football players of all time.
Budweiser Predict And Win
Budweiser have a slick looking site where football fans can predict game scores and win prizes.
Fifa World Cup
This is the official Fifa website which features every last bit of information about the South Africa 2010 World Cup.
Sony has a football minisite that promotes their new range of Bravia World Cup TVs.
Football World Cup
A really nicely designed site with lots of information about all the football stadiums in South Africa, match schedules and travel information.
Fanhouse UK has a beautiful site that provides coverage of the World Cup.
Goal.com has used a really nice graphic for the background. The colors work really well together.
SBO Bet World Cup
SBO Bet has a really well designed old school style site for their World Cup betting minisite.
Carlsberg has gone the extra mile and made a really great looking football site for England fans who love football, oh and of course Carlsberg.
Carlsberg also has another minisite called 100% Football where fans can play games, get info and watch TV.
Sony Ericsson Twitter Cup
Sony Ericsson has a football minisite where you can play a game called Twitter Cup.
World Cup 2010 Calendar on Marca.com
Marca.com has created an excellent interactive Flash based World Cup 2010 calendar with lots of options. It’s very well presented, clearly laid out and fun to browse.
African Website Inspiration
As South Africa is hosting the Fifa World Cup, we thought we’d include a small gallery of inspirational African websites…
Sense South Africa
Sense South Africa is a website that allows you to explore South Africa through touch, taste, sights, scents and sounds.
Pioneer Africa has information about exclusive safaris.
A simple black and white website design with basic elements of color.
Revive Africa features a nice hand drawn/grunge style website. Their purpose is to help children in Sierra Leone.
Africa Tour 2008
Africa tour 2008 discusses ways to eliminate child labor. The website is very bold, colorful and easy to navigate.
Africa guestbook allows users to search over 200 places to stay in Africa. Beautiful warm colors make the site very inviting.
African Budget Safaris
Quite a mix of colors, but very well executed… Africa Budget Safaris allows users to find the perfect tour with heavy discounts.
Football Made In Africa
A very brightly colored and hand drawn style website. Football made in Africa is a project that was created to educate people about Africa.
Compiled exclusively for WDD by Andy Johnson. Andy is a freelance web designer and developer living in the UK. Andy freelances through his own design studio Authentic, and also co-founded a lightning fast UK hosting company called Pixeno. You can follow him on Twitter: @Andy92
Which were your favorite designs? Share your comments below and feel free to add any other awesome sites that you may know of…