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World Cup 2010 – South Africa

World Cup – South Africa 2010

Groups ¦ Second Round ¦ Quarters ¦ Semis ¦ Final ¦ Top Scorers 

The nineteenth World Cup was the first to take place on the continent of Africa. The opening game was on Friday 11th June 2010 in Soccer City, Johannesburg and the final is on Sunday 11th July 2010 at the same venue. Thirty-two teams took part in the finals. Hosts South Africa qualified automatically and they were joined by the thirty-one successful qualifiers. The qualification process began in August 2007 and was completed in November 2009 ahead of the draw for the finals on the 4th/5th December 2009. Matches took place at ten venues around South Africa:

Stadium Town Capacity
Green Point Stadium Cape Town 70,000
Durban Stadium Durban 70,000
Ellis Park Stadium Johannesburg 61,000
Soccer City Stadium Johannesburg 94,700
Free State Stadium Mangaung/Bloemfontein 48,000
Port Elizabeth Stadium Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth 48,000
Mbombela Stadium Nelspruit 46,000
Peter Mokaba Stadium Polokwane 46,000
Royal Bafokeng Stadium Rustenburg 42,000
Loftus Versfeld Stadium Tshwane/Pretoria 50,000

 

Groups & Results

Group A P W D L F A Pts
Uruguay 3 2 1 0 4 0 7
Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 2 4
South Africa 3 1 1 1 3 5 4
France 3 0 1 3 1 4 1
Group A Results
South Africa 1-1 Mexico
Uruguay 0-0 France
South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
France 0-2 Mexico
Mexico 0-1 Uruguay
France 1-2 South Africa

Group B P W D L F A Pts
Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 9
South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 3
Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 1
Group B Results
Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
South Korea 2-0 Greece
Greece 2-1 Nigeria
Argentina 4-1 South Korea
Nigeria 2-2 South Korea
Greece 0-2 Argentina

Group C P W D L F A Pts
USA 3 1 2 0 4 3 5
England 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
Slovenia 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
Algeria 3 0 1 2 0 2 1
Group C Results
England 1-1 USA
Algeria 0-1 Slovenia
Slovenia 2-2 USA
England 0-0 Algeria
Slovenia 0-1 England
USA 1-0 Algeria

Group D P W D L F A Pts
Germany 3 2 0 1 5 1 6
Ghana 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
Australia 3 1 1 1 3 6 4
Serbia 3 1 0 2 2 3 3
Group D Results
Germany 4-0 Australia
Serbia 0-1 Ghana
Germany 0-1 Serbia
Ghana 1-1 Australia
Ghana 0-1 Germany
Australia 2-1 Serbia

Group E P W D L F A Pts
Holland 3 3 0 0 5 1 9
Japan 3 2 0 1 4 2 6
Denmark 3 1 0 2 3 6 3
Cameroon 3 0 0 3 2 5 0
Group E Results
Holland 2-0 Denmark
Japan 1-0 Cameroon
Holland 1-0 Japan
Cameroon 1-2 Denmark
Denmark 1-3 Japan
Cameroon 1-2 Holland

Group F P W D L F A Pts
Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 5
Slovakia 3 1 1 1 4 5 4
New Zealand 3 0 3 0 2 2 3
Italy 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
Group F Results
Italy 1-1 Paraguay
New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia
Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay
Italy 1-1 New Zealand
Slovakia 3-2 Italy
Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand

Group G P W D L F A Pts
Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 7
Portugal 3 1 2 0 7 0 5
Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 4 3 4
North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 0
Group G Results
Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal
Brazil 2-1 North Korea
Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast
Portugal 7-0 North Korea
Portugal 0-0 Brazil
North Korea 0-3 Ivory Coast

Group H P W D L F A Pts
Spain 3 2 0 1 4 2 6
Chile 3 2 0 1 3 2 6
Switzerland 3 1 1 1 1 1 4
Honduras 3 0 1 2 0 3 1
Group H Results
Honduras 0-1 Chile
Spain 0-1 Switzerland
Chile 1-0 Switzerland
Spain 2-0 Honduras
Chile 1-2 Spain
Switzerland 0-0 Honduras
Uruguay 2-1 South Korea Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
Ghana 2-1 USA (aet) Rustenburg
Germany 4-1 England Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Argentina 3-1 Mexico Johannesburg
Holland 2-1 Slovakia Durban
Brazil 3-0 Chile Johannesburg
Paraguay 0-0 Japan (aet, 5-3 pens) Tshwane/Pretoria
Spain 1-0 Portugal Cape Town

Quarter Finals

Holland 2-1 Brazil Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Match Report
Uruguay 1-1 Ghana (aet, 4-2 pens) Johannesburg Match Report
Germany 4-0 Argentina Cape Town Match Report
Spain 1-0 Paraguay Johannesburg Match Report

Semi Finals

Holland 3-2 Uruguay Cape Town Match Report
Spain 1-0 Germany Durban Match Report

Third Place Play-off – 10th July 2010

Germany 3-2 Uruguay  Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Match Report

Final – Sunday 11th July 2010

Spain 1-0 Holland (aet)   Soccer City, Johannesburg
Iniesta 116       Match Report

 

World Cup 2010 – Top Scorers

Name Country Goals
David Villa Spain 5
Wesley Sneijder Holland 5
Thomas Mueller Germany 5
Diego Forlan Uruguay 5
Gonzalo Higuain Argentina 4
Robert Vittek Slovakia 4
Miroslav Klose Germany 4
Luis Suarez Uruguay 3
Landon Donovan USA 3
Luis Fabiano Brazil 3
Asamoah Gyan Ghana 3

 

Links 

FIFA World Cup – official tournament website

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