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South Africa World Cup: All Matches, Final Scores & Results

The 2010 South Africa World Cup was the 19th edition of the quadrennial international men’s soccer tournament. It was held in South Africa from June 11 to July 11, 2010, making it the first time the game was held on the African continent.

A total of 32 teams from six confederations participated in the tournament, with South Africa as the host nation. The final match was played at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, with Spain defeating the Netherlands 1-0 to claim their first-ever World Cup title.

The tournament was widely praised for its organization and the South African people’s warm reception to the participating teams.

 

Group A – South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, And France

2010 world cup first goal scorer

SOUTH AFRICA 1 – MEXICO 1 (0:0)

Played: Friday, 11 June 2010 (16.00) at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 83,548

Referee And Assistants: Ravshan Saifidinovich Irmatov (UZB); Rafael Eduardovich Ilyasov (UZB), Bakhadir Zakirovich Kochkarov (KYR).

Scorers: 1:0 Tshabalala 55, 1:1 Márquez 79

1-0 Tshabalala ran onto the sweet ball from Dikgacoi on the left-hand side of the box and smashed it into the top corner – what a goal to start the competition.

1-1 Crap defending by South Africa ended up with just one defender attempting to stop three attackers after Mexico took a short corner. Guardado crossed from the left, Márquez took it down and drove it past Khune.

South Africa (4-4-2): [16] Itumeleng Isaac Khune; – [2] Siboniso Pa Gaxa, [4] Teboho Aaron Mokoena (c), [20] Bongani Sandile Khumalo, [15] Lucas Bongane Thwala (h/t [3] Peter Tsepo Masilela); – [8] Lawrence Siphiwe Tshabalala Ω, [13] Kagisho Evidence Dikgacoi, [12] Reneilwe Letsholonyane, [11] Teko Tsholofelo Modise; – [10] Steven Jerome Pienaar (83 [17] Bernard Melvin Parker), [9] Katlego Abel Mphela.

Mexico (4-3-3): [1] Óscar Pérez Rojas; – [12] Paul Nicolás Aguilar Rojas (55 [18] José Andrés Guardado Hernández), [5] Ricardo Osorio Mendoza, [2] Francisco Javier Rodríguez Pinedo, [3] Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores; – [16] Efraín Juárez Valdez, [4] Rafael Márquez álvarez, [6] Gerardo Torrado Diez de Bonilla (c); – [17] Giovani álex dos Santos Ramírez, [9] Guillermo Luis Franco Farquarson (73 [14] Javier Hernández Balcázar ‘Chicharito’=’Little Pea’), [11] Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido (69 [10] Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo).

Booked: Dikgacoi 27′ booked for tripping Giovani, Masilela 70′. / Juárez 18′ handball, Torrado 57′.

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URUGUAY 0 – FRANCE 0

Played: Friday, 11 June 2010 (20.30), Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

Attendance: 64,100

Referee And Assistants: Yuichi Nishamura (JPN), Toru Sagara (JPN), Jeong Hae-Sang (KOR).

Uruguay (4-4-2): [1] Néstor Fernando Muslera Micol: – [6] Mauricio Berdano Victorino Dansilio, [2] Diego Moreno Lugano Moreno (c), [3] Diego Roberto Godin Leal, [11] Álvaro Daniel Pereira Barragán; – [16] Victorio Maximiliano Pereira Páez, [15] Diego Fernando Pérez Aguado (88 [8] Sebastián Eguren Ledesma), [17] Egidio Raúl Arévalo Ríos, [18] Ignacio María González Gatti (63 [14] Mardelo Nicolás Lodeiro Benítez); – [9] Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz (74 [13] Wasington Sebastián Abreu Gallo), [10] Diego Martín Forlán Corazo.

France (4-2-3-1): [1] Hugo Lloris; – [2] Bacary Sagna, [5] William Eric Gallas, [3] Éric Sylvain Abidal, [13] Patrice Latyr Evra (c); – [14] Jérémy Toulalan, [19] Vassiriki Abou Diaby; – [10] Sidney Rodrigue Noukpo Govou (85 [11] André-Pierre Gignac), [8] Yoann Miguel Gourcuff (75 [15] Florent Johan Malouda) [7] Franck Ribéry; – [21] Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (72 [12] Thierry Daniel Henry),

Sent off: 2nd YC/RC Lodeiro 81′ late and quite dangerous tackle on Bacary Sagna.

Booked: Victorino 59′ for a late tackle on Patrice Evra, Lodeiro 65′ for kicking the ball away after a freekick was awarded against him, Lugano 90′ dissent. / Evra 12′ for a tug on the shirt of Diego Pérez just inside the French half, Ribéry 19′ shirt pulling on, Toulalan 68′ for a late, clumsy lunge on Álvaro Perreira.

URUGUAY 3 - SOUTH AFRICA 0

URUGUAY 3 – SOUTH AFRICA 0 (1:0)

Played: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 (20.30), Loftus Versfield Stadium, Pretoria.

Attendance: 42,658

Referee and Assistants: Massimo Busacca (SUI); Matthias Arnet (SUI), Francesco Buragina (SUI).

Scorers: 0:1 Forlán 24, 2:0 Forlán (pen) 80, 3:0 Pereira 90.

Uruguay (4-1-2-2): [1] Fernando Muslera; – [16] Maxi Pereira, [2] Diego Lugano (c), [3] Diego Godin, [4] Jorge Ciro Fucile Perdomo (71 [20] Álvaro Fernández Gay); – [15] Diego Pérez (90 [5] Walter Alejandro Gargano Guevara); – [17] Egidio Arévalo, [11] Álvaro Pereira; – [10] Diego Forlán Ω; – [7] Edinson Robrto Cavani Gómez (90 [21] Sebastián Bruno Fernández Miglierina), [9] Luis Suárez.

South Africa (4-4-1-1): [16] Itumeleng Khune; – [2] Siboniso Gaxa, [4] Aaron Mokoena (c), [20] Bongani Khumalo, [3] Tsepo Masilela; – [8] Siphiwe Tshabalala, [13] Kagisho Dikgacoi, [12] Reneilwe Letsholonyane (57 [19] Surprise Mohlomolleng Moriri), [11] Teko Modise; – [10] Steven Pienaar (79 [GK 1] Moeneeb Josephs); – [9] Katlego Mphela.

Sent off: Khune 76′, Penalty! Suárez is brought down by the outstretched left boot of the South Africa goalkeeper as he tries to cut across the six-yard area.

Booked: Pienaar 6′ encroachment/not retreating, Dikgacoi 42′ crashed into the back of Suárez.

MEXICO 2 – FRANCE 0 (0:0)

Played: Thursday, 17 June 2010 (20.30), Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane.

Attendance: 45,372

Referee and Assistants: Khalil Ibrahim Jalal al-Ghamdi (KSA); Hassan Kazem Kamranifar (IRN), Saleh Mohamed Abdullah Hassan al-Marzouqi (UAE).

Scorers: 1:0 Javier Hernández 64 (2,100 goal in WC history), 2:0 Blanco (pen) 79.

1-0 With his back to goal, Hernández plays the ball back to Márquez on the halfway line, turns, and sprints towards the France goal. Márquez dinks a beautifully weighted pass over the top for him to run onto. He’s in line with the static defense when the ball is played: onside. His first touch is marvelous, bringing him clean through on goal with the ball at his feet. He takes it right and wide of Lloris, slots it into the empty net. His first WC goal emulates his grandfather Tomás Balcázar González, who scored against France in 1954.

2-0 Blanco, the substitute, takes a massive run-up and blasts the ball low and to Lloris’s right.

Mexico (4-3-3): [1] Óscar Pérez; – [5] Ricardo Osorio, [15] Héctor Alfredo Moreno Herrera, [2] Francisco Rodríguez, [3] Carlos Salcido; – [16] Efraín Juárez (55 [14] Javier Hernández Ω), [4] Rafael Márquez (c), [6] Gerardo Torrado; – [17] Giovani dos Santos, [9] Guillermo Franco (62 [10] Cuau Blanco), [11] Carlos Vela (31 [7] Pablo Edson Barrera Acosta).

France (4-2-3-1): [1] Hugo Lloris; – [2] Bacary Sagna, [5] William Gallas, [3] Éric Abidal, [13] Patrice Evra (c); – [14] Jérémy Toulalan, [19] Abou Diaby; – [10] Sidney Govou (69 [20] Mathieu Valbuena), [7] Franck Ribéry, [15] Florent Malouda; – [21] Nicolas Anelka (h/t [11] André-Pierre Gignac a fateful decision).

Booked: Toulalan 45′ took out Franco just before the break on the halfway line, during a 4-man Mexican break, Abidal 78′ for his penalty-conceding foul on Barrera. / Guillermo Franco 4′, a foul on Abou Diaby or for standing in front of the ball, Juárez 48′ a foul on Abou Diaby, Moreno 49′ for a shove on Malouda, Rodríguez 82′.

Note: Mexico had never won a World Cup match against any of the seven countries that have won the competition (11 defeats and five draws).

It emerged slowly after this match that Anelka finally snapped with his slightly mad manager Domenech after being told he was to be substituted at half-time. Anelka responded to criticism from the coach by angrily saying, “go f*** yourself, dirty bastard,” or words to that effect. Anelka later refused to apologize when asked to by French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes. “Faced by the player’s refusal to apologize publicly, he (Escalettes) decided in total agreement with the coach and the official members of the delegation present to exclude Nicolas Anelka from the squad,” the FFF said in a statement. As a result, he was sent home, and the team rebelled the following Sunday by refusing to train [Anelka was later given an 18-match ban by the FFA but retired from international football. 69 caps and 14 goals.]

URUGUAY 1 - MEXICO 0

URUGUAY 1 – MEXICO 0 (1:0)

Played: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 (16.00), Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.

Attendance: 33,425

Referee and Assistants: Viktor Kassai (HUN); Gábor Eros (HUN), Tibor Vámos (HUN).

Scorers: Suárez 43.

Uruguay (4-3-3): [1] Fernando Muslera; – [16] Maxi Pereira, [2] Diego Lugano (c), [6] Mauricio Victorino, [4] Jorge Fucile; – [17] Egidio Arévalo, [15] Diego Pérez, [11] Álvaro Pereira (77 [19] Andrés Scotti Ponce de León); – [9] Luis Suárez Ω (85 [20] Álvaro Fernández), [10] Diego Forlán, [7] Edinson Cavani.

Mexico (4-3-3): [1] Óscar Pérez; – [5] Ricardo Osorio, [2] Francisco Rodríguez, [15] Héctor Moreno (57 [8] Israel Castro Macías), [3] Carlos Salcido; – [6] Gerardo Torrado, [4] Rafael Márquez (c), [18] Andrés Guardado (h/t [7] Pablo Barrera); – [17] Giovani dos Santos, [9] Guillermo Franco, [10] Cuau Blanco (63 [14] Javier Hernández Balcazar).

Booked: Javier Hernández 77′, Castro 86′. / Fucile 68′.

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SOUTH AFRICA 2 – FRANCE 1 (2:0)

Played: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 (16.00), Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein.

Attendance: 39,415

Referee and Assistants: Óscar Julián Ruiz Acosta (COL); Humberto Clavijo Prieto (COL), Abraham David González Torres (COL)

Scorers: 1:0 Khumalo 20, 2:0 Mphela 37, 2-1 Malouda 70.

South Africa (4-4-2): [1] Moeneeb Josephs; – [5] Calvin Anele Ngcongca (55 [2] Siboniso Gaxa), [4] Aaron Mokoena (c), [20] Bongani Khumalo, [3] Tsepo Masilela; – [10] Steven Pienaar, [6] Ntuthuko MacBeth-Mao Sibaya, [23] Thanduyise Abraham Khuboni (78 [11] Teko Modise), [8] Siphiwe Tshabalala; – [9] Katlego Mphela Ω, [17] Bernard Parker (68 [18] Siyabonga Eugene Nomvethe).

France (4-2-3-1): [1] Hugo Lloris; – [2] Bacary Sagna, [17] Sébastien Squillaci, [5] William Gallas (would add one more to this, his 83rd cap), [22] Gaël Clichy; – [18] Alou Diarra (c. 82 [10] Sidney Govou, 49th and last cap), [19] Abou Diaby; – [11] André-Pierre Gignac (h/t [15] Florent Malouda), [8] Yoann Gourcuff, [7] Franck Ribéry; – [9] Djibril Aruun Cissé (55 [12]. Thierry Henry, his 123rd and last international, scored 51 goals).

Sent off: Gourcuff 25′ flattened Sibaya with an elbow as they both challenged for an aerial ball.

Booked: Diaby 71′.

Note: South Africa became the first host nation not to progress beyond the first round.

South Africa World Cup Group B – Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, And Greece

SOUTH KOREA 2, GREECE 0

SOUTH KOREA 2, GREECE 0 (1:0)

Played: Saturday, 12 June 2010 (13.30), Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

Attendance: 31,513

Referee and Assistants: Michael Anthony Hester (NZL first-ever ref from NZ); Jan-Hendrik Hintz (NZL), Tevita Makasini (TON).

Scorers: 1:0 Lee JS 7, 2:0 Park JS, 52.

South Korea (4-4-1-1): [18] Jung Sung-Ryong; – [22] Cha Doo-Ri, [4] Cho Yong-Hyung, [14] LeeJung-Soo, [12] Lee Young-Pyo; – [17] Lee Chung-Yong (90 [13] Kim Jae-Sung), [16] Ki Sung-Yueng (75 [5] Kim Nam-Il), [8] Kim Jung-Woo, [7] Park Ji-Sung (c); – [19] Yeom Ki-Hun; – [10] Park Chu-Young (87 [11] Lee Seung-Yeoul).

Greece (4-1-3-2): [12] Alexandros Tzorvas; – [2] Georgios ‘Giourkas’ Seitaridis, [11] Loukas Vyntra, [8] Avraam Papadopoulos, [15] Vassilis Torosidis; – [10] Giorgos Karagounis (c. h/t [3] Christos Patsatzoglou); – [21] Konstantinos ‘Kostas’ Katsouranis, [6] Alexandros Tziolis, [7] Georgios Samaras (59 [14] Dimitrios Salpigidis); – [9] Angelos Charisteas (61 [20] Pantelis Kapetanos), [17] Theofanis Gekas.

Booked: Torosidis 56′ charges in like a bull on Lee Young-pyo.

ARGENTINA 1, NIGERIA 0 (1:0)

Played: Saturday, 12 June 2010 (16.00), Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 50,389

Referee and Assistants: Wolfgang Stark (GER); Mike Pickel (GER), Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER).

Scorers: Heinze 6

Argentina (4-3-1-2): [22] Sergio Germán Romero; – [17] Jonás Manuel Gutiérrez, [2] Martín Gastón Demichelis, [13] Walter Adrián Luján-Samuel, [6] Gabriel Iván Heinze; – [8] Juan Sebastián Verón (74 [20] Maximiliano Rubén Rodríguez), [14] Javier Alejandro Mascherano (c), [7] Ángel Fabián di María Hernández (85 [4] Nicolás Andrés Burdisso); – [10] Lionel Andrés Messi; – [9] Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín (79 [19] Diego Alberto Milito), [11] Carlos Alberto Tévez-Martínez.

Nigeria (4-3-3): [1] Vincent Enyeama; – [17] Chukwudi ‘Chidi’ Odiah, [2] Joseph Michael Yobo (c), [6] Daniel Olusola Shittu, [3] Taye Ismaila Taiwo (74 [12] Kalu Uche); – [14] Sani Haruna Kaita, [20] Dickson Paul Etuhu, [15] Haruna Abdulkarim Lukman ‘Lukman Haruna’; – [18] Nsofor Victor Obinna (52 [9] Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins), [8] Yakubu Aiyegbeni, [19] Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi – ‘Edu’ (60 [11] Peter Osaze Odemwingie).

Booked: Gutierrez 41′ nasty foul on Obasi, / Haruna 77′ foul on Messi.

ARGENTINA 4, SOUTH KOREA 1

ARGENTINA 4, SOUTH KOREA 1 (2:1)

Played: Tuesday, 17 June 2010 (13.30), Soccer City, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 82,174

Referee and Assistants: Frank de Bleeckere (BEL); Peter Hermans (BEL), Walter Vromans (BEL).

Scorers: 1:0 Park, CY (og) 16, 2:0 Higuaín 33, 1:2 Lee 45, 3:1 Higuaín 76, 4:1 Higuaín 80.

Argentina (4-3-1-2): [22] Sergio Romero; – [17] Jonás Gutiérrez, [2] Martín Demichelis, [13] Walter Samuel (23 [4] Nicolás Burdisso), [6] Gabriel Heinze; – [20] Maxi Rodríguez, [14] Javier Mascherano (c), [7] Ángel di María; – [10] Lionel Messi; – [9] Gonzalo Higuaín Ω (82 [5] Mario Ariel Bolatti), [11] Carlos Tévez (75 [16] Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo).

South Korea (4-2-3-1): [18] Jung Sung-Ryong; – [2] Oh Beom-Seok, [4] Cho Yong-Hyung, [14] Lee Jung-Soo, [12] Lee Young-Pyo; – [16] Ki Sung-Yueng (h/t [5] Kim Nam-Il), [8] Kim Jung-Woo; – [17] Lee Chung-Yong, [7] Park Ji-Sung (c), [19] Yeom Ki-Hun; – [10] Park Chu-Young (81 [20] Lee Dong-Gook).

Booked: Gutierrez 54′ for dissent, so he will miss their next game, Mascherano 55′ for a trademark late tackle, this time on Nam Il, and Heinze 74′ for deliberate handball. / Yeom 10′ for a blatant barge on Messi, Lee 34′.

GREECE 2, NIGERIA 1 (1:1)

Played: Wednesday, 17 June 2010 (20:30), Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein.

Attendance: 31,593

Referee and Assistants: Óscar Ruiz (COL); Humberto Clavijo (COL), Abraham González (COL).

Scorers: 0:1 Uche 16 , 1:1 Salpingidis 44, 2:1 Torosidis 71.

Greece (3-5-2): [12] Alexandros Tzorvas; – [19] Sokratis Papastathopoulos (37 [7] Georgios Samaras), [8] Avraam Papadopoulos, [16] Sotiris Kyrgiakos; – [11] Loukas Vyntra, [6] Alexandros Tziolis, [21] Kostas Katsouranis, [10] Giorgos Karagounis (c), [15] Vassilis Torosidis; – [14] Dimitris Salpingidis, [17] Fanis Gekas (79 [18] Sotiris Ninis).

Nigeria (4-2-3-1): [1] Vincent Enyeama Ω; – [17] Chidi Odiah, [2] Joseph Yobo (c), [6] Danny Shittu, [3] Taye Taiwo (55 [21] Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé (77 [5] Rabiu Afolabi); – [20] Dickson Etuhu, [15] Haruna Lukman; – [14] Sani Kaita, [11] Peter Odemwingie (h/t [19] Edu Obasi), [12] Kalu Uche; – [8] Yakubu Aiyegbeni.

Sent off: Kaita 33′ A straight red card. A minor coming together off the pitch raises his foot to brush the outer shorts of Katsouranis, who goes down in a heap of gamesmanship. But entirely Kaita’s fault.

Booked: Papastathopoulos 15′ for a pullback on the sprightly Odemwingie, Tziolis 60′, Samaras 88′. / Obasi 89′.

NIGERIA 2, SOUTH KOREA 2

NIGERIA 2, SOUTH KOREA 2 (1:1)

Played: Tuesday 22 June 2010 (20.30), Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

Attendance: 61,874

Referee and Assistants: Olegário Manuel Bártolo Faustino Benquerença (POR ): José Manuel Silva Cardinal (POR), Bertino Cunha Miranda (POR).

Scorers: 1-0 Uche 12, 1:1 Lee, JS 38, 1:2 Park, CY 49, 2:2 Yakubu (pen) 69.

Nigeria (4-2-3-1): [1] Vincent Enyeama; – [17] Chidi Odiah, [2] Joseph Yobo (h/t [21] Uwa Echiéjilé), [6] Danny Shittu, [5] Rabiu Afolabi; – [13] Atanda Ayila Yusuf, [20] Dickson Etuhu; – [19] Edu Obasi, [4] Nwankwo Kanu (c. 57 [9] Obafemi Martins), [12] Kalu Uche; – [8] Yakubu Aiyegbeni (70 [18] Victor Obinna).

South Korea (4-3-3): [18] Jung Sung-Ryong; – [22] Cha Du-Ri, [4] Cho Yong-Hyung, [14] Lee Jung-Soo, [12] Lee Young-Pyo; – [17] Lee Chung-Yong, [16] Ki Sung-Yueng (87 [13] Kim Jae-Sung), [8] Kim Jung-Woo; – [19] Yeom Ki-Hun (64 [5] Kim Nam-Il), [7] Park Ji-Sung (c Ω), [10] Park Chu-Young (90+ [15] Kim Dong-Jin).

Booked: Enyeama 31′ lost the ball trying to dribble out of the area and was forced to foul Park JS, who dispossessed him. Obasi 37′ tripped Lee YP, Yassuf 42′. / Kim NI 68′ chopped down Obassi for the penalty.

Martin Palermo scoring goal for Argentina in 2010

ARGENTINA 2, GREECE 0

Played: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 (20.30), Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane.

Attendance: 38,891

Referee and Assistants: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB); Rafael Ilyasov (UZB), Bakhadir Kochkarov (KYR).

Scorers: 1:0 Demichelis 77, 2:0 Palermo 89.

1-0 From a corner on the left, Demichelis, eight yards out in the center, heads powerfully onto the back of his own man Milito, then lashes the rebound into the net.

2-0 Leo Messi strides into the area and hammers a shot goalwards. Tzorvas parries it, but only wide left to Palermo, who opens his body and sidefoots home into the bottom-right corner.

Argentina (4-3-1-2): [1] Sergio Romero; – [4] Nicolás Burdisso, [2] Martín Demichelis, [15] Nicolás Otamendi, [3] Clemente Juan Rodríguez; – [8] Juan Verón, [5] Mario Bolatti, [20] Maxi Rodríguez (63 [7] Ángel di María); – [10] Lionel Messi (c Ω); – [16] Sergio Agüero (76 [23] Javier Matias Pastore), [19] Diego Milito (80 [18] Martín Palermo).

Greece (3-4-2-1): [12] Alexandros Tzorvas; – [8] Avraam Papadopoulos, [5] Vaggelis Moras, [16] Sotirios Kyrgiakos; – [11] Loukas Vyntra, [19] Sokratis Papastathopoulos man-marked Messi, [6] Alexandros Tziolis, [15] Vassilis Torosidis (55 [3] Christos Patsatzoglou); – [21] Kostas Katsouranis (54 [18] Sotirios Ninis), [10] Giorgos Karagounis (h/t [4] Nikolaos ‘Nikos’ Spiropoulos); – [7] Georgios Samaras.

Booked: Katsouranis 30′ pulling back Messi. / Bolatti 76′ body-check on Papastathopoulos.

South Africa World Cup Group C – England, USA, Algeria, And Slovenia

Carlos Bocanegra is the captain of the 2010 USA World Cup Roster

ENGLAND 1, UNITED STATES 1 (1:1)

Played: Saturday, 12 June 2010 (20.30), Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.

Attendance: 44,026

Referee and Assistants: Carlos Eugênio Simon (BRZ); Roberto Braatz (BRZ), Altemir Hausmann (BRZ).

Scorers: 1:0 Gerrard 4, 1:1 Dempsey 40

England (4-4-2): [12] Robert Paul Green; – [2] Glen McLeod Cooper Johnson, [20] Ledley Brenton King (h/t [18] James Lee Duncan Carragher), [6] John George Terry, [3] Ashley Cole; – [7] Aaron Justin Lennon, [8] Frank James Lampard, [4] Steven George Gerrard (c), [16] James Philip Milner (31 [17] Shaun Cameron Wright-Phillips); – [21] Emile William Ivenhoe Heskey (79 [9] Peter James Crouch), [10] Wayne Mark Rooney.

USA (4-4-2): [1] Timothy Matthew Howard Ω; – [6] Steven Emil Cherundolo, [15] Jay Michael DeMerit, [5] Oguchialu Chijioke Goma Lambu Onyewu, [3] Carlos Manuel Bocanegra (c);- [10] Landon Timothy Donovan, [4] Michael Sheehan Bradley, [13] Ricardo Anthony Clark, [8] Clinton Drew Dempsey; – [20] Robert Findlay (77 [14] Edson Michael Buddle), [17] Josmer Volmy Altidore (86 [11] Stuart Alistair Holden).

Booked: Milner 26′ persistent fouls on Steve Cherundolo, who runs him ragged, Carragher 59′ foul on Findlay, Gerrard 61′ dissent. / Cherundolo 39′ for a foul on Shaun Wright-Phillips, DeMerit 47′ deliberate handball. Findley 74′.

SLOVENIA 1 – ALGERIA 0 (0:0)

Played Sunday, 13 June 2010 (13.30), Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane.

Attendance: 30,325

Referee and Assistants: Carlos Alberto Batres González (GUA); Leonel Leal Bermúdez (CRC), Carlos Enrique Pastrana Mendoza (HON).

Scorers: Koren 79

1-0 Koren shoots from 20 yards, and the goalkeeper completely messes up. In an attempt to scoop the ball away, it hits the inside of his elbow and sails into the right-hand corner.

Slovenia (4-4-2): [1] Samir Handanović; – [2] Mišo Brečko, [4] Marko Šuler, [5] Boštjan Cesar, [13] Bojan Jokić; – [17] Andraž Kirm, [18] Aleksander Radosavljević (87 [20] Andrej Komac), [8] Robert Koren (c Ω), [10] Valter Birsa (84 [7] Nejc Pečnik); – [11] Milivoje Novakovič, [14] Zlatko Dedič (53 [9] Zlatan Ljubijankič).

Algeria (3-5-2): [16] Faouzi Chaouchi; – [2] Madjid Bougherra, bn Longvic, FRA, [5] Rafik Halliche, [4] Anther Yahia (c bn Mulhouse, FRA); – [21] Foued Kadir, bn Martigues, FRA (82 [17] Adlène Guedioura), [19] Hassan Yebda, [8] Mehdi Gregory Giuseppe Lacen, bn Paris, FRA, [15] Karim Koceila Yanis Ziani, bn Sèvres, FRA [3] Nadir Belhadj, bn Saint-Claude, FRA; – [13] Karim Matmour, bn Strasbourg, FRA (80 [10] Rafik Saïfi), [11] Rafik Zoheir Djebbour, bn Grenoble, FRA (58 [9] Abdelkader Mohamed Ghezzal, bn Décines-Charpieu, FRA) .

Sent Off: Second YC RC Ghezzal 73′ dives for a header, misses it with his head, and uselessly attempts to control the ball with a prominent arm.

Booked: Ghezzal 59′ booked for pulling back Marko Šuler, sixty seconds after coming on as a sub, Yebda 90′. / Radosavljević 35′ for bringing down Belhadj, Komac 90′ sends Belhadj flying with a late challenge.

SLOVENIA 2, UNITED STATES 2

SLOVENIA 2, UNITED STATES 2 (2:0)

Played: Friday, 18 June 2010 (16.00), Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg. [

Attendance: 45,573

Referee and Assistants: Koman Coulibaly (MLI); Rédouane Achik (MAR), Inácio Manuel Cândido (ANG).

Scorers: 1:0 Birsa 13, 2:0 Ljubijankič 42, 2:1 Donovan 48, 2:2 Bradley 82. A great game to watch.

1-0 Beautiful left foot strike by Birsa 25yds out into the top right past a stranded Tim Howard.

2-0 Novakovič calmly played the ball to his left to Ljubijankič, who ran into the box and slotted it past the onrushing Howard.

2-1 Cesar slid for the through ball on the right, missing a straightforward clearance. Donovan took full advantage, racing into the box and smashing the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle while the goalkeeper hid and made a pathetic gesture of an attempted save.

2-2 Long diagonal ball into the box to Altidore, who outjumps his marker to nod an inviting ball to the onrushing Bradley, who smashed it past Handanović. After 83′, Donovan curled a freekick from the right into the packed box. Edu met it with a left-footed volley and blasted in from close range. No goal was given – I still do not know why, probably pushing, but it looked like all the defenders were doing the shoving.

Slovenia (4-4-2): [1] Samir Handanović; – [2] Mišo Brečko, [4] Marko Šuler, [5] Boštjan Cesar, [13] Bojan Jokić; – [10] Valter Birsa (86 [14] Zlatko Dedič), [18] Aleksandar Radosavljević, [8] Robert Koren (c), [17] Andraž Kirm; – [9] Zlatan Ljubijankič (74 [7] Nejc Pečnik, 90 [20] Andrej Komac), [11] Milivoje Novakovič.

USA (4-4-2): [1] Tim Howard; – [6] Steve Cherundolo, [15] Jay DeMerit, [6] Oguchi Onyewu (80 [9] Herculez Gomez Hurtado), [3] Carlos Bocanegra (c); – [10] Landon Donovan Ω, [4] Michael Bradley, [16] José Francisco Torres Mezzell (h/t [19] Maurice Edu), [8] Clint Dempsey; – [17] Jozy Altidore, [20] Robbie Findley (h/t [2] Benny Feilhaber).

Booked: Cesar 35′ for bringing down Altidore, Šuler 69′ for a late lunge at Altidore, Kirm 72′ for a late lunge at Cherundolo, Jokić 75′. / Findley 40 unfairly booked for handball at a US corner and misses the next game.

Note: Slovenia forward Nejc Pečnik will miss the rest of the South Africa World Cup after breaking his right ankle in this 2-2 draw against the United States in a collision with Clint Dempsey in the last minute of injury time (90+3).

ENGLAND 0, ALGERIA 0 (0:0)

Played: Friday, 18 June 2010 (20.30), Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

Attendance: 64,100

Referee and Assistants: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB); Rafael Ilyasov (UZB), Bakhadir Kochkarov (KYR).

England (4–4-2): [1] David Benjamin James; – [2] Glen Johnson, [18] Jamie Carragher, his 38th and last cap, [6] John Terry, [3] Ashley Cole Ω; – [7] Aaron Lennon (62 [17] Shaun Wright-Phillips), [14] Gareth Robert Barry (84 [9[ Peter Crouch), [8] Frank Lampard, [4] Steve Gerrard (c); – [21] Emile Heskey (74 [19] Jermain Colin Defoe), [10] Wayne Rooney.

Algeria (5-4-1): [23] Adi Raïs Cobos Adrien M’Bolhi Ouhab, bn Paris, FRA; – [21] Foued Kadir, [2] Madjid Bougherra, [5] Rafik Halliche, [4] Anther Yahia (c), [3] Nadir Belhadj; – [7] Ryad Boudebouz, bn Colmar, FRA (74 [22] Djamel Abdoun, bn Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, FRA), [19] Hassan Yebda (88 [20] Djamel Eddine Mesbah), [8] Mehdi Lacen, [15] Karim Ziani (81 [17] Adlène Guedioura); – [13] Karim Matmour.

Booked: Carragher 58′ Yebda rolls Carragher, who fouls him. Yellow card – he’ll miss England’s next match. Lacen 85′

Game 5: Played Wednesday, 23 June 2010 (16:00), Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

Attendance: 36,893

Referee and Asisstants: Wolfgang Stark (GER); Mike Pickel (GER), Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER).

ENGLAND 1, SLOVENIA 0

Final Score: ENGLAND 1, SLOVENIA 0 (1:0)

Scorers: Defoe 23

England (4-4-2): [1] David James; – [2] Glen Johnson, [6] John Terry, [15] Matthew James Upson, [3] Ashley Cole; – [16] James Milner Ω, [8] Frank Lampard, [14] Gareth Barry, [4] Steven Gerrard (c); – [19] Jermain Defoe (86 [21] Emile Heskey), [10] Wayne Rooney (72 [11] Joseph John Cole).

Slovenia (4-4-2): [1] Samir Handanović; – [2] Mišo Brečko, [4] Marko Šuler, [5] Boštjan Cesar, [13] Bojan Jokić; – [10] Valter Birsa, [18] Aleksander Radosavljević, [8] Robert Koren (c), [17] Andraž Kirm (79 [23] Tim Matavž); – [9] Zlatan Ljubijankič (62 [14] Zlatko Dedič), [11] Milivoje Novakovič.

Bookings: Jokić 40′ for a late challenge on Johnson, Birsa 79′ for kicking the ball away after a handball decision against him, Dedič 81′ for hacking down Lampard / Johnson 48′ runs into Cesar’s leg.

UNITED STATES 1, ALGERIA 0 (0:0)

Played: Wednesday, 23 June 2010 (16.00), Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

Attendance: 35,827

Scorers: Frank de Bleeckere (BEL), Peter Hermans (BEL), Walter Vromans (BEL).

Scorer: Donovan 90 +

USA (4-4-2): [1] Tim Howard; – [6] Steve Cherundolo, [15] Jay DeMerit, [3] Carlos Bocanegra (c), Jonathan Rey Bornstein (81 [7] DaMarcus Lamont Beasley); – [10] Landon Donovan Ω, [4] Michael Bradley, [19] Maurice Edu (64 [14] Edson Buddle), [8] Clint Dempsey; – [9] Herculez Gomez (h/t [22] Benny Feilhaber), [17] Jozy Altidore.

Alegeria (3-4-2-1): [23] Rais M’Bolhi; – [2] Madjid Bougherra, [5] Rafik Halliche, [3] Anther Yahia (c); – [21] Foued Kadir, [19] Hassan Yebda, [8] Mehdi Lacen, [3] Nadir Belhadj; – [13] Karim Matmour (85 [10] Rafik Saïfi), [15] Karim Ziani (69 [17] Adlène Guedioura); – [11] Rafik Djebbour (65 [9] Abdelkader Ghezzal).

Booked: Altidore 62′ for booting Halliche, Beasley 90′ handball / Yebda 12 foul on Altidore, Yahia 76′ late tackle on Altidore, Lacen 83′.

South Africa World Cup Group D – Germany, Australia, Serbia, And Ghana

GHANA 1, SERBIA 0

GHANA 1, SERBIA 0 (0:0)

Played: Sunday, 13 June 2010 (13.30), Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

Final Attendance: 38,833

Referee and Assistants: Héctor Wálter Baldassi (ARG); Ricardo Alberto Casas (ARG), Hernán Pablo Maidana (ARG).

Scorer: Gyan (pen) 84.

1-0 A cross into the Serbia box from the left is inexplicably punched by Zdravko Kuzmanović. Asamoah Gyan sends Vladimir Stojković the wrong way and puts it high left.

Ghana (4-1-4-1): [22] Richard Paul Franck Kingson; – [4] John Pantsil, [15] Vorsah, [5] John Mensah (c), [2] Hans Adu Sarpei; – [6] Anthony Gildas Kofi Annan; – [12] Tagoe, [21] Asamoah (73 [10] Stephen Leroy Appiah), [23] Kevin-Prince Boateng (90 [19] Lee Addy), [13] André Morgan Rami ‘Dédé’ Ayew; – [3] Asamoah Gyan (90 [20] Owusu-Abeyie).

Serbia (4-4-2): [1] Vladimir Stojković; – [6] Branislav Ivanović, [5] Nemanja Vidić, [13] Aleksandar Luković, [3] Aleksandar Kolarov; – [17] Miloš Krasić, [11] Nenad Milijaš (63 [22] Zdravko Kuzmanović), [10] Dejan Stanković (c), [14] Milan Jovanović (77 [20] Neven Subotić); – [9] Marko Pantelić, [15] Nikola Žigić (70 [8] Danko Lazović).

Sent off: Luković 74′, Luković gets the wrong side of Asamoah Gyan and grabs his arm to stop the striker from getting away from him.

Bookings: Žigić 19′ blatantly obstructs Ghana’s Dede Ayew, Luković 54′ foul on Asamoah, missed by all watching TV as the referee was playing advantage, but clearly a yellow card was shown, Kuzmanović 83′ handball for pen, / Vorsah 26′ caught the heel of Žigić, Tagoe 89′ tries to control a long ball and shoots narrowly wide from just outside the Serbia box, but he had handled the ball and played on after the ref blew a whistle for offside.

GERMANY 4, AUSTRALIA 0 (1:0)

Played: Sunday, 13 June 2010 (20.30), Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

Attendance: 62,618

Referee and Assistants: Marco Antonio Rodríguez Moreno (MEX); José Luis Camargo Callado (MEX), Alberto Morín Méndez (MEX).

Scorers: 1:0 Podolski 8, 2:0 Klose 26, 3:0 Müller 67, 4:0 Cacau 70.

1-0 Özil sends Müller into space down the German right, and from the byeline, he pulls it back for Lukas Podolski to hammer in the goal.

2-0 A lovely cross from the right by Lahm, Schwarzer comes but can’t get there, and a towering Klose heads home for his 11th finals goal.

3-0 Podolski races forward and slips a pass for Müller, who brilliantly stops on the edge of the box, twists inside Chipperfield, and lashes in a right-foot shot off the right-hand post.

4-0 Özil again makes a great run into space down the left and sends it first time across goal, where Cacau is on hand to slot in from eight yards with his first touch of the game.

Germany (4-2-3-1): [1] Manuel Neuer; – [16] Philipp Lahm (c), [17] Per Mertesacker, [3] Arne Friedrich, [14] Holger Badstuber; – [7] Bastian Schweinsteiger, [6] Sami Khedira; – [13] Thomas Müller, [8] Mesut Özil (73 [23] Mario Gómez García), [10] Lukas Josef Podolski, Ω bn Gliwice, POL (81 [21] Marko Marin, bn Bosanska Gradiška, SFR YUG); – [11] Miroslav Josef Klose, bn Opole, POL (68 [19] Claudemir Jerônimo Barreto – ‘Cacua’, bn Santo André, São Paulo, BRZ).

Australia (4-2-3-1): [1] Mark Schwarzer; – [8] Luke Wilkshire, [2] Lucas Edward Neill (c), [3] Craig Andrew Moore, [11] Scott Kenneth Chipperfield; – [16] Carl Valeri, [13] Vincenzo ‘Vince’ Grella (h-t [14] Brett Trevor Holman); – [7] Brett Michael Emerton, [4] Timothy Filiga Cahill, [5] Jason Culina; – [19] Richard Garcia (63 [17] Nikita Vadimovich Rukavytsya, bn Mykolayiv, UKR).

Sent off: Cahill 56′, straight red for a foul, sliding in on Schweinsteiger from behind, a bit harsh.

Bookings Özil 12′ diving, Cacau 90′ diving / Moore 24′ dissent, abusing the referee assistant for an offside decision that didn’t arrive, Neill 46′ knee into the back of Klose, Valeri 58′ minimal contact on Khedira.

GERMANY 0, SERBIA 1

GERMANY 0, SERBIA 1 (0:1)

Played: Friday, 18 June 2010 (13.30), Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

Final Attendance: 38,294

Referee and Assistants: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP); Fermín Martínez Ibáñez (ESP), Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP).

Scorer: Jovanović 38 .

Podolski had a penalty saved by Vladimir Stojković at 60 minutes. First German penalty miss since Uli Hoeness in the 1974 finals v Poland.

Serbia (4-1-4-1): [1] Vladimir Stojković; – [6] Branislav Ivanović, [5] Nemanja Vidić, [20] Neven Subotić, [3] Aleksandar Kolarov; – [22] Zdravko Kuzmanović (75 [19] Radosav ‘Raća’ Petrović); – [17] Miloš Krasić, [18] Miloš Ninković (70 [4] Gojko Kačar), [10] Dejan Stanković (c), [14] Milan Jovanović (79 [8] Danko Lazović); – [15] Nikola Žigić.

Germany (4-2-3-1): [1] Manuel Neuer; – [16] Philipp Lahm (c), [17] Per Mertesacker, [3] Arne Friedrich, [14] Holger Badstuber (77 [23] Mario Gómez); – [6] Sami Khedira, [7] Bastian Schweinsteiger; – [13] Thomas Müller (70 [21] Marko Marin), [8] Mesut Özil (70 [19] Cacau), [10] Lukas Podolski; – [11] Miroslav Klose.

Sent off: Klose 36′ foul on Stanković YC and Red, two nothing cards.

Bookings” Klose 12′ clumsily clips Branislav Ivanović, not malicious, Khedira 22′ shoving Krasic, Lahm 32′ a wild tackle catches Krasic, Schweinsteiger 73′ bundling over Kolarov. / Ivanović 18′ catches Lukas Podolski late, Kolarov 19′ into the back of Müller on the right touchline, Subotić 57′ after bringing down Özil, Vidić 60′ deliberate handball from a cross on the right for a penalty.

GHANA 1, AUSTRALIA 1 (1:1)

Played: Saturday, 19 June 2010 (16:00), Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.

Attendance: 34,812

Referee and Assistants: Roberto Rosetti (ITA); Paolo Calcagno (ITA), Stefano Ayroldi (ITA).

Scorers: Holman 11, 1:0, Gyan (pen) 25, 1:1

1-0 Bresciano’s right-foot shot bounces in front of the fumbling Kingson, and it bounces off his chest like a hot potato into the path of Brett Holman, who raps it in from close-range.

1-1 Gyan put the penalty bottom right, and Schwartzer dived left.

Ghana (4-2-3-1): [1] Richard Kingson (c); – [4] John Paintsil, [8] Jonathan Mensah, [19] Lee Addy, [2] Hans Sarpei; – [6] Anthony Annan, [23] Kevin-Prince Boateng, (87 [14] Matthew Amoah); – [12] Prince Tagoe (56 [20] Quincy Owusu-Abeyie), [21] Kwadwo Asamoah (77 [11] Sulley Muntari), [13] André Ayew; – [3] Asamoah Gyan Ω.

Australia (4-2-3-1): [1] Mark Schwarzer; – [8] Luke Wilkshire (84 [17] Nikita Rukavytsya), [2] Lucas Neill (c), [3] Craig Moore, [21] David Raymond Carney; – [5] Jason Culina, [16] Carl Valeri; – [7] Brett Emerton, [14] Brett Holman (68 [9] Joshua Blake Kennedy), [23] Marco Bresciano (66 [11] Scott Chipperfield); – [10] Harold ‘Harry’ Kewell.

Sent off: Kewell, 24′ straight red, stops a goal-bound effort on the line from Jon Mensah with his right arm, no argument, but he does.

Bookings Addy 40′ a reckless lunge from behind on Bresciano, Jon Mensah 79′ foul on Chipperfield, after he lost the ball just outside the area, Annan 84′ tripped Chipperfield. / Moore 86′ fouled Muntari misses next game.

GERMANY 1, GHANA 0

GERMANY 1, GHANA 0 (0:0)

Played: Wednesday, 23 June 2010 (20:30), Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 83,391

Referee and Assistants: Carlos Eugênio Simon (BRZ); Altemir Hausmann (BRZ), Roberto Braatz (BRZ).

Scorer: Özil 60.

1-0 Müller cuts inside from the right and squares it for Özil to hit a dipping left-foot shot from the edge of the area.

In the first half (26′), Lahm stopped a header from Gyan with his right arm on the line, which should have been a red card and a penalty, but not seen by the officials,

Germany (4-2-3-1): [1] Manuel Neuer; – [16] Philipp Lahm (c) [17], Per Mertesacker, [3] Arne Friedrich, [20] Jérôme Agyenim Boateng (73 [2] Marcell Jansen); – [6] Sami Khedira, [7] Bastian Schweinsteiger (81 [18] Toni Kroos); – [13] Thomas Müller (67 [15] Piotr Artur Trochowski, bn Tczew, POL), [8] Mesut Özil, [10] Lukas Podolski; – [19] Cacau.

Ghana (4-2-3-1): [22] Richard Kingson; – [4] John Paintsil, [8] Jonathan Mensah, [5] John Mensah (c), [2] Hans Sarpei; – [6] Anthony Annan, [23] Kevin-Prince Boateng; – [12] Prince Tagoe (64 [11] Sulley Muntari), [21] Kwadwo Asamoah, [13] André Ayew (90 [18] Dominic Adiyiah); – [3] Asamoah Gyan (82 [14] Matthew Amoah).

Bookings: Ayew 40′ lunge at Cacau. / Müller 43′ lunge on John Mensah.

Note: first time in World Cup history that two brothers (K-P and Jérôme Boateng) played against each other.

AUSTRALIA 2, SERBIA 1 (0:0)

Played: Wednesday, 23 June 2010 (20:30), Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit.

Attendance: 37,836

Referee and assistants: Jorge Luis Larrionda Pietrafesa (URU); Pablo Javier Fandiño Abate (URU), Mauricio Espinosa Rodríguez (URU).

Scorers: 1:0 Cahill 69, 2:0 Holman 73, 2:1 Pantelić 84.

1-0 Cahill gets up to plant a stunning header into the corner from a deep right-wing cross.

2-0 Holman collects the ball 25 yards from goal, and he slams an unstoppable low shot into the corner.

2-1 Tošić pings in a shot from range, and Mark Schwarzer makes a rare error, spilling the effort and allowing Marko Pantelić to steal in and tap in the rebound.

Australia (4-2-3-1): [1] Mark Schwarzer; – [8] Luke Wilkshire (82 [19] Richard Garcia), [6] Michael Francis Beauchamp, [2] Lucas Neill (c), [21] David Carney; – [5] Jason Culina, [16] Carl Valeri (65 [14] Brett Holman); – [7] Brett Emerton, [4] Tim Cahill Ω, [23] Mark Bresciano (66 [11] Scott Chipperfield); – [9] Josh Kennedy.

Serbia (3-5-2): [1] Vladimir Stojković; – [5] Nemanja Vidić, [13] Aleksandar Luković, [16] Ivan Obradović; – [6] Branislav Ivanović, [22] Zdravko Kuzmanović (77 [8] Danko Lazović), [10] Dejan Stanković (c), [18] Miloš Ninković, [14] Milan Jovanović; – [17] Miloš Krasić (62 [7] Zoran Tošić), [15] Nikola Žigić (67 [9] Marko Pantelić).

Bookings: Beauchamp 49′ blatant trip on Krasic, Wilkshire 50′ Ninković is cynically scythed down, Emerton 67′ two-footed lunge on Ninković. / Luković 18′ leaping into Culina, Ninković 59′ sliding hack on Wilkshire.

Group E – Holland, Denmark, Japan, And Cameroon

HOLLAND 2, DENMARK 0

HOLLAND 2, DENMARK 0 (0:0)

Played: Monday 14 June 2010 (13.30), Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 83,465

Referee and Assistants: Stéphane Laurent Lannoy (FRA); Éric Dansault (FRA), Laurent Ugo (FRA).

Scorers: 1:0 Agger (og) 46, 2:0 Kuyt 85.

Holland (4-2-3-1): [1] Maarten Stekelenburg; – [2] Gregory Kurtley van der Wiel, [3] John Gijsbert Alan Heitinga, [4] Joris Mathijsen, [5] Giovanni Christiaan van Bronckhorst (c); – {6] Mark Peter Gertruda Andreas van Bommel, [8] Nigel de Jong (88 [14] Demy Patrick René de Zeeuw ); – [7] Dirk Kuyt (Kuijt), [10] Wesley Sneijder Ω, [23] Rafael Ferdinand van der Vaart (67 [17] Eljero George Rinaldo Elia ); – [9] Robin van Persie (77 [20] Ibrahim Afellay ) .

Denmark (4-4-1-1): [1] Thomas Løvendahl Sørensen; – [6] Lars Christian Jacobsen, [3] Simon Kjær , [4] Daniel Munthe Agger, [15] Simon Busk Poulsen; – [10] Lars Martin Jørgensen, [2] Christian Bager Poulsen, [12] Thomas Kahlenberg (73 [21] Christian Dnnnemann Eriksen), [20] Thomas Enevoldsen (56 [8] Jesper Grønkjær); – [19] Dennis Rommedahl; – [11] Nicklas Bendtner (62 [17] Mikkel Beckmann ).

Bookings: de Jong 44′, van Persie 49′, Kjaer 63′.

JAPAN 1, CAMEROON 0 (1:0)

Played: Monday, 14 June 2010 (16:00), Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein.

Attendance: 31,600

Referee and Assistants: Olegário Benquerença (POR); José Cardinal (POR), Bertino Miranda (POR).

Scorer: Honda 39.

Japan (5-3-2): [21] Eiji Kawashima; – [3] Yuichi Komano, [4] Marcus Tulio Tanaka, [5] Yuto Nagatomo, [22] Yuji Nakazawa, [2] Yuki Abe; – [7] Yasuhito Endo, [8] Daisuke Matsui (69 [9] Shinji Okazaki), [17] Makoto Hasebe (88 [20] Junichi Inamoto); – [18] Keisuke Honda Ω, [16] Yoshito Okubo (81 [12] Kisho Yano).

Cameroon (4-3-3): [1] Souleymanou Hamidou; – [19] Stéphane Mbia Etoundi, [3] Nicolas Alexis Julio N’Koulou N’Doubena, [5] Sébastien Aymar Bassong Nguena, [2] Benoît Pierre David Assou-Ekotto; – [21] Joël Job Matip (63 [10] Achille Emaná Edzimbi), [11] Jean Il Makoun (75 [8] Geremi Sorele Njitap Fotso), [18] Eyong Tarkang Enoh; – [9] Samuel Eto’o Fils (c), [15] Pierre Achille Webó Kouamo, [13] Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (75 [17] Mohammadou Idrissou).

Bookings: Abe 90′. / N’Koulou 72′.

HOLLAND 1, JAPAN 0 (1-0)

HOLLAND 1, JAPAN 0 (1:0)

Played Saturday, 19 June 2010 (13.30), Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

Attendance: 62,010

Referee and Assistants: Héctor Wálter Baldassi (ARG); Ricardo Casas (ARG), Hernán Maidana (ARG).

Scorer: Sneijder 53.

Holand (4-4-2): [1] Maarten Stekelenburg; – [2] Gregory van der Wiel, [3] Johnny Heitinga, [4] Joris Mathijsen, [5] Giovanni van Bronckhorst; – [6] Mark van Bommel, [8] Nigel de Jong, [10] Wesley Sneijder Ω (83 [20] Ibrahim Afellay), [23] Rafael van der Vaart (72 [17] Eljero Elia); – [7] Dirk Kuyt, [9] Robin van Persie (88 [21] Klaas-Jan Huntelaar).

Japan (3-4-1-2): [1] Eiji Kawashima; – [3] Yuichi Komano, [4] Tulio Tanaka, [5] Yuto Nagatomo; – [22] Yuji Nakazawa, [2] Yuki Abe, [7] Yasuhito Endo, [8] Daisuke Matsui (64 [10] Shunsuke Nakamura); – [17] Makoto Hasebe (c) (77 [9] Shinji Okazaki); – [18] Keisuke Honda, [16] Yoshito Okubo (77 [11] Keiji Tamada).

Booked: van der Wiel 36′.

DENMARK 2, CAMEROON 1 (1:1)

Played Saturday, 20 June 2010 (20:30), Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

Attendance: 38,704

Referee and Assistants: Jorge Pietrafesa (URU); Pablo Fandiño (URU), Mauricio Espinosa (URU).

Scorers: 0:1 Eto’o 10, 1:1 Bendtner 33, 2:1 Rommedahl 61.

Denmark (4-3-3): [1] Thomas Sørensen; – [6] Lars Jacobsen, [3] Simon Kjaer, [4] Daniel Agger, [15] Simon Poulsen; – [8] Jesper Grønkjær (67 [12] Thomas Kahlenberg), [2] Christian Poulsen, [10] Martin Jørgensen (h/t [7] Daniel Monberg Jensen); – [19] Dennis Rommedahl, [11] Nicklas Bendtner, [9] Jon Dahl Tomasson (86 [14] Jakob Poulsen).

Cameroon (4-4-2): [16] Souleymanou Hamidou; – [19] Stéphane M’Bia, [3] Nicolas N’Koulou, [5] Sébastien Bassong (73 [17] Mohammadou Idrissou), [2] Benoît Assou-Ekotto; – [6] Alexandre “Alex” Dimitri Song Billong, [8] Geremi, [18] Eyong Enoh (h/t [11] Jean Makoun), [10] Achille Emana; – [15] Pierre Webó (78 [23] Vincent Aboubakar), [9] Samuel Eto’o (c).

Bookings : Bassong 49′, M’Bia 75′. / Sørensen 86′, Kjaer 87′.

JAPAN 3, DENMARK 1

JAPAN 3, DENMARK 1 (2:0)

Played: Thursday, 24 June 2010 (20.30) at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.

Attendance: 27,967

Referee and Assistants: Jerome Kalvin Damon (RSA); Célestin Ntagungira (RWA), Tshotleho Enock Molefe (RSA).

Scorers: 1:0 Honda 17, 2:0 Endo 30, 2:1 Tomasson 81 rebound from a saved penalty, 3-1 Okazaki 87.

Japan (4-4-2): [1] Eiji Kawashima; – [3] Yuichi Komano, [4] Tulio Tanaka, [5] Yuto Nagatomo, [22] Yuji Nakazawa; – [2] Yuki Abe, [7] Yasuhito Endo (90 [20] Junichi Inamoto), [8] Daisuke Matsui (74 [9] Shinji Okazaki), [17] Makoto Hasebe; – [18] Keisuke Honda Ω, [16] Yoshito Okubo (88 [15] Yasuyuki Konno) .

Denmark (4-2-3-1): [1] Thomas Sørensen; – [6] Lars Jacobsen, [4] Daniel Agger, [13] Per Billeskov Krøldrup (56 [18] Søren Larsen), [15] Simon Poulsen; – [2] Christian Poulsen, [10] Martin Jørgensen (34 [14] Jakob Poulsen); – [19] Dennis Rommedahl, [12] Thomas Kahlenberg (63 [21] Christian Eriksen), [9] Jon Dahl Tomasson; – [11] Nicklas Bendtner .

Bookings Kroldrup 29′ pulled back Endo for free-kick, Poulsen 48′ arm into the face of Honda, Bendtner 66′ dissent for being crap / Endo 12′ time wasting taking a free-kick, Nagatomo 26′ time wasting on a throw-in.

HOLLAND 2, CAMEROON 1 (1:0)

Played: Thursday, 24 June 2010 (20.30), Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

Attendance: 63,093

Referee and Assistants: Pablo Antonio Pozo Quinteros (CHI); Patricio Antonio Basualto Vargas (CHI), Francisco Alejandro Mondría Carvajal (CHI).

Scorers: 1:0 van Persie 36, 1:1 Eto’o (pen) 65, 2:1 Huntelaar 83.

1-0 Van Persie gallops down the right flank, plays a lovely one-two with Van Der Vaart, and then shoots low and diagonally through Souleymanou, who could not adjust his feet in time to block the shot and gets nutmegged.

1-1 Eto’o takes the spot-kick, blasting it chest-high to the goalkeeper’s right. Stekelenburg went the right way, but the ball fizzed between his outstretched hand and the upright.

2-1 From the outside of Sneijder’s boot, the ball’s played over the top for Robben to chase, and he leaves Song in his dust. His first touch is poor and causes him to take the ball wide, but keeping his head, he cuts inside, takes the ball around Song, and unleashes a curling shot that beats Souleymanou and smacks off the upright. The ball bounces back into play, and Huntelaar has the relatively easy task of pinging it into the empty net from 12 yards.

Holland (3-2-3-1): [1] Maarten Stekelenburg; – [12] Khalid Boulahrouz, [3] John Heitinga, [4] Joris Mathijsen; – [5] Giovanni van Bronckhorst, [7] Dirk Kuyt (66 [17] Eljero Elia), [6] Mark van Bommel, [10] Wesley Sneijder, [8] Nigel de Jong; – [23] Rafael van der Vaart(73 [11] Arjen Robben), [9] Robin van Persie Ω (59 [21] Klaas-Jan Huntelaar).

Cameroon (4-4-2): [16] Hamidou Souleymanou; – [8] Geremi, [19] Stéphane Mbia, [3] Nicolas Nkoulou, [2] Benoît Assou-Ekotto; – [7] Landry Joel Tsafack N’Guémo, (73 [4] Rigobert Song Bahanag), [14] Aurélien Bayard Chedjou Fongang, [11] Jean Makoun, [12] Gaetan Bong Songo (56 [23] Vincent Aboubakar); – [9] Samuel Eto’o (c), [13] Eric Choupo-Moting (72 [17] Mohammadou Idrissou).

Booked: N’Koulou 25′, M’Bia 81′. / Kuyt 17′, van der Vaart 64′ van Bronckhorst 70′ .

South Africa World Cup Group F – Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, And Slovakia

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PARAGUAY 1, ITALY 1 (1:0)

Played: Monday 14 June 2010 (20.30), Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

Attendance: 62,869

Referee and Assistants: Benito Armando Archundia Téllez (MEX); Héctor Osvaldo Vergara (CAN), Marvin César Torrentera Rivera (MEX).

Scorers: 1:0 Alcaraz 39, 1:1 de Rossi 63.

Paraguay (4-4-2): [1] Justo Wilmar Villar Viveros (c); – [6] Carlos Bonet Cáceres, [14] Paulo César da Silva Barrios, [21] Antolín Alcaraz Viveros Ω, [3] Claudio Marcelo Morel Rodríguez; – [13] Enrique Daniel Vera Torres, [15] Victor Javier Cáceres Centurión, [16] Cristián Miguel Riveros Núñez, [17] Aureliano Torres Román (60 [11] Jonathan Santana Ghere); – [18] Nelson Antonio Haedo Valdez (69 [9] Roque Luis Santa Cruz Cantero), [19] Lucas Ramón Barrios Ariolo (76 [7] Óscar René Cardozo Marín).

Italy (4-3-3:): [1] Gianluigi Buffon (h/t [12] Federico Marchetti); – [19] Gianluca Zambrotta, [5] Fabio Mamerto Cannavaro (c), [4] Giorgio Chiellini, [3] Domenico Criscito; – [6] Daniele de Rossi, [22] Riccardo Montolivo, [15] Claudio Marchisio (59 [16] Mauro Germán Camoranesi Serra); – [7] Simone Pepe, [11] Alberto Gilardino (72 [10] Antonio di Natale), [9] Vincenzo Iaquinta.

Booked: V. Cáceres 62′ a late lunge on Montolivo / de Rossi 63′ taking off his shirt after equalizing.

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NEW ZEALAND 1, SLOVAKIA 1 (0:0)

Played: Tuesday, 15 June 2010 (13:30), Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.

Attendance: 23,871 (lowest WC attendance since 28 June 1986 FRA v BEL)

Referee and Assistants: Jerome Kalvin Damon (RSA), Celestin Ntagungira (RWA), Enock Molefe (RSA).

Scorers: 1:0 Vittek 50, 2:0 Reid 90 .

New Zealand (4-3-3): [1] Mark Nelson Paston; – [4] Winston Wiremu Reid, [6] Ryan William Nelsen, [5] Ivan Robert Vicelich (78 [21] Jeremy Christie), [19] Thomas Jefferson Smith; – [11] Leonida Christos Bertos, [7] Simon John Elliott, [3] Tony James Lochead; – [14] Rory Michael Fallon, [9] Shane Edward Smeltz, bn Göppingen, West Germany, [10] Christopher John Killen (73 [20] Christopher Grant Wood).

Slovakia (4-4-2): [1] Ján Mucha; – [5] Radoslav Zabavník, [16] Ján Ďurica, [3] Martin Škrtel, [4] Marek Čech; [7] Vladimir Weiss (90 [19] Juraj Kucka); – [6] Zdeno Štrba, [17] Marek Hamšík (c), [18] Erik Jendrišek; – [11] Róbert Vittek Ω (84 [15] Miroslav Stoch), [9] Stanislav Šesták .

Booked: Lochhead 42′ Reid 90′ Štrba 55′.

PARAGUAY 2, SLOVAKIA 0 (1:0)

Played Sunday, 20 June 2010 (13:30), Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein.

Attendance: 26,643

Referee and Assistants: Eddy Allen Maillet (SEY); Evarist Menkouandé (CAM), Béchir Hassani (TUN).

Scorers: 1:0 Vera 27, 2:0 Riveros 86

1-0 Barrios slips the ball through to Vera, who uses the outside of his boot to bend it over and round Mucha.

2-0 Torres puts a free-kick into the area, da Silva thinks twice about shooting and instead passes to Riveros, who smashes pash Mucha.

Paraguay (4-3-3): 1-Justo Villar; – [6] Carlos Bonet, [14] Paulo da Silva, [21] Antolín Alcaraz, [3] Claudio Morel; – [13] Enrique Vera Ω ([8] Édgar Osvaldo Barreto Cáceres 87), [15] Victor Cáceres, [16] Cristián Riveros; – [9] Roque Santa Cruz, [19] Lucas Barrios ([7] Óscar Cardozo 82), [18] Nelson Valdez ([17] Aureliano Torres 68).

Slovakia (4-4-2): [1] Ján Mucha; – [2] Peter Pekarik, [3] Martin Škrtel, [21] Kornel Saláta (83 [15] Miroslav Stoch), [16] Ján Ďurica; – [6] Zdeno Štrba, [8] Ján Kozák, [17] Marek Hamšík, [7] Vladimir Weiss; – [11] Róbert Vittek (70 [13] Filip Hološko), [9] Stanislav Šesták.

Booked: Ďurica 42′ from behind on Barrios, Šesták 47′ late and over the top on Riveros, Weiss 84′ must be dissent as Pekarik committed the foul. / Vera 45′ revenge tackle on Ďurica.

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ITALY 1, NEW ZEALAND 1 (1:1)

Played: Sunday, 20 June 2010 (16:00), Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit.

Attendance: 38,229

Referee and Assistants: Carlos Alberto Batres González (GUA); Leonel Leal Bermúdez (CRC), Carlos Enrique Pastrana Mendoza (HON).

Scorers: 1:0 Smeltz 7, 1:1 Iaquinta pen 29.

1-0 Elliott swings in a free-kick from the left. The flick-on comes off Cannavaro, and Smeltz is on hand to prod it home.

1-1 After Smith drags down de Rossi, Iaquinta slots the penalty into the right-hand side of the goal.

Italy (4-4-2): [12] Federico Marchetti; – [19] Gianluca Zambrotta, [5] Fabio Cannavaro (c), [4] Giorgio Chiellini, [3] Domenico Criscito; – [7] Simone Pepe (h/t [16] Mauro Camoranesi, his 55th and last cap), [22] Riccardo Montolivo, [6] Daniele di Rossi Ω, [15] Claudio Marchisio (61 [20] Giampaolo Pazzini); – [9] Vincenzo Iaquinta, [11] Alberto Gilardino (h/t [10] Antonio di Natale).

New Zealand (3-4-1-2): [1] Mark Paston; – [4] Winston Reid, [6] Ryan Nelsen, [19] Tommy Smith; – [11] Leo Bertos, [5] Ivan Vicelich (81 [21] Jeremy Christie), [7] Simon Elliot, [3] Tony Lochhead; – [9] Shane Smeltz.; – [10] Chris Killen (90 [13] Andrew Barron), [14] Rory Fallon (63 [20] Chris Wood),

Booked: Fallon 14′, Smith 28′, Nelsen 87′.

SLOVAKIA 3, ITALY 2 (0:0)

Played: Thursday, 24 June 2010 (16:00), Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 53,412

Referee and Assistants: Howard Melton Webb (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG), Michael Mullarkey (ENG).

Scorers: 1:0 Vittek 25, 2:0 Vittek 73, 2:1 di Natale 81, 3:1 Kopúnek 89, 2:2 Quagliarelia 90

Slovakia (4-2-3-1): [1] Ján Mucha; – [2] Peter Pekarik, [3] Martin Škrtel, [16] Ján Ďurica, [5] Radoslav Zabavník; – [19] Juraj Kucka, [6] Zdeno Štrba (87 [20] Kamil Kopúnek); – [15] Miroslav Stoch, [17] Marek Hamšík (c), [18] Erik Jendrišek (90 [22] Martin Petráš); – [11] Róbert Vittek Ω (90 [9] Stanislav Šesták).

Italy (4-3-3): [12] Federico Marchetti; – [19] Gianluca Zambrotta, his 98th and last cap, [5] Fabio Cannavaro (c. his 136th and final cap), [4] Giorgio Chiellini, [3] Domenico Criscito ([2] Christian Maggio h/t); – [22] Riccardo Montolivo ([21] Andrea Pirlo 56), [6] Daniele de Rossi, [8] Gennaro Gattuso ([18] Fabio Quagliarella h/t); – [7] Simone Pepe, [9] Vincenzo Iaquinta, [10] Antonio di Natale. Italy went 4-4-2 after h/t.

Booked: Štrba 16′ clipped Gattuso, Vittek 40′ foul on Cannavaro, Pekarik 50′, Mucha 82′ not releasing the ball after Italy scored. / Cannavaro 31′ clear block on Kucka, Chiellini 67′, Pepe 76′ takes out Hamšík, Quagliarella 83′ handbags in the net after the first goal for Italy.

NEW ZEALAND 0, PARAGUAY 0 (0:0)

Played: Thursday, 24 June 2010 (16:00), Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane.

Attendance: 34,850

Referee and Assistants: Yuichi Nishimora (JPN), Toru Sagara (JAP), Jeong Hae-Sang (KJOR).

New Zealand (3-4-3): [1] Mark Paston; – [4] Winston Reid, [6] Ryan Nelsen (c), [19] Tommy Smith; – [11] Leo Bertos, [7] Simon Elliott, [5] Ivan Vicelich, [3] Tony Lochhead; – [10] Chris Killen (79 [22] Jeremy Russell Brockie), [14] Rory Fallon (69 [20] Chris Wood), [9] Shane Smeltz.

Paraguay (4-3-3): [1] Justo Villar; – [4] Denis Ramón Caniza Acuña (c), [5] Julio César Cáceres López, [14] Paulo da Silva, [3] Claudio Morel Rodríguez; – [16] Cristián Riveros, [15] Victor Cáceres, [13] Enrique Vera; – [18] Nelson Haedo Valdez (67 [10] édgar Antonio Benítez Medina), [9] Roque Santa Cruz Ω, [7] Óscar Cardozo (66 [19] Lucas Barrios).

Booked: Cáceres 10′ into the back of Fallon, Santa Cruz 41′ stamps on Killen’s ankle / Nelsen 56′ brought down Santa Cruz.

Group G – Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, And Portugal

IVORY COAST 0, PORTUGAL 0

IVORY COAST 0, PORTUGAL 0

Played: Tuesday, 15 June 2010 (16:00), Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

Attendance: 37,034

Referee and Assistants: Jorge Luis Larrionda Pietrafesa (URU); Pablo Javier Fandiño Abate (URU), Mauricio Espinosa Rodríguez (URU).

Ivory Coast: (4-1-2-3): [1] Boubacar Barry; – [20] Guy Roland Demel, [4] Kolo Habib Touré (c) , [5] Alain Didier Zokora, [17] Siaka Tiéné; – [19] Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, [21] Emmanuel Eboué (87 [13] ‘Romaric’ – Christian Koffi Ndri); – [9] Cheik Ismael Tioté, [8] Salomon Kalou (65 [11] Didier Yves Drogba). [15] Aruna Keita Dindané, [10] ‘Gervinho’ – Gervais Yao Kouassi (82 [18] Abdoul Kader Keita ).

Portugal (4-3-3): [1] Eduardo dos Reis Carvalho; – [3] Paulo Renato Rebocho Ferreira, [2] Bruno Eduardo Regufe Alves, [6] Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho, [23] Fábio Alexandre da Silva Coentrão; – [8] Pedro Miguel da Silva Mendes, [20] ‘Deco’ – Anderson Luís de Souza (61 [19] Tiago Cardoso Mendes), [16] Raul José Trindade Meireles (84 [17] Ruben Filipe Marques Amorim); – [7] Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (c Ω), [9] Liédson da Silva Muniz, [10] ‘Danny’ – Daniel Miguel Alves Gomes (55 [11] Simão Pedro Fonseca Sabrosa).

Booked: Zakora 7′ lunge on Ronaldo, Demel 21′ foul on Ronaldo / Ronaldo 21′ dissent over foul, a bit harsh.

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BRAZIL 2, NORTH KOREA 1 (0:0)

Played: Tuesday, 15 June 2010 (20:30), Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 54,331

Referee and Assistants: Viktor Kassai (HUN); Gábor Erős (HUN, Tibor Vámos (HUN).

Scorers: 1:0 Maicon 55, 2:0 Elano 72, 2:1 Ji Yun-Nam 89.

Brazil (4-2-3-1): [1] Júlio César Soares de Espíndola; – [2] Maicon Douglas Sisenando Ω, [3] Lúcio – Lucimar Ferreira da Silva (c), [4] Juan Silveira dos Santos, [6] Michel Fernandes Bastos; – [8] Gilberto Aparecido da Silva, [5] Felipe Melo de Carvalho (84 [18] Ramires Santos do Nascimento); – [7] Elano Ralph Blumer (73 [13] Daniel Alves da Silva), [10] ‘Kaká’ – Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (78 [21] Nilmar Honorato da Silva), [11] ‘Robinho’ – Róbson de Souza; – [9] Luís Fabiano Clemente.

North Korea (5-4-1): [1] Ri Myong-Guk; – [2] Cha Jong-Hyok, [13] Pak Choi-Jin, [3] Ri Jun-Il, [5] Ri Kwang-Chon [8] Ji Yun-Nam; – [11] Mun In-Guk (80 [6] Kim Kum-iI), [17] An Yong-Hak, [10] Hong Yong-Jo (c), [4] Pak Nam-Chol; – [9] Jong Tae-se.

Booked: Ramires 88′ late on the tackle.

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BRAZIL 3, IVORY COAST 1 (1:0)

Played: Sunday, 20 June 2010 (20:30), Soccer City, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 84,455

Referee and Assistants: Stéphane Laurent Lannoy (FRA); Éric Dansault (FRA), Laurent Ugo (FRA).

Scorers: 1:0 Luís Fabiano 25, 2:0 Luís Fabiano 50, 3:0 Elano 62, 3:1 Drogba 79.

1-0 Kaká slips in Luís Fabiano inside the box for the frontman to smash into the roof of the net from eight yards.

2-0 Luís Fabiano gets his second by flicking the ball over one defender’s challenge, clipping over another, and then slamming home left-footed into the corner.

3-0 Kaká beats defenders on the left and lays it back for Elano to tap in.

3-1 Yaya Touré picks out an unmarked Drogba, to head in.

Brazil (4-2-3-1): [1] Júlio César; – [2] Maicon, [3] Lúcio (c), [4] Juan, [6] Michel Bastos; – [8] Gilberto Silva, [5] Felipe Melo; – [7] Elano (67 [13] Dani Alves), [10] Kaká, [11] Robinho (90 [18] Ramires); – [9] Luís Fabiano Ω.

Ivory Coast (4-3-2-1): [1] Boubacar Barry; – [20] Guy Demel, [4] Kolo Touré, [5] Didier Zokora, [17] Siaka Tiéné; – [21] Emmanuel Eboué (72 [13] Romaric), [19] Yaya Touré, [9] Cheik Tioté; – [15] Aruna Dindané (54 [10] Gervinho), [8] – Salomon Kalou (68 [18] Kader Keita); – [11] Didier Drogba (c).

Red Card: Kaká 88′ the replay clearly shows Keita running into a tranquil Kaká who lifts his arm to block Keita from banging into him. Keita bounces off and writhes around. As the ref didn’t see it, the decision must have come via his earpiece from the Fourth official. An unfair dismissal.

Booked: Kaká 85′ pushing and shoving with Y Touré, / Tiéné 31′ turned by Elano, Keita 75′ studs up on Felipe Melo, Tioté 86′ foul on Fabiano.

PORTUGAL 7, NORTH KOREA 0

PORTUGAL 7, NORTH KOREA 0 (1:0)

Played: Monday, 21 June 2010 (13:30), Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

Attendance: 63,644

Referee and Assistants: Pablo Antonio Pozo Quinteros (CHI); Patricio Basualto (CHI), Francisco Mondria (CHI).

Scorers: 1:0 Raul Meireles 29, 2:0 Simão 53, 3:0 Almeida 56, 4:0 Tiago 60, 5:0 Liédson 81, 6:0 Ronaldo 87, 7:0 Tiago 89,

Portugal (3-4-1-2): [1] Eduardo; – [13] Luís ‘Miguel’ Brito Garcia Monteiro, [6] Ricardo Carvalho, [2] Bruno Alves, [23] Fábio Coentrão; – [19] Tiago [8] Pedro Mendes, [16] Raul Meireles (70 [14] Miguel Luís Pinto Veloso); – [11] Simão (74 [5] ‘Duda’ – Sérgio Paulo Barbosa Vicente), [18] Hugo Miguel Pereira de Almeida (77 [9] Liédson), [7]- Cristiano Ronaldo (c)

North Korea (5-4-1): [1] Ri Myong-Guk; – [2] Cha Jong-Hyok (75 [16] Nam Song-Chol), [13] Pak Chol-Jin, [3] Ri Jun-Il, [8] Ji Yun-Nam, [5] Ri Kwang-Chon; – [11] Mun In-Guk (58 [15] Kim Yong-Jun), [4] Pak Nam-Chol (58 [6] Kim Kum-Il), [17] An Yong-Hak, [10] Hong Yong-Jo (c); – [9] Jong Tae-Se.

Booked: Pedro Mendes 38′, Almeida 70′. / Pak CJ 32′, Hong 47′.

PORTUGAL 0, BRAZIL 0 (0:0)

Played: Friday, 25 June 2010 (16:00), Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

Attendance: 62,712

Referee and Assistants: Benito Téllez (MEX); Héctor Vergara (CAN), Marvin Torrentera (MEX).

Portugal (4-3-2-1): [1] Eduardo; – [21] Ricardo Costa, [6] Ricardo Carvalho, [2] Bruno Alves, [23] Fábio Coentrão; – [19] Tiago, [15] Pepe (54 [8] Pedro Mendes), [16] Raul Miereles (84 [14] Miguel Veloso); – [10] Danny, [5] Duda; – [7] Cristiano Ronaldo (c Ω).

Brazil (4-2-3-1): [1] Júlio César; – [2] Maicon, [3] Lúcio (c), [4] Juan, [6] Michel Bastos; – [8] Gilberto Silva, [5] Felipe Melo; – [13] Dani Alves, [19] Julio Baptista, [21] Nolmar; – [9] Luís Fabiano.

Booked: Duda 25′, Tiago 31′, Pepe 40′, Fábio Coentrão 45′. / Luis Fabiano15′, Juan 25′, Felipe Melo 43′.

IVORY COAST 3, NORTH KOREA 0 (2:0)

Played: Friday, 25 June 2010 (16:00), Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit.

Attendance: 34,763

Referee and Assistants: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP); Fermín Martínez Ibáñez (ESP), Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP).

Scorers: 1:0 Y Touré 14, 2:0 Romaric 20, 3:0 Kalou 82.

Ivory Coast (4-3-3): [1] Boubacar Barry; – [21] Emmanuel Eboué, [4] Kolo Touré, [5] Didier Zokora, [3] Arthur Boka; – [13] Romaric (79 [7] Seydou Doumbia), [19] Yaya Touré, [9] Cheik Tioté; – [18] Abdelkader Keita (64 [15] Aruna Dindane), [11] Didier Drogba (c Ω), [10] Gervais Kouassi.

North Korea (5-4-1): [1] Ri Myong-guk; – [2] Cha Jong-Hyok, [13] Pak Choi-Jin, [3] Ri Jun-Il, [8] Ji Yun-Nam, [5] Ri Kwang-Chon; – [10] Hong Yong-jo (c), [4] Pak Nam-Chol, [17] An Yong-Hak, [11] Mun In-Guk (67 [12] Choe Kum-Chol); – [9] Jong Tae-Se.

Group H – Spain, Switzerland, Honduras And Chile

CHILE 1, HONDURAS 0

CHILE 1, HONDURAS 0 (1:0)

Played: Wednesday, 16 June 2010 (13.30), Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit.

Attendance:32,664

Referee and Assistants: Eddy Allen Maillet (SEY); Evarist Menkouande (CAM), Bechir Hassani (TUN).

Scorer: Beausejour 34

Chile (4-3-3): [1] Claudio Andrés Bravo Muñoz (c); – [4] Mauricio Aníbal Isla Isla, [3] Waldo Alonso Ponce Carrizo, [17] Gary Alexis Medel Soto, [8] Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo ([5] Pablo Andrés Contreras Fica 81); – [20] Rodrigo Javier Millar Carvajal (52 [18] Gonzalo Alejandro Jara Reyes), [6] Carlos Emilio Carmona Tello, [14] Matías Ariel Fernández Fernández; – [7] Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, [10] Jorge Luis Valdivia Toro (87 [11] Mark Dennis González Hoffman), [15] Jean André Emanuel Beausejour Coliqueo Ω.

Honduras (4-4-2): [18] Noel Eduardo Valladares Bonilla; – [23] Sergio Giovany Mendoza Escobar, [2] Osmán Danilo Chávez Güity, [3] Maynor Alexis Figueroa Róchez, [21] Emilio Arturo Izaguirre Girón; – [17] Edgard Anthony Álvarez Reyes, [8] Wilson Roberto Palacios Suazo, [20] Amado Guevara (c. 66 [6] Hendry Bernardo Thomas Suazo), [13] Róger Espinoza Ramírez; – [7] Ramón Fernando Núñez Reyes (78 [15] Walter Julián Martínez Ramos), [9] Carlos Alberto Plummer Pavón (60 [12] Georgie Wilson Welcome Collins).

Booked: Carmona 4′ brought down Medel breaking clear, M Fernández 19′ foul or dissent / Palacios 33′ no idea why?

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SWITZERLAND 1, SPAIN 0 (1:1)

Played: Sunday, 16 June 2010 (16:00), Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

Attendance: 62,453

Referee And Assistants: Howard Melton Webb (ENG); Darren J. Cann (ENG), Michael Mullarkey (ENG).

Scorer: Fernandes 52’

Switzerland (4-4-1-1): [1] Diego Orlando Benaglio; [2] Stephan Lichtsteiner, [4] Philippe Sylvain Senderos (36 [5] Steve von Bergen), [13] Stéphane Grichting, [17] Reto Pirmin Ziegler; – [7] Tranquillo Barnetta (90 [22] Mario Eggimann), [8] Gökhan Inler, [6] Benjamin Huggel, [16] Gelson Tavares Fernandes Ω; – [19] Eren Derdiyok (79 [15] Hakan Yakin); – [10] Blaise Isetsima Nkufo.

Spain (4-3-2-1): [1] Iker Casillas Fernández (c); – [15] Sergio Ramos García, [3] Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu, [5] Carles Puyol i Saforcada, [11] Joan Capdevila i Méndez; – [16] Sergio Busquets Burgos (61 [9] Fernando José Torres Sanz Spain went 4-4-2), [8] “Xavi” – Xavier Hernández i Creus, [14] Xabier “Xabi” Alonso Olano; – 6-Andrés Iniesta Luján (77 [18] Pedro Eliezer Rodríguez Ledesma), [21] David Josús Jiménez Silva (62 [22] Jesús Navas González); – [7] David Villa Sánchez.

Booked: Grichting 30′ foul on Iniesta but a harsh YC, Ziegler 73′ tugging Navas, Benaglio 90′ time wasting, Yakin 90′ handball.

Spain’s misses: 17 min. The first opening fell to Spain’s right-back Sergio Ramos, who received the ball in space on the right before dragging his shot wastefully wide.

25min. Andrés Iniesta slipped a pass through to Gerard Piqué, who cut inside his man before firing straight at goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

45 min. David Villa finally finds space in the box but opts to pass, chipping tamely across the face of goal.

70 min. Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso smashes his shot against the crossbar from outside of the area.

CHILE 1, SWITZERLAND 0

CHILE 1, SWITZERLAND 0 (0:0)

Played Monday, 21 June 2010 (16:00), Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

Attendance: 34,872

Referee and Assistants: Khalil Ibrahim Jalal al-Ghamdi (KSA); Hassan Kazem Kamranifar (IRN), Saleh Mohamed Abdullah Hassan al-Marzouqi (UAE).

Scorer: González 75.

Chile (4-3-3): [1] Claudio Bravo (c); – [4] Mauricio Isla, [17] Gary Medel, [3] Waldo Ponce, [18] Gonzalo Jara; – [8] Arturo Vidal (h/t [10] Jorge Vadiviat), [6] Carlos Carmona, [14] Matías Fernández (65 [22] Esteban Efraín Paredes Quintanilla); – [7] Alexis Sánchez, [9] Humberto Andrés Suazo Pontivo (h/t [11] Mark González Ω), [15] Jean Beausejour.

Switzerland (4-4-2): [1] Diego Benglio; – [2] Stephan Lichtsteiner, [5] Steve von Bergen, [13] Stéphane Grichting, [17] Reto Ziegler; – [11] Valon Behrami, [8] Gökhan Inler, [6] Beni Huggel, [16] Gelson Fernandes; – [9] Alexander PholippFrei (c), [10] Blaise Nkufo.

Sent Off: Behrami 31′ arm in Vidal’s face.

Booked: Suazo 2′, Carmona 22′, Ponce 25′, Matías Fernández 60′ misses next game, Medel 61′, Valdivia 90′. / N’Kufo 18′, Barnetta 48′, Inler 59′.

Note: Switzerland set a new WCF record of not conceding a goal in 559 minutes (over nine and a half hours) of football. Last conceded vs. Spain (Begurristain 86′ pen) in last sixteen, USA 1994.

SPAIN 2, HONDURAS 0 (1:0)

Played: Monday, 21 June 2010 (20:30), Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 54,386

Referee and Assistants: Yuichi Nishimora (JPN), Toru Sagara (JAP), Jeong Hae-Sang (KJOR).

Scorers: 1:0 Villa 17, 2:0 Villa 51. (Villa missed a pen )

Spain (4-3-3): [1] Iker Casillas (c); – [15] Sergio Ramos (76 [17] Álvaro Arbeloa Coca), [3] Gerard Piqué, [5] Carles Puyol, [11] Juan Capdevila; – [16] Sergio Busquets, [8] Xavi (66 [10] Francesc “Cesc” Fàbregas Soler), [14] Xabi Alonso; – [22] Jesus Navas, [9] Fernando Torres (70 [13] Juan Manuel Mata García), [7] David Villa Ω.

Honduras (4-5-1): [18] Noel Valladares; – [23] Sergio Mendoza, [2] Osmán Chávez, [3] Maynor Figueroa, [21] Emilio Izaguirre; – [15] Walter Martínez; [20] Amado Guevara (c), [8] Wilson Palacios, [19] Danilo Elvis Turcios Funes (63 [7] Ramón Núñez), [13] Róger Espinoza (h/t [12] Georgie Welcome); – [11] Óscar David Suazo Velásquez (84 [10] Jerry Nelson Palcios Suazo).

Booked: Turcios 8′, Izaguirre 38′.

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SPAIN 2, CHILE 1 (2:0)

Played: Friday, 25 June 2010 (20:30), Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

Attendance: 41,958

Referee and Assistants: Marco Antonio Rodríguez (MEX); José Luis Camargo Callado (MEX), Alberto Morín Méndez (MEX).

Scorer: 1:0 Villa 24, 2:0 Iniesta 37, 2:1 Millar 47

Spain (4-3–3): [1] Iker Casillas (c); – [15] Sergio Ramos, [3] Gerard Piqué, [5] Carles Puyol, [11] Juan Capdevila; – [14] [16] Sergio Busquets, [8] Xavi, [14] Xabi Alonso (73 [20] Javier “Javi” Martínez Aguinaga); – [6] Andrés Iniesta, [9] Fernando Torres (55 [10] Cesc Fàbregas), [7] David Villa.

Chile (4-3-3): [1] Claudio Bravo (c);- [4] Mauricio Isla, [17] Gary Medel, [3] Waldo Ponce, [18] Gonzalo Jara; – [8] Arturo Vidal, [13] Marco Andrés Estrada Quinteros, [11] Mark González (h/t [20] Rodrigo Millar); – [7] Alexis Sánchez (65 [16] Fabián Ariel Orellana Valenzuela), [10] Jorge Valdivia (h/t [22] Esteban Paredes), [15] Jean Beausejour.

Sent Off: Estrada 37′.

Booked: Medel 15′, Ponce 19′, Estrada 21′, Estrada 37′ tripped Torres off the ball in the build-up to the Iniesta goal.

SWITZERLAND 0, HONDURAS 0

Played: Friday, 25 June 2010 (20:30), Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein.

Attendance: 28,042

Referee and Assistants: Héctor Wálter Baldassi (ARG); Ricardo Casas (ARG), Hernán Maidana (ARG).

Note: Honduras’ first-ever finals point.

Switzerland (4-4-2): [1] Diego Benaglio; – [2] Stephan Lichtsteiner, [5] Steve Von Bergen, [13] Stéphane Grichting, [17] Reto Ziegler; – [7] Tranquillo Barnetta, [6] Benjamin Huggel (78 [23] Xherden Shaqiri), [8] Gökhan Inler (c), [16] Gelson Fernandes (h/t [15] Hakan Yakin); – [19] Eren Derdiyok, [10] Blaise Nkufo (69 [9] Alexander Frei).

Honduras (4-4-2): [18] Noel Valladares (c Ω); [16] Mauricio Alberto Sabillón Peña, [2] Osmán Chávez, [5] Victor Salvador Bernárdez Blanco, [3] Maynor Figueroa; – [17] Edgard Álvarez, [8] Wilson Palacios, [6] Hendry Thomas, [7] Ramón Núñez (67 [15] Walter Martínez); – [10] Jerry Palacios (78 [12] Georgie Welcome), [11] David Suazo (87 [19] Danilo Turcios).

Booked: Fernandes 34′ / Thomas 4′, Suazo 58′, Chaves 64′, W. Palacios 89′.

South Africa World Cup Round Of 16 

URUGUAY 2, SOUTH KOREA 1

URUGUAY 2, SOUTH KOREA 1 (1:0)

Played: Saturday, 26 June 2010 (16.00), Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

Attendance: 30,597

Referee and Assistants: Wolfgang Stark (GER); Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Mike Pickel (GER).

Scorers: 1:0 Suarez 8, 1:1 Lee CY 68, 2:1 Suarez 80.

Uruguay (4-3-1-2): [1] Fernando Muslera; – [16] Maxi Pereira, [2] Diego Lugano (c), [3] Diego Godin (h/t [6] Mauricio Victorino), [4] Jorge Fucile; – [17] Egidio Arévalo, [15] Diego Pérez, [11] Álvaro Pereira (74 [14] Nicolás Lodeiro); – [10] Diego Forlán; – [7] Edinson Cavani, [9] Luis Suárez Ω (84 [20] Álvaro Fernández).

South Korea (4-2-3-1): [18] Jung Sung-Ryong; – [22] Cha Du-Ri, [4] Cho Yong-Hyung, [14] Lee Jung-Soo, [12] Lee Young-Pyo; – [16] Ki Sung-Yueng (85 [19] Yeom Ki-Hun), [8] Kim Jung-Woo; – [17] Lee Chung-Yong, [7] Park Ji-Sung (c), [13] Kim Jae-Sung (61 [20] Lee Dong-Gook); – [10] Park Chu-Young.

Booked: Kim JW 38′, Cha DR 69′, Cho YH 83′.

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GHANA 2, UNITED STATES 1 (1:0), (1:1) aet

Played: Saturday, 26 June 2010 (20:30), Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg.

Attendance: 34,967

Referee and Assistants: Viktor Kassai (HUN); Gábor Erős (HUN), Tibor Vámos (HUN).

Scorers: 1:0 Boateng 5, 1:1 Donovan 62 pen, 2:1 Gyan 93.

Ghana (4-4-1-1): [22] Richard Kingson; – [4] John Pantsil, [8] Jonathan Mensah, [5] John Mensah (c), [2] Hans Sarpei (73 [19] Lee Addy); – [7] Samuel Inkoom (113 [11] Sully Muntari), [6] Anthony Annan, [23] Kevin-Prince Boateng (78 [10] Stephen Appiah), [13] Dede Ayew Ω; – [21] Kwadwo Asamoah; – [3] Asamoah Gyan.

USA (4-4-2): [1] Tim Howard; – [6] Steve Cherundolo, [15] Jay DeMerit, [12] Jonathan Bornstein, [3] Carlos Bocanegra (c);- [10] Landon Donovan, [4] Michael Bradley, [13] Ricardo Clark (31 [19] Maurice Edu), [8] Clint Dempsey; – [17] Jozy Altidore (91 [9] Herculez Gomez), [20] Robbie Findley (h/t [22] Benny Feilhaber).

Booked: Mensah 61′, Dede Ayew 90′. / Clark 7′, Cherundolo 18′, Bocanegra 68′.

GERMANY 4, ENGLAND 1

GERMANY 4, ENGLAND 1 (2:1)

Played: Sunday, 27 June 2010 (16:00), Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein.

Attendance: 41,274

Referee and Assistants: Jorge Pietrafesa (URU); Pablo Fandiño (URU), Mauricio Espinosa (URU).

Scorers: 1:0 Klose 20, 2:0 Podolski 32, 2:1 Upson 37, 3:1 Müller 67, 4:1 Müller 70.

Germany (4–2-3-1): [1] Manuel Neuer; – [16] Philipp Lahm (c), [17] Per Mertesacker, [3] Arne Friedrich, [20] Jérôme Boateng; – [6] Sami Khedira, [7] Bastian Schweinsteiger; – [13] Thomas Müller, [8] Mesut Özil, [10] Lukas Podolski; – [11] Miroslav Klose.

England (4-4-2): [ [1] David James, 53rd and last cap; – [2] Glen Johnson (87 [17] Shaun Wright-Philips), [6] John Terry, [15] Matthew Upson, [3] Ashley Cole; – [16] James Milner (64 [11] Joe Cole), [8] Frank Lampard, [14] Gareth Barry, [4] Steven Gerrard (c); – [19] Jermain Defoe ([21] Emile Heskey 71, 62nd and last cap), [10] Wayne Rooney.

Booked: Friedrich 47′ / Johnson 81′.

ARGENTINA 3, MEXICO 1 (2:0)

Played: Sunday, 27 June 2010 (23:30), Soccer City, Johhanesburg.

Attendance: 84,377

Referee and Assistants: Roberto Rosetti (ITA); Paolo Calcagno (ITA), Stefano Ayroldi (ITA).

Scorers: 1:0 Tévez 26, 2:0 Higuaín 33, 3:0 Tevez 52, 3:1 Henandez 71.

Argentina (4-3-1-2): [22] Sergio Romero; – [15] Nicolás Otamendi, [2] Martín Demichelis, [4] Nicolás Burdisso, [6] Gabriel Heinze; – [20] Maxi Rodríguez (87 [23] Javier Pastore), [14] Javier Mascherano (c), [7] Ángel di María (79 [17] Jonás Gutiérrez ); – [10] Lionel Messi; – [9] Gonzalo Higuaín. [11] Carlos Tévez Ω (69 [8] Saba Verón ).

Mexico (4-3-3): [1] Óscar Pérez; – [16] Efraín Juárez, [5] Ricardo Osorio, [2] Francisco Rodríguez, [3] Carlos Salcido; – [6] Gerardo Torrado, [4] Rafael Márquez (c), [18] Andrés Guardado (61 [9] Guillermo Franco); – [17] Giovani dos Santos, [14] Javier Hernández, [21] Adolfo Bautista Herrera (h/t [7] Edson Barrera).

Booked: Márquez 40′.

HOLLAND 2, SLOVAKIA 1

HOLLAND 2, SLOVAKIA 1 (0:0)

Played Monday, 28 June 2010 (16:00), Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

Attendance: 61,962

Referee and Assistants: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP); Fermín Martínez Ibáñez (ESP), Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP).

Scorers: 0:1 Robben 38, 2:0 Sneijder 84, 2:1 Vittek pen 90.

Holland (4-2-3-1): [1] Maarten Stekelenburg; – [2] Gregory van der Wiel, [3] John Heitinga, [4] Joris Mathijsen, [5] Giovanni van Bronckhorst (c); – [8] Nigel de Jong, [6] Mark van Bommel; – [11] Arjen Robben Ω (71 [17] Eljero Elia), [10] Wesley Sneijder (90 [20] Ibrahim Afellay), [7] Dirk Kuyt; – [9] Robin van Persie (80 [21] Klass-Jan Huntelaar).

Slovakia (4-1-3-2): [1] Jan Mucha; – [2] Peter Pekarik, [3] Martin Škrtel, [16] Jan Ďurica, [5] Radoslav Zabavník (88 [14] Martin Jakubko); – [19] Juraj Kucka; – [7] Vladimir Weiss, [17] Marek Hamšík (c. 87 [10] Marik Sapara), [15] Miroslav Stoch; – [18] Erik Jendrišek ( 71 [20] Kamil Kopunek), [11] Róbert Vittek vc.

Booked: Robben 31′, Stekelenberg 90′. / Kucka 40′, Kopunec 72′, Škrtel 84′.

BRAZIL 3, CHILE 0 (2:0)

Played: Monday, 28 June 2010 (20:30), Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 54,096

Referee and Assistants: Howard Webb (ENG); Darren Cann (ENG), Mike Mullarkey (ENG).

Scorers: 1:0 Juan 35, 2:0 Luis Fabiano 38, 3:0 Robinho 59

Brazil (4-3-2-1): [1] Júlio César; – [2] Maicon, [3] Lúcio (c), [4] Juan, [6] Michel Bastos; – [13] Dani Alves, [8] Gilberto Silva, [18] Ramires; – [10] Kaká (80 [20] Kleberson), [11] Robinho Ω (85 [16] Gilberto); – [9] Luís Fabiano (76 [21] Nilmar).

Chile (4-3-3): [1] Claudio Bravo; – [4] Mauricio Isla (62 [20] Rodrigo Millar), [5] Pablo Contreras (h/t [21] Rodrigo Álvaro Tello Valenzuela ), [18] Gonzalo Jara, [2] Ismael Ignacio Fuentes Castro; – [8] Arturo Vidal, [6] Carlos Carmona, [15] Jean Beausejour; – [7] Alexis Sánchez. [9] Humberto Suazo, [11] Mark González (h/t [10] Jorge Valdivia).

Booked: Kaka 30′, Ramires 72′. / Vidal 47′, Fuentes 68′, Millar 80′.

PARAGUAY 0, JAPAN 0

PARAGUAY 0, JAPAN 0 (0:0) AET Paraguay won 5-3 on penalties.

Played: Tuesday, 29 June 2010 (16:00), Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

Attendance: 36,742

Referee and Assistants: Frank de Bleeckere (BEL); Peter Hermans (BEL), Walter Vromans (BEL).

Shoot-out: 1-0 Barretto, 1-1 Endo, 2-1 Barrios, 2-2 Hasebe, 3-2 Riveros, 3-2 Komano (missed – hit bar), 4-2 Valdez, 4-3 Honda, 5-3 Cardozo.

Paraguay (4-3-3): [1] Justo Villar (c); – [6] Carlos Bonet, [14] Paulo da Silva [21] Antolín Alcaraz, [3] Claudio Morel; – [13] Enrique Vera, [20] Néstor Ezequil Ortigoza (75 [8] édgar Barretto), [16] Cristián Riveros; – [9] Roque Santa Cruz (94 [7] Óscar Cardozo), [19] Lucas Barrios, [10] édgar Benítez (60 [18] Nelson Haedo Valdez).

Japan (4-1-4-1): [21] Eiji Kawashima; – [3] Yuichi Komano, [22] Yuji Nakazawa, [4] Tulio, [5] Yuto Nagatomo; – [2] Yuki Abe (91 [14] Kengo Nakamura); – [17] Makoto Hasebe (c), [8] Daisuke Matsui (65 [9] Shinji Okazaki), [7] Yasuhito Endo, [16] Yoshito Okubo (106 [11] Keiji Tamada); – [18] Keisuke Honda Ω.

Booked: Riveros 118′. / Matsui 58′, Nagatomo 72′, Honda 90′, Endo 113′.

SPAIN 1, PORTUGAL 0

Played: Tuesday, 29 June 2010 (20:30), Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

Attendance: 62,955

Referee And Assistants: Héctor Wálter Baldassi (ARG); Ricardo Casas (ARG), Hernán Maidana (ARG).

Scorer: Villa 63’

Spain (4-2-3-1): [1] Iker Casillas (c); – [15] Sergio Ramos, [3] Gerard Piqué, [5] Carles Puyol, [11] Joan Capdevila; – [16] Sergio Busquets, [14] Xabi Alonso (90 [4] Carlos Marchena López); – [6] Andrés Iniesta, [8] Xavi Ω, [7] David Villa (88 [18] Pedro); – [9] Fernando Torres (58 [19] Fernando Llorente Torres).

Portugal (4-3-3): [1] Eduardo; – [21] Ricardo Costa, [6] Ricardo Carvalho, [2] Bruno Alves, [23] Fábio Coentrão; – [19] Tiago, [15] Pepe (72 [8] Pedro Mendez), [16] Raul Meireles; – [11] Simão Sabrosa (72 [9] Liédson), [18] Hugo Almeida (58 [10] Danny), [7] Cristiano Ronaldo,

Sent Off: Ricardo Costa 89′, for allegedly elbowing Capdevilla, who was acting.

Booked: Xabi Alonso 74′ / Tiago 80′.

Quarter Finals Of The 2010 South Africa World Cup

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HOLLAND 2 – BRAZIL 1 (0:0)

Played: Friday, 2 July 2010 (16:00), Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

Attendance: 40,186

Referee and Assistants: Yuichi Nishimura (JPN); Toru Sagara (JAP), Jeong Hae-Sang (KOR).

Scorer: 0:1 Robinho 10, 1:1 Felipe Melo o.g. 53, 2:1 Sneijder 68.

Holland (4-3-2-1): [1] Maarten Stekelenburg; – [2] Gregory van der Wiel, [3] John Heitinga, [13] André Antonius Maria Ooijer replaced [4] Joris Mathijsen who broke down warming up before kick off, [5] Giovanni van Bronckhorst (c); – [6] Mark van Bommel, [8] Nigel de Jong; – [11] Arjen Robben, [10] Wesley Sneijder, [7] Dirk Kuyt; – [9] Robin van Persie (85 [21] Klas-Jan Huntelaar).

Brazil (4-4-2): [1] Júlio César; – [2] Maicon, [3] Lúcio (c), [4] Juan, [6] Michel Bastos (62 [16] Gilberto); – [8] Gilberto Silva, [5] Felipe Melo; – [13] Dani Alves, [10] Kaká, [11] Robinho; – [9] Luís Fabiano (77 [21] Nilmar).

Sent off: Straight Red Card, no argument – Felipe Melo 73′ stamps on Robben after fouling him.

Booked: Heitinga 15′ fouls Luis Fabiano off the ball, van der Wiel 48′ misses semi-final, de Jong 65′ pulling back Robinho misses semi-final, Ooijer 76′ for kicking the ball away / Michel Bastos 38′ goes straight into the back of Robben.

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URUGUAY 1 – GHANA 1 (0:1, 1:1, 1:1 aet) Uruguay win 4-2 on penalties

Played: Friday, 2 July 2010 (20:30), Soccer City, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 35,500

Referee and Assistants: Olegário Benquerença (POR); José Cardinal (POR), Bertino Miranda (POR).

Scorers: 0:1 Muntari 45+2, 1:1 Forlán 55. (Gyan hit the bar with pen 120)

Uruguay (4-4-2): [1] Fernando Muslera; – [16] Maxi Pereira, [2] Diego Lugano (c. 38 [19] Andrés Scotti), [6] Mauricio Victorino, [4] Jorge Fucile; – [20] Álvaro Fernández (h/t [14] Nicolás Lodeiro), [15] Diego Pérez, [17] Egidio Arévalo, [7] Edinson Cavani (76 [13] Sebastián Abreu); – [10] Diego Forlán (vc Ω), [9] Luis Suarez .

Ghana (4-1-4-1): [22] Richard Kingson; – [4] John Pantsil, [15] Isaac Vorsah, [5] John Mensah (c), [2] Hans Sarpei; – [6] Anthony Annan; – [7] Samuel Inkoom (74 [10] Stephen Appiah), [23] Kevin-Prince Boateng, [21] Kwadwo Asamoah, [11] Sulley Muntari (88 [18] Dominic Adiyiah); – [3] Asamoah Gyan.

Sent Off: Straight red card Suarez 120′ punched the ball off the line in the last minute of extra time.

Booked: Fucile 21′ nothing challenge, misses semi-final, Arevala block on Boateng 48′, Pérez foul on Asamoah 60′ / Pantsil 55′ foul on Fucile, Forlán scored from the resultant free-kick, Sapei 78′ holding Suarez, Mensah dissent 93′.

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GERMANY 4, ARGENTINA 0 (2:0)

Played: Saturday, 03 July 2010 (16:00), Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

Attendance: 64,100

Referee and Assistants: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB); Rafael Ilyasov (UZB), Bakhadir Kochkarov (KYR).

Scorers: 1:0 Müller 2’40’s, 2:0 Klose 67, 3:0 Klose 89, 4:0 Friedrich 74.

Germany (4-2-3-1): [1] Manuel Neuer; – [16] Philipp Lahm (c), [17] Per Mertesacker, [3] Arne Friedrich, [20] Jérôme Boateng ([2] Marcell Jansen 72); – [7] Bastian Schweinsteiger Ω, [6] Sami Khedira (78 [18] Toni Kroos); – [13] Thomas Müller (83 [15] PiotrTrochowski), [8] Mesut Özil, [10] Lukas Podolski; – [11] Miroslav Klose .

Argentina (4-3-1-2): [22] Sergio Romero; [15] Nicolás Otamendi (70 [23] Javier Pastore), [2] Martín Demichelis, [4] Nicolás Burdisso, [6] Gabriel Heinze; – [20] Maxi Rodríguez, [14] Javier Mascherano (c), [7] Ángel di María (76 [16] Sergio Agüero); – [10] Lionel Messi; – [11] Carlos Tévez, [9] Gonzalo Higuaín.

Booked: Müller 35′ handball misses next game, / Otamendi 11′ late on Friedrich, Mascherano 80′ brought down Klose.

SPAIN 1, PARAGUAY 0

SPAIN 1, PARAGUAY 0 (1:0)

Played: Saturday, 03 July 2010 (20:30), Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 55,539

Referee and Assistants: Carlos Batres (GUA), Leonel Lkeal (CRC), Carlos Pastrana (HON).

Scorer: Villa 82.

1-0 The goal was scored after a great run by Iniesta laid the ball right to Pedro, who hit the left post, and the ball rebounds to David Villa. He strikes the right post. The ball ricochets across the goal line and in the net off the left post.

Later replays on the missed penalties show clearly that all should have been re-taken for encroachment.

After 41′ Paraguay had a goal by Valdez wrongly disallowed for offside; Cardozo’s hard and right hit pen saved by Casillas 57; pen 60 for Spain, Alonso sticks it left and scored. The referee orders it re-taken for encroachment by several players.

Alonso strikes it right this time and is saved by Villa, the ball is still in play, which results in a goalmouth scramble, and the goalkeeper takes out Fàbregas but nothing is given. What an explosive 5 minutes!

Spain (4-3-3): [1] Iker Casillas (c); – [15] Sergio Ramos, [3] Gerard Piqué, [5] Carles Puyol (84 [4] Carlos Marchena), [11] Joan Capdevila; – [16] Sergio Busquets, [8] Xavi, [14] Xabi Alonso (75 [18] Pedro); – [6] Andrés Iniesta Ω, [9] Fernando Torres (56 [10] Cesc Fàbregas), [7] David Villa.

Paraguay (4-4-2): [1] Justo Villar (c); – [2] Darío Anastacio Verón Maldonado, [14] Paulo da Silva, [21] Antolín Alcaraz, [3] Claudio Morel; – [8] Edgar Barreto (64 [13] Enrique Vera), [15] Victor Cáceres (84 [19] Lucas Barrios), [16] Cristián Riveros, [11] Jonathan Santana; – [18] Nelson Haedo Valdez (72 [9] Roque Santa Cruz), [7] Óscar Cardozo.

Booked: Piqué 56′ pulling back Cardozo for pen, Busquets 63′. / V. Cáceres 58′ dissent over missed PAR pen, Alcaraz 60′ caught Villa in the box for a penalty, Morel 73′ not retreating, Santana 88′ using his arm in an aerial challenge with Busquets.

South Africa World Cup Semi Finals

HOLLAND 3, URUGUAY 2

HOLLAND 3, URUGUAY 2 (1:1)

Played: Tuesday, 06 July 2010 (20:30) Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

Attendance: 62,479

Referee and Assistants: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB); Rafael Ilyasov (UZB), Bakhadir Kochkarov (KYR).

Scorers: 1:0 Van Bronckhorst 18, 1:1 Forlán 41, 2:1 Sneijder 70, 3:1 Robben 73 [2,200th goal of finals], 3:2 Pereira 90+2.

Holland (4-2-3-1): [1] Maarten Stekelenburg; – [12] Khalid Boulahrouz, [3] John Heitinga, [4] Joris Mathijsen, [5] Giovanni van Bronckhorst (c); – [6] Mark van Bommel, [14] Demy de Zeeuw (h/t [23] Rafael van der Vaart); – [11] Arjen Robben (90 [17] Eljero Elia), [10] Wesley Sneijder Ω, [7] Dirk Kuyt; – [9] Robin van Persie.

Uruguay (4-4-2): [1] Fernando Muslera; – [16] Maxi Pereira,[6] Mauricio Victorino,[3] Diego Godin, [22] José Martín Cáceres Silva; – [15] Diego Pérez, [17] Egidio Arévalo, [5] Walter Gargano, [11] Álvaro Pereira (78 [13] Sebastián Abreu); – [10] Diego Forlán (c. 84 [21] Sebastián Fernández), [7] Edinson Cavani.

Booked: Maxi Pareira 21′ is booked for a dangerous tackle on Sneijder. Cáceres 29′ tried an overhead kick into the face of de Zeeuw and was harshly booked for dangerous play. / Sneijder 29′ dissent over injury to de Zeeuw, Boulahrouz 78′ slides in recklessly on Martín Cáceres, van Bommel 90′ received a YC. The ‘diplomat’ had escaped with cynical tackles all match, booked for dissent.

The two sides’ only previous meeting in the World Cup was on 15 June 1974, when the Dutch won 2-0 in a group game, with Jonny Rep netting both goals. Diego Forlán’s father, Pablo, was on the losing side.

SPAIN 1, GERMANY 0

SPAIN 1, GERMANY 0 (0:0)

Played: Wednesday 07 July 2010 (20.30), Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban.

Attendance: 60,960

Referee and Assistants: Viktor Kassai (HUN); Gábor Erős (HUN), Tibor Vámos (HUN).

Scorer: Puyol 73

Spain (4-2-3-1): [1] Iker Casillas (c); – [15] Sergio Ramos, [3] Gerard Piqué, [5] Carles Puyol, [11] Joan Capdevila; – [16] Sergio Busquets, [14] Xabi Alonso (90 [4] Carlos Marchena); – [6] Andrés Iniesta, [8] Xavi Ω, [18] Pedro (86 [7] David Silva); – [7] David Villa (81 [9] Fernando Torres).

Germany (4-4-1-1): [1] Manuel Neuer; – [16] Philipp Lahm (c), [17] Per Mertesacker, [3] Arne Friedrich, [20] Jérôme Boateng (52 [2] Marcell Jansen); – [15] Piotr Trochowski (62 [18] Toni Kroos), [7] Bastian Schweinsteiger, [6] Sami Khedira (81 [23 Mario Gómez), [10] Lukas Podolski; – [8] Mesut Özil; – [11] Miroslav Klose.

Third Place Match

GERMANY 3, URUGUAY 2

GERMANY 3, URUGUAY 2 (2:1)

Played: Saturday, 10 July 2010 (20:30), Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.

Attendance: 36,007

Referr and Assistants: Benito Archundia (MEX); Héctor Vergara (CAN), Marvin Torrentera (MEX).

Scorers: 1:0 Müller 19, 1:1 Cavani 28, 1:2 Forlán 51, 2:2 Jansen 56, 3:2 Khedira 82.

1:0 Schweinsteiger advances and takes a long shot from 30 yards. Muslera parries it straight back out. Muller is the first to the loose ball and sidefoots it into the bottom-right corner.

1:1 Schweinsteiger in the center circle loses out to Perez. He slips the ball forward to Suarez, who sends it straight down the inside-left channel for Cavani – bursting clear of the German back line, into the box, he slips the ball into the bottom right corner past the onrushing gk.

1:2 Arvealo cuts it back to Forlan on the edge of the area, level with the right-hand post. Forlan volleys the ball straight down into the ground and up into the right-hand corner of the net.

2:2 From the right, Boateng swings a ball to the far post. Muslera goes up and does his ‘swatting a wasp’ impression, missing the ball completely, for Jansen to head in.

3:2 From the right again, an Ozil towards the far post. The ball bounces around in a scramble before it pops up off Lugano for Khedira to head over the keeper and into the right-hand side of the goal.

Germany (4-2-3-1): [22] Hans-Jorg Butt (first international for 7 years); – [20] Jérôme Boateng, [17] Per Mertesacker, [3] Arne Friedrich, [4] Dennis Aogo; – [7] Bastian Schweinsteiger (c), [6] Sami Khedira; – [13] Thomas Müller Ω, [8] Mesut Özil (90 [5] Serdar Tasci), [2] Marcell Jansen ( 81 [18] Toni Kroos); – [19] Cacau (73 [9] Stefan Kiessling).

Uruguay (4-4-2): [1] Fernando Muslera; – [4] Jorge Fucile, [2] Diego Lugano (c), [3] Diego Godin, [22] Martín Cáceres; – [16] Maxi Pereira, [15] Diego Pérez (77 [5] Walter Gargano), [17] Egidio Arévalo, [7] Edinson Cavani (88 [13] Sebastián Abreu); – [9] Luis Suarez, [10] Diego Forlán.

Booked: Aogo 5′ studs up on Perez’s shin should have been red, Cacau 7′ handball at free-kick in the wall, Friedrich 90′ pulling down Suarez, from the free-kick, Forlán hit the crossbar, and the final whistle went for full time. / Perez 61′ for clipping Schweinsteiger’s ankle.

2010 FIFA World Cup Final

South Africa World Cup Final

SPAIN 1 – HOLLAND 0 (0:0), (0:0) aet.

Played: Sunday 11 July 2010 (20:30), Soccer City, Johannesburg.

Attendance: 84,490

Referee and Assistants: Howard Melton Webb (ENG); Darren Cann (ENG), Mike Mullarkey (ENG).

Scorer: Iniesta 116.

Spain (4-2-3-1): [1] Iker Casillas (c); – [15] Sergio Ramos, [3] Gerard Piqué, [5] Carles Puyol, [11] Joan Capdevila; – [16] Sergio Busquets, [14] Xabi Alonso (87 [10] Cesc Fàbregas); – [6] Andrés Iniesta Ω, [8] Xavi, [18] Pedro (60 [22] Jesus Navas); – [7] David Villa (105 [9] Fernando Torres).

Holland (4-2-3-1): [1] Maarten Stekelenburg; – [2] Gregory van der Wiel, [3] John Heitinga, [4] Joris Mathijsen, [5] Giovanni van Bronckhorst (c. 105 [15] Edson René Braafheid, bn Paramaribo, Suriname); – [6] Mark van Bommel, [8] Nigel de Jong (99 [23] Rafael van der Vaart); – [11] Arjen Robben, [10] Wesley Sneijder, [7] Dirk Kuyt (70 [17] Eljero Elia); – [9] Robin van Persie.

Sent off: Heitinga 109′ after 2nd yellow. He becomes the fifth player to be sent off in a final.

The 14 Booked: van Persie 14′ late and high foul on Capdevila, van Bommel 21′ a crude lunge on Iniesta, de Jong 28′, could have gone for a boot into the chest of Alonso, van Bronckhorst 54′ body check on Ramos, Heitinga 57′ late on Villa off the ball, Robben 84′ dissent, screaming he was fouled in the box by Puyol, Heitinga 109′ tugging Iniesta (put his hand on his shoulder, and he went down) just outside the penalty area, van der Wiel 111′ intended foul on Iniesta who rolled with it, Mathijsen 117′ dissent over the goal, he slammed the ball into the ground in front of Webb and the assistant, convinced it was offside. / Puyol 17′ felled Robben with both feet off the ground, Ramos 23′ foul on Kuyt directly in front of the Dutch bench, Capdevila 67′ cynically tripped van Persie, Iniesta 116′ taking off his shirt after scoring the winning goal, Xavi 120′ kicking the ball away.

Thomas Muller celebrating a goal

Top Scorers In The 2010 South Africa World Cup

5. Tomas Müller (GER with three assists), Wesley Sneijder (HOL incl o.g awarded to him by FIIFA v BRZ), David Villa (ESP), Diego Forlán (URU).

4. Higuaín (ARG), Miroslav Klose (GER), Vittek (CZE).

3. Fabiano (BRZ), Landon Donovan (USA), Gyan (GHA), Luis Suárez (URU).

2. Carlos Tévez (ARG), Brett Holman (AUS), Elano (BRZ), Robinho (BRZ), Eto’o (CMR), Podolski (GER), Honda (JPN), Lee Chung-Yong (KOR), Lee Jung-Soo (KOR), Hernández (MEX), Arjen Robben (HOL), Uche (NGR), Tiago (POR), Andres Iniesta (Spain)

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FIFA stipulated that a list of up to 30 players must be submitted by midnight 31 May. The deadline for the final 23-player squad was midnight 1 Jun 2010.

Algeria: Coach – Rabah Saâdane [resigned 4 Sept 2010] | [1] Lounès Gaouaoui (GK), [12] Habib Mohamed Bellaïd, bn Bobigny, FRA (DF), [14] Abdelkader Laïfaoui (DF), [18] Carl Médjani, bn Lyon, FRA (CB), [6] Yazid Mansouri, bn Revin, FRA

Unlucky: Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (GK); Chadli Amri (FWD), Lazar Hadj Aissa (MF), Khaled Lemmouchia (MF), Mohamed Rabie Meftah (RB), Hocine Metref (MF), Mourad Meghni (MF). Were all in final 30 squad.

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Argentina: Coach – Diego Armando Maradona Franco, Alejandro Victor Mancuso (Assistant), sacked Monday 26 Jul Sergio Daniel Batista appointed. | [1] Diego Raúl Pozo (GK), [21] Mariano Gonzalo Andújar (GK), [12] Ariel Hernán Garcé (DF).

Unlucky: Sebastián Marcelo Blanco (MF), Fabricio Coloccini (CB), Jesus Alberto Datolo (WF), Juan Manuel Insuarralde (CB), Ezequiel Ivan Lavezzi (WF), Juan Ignacio Mercier (CM), Jose Ernesto Sosa (MF). Were all in the final squad of 30.

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Australia: Coach – Peter Tim Dirk ‘Pim’ Verbeek [HOL] Quit after WC. | [12] Adam Jay Federici (GK), [18] Eugen-Josip ‘Eugene’ Galekovic (GK replaced Brad Jones 11 Jun), [20] Mark Daniel Milligan (DF), [22] Dario Vidošić (MF).

Unlucky: Squad rocked by the departure of Middlesbrough goalkeeper [18] Bradley Scott Jones (7 Jun), who left the camp after his four-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia.

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Brazil: Coach – Dunga (Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri) sacked 4 Jul | [12] Heurelho da Silva Gomes (GK), [22] Doni Doniéber Alexander Marangon (GK), [14] Luisão – Ânderson Luís da Silva (CB), [15] Thiago Emiliano da Silva (CB).

Unlucky: Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa (Chelsea CB), Carlos Eduardo (FW) Diego Tardelli (FW), Ganso (MF), Marcelo (DF), Ronaldinho (MF of AC Milan played in 2002 & 2006 WC’s), and Sandro (MF) were all in the final 30.

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Ivory Coast: Coach – Sven-Göran Eriksson [SWE] sacked 25th June | [16] Aristide Benoît Zogbo (GK), [23] Daniel Yéboah Tétchi (GK), [2] Benjamin Brou Angoua (DF), [6] Steven Lohoré Gohouri (DF), [22] Souleymane ‘Sol’ Bamba (DF born in France), [12] Jean-Jacques Gosso Gosso (MF), [14] Kouamatien Emmanuel Koné (MF).

Unlucky: Vincent Atchouailou de Paul Angban (GK), Kanga Gauthier Akale (WF), Emerse Faé (CMF), Bakary Koné (DF), Lacina Traore (FW) Abdoulaye Méïté (CB), Gilles Donald Yapi Yapo (DMF) all missed the cut from the final 30.

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Cameroon: Coach – Paul le Guen [FRA] sacked 24th June | [1] Idriss Carlos Kaméni (GK), [22] Guy Roland Ndy Assembé (GK), [20] Georges Constant Mandjeck (MF).

Unlucky: Amour Patrick Tignyemb (GK), Jean-Patrick Abouna Ndzana (FB), Dorge Rostand Kouemaha (FW), Boukar Makadji (FB), Patrick Mevoungou (MF), Marcel Ndjeng (MF) and Jacques Zoua Daogari (FW) were all in the final 30.

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Chile World Cup Team 2010

Chile: Coach – Marcelo Alberto Bielsa Cabrera [ARG] | [12] Miguel ángel Pinto (GK), [23] Luis Antonio Marín Barahona (GK), [19] Jerez Gonzalo Antonio Fierro Caniullán (RW).

Unlucky: Charles Mariano Aránguiz Sandoval (MF), Roberto Andrés Cereceda Guajardo (LM/LB), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida Gana (MF), Manuel Rolando Iturra Urrutia (MF), Héctor Raúl Mancilla Garcés (FW), Pedro Andrés Morales Flores (MF) and Jaime Andrés Valdés Zapata (WMF) all were in the final squad of 30.

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Denmark: Coach – Morten Per Olsen | [16] Stephan Maigaard Andersen (GK), [23] Patrick Jan Mtiliga (LB), [22] Jesper Ringsborg Christiansen (GK), [5] William Kvist Jørgensen (MF).

Unlucky: Kim Christensen (GK), Leon Jesson (LB/MF), Michael Krohn-Delhi (WF), Anders Møller Christensen (CB), Morton Rasmussen (FW), Michael Silberbauer (CMF) and Mikkel Thygesen (MF) all missed out.

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England: Coach – Fabio Capello [ITA] | [23] Charles Joseph John Hart (GK), [13] Stephen David Warnock (LB), [5] Michael Richard Dawson (CB last-minute replacement for Ferdinand), [22] Michael Adrian Carrick (MF).

Unlucky: Captain and center-back [5] Rio Gavin Ferdinand suffered a knee ligament injury during the team’s first training session in South Africa on 4 Jun and was subsequently ruled out of the tournament. Michael Dawson replaced him. Leighton John Baines (LB), Adam Johnson (LW), Thomas Andrew Huddleston (MF), Scott Matthew Parker (MF), Theodore James Walcott (RW) and Darren Ashley Bent (FW) were all in the final 30.

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France: Coach – Raymond Manuel Albert Domenech sacked, Laurent Blanc appointed 2 Jul | [23] Cédric Carrasso (GK), [16] Steve Mandanda GK born Kinshasa, DR Congo), [4] Antoine ‘Anthony’ Réveillère (RB), [6] Marc Planus (DF).

Unlucky: Mickaël Vincent André-Marie Landreau (GK), Hatem Ben Arfa (WF), Jimmy Briand (FW), Lassana Diarra (MF), Rod Fanni (RDF), Yann M’vila (MF), Adil Rami (CB) were all in final 30 squad.

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Germany: Coach – Joachim ‘Jogi’ Löw, (Assist) Hans-Dieter Flick | [12] Tim Wiese (GK).

Unlucky: Michael Ballack, was the German captain but did not recover from an ankle injury he received from Kevin-Prince Boateng in the FA Cup final on 15 May 2010, he never added added to his 98 caps for Germany (CMF), Andreas Beck (RB b. Kemerovo, Soviet Union), Christian Träsch (RB/RMF), Heiko Westermann (FB) all missed out in final 27 squad. Rene Adler (GK) a serious rib injury prevented him from travelling to South Africa, Marco Reus (FW) withdrew due to a leg injury.

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Ghana: Coach – Milovan Rajevac [SRB] | [1] Daniel Yaw Agyei (GK), [16] Stephen Ahorlu (GK), [17] Abdul Ibrahim’ Rahim’ Ayew (LB), [9] Derek Owusu Boaten g (DMF).

Unlucky: Stephen Adams (GK), Eric Kpakpo Addo (CB), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (MF), Haminu Draman (WF), Michael Kojo Essien (DMF) did not recover from a knee injury / surgery pulled out 27 May, Laryea Kingston (MF), and Bennard Yao Kumordzi (MF) were all in the final squad of 30.

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Greece: Coach – Otto ‘ Rehakles’ Rehhagel [GER] resigned 24 Jun | [1] Konstantinos Khalkias (GK), [13] Mikhail Sifakis (GK), [22] Stylianos Malezas (CB), [23] Athanasios ‘Sakis’ Prittas (MF).

Unlucky: Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (LW), Georgios Galitsios (RB), Grigoris Makos (MF), Konstantinos “Kostas” Manolas (CB), Stergos Marinos (RB), Konstantinos “Kostas” Mitroglou (FW), & Giórgos Tzavélas (LB) did not make it to the last 23.

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Holland: Coach – Lambertus ‘Bert’ van Marwijk | [16] Michel Vorm (GK), [22] Sander Bernard Jozef Boschker (GK), [18] Stefanus Johannes ‘Stijn’ Schaars (MF), [19] Ryan Miguel Guno Babel (LFW).

Unlucky: Vurnon San Benito Anita (MF bn. Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles), Otman Bakkal (MF), Wout Brama (MF), Orlando Wensley Engelaar (CMF), Jeremain Lens (WF), David Mendes da Silva Gonçalves (DF), & Ron Peter Vlaar (CB) were in the final 30 squad. Rutgerus ‘Ruud’ Johannes Martinus van Nistelrooij (FW) made himself available but was not chosen by Bert; he ended his career with 35 goals from 70 appearances.

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Honduras: Coach – Reinaldo Rueda Rivera [COL] | [1] Ricardo Gabriel Canales Lanza (GK), [22] Donis Salatiel Escober Izaguirre (GK), [4] Johnny Eulogio Palacios Cacho (CB), [14] Óscar Boniek García Ramírez (RMF). Note: Honduras achieved a historical distinction by including Jerry, Johnny, and Wilson Palacios in their squad. They became the first trio of brothers to represent a single nation in the South Africa World Cup. [10] Jerry Palacios replaced the injured Julio César de León Dailey (sprained right thigh training 14 Jul) on 15 Jul 2010.

Unlucky: Kevin Vance Hernández Kirkconnell (GK), Mariano Eli Acevedo Fúnez (MF), Jerry Ricardo Bengtson Bodden (FW}, Johnny Harold Leverón Uclés (DF), Erick Zenón Norales Casildo (CB), & Melvin Yovany Valladares Castillo (FW). Were in the final 30 squad.

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Italy: Coach – Marcello Lippi was sacked and succeeded by Cesare Prandelli on 27 Jun | [14] Morgan de Sanctis (GK), [13] Salvatore Bocchetti (RB), [23] Leonardo Bonucci (CB), [17] Angelo Palombo (DMF).

Unlucky: Salvatore Sirigu (GK), Marco Borriello (FW), Antonio Candreva (MF), Mattia Cassani (RB), Andrea Cossu (MF on standby), Fabio Grosso (LWB), and Giuseppe Rossi (IF bn. Teaneck, New Jersey, United States ex-Manchester United striker) all in final 30 squad.

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Japan: Coach – Takeshi Okada, resigned 2 Jul | [1] Seigo Narazaki (GK), [23] Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), [6] Atsuto Uchida (RB), [13] Daiki Iwamasa (CB), [19] Takayuki Morimoto (FW).

Unlucky: Naohiro Ishikawa (MF), Shinji Kagawa (WMF), Ryoichi Maeda (FW), Tomoaki Makino (CB),Mitsuo Ogasawara (MF), Tatsuya Tanaka (FW) and Yuhei Tokunaga (RWB). Were all in the final 30 man squad.

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Mexico: Coach – Javier ‘Vasco’ Aguirre Onaindía quit after WC. | [13] Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña (GK), [23] Luis Ernesto Michel Vergara (GK), [19] José Jonny Magallón Oliva (DF), [20] Jorge Emmanuel Torres Nilo (LB), [22] Alberto Medina Briseño (RWF).

Unlucky: Adrián Alexei Aldrete Rodríguez (LWB), Jonathan dos Santos Ramírez (MF), and Juan Carlos Valenzuela Hernández (CB). Were in the final squad of 26.

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Nigeria: Coach – Lars’ Lasse’ Edvin Lagerbäck [SWE] | [16] Augustine’ Austin’ Amamchukwu Ejide (GK), [23] Bamidele Mathew Aiyenugba (GK), [22] Ayodele ‘Dele’ Adeleye (DF), [10] Ideye Aide Brown (FW replaced injured John Obi Mikel, 5 Jun), [7] John Chukwudi Utaka (FW).

Unlucky: [10] John Michael Nchekwube Obinna was ruled out with injury 5 Jun. Bassey Akpan (GK), Victor Chinedu Anichebe (CF), Onyekachi Apam (RB), Peter Terna Suswam (RB), Ikechukwu Uche (FW), and Peter Utaka (FW) were all in the final squad of 30.

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New Zealand: Coach – Richard ‘Ricki ‘Lloyd Herbert | [12] Glen Robert Moss (GK), [23] James Andrew Bannatyne (GK), [2] Benjamin Robert Sigmund (CB), [17] David James Mulligan (RB), [18] Andrew Victor Boyens (CD), [8] Timothy Oliver Brown (MF b. Ascot, England), [15] Michael Ryan McGlinchey (MF), [16] Aaron Daniel Clapham (MF).

Unlucky: Jacob Spoonley (GK), Kosta Barbarouses (SMF), Kris William Bright (FW his father Dave, was in the 1982 squad), Chadwick ‘Chad’ Reuben Coombes (MF), Steven David Old (CB), Cole Robert Peverley (MF), and Aaron James Scott (DF) were in the final 30.

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North Korea: Coach – Kim Jong-Hun | [18] Kim Myong-Gil (GK), [20] Kim Myong-Won* (GK), [14] Pak Nam-Chol (CB), [21] Ri Kwang-Hyok (DF), [22] Kim Kyong-Il (MF), [23] Pak Sung-Hyok (MF), [19] Ri Chol-Myong (MF), [7] An Chol-Hyok (FW).

Note: There were 2 players named Pak Nam-Chol in this North Korean squad. *[20] Kim Myong-Won, a forward, was registered as one of three required goalkeepers and only eligible to play as a goalkeeper during the tournament if required.

Unlucky: Only sent a 23 man squad to FIFA. Han Song-Chol (DF) played five games in qualifying.

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Paraguay: Coach – Gerardo Daniel ‘Tata‘ Martino [ARG] quit after WC. | [12] Diego Daniel Barreto Cáceres (GK), [22] Aldo Antonio Bobadilla ávalos (GK), [23] Rodolfo Vicente Gamarra (RFW).

Unlucky: Jorge Daniel Achucarro (FW), Sergio Aquino (MF), Marcos Antonio Cáceres (CB), Marcelo Alejandro Estigarribia Balmori (LW), Eduardo Fabián Ledesma Trinidad (MF), Julio César Manzur Caffarena (CB), and Osvaldo David Martínez Arce (RWMF) were all in the final squad of 30.

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Portugal: Coach – Manuel Brito Leal de Queiroz | [12] Beto – António Alberto Bastos Pimparel (GK), [22] Daniel Márcio Fernandes (GK), [4] Rolando Jorge Pires da Fonseca (CB b. São Vicente, Cape Verde)

Unlucky: [17] Nani – Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha fractured his collar bone and was replaced by Ruben Amorim on 8 Jun Rui Pedro dos Santos Patrício (GK), Eliseu Pereira dos Santos (LWB), João Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho (MF), Ariza Makukula (CF bn. Kinshaza, Zaire), Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes (MF), and José Eduardo Rosa Vale Castro (CB). Were all in the final squad of 30.

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South Africa: Coach – Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira [BRZ] retired 25 Jun | [22] Shu-Aib Walters (GK), [14] Matthew Paul Booth (CB), [21] Siyabonga’ Doctor’ Sangweni (CB), [7] Lance Davids (DMF).

Unlucky: Rowen Fernández (GK), Franklin Cale (LW), Bevan Fransman (CB), Andile Ernest Jali (CMF), Benedict ‘Benni’ Saul McCarthy (FW), Innocent Thembinkosi Mdledle (LB), and Bryce Daren Moon (RWB) were all in the final squad of 30.

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South Korea: Coach – Huh Jung-Moo, will step down after WCFs | [1] Lee Woon-Jae (GK), [21] Kim Young-Kwang (GK), [3] Kim Hyung-Il (CB), [23] Kang Min-Soo (CB/FB), [6] Kim Bo-Kyung (MF), [9] Ahn Jung-Hwan (FW).

Unlucky: Cho Won-Hee (MF), Hwang Jae-Won (CB), Kim Chi-Woo (LWB), Koo Ja-Cheol (MF), Kwak Tae-Hwi (CB), Lee Keun-Ho (WFD), and Shin Hyung-Min (DF). All in last 30.

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Serbia: Coach – Radomir Antić | [12] Bojan Isailović (GK), [23] Anđelko Đuričić (Andjelko Djuricic GK), [2] Antonio Rukavina (RB), [21] Dragan Mrđa (Mrdja FW).

Unlucky: Željko Brkić (GK), Dejan Lekić (FW), Nemanja Matić (CMF), Slobodan Rajković (CB), Miralem Sulejmani (FW), Nemanja Tomić (WF) and Jagoš Vuković (LB/CB). All in final 30.

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Slovakia: SLK: Coach – Vladimír Weiss | [23] Dušan Kuciak (GK) , [12] Dušan Perniš (GK).

Unlucky: Ľuboš Kamenár (GK), Tomáš Hubočan (CB), Miroslav Karhan (CMF most ever capped Slokian with 107, injured before the tournament), Ľubomír Michalík (CB), Mário Pečalka (CB), and Dušan Švento (LW). These players made up a final squad of 29.

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Slovenia: Coach – Matjaž Kek | [12] Jasmin Handanovič (GK), [16] Aleksander Šeliga (GK), [3] Elvedin Džinič (DF) , [19] Suad Filekovič (DF) , [6] Branko Ilič (DF), [22] Matej Mavrič (CB), [15] Rene Krhin (DMF), [21] Dalibor Stevanovič (MF).

Unlucky: Jan Koprivec (GK), Miran Burgič (FW), Dejan Kelhar (CB), Darijan Matič (MF), Aleksander Rajčević (DF), Mirnes Sead Šišić (RW) and Dare Vršič (MF). Made up final squad of 30.

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Spain: Coach – Vicente del Bosque González | [23 ] José ‘Pepe’ Manuel Reina Páez (GK), [12] Víctor Valdés Arribas (GK), [2] Raúl Albiol Tortajada (CB).

Unlucky: David de Gea Quintana (GK), Diego López Rodríguez (GK), César Azpilicueta Tanco (RB), Santiago “Santi” Cazorla González (R/LW), Daniel González Güiza (FW), Marcos Antônio Senna da Silva (MF b.São Paulo, Brazil) and Álvaro Negredo Sánchez (FW) all missed out.

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Switzerland: Coach – Ottmar Hitzfeld [GER] | [21] Johnny Leoni (GK), [12] Marco Wölfli (GK), [3] Ludovic Magnin (LB), [14] Marco Padalino (RMF), [20] Pirmin Schwegler (MF).

Unlucky: Fabio Coltorti (GK), François Affolter (CB/LB), Nassim Ben Khalifa (MF/FW), Fabian Lustenberger (MF), Christoph Spycher (LB), Valentin Stocker (LMF), and Marco Streller (FW). All made final 30.

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Uruguay: Coach – Óscar Wáshington Tabárez Silva | [12] Juan Guillermo Castillo Iriart (GK), [23] Martín Andrés Silva Leites (GK).

Unlucky: Álvaro Rafael González (RW), Jorge Andrés Martínez (MF) and Jorge Marcelo Rodríguez Núñez (MF). Were the final squad of 26.

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United States Of America: Coach – Robert’ Bob’ Bradley | [18] Bradley Edwin Guzan (GK), [23] Marcus Stephen Hahnemann (GK), [2] Jonathan Michael Paul Spector (RB), [21] Clarence Edgar Goodson (CB).

Unlucky: Alejandro Bedoya (MF), Brian Ching (FW), Edward ‘Eddie’ Johnson (FW), Sacha Bryan Kljestan (CMF), Chad Marshall (CB never added to his 11 caps), Heath Gregory Pearce (LB), and Robert Hampton Rogers (WF). Were the final squad of 30.

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Christian Eriksen World Cup Debut 2010

Youngest And Oldest Players Of 2010 World Cup

The Youngest

  • Player: Christian Eriksen (DEN) 18y 4m 
  • Goalkeeper: Itemeleng Khune (RSA) 22y 11m 5d 
  • Scorer: Thomas Müller (GER) 20y 9m 27d 
  • Champion: Javi Martínez (ESP) 21y 10m 9d 
  • Finalist: Sergio Busquets (ESP) 21y 11m 25d 
  • Medallist: Toni Kroos (GER) 20y 6m 6d 
  • Captain: Marek Hamšík (SVK) 22y 10m 19d 
  • Coach: Vladimir Weiss (SVK) 45y 8m 23d 
  • Referee: Victor Karassi (HUN) 34y 9m 5d 
  • Assistant: A Morin Mendez (MEX) 29y 10m 3d 

The Oldest

  • Player: David James (ENG) 39y 10m 26d
  • Goalkeeper: David James (ENG) 39y 10m 26d
  • Scorer: Cuau Blanco (MEX) 37y 5m
  • Champion: Joan Capdevila (ESP) 32y 5m 8d
  • Finalist: G van Bronckhorst (HOL) 35y 5m 6d
  • Medallist: Sander Broschker (HOL) 39y 8m 21d
  • Captain: Fabio Cannavaro (ITA) 36y 9m 1d
  • Coach: Otto Rehhagel (GRE) 71y 10m 14d
  • Referee:Carlos Simon (BRZ) 44y 9m 20d
  • Assistant: Francesco Buragina (SUI)44y 5m 9d