2010 South Africa World Cup

  • Winner Spain
  • Runners-Up Netherlands
  • Third Germany
  • Fourth Uruguay
  • Goals scored 145
  • Qualified Team 32
  • Matches Played 64
  • Attendance 3,178,856

South Africa hosted the first World Cup in Africa which was intended as another coming of age event for the former apartheid nation.

The host nation tumbled out after the group stages however. And of six African nations present only Ghana made it past the first round before bowing out in the quarter-finals.

Only six out of 13 European qualifiers reached the second round, a record low. England were thrashed 4-1 by old rivals Germany in the last 16. But European powerhouses Netherlands and Spain swept aside allcomers to reach the final.

European champions Spain beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in the second round and Paraguay in the quarter-finals, both 1-0. They saw off Germany by the same score to reach the final.

The Dutch dug deep to beat Slovakia 2-1, Brazil by the same score and Uruguay 3-2 to book their final place.

The final was a crunching, negative affair with 14 yellow cards, more than doubling the previous record for the showpiece match. Dutch centre back John Heitinga was sent off for two yellow card fouls.

Dutch strongarm tactics kept the match goalless for 90 minutes, but Andres Iniesta scored in extra-time to give Spain their first World Cup win.

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Teams GP W D L GF GA PTS
Uruguay 3 2 1 0 4 0 7
Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 2 4
South Africa 3 1 1 1 3 5 4
France 3 0 1 2 1 4 1
Teams GP W D L GF GA PTS
Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 9
Korea Republic 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 3
Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 1
Teams GP W D L GF GA PTS
USA 3 1 2 0 4 3 5
England 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
Slovenia 3 1 1 1 3 3 4
Algeria 3 0 1 2 0 2 1
Teams GP W D L GF GA PTS
Germany 3 2 0 1 5 1 6
Ghana 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
Australia 3 1 1 1 3 6 4
Serbia 3 1 0 2 2 3 3
Teams GP W D L GF GA PTS
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 5 1 9
Japan 3 2 0 1 4 2 6
Denmark 3 1 0 2 3 6 3
Cameroon 3 0 0 3 2 5 0
Teams GP W D L GF GA PTS
Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 5
Slovakia 3 1 1 1 4 5 4
New Zealand 3 0 3 0 2 2 3
Italy 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
Teams GP W D L GF GA PTS
Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 7
Portugal 3 1 2 0 7 0 5
Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 4 3 4
Korea DPR 3 0 0 3 1 12 0
Teams GP W D L GF GA PTS
Spain 3 2 0 1 4 2 6
Chile 3 2 0 1 3 2 6
Switzerland 3 1 1 1 1 1 4
Honduras 3 0 1 2 0 3 1

Matches

Friday 11 June

Saturday 12 June

  • 12 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
    2-0
    Group B
    Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
  • 12 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    1-0
    Group B
    Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
  • 12 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    1-1
    Group C
    Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng
    USA

Sunday 13 June

  • 13 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
    0-1
    Group C
    Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
  • 13 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    0-1
    Group D
    Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria
  • 13 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    4-0
    Group D
    Durban Stadium, Durban

Monday 14 June

  • 14 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
    2-0
    Group E
    Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
  • 14 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    1-0
    Group E
    Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
  • 14 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    1-1
    Group F
    Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Tuesday 15 June

  • New Zealand
    15 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
    1-1
    Group F
    Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng
  • Côte d'Ivoire
    15 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    0-0
    Group G
    Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
  • 15 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    2-1
    Group G
    Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
    Korea DPR

Wednesday 16 June

Thursday 17 June

Friday 18 June

  • 18 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
    0-1
    Group D
    Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
  • 18 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    2-2
    Group C
    Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
    USA
  • 18 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    0-0
    Group C
    Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Saturday 19 June

Sunday 20 June

  • 20 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
    0-2
    Group F
    Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
  • 20 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    1-1
    Group F
    Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
    New Zealand
  • 20 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    3-1
    Group G
    Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
    Côte d'Ivoire

Monday 21 June

  • 21 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
    7-0
    Group G
    Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
    Korea DPR
  • 21 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    1-0
    Group H
    Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
  • 21 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    2-0
    Group H
    Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg

Tuesday 22 June

Wednesday 23 June

  • USA
    23 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    1-0
    Group C
    Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria
  • 23 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    2-1
    Group D
    Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

Thursday 24 June

  • 24 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    0-0
    Group F
    Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
    New Zealand
  • 24 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    1-2
    Group E
    Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Friday 25 June

  • Korea DPR
    25 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    0-3
    Group G
    Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
    Côte d'Ivoire
  • 25 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    0-0
    Group H
    Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein

Saturday 26 June

  • 26 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    2-1
    Round of 16
    Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
  • USA
    26 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    1-2
    Round of 16
    Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng

Sunday 27 June

  • 27 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    4-1
    Round of 16
    Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
  • 27 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    3-1
    Round of 16
    Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg

Monday 28 June

Tuesday 29 June

  • 29 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    0-0
    Round of 16
    Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria
  • 29 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    1-0
    Round of 16
    Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Friday 02 July

  • 02 Jul 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    2-1
    Quarter-finals
    Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
  • 02 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    1-1
    Quarter-finals
    Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg

Saturday 03 July

  • 03 Jul 2010 - 16:00 Local time
    0-4
    Quarter-finals
    Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
  • 03 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    0-1
    Quarter-finals
    Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg

Tuesday 06 July

Wednesday 07 July

  • 07 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    0-1
    Semi-finals
    Durban Stadium, Durban

Saturday 10 July

  • 10 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
    2-3
    Match for third place
    Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth

Sunday 11 July

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