2010 South Africa World Cup
Spain
Winner
Runners-Up
Netherlands
Third
Germany
Fourth
Uruguay
Goals scored
145
Qualified Team
32
Matches Played
64
Attendance
3,178,856
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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.

TeamGPWDLGFGAPTS
Uruguay 3210407
Mexico 3111324
South Africa 3111354
France 3012141
2010 South Africa World Cup Matches
Friday 11 June
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
Group A, 11 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Group A, 11 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Saturday 12 June
Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
Group B, 12 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Group B, 12 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng
Group C, 12 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Sunday 13 June
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Group C, 13 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria
Group D, 13 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Durban Stadium, Durban
Group D, 13 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Monday 14 June
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
Group E, 14 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Group E, 14 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Group F, 14 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Tuesday 15 June
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng
Group F, 15 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
Group G, 15 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Group G, 15 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Wednesday 16 June
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Group H, 16 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Durban Stadium, Durban
Group H, 16 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria
Group A, 16 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Thursday 17 June
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
Group B, 17 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Group B, 17 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Group A, 17 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Friday 18 June
Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
Group D, 18 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Group C, 18 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Group C, 18 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Saturday 19 June
Durban Stadium, Durban
Group E, 19 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng
Group D, 19 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria
Group E, 19 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Sunday 20 June
Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Group F, 20 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Group F, 20 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
Group G, 20 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Monday 21 June
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Group G, 21 Jun 2010 - 13:30 Local time
Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
Group H, 21 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Group H, 21 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Tuesday 22 June
Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Group A, 22 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Group B, 22 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Wednesday 23 June
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria
Group C, 23 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Group D, 23 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Thursday 24 June
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Group F, 24 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Group E, 24 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Friday 25 June
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Group G, 25 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Group H, 25 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Saturday 26 June
Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
Round of 16, 26 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng
Round of 16, 26 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Sunday 27 June
Free State Stadium, Mangaung/Bloemfontein
Round of 16, 27 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
Round of 16, 27 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Monday 28 June
Durban Stadium, Durban
Round of 16, 28 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Round of 16, 28 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Tuesday 29 June
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria
Round of 16, 29 Jun 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Round of 16, 29 Jun 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Friday 02 July
Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
Quarter-finals, 02 Jul 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
Quarter-finals, 02 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Saturday 03 July
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Quarter-finals, 03 Jul 2010 - 16:00 Local time
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Quarter-finals, 03 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Tuesday 06 July
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Semi-finals, 06 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Wednesday 07 July
Durban Stadium, Durban
Semi-finals, 07 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Saturday 10 July
Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth
Match for third place, 10 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time
Sunday 11 July
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg
Final, 11 Jul 2010 - 20:30 Local time