2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship between 32 men's national football teams. It was held in South Africa from 11 June to 10 July 2010. In the host selection, only African countries may be selected as host of this tournament. In 2004 FIFA selected South Africa to become it the first African country hosted FIFA World Cup.
|FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010|
|Host country||South Africa|
|Dates||11 June – 11 July (31 days)|
|Teams||32 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||10 (in 9 host cities)|
|Champions||Spain (1st title)|
|Goals scored||145 (2.27 per match)|
|Attendance||3,178,856 (49,670 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Diego Forlán|
(5 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Diego Forlán|
|Best young player||Thomas Müller|
|Best goalkeeper||Iker Casillas|
The matches were played in 10 stadiums in 9 cities around the country. The final was played at the Soccer City, Johannesburg All countries (except South Africa that qualified as host nation) took part in qualification tournament to qualify to the World Cup. In the first round all teams were divided to eight groups of four teams where team played with other three teams in group. Two best teams from each group qualify to knockout stage where teams need to win 3 matches to reach the final.
In the final Spain, the European champions, won the tournament. They defeated Netherlands 1-0 in extra time with Andrés Iniesta's goal in the 116th minute. Spain got their first World Cup title and they also became the first European team won the World Cup outside Europe. They also became the first team to win the World Cup after losing their first match. Host nation of this tournament South Africa, winner (Italy) and finalist (France) of previous World Cup were all failed the group stage. It was the first time when host nation was not qualified to knockout stage. New Zealand was only team that did not lose any matches but it also did not advance to knockout stage
- Algeria (ALG) • Squad
- Cameroon (CMR) • Squad
- Ivory Coast (CIV) • Squad
- Ghana (GHA) • Squad
- Nigeria (NGA) • Squad
- South Africa (RSA) • Squad
- Australia (AUS) • Squad
- Japan (JPN) • Squad
- North Korea (PRK) • Squad
- South Korea (KOR) • Squad
- Denmark (DEN) • Squad
- England (ENG) • Squad
- France (FRA) • Squad
- Germany (GER) • Squad
- Greece (GRE) • Squad
- Italy (ITA) • Squad
- Netherlands (NED) • Squad
- Portugal (POR) • Squad
- Serbia (SRB) • Squad
- Slovakia (SVK) • Squad
- Slovenia (SVN) • Squad
- Spain (ESP) • Squad
- Switzerland (SUI) • Squad
North and Central AmericaEdit
- New Zealand (NZL) • Squad
In 2005, the organizers released a list of thirteen venues to be used for the World Cup. They were officially announced by FIFA on 17 March 2006:
|Soccer City||Moses Mabhida Stadium||Cape Town Stadium||Ellis Park Stadium||Loftus Versfeld Stadium|
|26°14′5″S 27°58′56″E / 26.23472°S 27.98222°E||29°49′46″S 31°01′49″E / 29.82944°S 31.03028°E||33°54′12″S 18°24′40″E / 33.90333°S 18.41111°E||26°11′51″S 28°3′39″E / 26.19750°S 28.06083°E||25°45′12″S 28°13′22″E / 25.75333°S 28.22278°E|
|Capacity: 94,900||Capacity: 70,000||Capacity: 69,070||Capacity: 62,567||Capacity: 51,760|
|Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium||Free State Stadium||Peter Mokaba Stadium||Mbombela Stadium||Royal Bafokeng Stadium|
|33°56′16″S 25°35′56″E / 33.93778°S 25.59889°E||29°07′02″S 26°12′32″E / 29.11722°S 26.20889°E||23°55′30″S 29°27′54″E / 23.92500°S 29.46500°E||25°27′40″S 30°55′44″E / 25.46111°S 30.92889°E||25°34′43″S 27°9′39″E / 25.57861°S 27.16083°E|
|Capacity: 48,000||Capacity: 48,000||Capacity: 46,000||Capacity: 43,500||Capacity: 42,000|
Man of the matchEdit
New for 2010 is the Budweiser Man of the Match award. Fans vote for the top player for each match in the World Cup tournament.
The first round was also called the Group stage. There were 32 teams in the first round of the World Cup. The teams were divided into eight groups with four teams in each group. The groups were named Group A through Group H.
Each team in a group played all the other teams in their group one time. That means there were six games in each group and 48 games in the first round. The top two teams from each group in this round advanced (were allowed to play) in the next round, named the Round of 16.
The FIFA uses the following method to rank teams in the first round.
- The highest number of points in the group matches.
- The goal difference in the group matches.
- The goal difference is found by subtracting the number of goals against (GA) from the number of goals for (GF).
- The highest number of goals scored in the group matches.
- The highest number of points in the matches between the tied teams.
- The goal difference in the matches between the tied teams.
- The highest number of goals scored in matches between the tied teams.
- By the drawing of lots (a random selection) by the FIFA Organizing Committee.
|Color key in group tables|
|Group winners and runners-up advance to the Round of 16|
|Countries eliminated in this round|
- P = total games played
- W = total games won
- D = total games drawn (tied)
- L = total games lost
- GF = total goals scored (goals for)
- GA = total goals conceded (goals against)
- GD = goal difference (GF−GA)
- Pts = total points accumulated
- teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw and no points for a loss
All times are given in South African Standard time (UTC+2).
|1||Paraguay||1–1||0–0||2–0||3||1||2||0||3||1||+2||5||Advances to Round 2|
|2||Slovakia||3–2||0–2||1–1||3||1||1||1||4||5||–1||4||Advances to Round 2|
|Date||Time||Venue||Results||Attendance||Man of the Match|
|Monday, 14 June||20:30||Cape Town Stadium||Italy||1–1||Paraguay||62,869||Antolin Alcaraz|
|Tuesday, 15 June||13:30||Royal Bafokeng Stadium||New Zealand||1–1||Slovakia||23,871||Robert Vittek|
|Sunday, 20 June||13:30||Free State Stadium||Slovakia||0–2||Paraguay||26,643||Enrique Vera|
|Sunday, 20 June||16:00||Mbombela Stadium||Italy||1–1||New Zealand||38,229||Daniele De Rossi|
|Thursday, 24 June||16:00||Ellis Park Stadium||Slovakia||3–2||Italy||53,412||Robert Vittek|
|Thursday, 24 June||16:00||Peter Mokaba Stadium||Paraguay||0–0||New Zealand||34,850||Roque Santa Cruz|
|1||Brazil||2–1||3–1||0–0||3||2||1||0||5||2||+3||7||Advances to Round 2|
|2||Portugal||0–0||7–0||0–0||3||1||2||0||7||0||+7||5||Advances to Round 2|
|Date||Time||Venue||Results||Attendance||Man of the Match|
|Tuesday, 15 June||16:00||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium||Côte d'Ivoire||0–0||Portugal||37,034||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Tuesday, 15 June||20:30||Ellis Park Stadium||Brazil||2–1||Korea DPR||54,331||Maicon|
|Sunday, 20 June||20:30||Soccer City||Brazil||3–1||Côte d'Ivoire||84,455||Luís Fabiano|
|Monday, 21 June||13:30||Cape Town Stadium||Portugal||7–0||Korea DPR||63,644||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Friday, 25 June||16:00||Moses Mabhida Stadium||Portugal||0–0||Brazil||62,712||Cristiano Ronaldo|
|Friday, 25 June||16:00||Mbombela Stadium||Korea DPR||0–3||Côte d'Ivoire||34,763||Didier Drogba|
|1||Spain||0–1||2–0||2–1||3||2||0||1||4||2||+2||6||Advances to Round 2|
|2||Chile||1–2||1–0||1–0||3||2||0||1||3||2||+1||6||Advances to Round 2|
|Date||Time||Venue||Results||Attendance||Man of the Match|
|Wednesday, 16 June||13:30||Mbombela Stadium||Honduras||0–1||Chile||32,664||Jean Beausejour|
|Wednesday, 16 June||16:00||Moses Mabhida Stadium||Spain||0–1||Switzerland||62,453||Gelson Fernandes|
|Monday, 21 June||16:00||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium||Chile||1–0||Switzerland||34,872||Mark Gonzalez|
|Monday, 21 June||20:30||Ellis Park Stadium||Spain||2–0||Honduras||54,386||David Villa|
|Friday, 25 June||20:30||Loftus Versfeld Stadium||Chile||1–2||Spain||41,958||Andrés Iniesta|
|Friday, 25 June||20:30||Free State Stadium||Switzerland||0–0||Honduras||28,042||Noel Valladares|
The games starting with the second round are known as the knockout stage. These games can not end in a draw (tie). If a match (game) is tied at the end of 90 minutes (the regular game time limit), extra periods are added to the game. Two periods, each 15 minutes long, will be played. If the score is still tied after the two extra periods, the game will be decided by a penalty kick shootout.
|Round of 16||Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Final|
|26 June – Port Elizabeth|
|2 July – Johannesburg|
|Uruguay (pen.)||1 (4)|
|26 June – Rustenburg|
|6 July – Cape Town|
|28 June – Durban|
|2 July – Port Elizabeth|
|28 June – Johannesburg|
|11 July – Johannesburg|
|27 June – Johannesburg|
|3 July – Cape Town|
|27 June – Bloemfontein|
|7 July – Durban|
|29 June – Pretoria|
|Paraguay (pen.)||0 (5)|
|3 July – Johannesburg||10 July – Port Elizabeth|
|29 June – Cape Town|
Round of 16Edit
|Suárez 8', 80'||Lee Chung-Yong 68'|
|United States||1-2 (a.e.t.)||Ghana|
|Donovan 62' (pen.)||Prince 5'
Müller 67', 70'
|Tévez 26', 52'
|Vittek 90+4' (pen.)|
Luís Fabiano 38'
|Sneijder 53', 68'||Robinho 10'|
|Forlán 55'||Muntari 45+2'|
M. Pereira 90+2'
|Van Bronckhorst 18'
|2010 FIFA World Cup Winners|
- Kalu Uche
- Lee Jung-Soo
- Lee Chung-Yong
- Brett Holman
- Keisuke Honda
- Samuel Eto'o
- Lukas Podolski
- Carlos Tévez
- Javier Hernández
- Arjen Robben
- Andrés Iniesta
- Siphiwe Tshabalala
- Bongani Khumalo
- Katlego Mphela
- Rafael Márquez
- Cuauhtémoc Blanco
- Park Ji-Sung
- Park Chu-Young
- Gabriel Heinze
- Martín Demichelis
- Martín Palermo
- Steven Gerrard
- Jermain Defoe
- Matthew Upson
- Clint Dempsey
- Michael Bradley
- Robert Koren
- Valter Birsa
- Zlatan Ljubijankič
- Mesut Özil
- Arne Friedrich
- Marcell Jansen
- Sami Khedira
- Dirk Kuyt
- Robin van Persie
- Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
- Giovanni van Bronckhorst
- Antolín Alcaraz
- Enrique Vera
- Cristian Riveros
- Daniele De Rossi
- Vincenzo Iaquinta
- Antonio Di Natale
- Fabio Quagliarella
- Winston Reid
- Shane Smeltz
- Ji Yun-Nam
- Jean Beauséjour
- Mark González
- Rodrigo Millar
- Gelson Fernandes
- Álvaro Pereira
- Maxi Pereira
- Edinson Cavani
- Dimitris Salpingidis
- Vasilis Torosidis
- Milan Jovanović
- Marko Pantelić
- Tim Cahill
- Nicklas Bendtner
- Dennis Rommedahl
- John Dahl Tomasson
- Didier Drogba
- Yaya Touré
- Salomon Kalou
- Raúl Meireles
- Hugo Almeida
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Florent Malouda
- Yakubu Aiyegbeni
- Kamil Kopúnek
- Yasuhito Endō
- Shinji Okazaki
- Carles Puyol
- Kevin-Prince Boateng
- Sulley Muntari
- Daniel Agger (against Netherlands)
- Park Chu-Young (against Argentina)
28 players were suspended after being shown two consecutive yellow cards (13 players), a single red card (8 players), or a yellow card followed by a red card (7 players).
- Golden Ball: Diego Forlán (Uruguay)
- Golden Boot: Thomas Müller (Germany)
- Golden Glove: Iker Casillas (Spain)
- Best Young Player: Thomas Müller (Germany)
- FIFA Fair Play Trophy: Spain
The Best 11 was decided by an online public vote, where people were invited to select a team (in a 4–4–2 formation) and best coach. Voting was open until 23:59 on 11 July 2010, with submissions going into a draw to win a prize.
Six of the eleven players came from the Spanish team, as did the coach. The remainder of the team comprised two Germans, one Brazilian, one Dutchman and a Uruguayan.
- Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Spain)
- Defenders: Sergio Ramos and Carles Puyol (Spain), Maicon (Brazil), Philipp Lahm (Germany)
- Midfielders: Andrés Iniesta and Xavi (Spain), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)
- Forwards: Diego Forlán (Uruguay), David Villa (Spain)
- Coach: Vicente del Bosque (Spain)
- ↑ "FIFA.com - South Africa 2010 in numbers". fifa.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2010. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
- ↑ "Golden Boot". FIFA. 11 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 June 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
- ↑ "Dream Team Game - Rules". FIFA.com. FIFA. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
- ↑ "Spaniards dominate All-Star Team". FIFA.com. FIFA. 15 July 2010. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
- ↑ "Dream Team Game - Winners". FIFA.com. FIFA. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010.