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2010 FIFA World Cup

19th FIFA World Cup, held in South Africa in 2010

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.

2010 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates11 June – 11 July (31 days)
Teams32 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)10 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Spain (1st title)
Runners-up Netherlands
Third place Germany
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored145 (2.27 per match)
Attendance3,178,856 (49,670 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay Diego Forlán
Germany Thomas Müller
Netherlands Wesley Sneijder
Spain David Villa
(5 goals each)
Best playerUruguay Diego Forlán
Best young playerGermany Thomas Müller
Best goalkeeperSpain Iker Casillas
2006
2014

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.[1] 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

ParticipantsEdit

AfricaEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

North and Central AmericaEdit

OceaniaEdit

South AmericaEdit

StadiumsEdit

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:

Johannesburg Durban Cape Town Johannesburg Pretoria
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 / -26.23472; 27.98222 (Soccer City) 29°49′46″S 31°01′49″E / 29.82944°S 31.03028°E / -29.82944; 31.03028 (Moses Mabhida Stadium) 33°54′12″S 18°24′40″E / 33.90333°S 18.41111°E / -33.90333; 18.41111 (Cape Town Stadium) 26°11′51″S 28°3′39″E / 26.19750°S 28.06083°E / -26.19750; 28.06083 (Ellis Park Stadium) 25°45′12″S 28°13′22″E / 25.75333°S 28.22278°E / -25.75333; 28.22278 (Loftus Versfeld Stadium)
Capacity: 94,900 Capacity: 70,000 Capacity: 69,070 Capacity: 62,567 Capacity: 51,760
         
Port Elizabeth Bloemfontein Polokwane Nelspruit Rustenburg
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 / -33.93778; 25.59889 (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium) 29°07′02″S 26°12′32″E / 29.11722°S 26.20889°E / -29.11722; 26.20889 (Free State Stadium) 23°55′30″S 29°27′54″E / 23.92500°S 29.46500°E / -23.92500; 29.46500 (Peter Mokaba Stadium) 25°27′40″S 30°55′44″E / 25.46111°S 30.92889°E / -25.46111; 30.92889 (Mbombela Stadium) 25°34′43″S 27°9′39″E / 25.57861°S 27.16083°E / -25.57861; 27.16083 (Royal Bafokeng Stadium)
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.

Group StageEdit

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.

  1. The highest number of points in the group matches.
  2. 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).
  3. The highest number of goals scored in the group matches.
  4. The highest number of points in the matches between the tied teams.
  5. The goal difference in the matches between the tied teams.
  6. The highest number of goals scored in matches between the tied teams.
  7. 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

Legend:

  • 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).

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Uruguay 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
  Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 4
  South Africa 3 1 1 1 3 5 -2 4
  France 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
  South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
  Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
  Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  England 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Slovenia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Algeria 3 0 1 2 0 2 -2 1

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Germany 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
  Ghana 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
  Australia 3 1 1 1 3 6 -3 4
  Serbia 3 1 0 2 2 3 -2 3

Group EEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
  Japan 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
  Denmark 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
  Cameroon 3 0 0 3 2 5 -3 0

Group FEdit

Pos Team ITA PAR NZL SVK P W D L GF GA GD Pts Note
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
3   New Zealand 1–1 0–0 1–1 3 0 3 0 2 2 ±0 3 Eliminated
4   Italy 1–1 1–1 2–3 3 0 2 1 4 5 –1 2 Eliminated

Schedule

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

Group GEdit

Pos Team BRA PRK CIV POR P W D L GF GA GD Pts Note
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
3   Ivory Coast 1–3 3–0 0–0 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4 Eliminated
4   North Korea 1–2 0–3 0–7 3 0 0 3 1 12 –11 0 Eliminated

Schedule

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

Group HEdit

Pos Team ESP SUI HON CHI P W D L GF GA GD Pts Note
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
3    Switzerland 1–0 0–0 0–1 3 1 1 1 1 1 ±0 4 Eliminated
4   Honduras 0–2 0–0 0–1 3 0 1 2 0 3 –3 1 Eliminated

Schedule

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

Knockout stageEdit

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            
   Uruguay  2
2 July – Johannesburg
   South Korea  1  
   Uruguay (pen.)  1 (4)
26 June – Rustenburg
     Ghana  1 (2)  
   United States  1
6 July – Cape Town
   Ghana (aet)  2  
   Uruguay  2
28 June – Durban
     Netherlands  3  
   Netherlands  2
2 July – Port Elizabeth
   Slovakia  1  
   Netherlands  2
28 June – Johannesburg
     Brazil  1  
   Brazil  3
11 July – Johannesburg
   Chile  0  
   Netherlands  0
27 June – Johannesburg
     Spain (aet)  1
   Argentina  3
3 July – Cape Town
   Mexico  1  
   Argentina  0
27 June – Bloemfontein
     Germany  4  
   Germany  4
7 July – Durban
   England  1  
   Germany  0
29 June – Pretoria
     Spain  1   Third place
   Paraguay (pen.)  0 (5)
3 July – Johannesburg 10 July – Port Elizabeth
   Japan  0 (3)  
   Paraguay  0    Uruguay  2
29 June – Cape Town
     Spain  1      Germany  3
   Spain  1
   Portugal  0  

Round of 16Edit

26 June 2010
16:00
Uruguay   2-1   South Korea Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Suárez   8'80' Lee Chung-Yong   68'

26 June 2010
20:30
United States   1-2
(a.e.t.)
  Ghana Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Donovan   62' (pen.) Prince   5'
Gyan   93'

27 June 2010
16:00
Germany   4-1   England Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Klose   20'
Podolski   32'
Müller   67'70'
Upson   37'

27 June 2010
20:30
Argentina   3-1   Mexico Soccer City, Johannesburg
Tévez   26'52'
Higuaín   33'
Chicharito   71'

28 June 2010
16:00
Netherlands   2-1   Slovakia Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Robben   18'
Sneijder   84'
Vittek   90+4' (pen.)

28 June 2010
20:30
Brazil   3-0   Chile Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Juan   35'
Luís Fabiano   38'
Robinho   59'

29 June 2010
16:00
Paraguay   0-0
(a.e.t.)
  Japan Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
  Penalties  
Barreto  
Barrios  
Riveros  
Valdez  
Cardozo  
5-3   Endō
  Hasebe
  Komano
  Honda

29 June 2010
20:30
Spain   1-0   Portugal Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Villa   63'

Quarter-finalsEdit

2 July 2010
16:00
Netherlands   2-1   Brazil Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Sneijder   53'68' Robinho   10'

2 July 2010
20:30
Uruguay   1-1
(a.e.t.)
  Ghana Soccer City, Johannesburg
Forlán   55' Muntari   45+2'
  Penalties  
Forlán  
Victorino  
Scotti  
M. Pereira  
Abreu  
4-2   Gyan
  Appiah
  Mensah
  Adiyiah

3 July 2010
16:00
Argentina   0-4   Germany Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Müller   3'
Klose   68'89'
Friedrich   74'

3 July 2010
20:30
Paraguay   0-1   Spain Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Villa   83'

Semi-finalsEdit

6 July 2010
20:30
Uruguay   2-3   Netherlands Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Forlán   41'
M. Pereira   90+2'
Van Bronckhorst   18'
Sneijder   70'
Robben   73'

7 July 2010
20:30
Germany   0-1   Spain Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Puyol   73'

Third-place matchEdit

10 July 2010
20:30
Uruguay   2-3   Germany Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Cavani   28'
Forlán   51'
Müller   19'
Jansen   56'
Khedira   82'

FinalEdit

11 July 2010
20:30
Netherlands   0-1
(a.e.t.)
  Spain Soccer City, Johannesburg
Iniesta   116'


 2010 FIFA World Cup Winners 
 
Spain
1st title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

5 goalsEdit

4 goalsEdit

3 goalsEdit

2 goalsEdit

1 goalEdit

Own goalsEdit

DisciplineEdit

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).

AwardsEdit

All-Star TeamEdit

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,[3] 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.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FIFA.com - South Africa 2010 in numbers". fifa.com. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  2. "Golden Boot". FIFA. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  3. "Dream Team Game - Rules". FIFA.com. FIFA. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  4. "Spaniards dominate All-Star Team". FIFA.com. FIFA. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  5. "Dream Team Game - Winners". FIFA.com. FIFA. Retrieved 15 July 2010.

Other websitesEdit