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Background

The nineteenth FIFA World Cup Finals were awarded to South Africa by the FIFA Executive Committee in Zürich on 15 May 2004.

Having decided to awarded the World Cup to the African continent, South Africa (fourteen votes) beat rival bidder Morocco (ten votes) in the final round of votes. Libya's bid to co-host with Tunisia had been disqualified before the secret ballot due to the statute that FIFA will no longer accept sared hosting bids, and Egypt did not receive a single vote.

 

The Draw

FIFA's World Cup 2010 Organising Committee divided the 32 qualifying teams into eight groups for the final tournament at the World Cup Final Draw, held on 4 December 2009 at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

Seeded Asia/North America/Oceania Africa/ South America Europe
South Africa Australia Algeria Denmark
Brazil Japan Cameroon France
Spain DPR Korea Côte d'Ivore Greece
Netherlands Korean Republic Ghana Portugal
Italy Honduras Nigeria Serbia
Germany Mexico Chile Slovakia
Argentina USA Paraguay Slovenia
England New Zealand Uruguay Switzerland

 

First Phase Table
Group C
Team P W D L F A GD Pts
USA 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

12 June 2010 - 7:30pm SAST
England 1 USA 1 [0-0]
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Bojanala Platinum (38,646)
Gerrard
Dempsey
13 June 2010 - 12:30pm SAST
Algeria 0 Slovenia 1 [0-0]
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, Limpopo (30,325)
Koren
Ghezzal
18 June 2010
3:00pm SAST - Slovenia 2 USA 2 [0-0]
Coca Cola Park, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng (45,573)
Birsa, Ljubijankič
Donovan, Bradley
7:30pm SAST - England 0 Algeria 0 [0-0]
Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad, Wes-Kaap (64,100)
 
23 June 2010 - both 3:00pm SAST
Slovenia 0 England 1 [0-0]
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, Oos-Kaap (36,893)
Defoe
USA 1 Algeria 0 [0-0]
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Gauteng (35,827)
Donovan
Yahia

The Second Phase

26 June 2010
3:00pm SAST - Uruguay 2 Korea Republic 1
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, Oos-Kaap (30,597)
Suárez (2)
Chung-Yong
7:30pm SAST - USA 1 Ghana 2 AET [1-1]
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Bojanala Platinum (34,976)
Donovan (pen)
Boateng, Gyan
27 June 2010
3:00pm SAST -  Germany 4 England 1
Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, Vrystaat (40,510)
Klose, Podolski, Müller (2)
Upson
7:30pm SAST - Argentina 3 Mexico 1
Sokkerstad, Nasrec, Johannesburg
, Gauteng (84,377)
Tévez (2), Higuaín
Hernández
28 June 2010
3:00pm SAST - Netherlands 2 Slovakia 1
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (61,962)
Robben, Sneijder
Vittek (pen)
7:30pm SAST - Brazil 3 Chile 0
Coca Cola Park, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng
(54,096)
Juan, Luís Fabiano, Robinho
29 June 2010
3:00pm SAST - Paraguay 0 Japan 0 AET [0-0] Pens [5-3]
Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Gauteng (36,742)
  
Penalty Shoot-out:- Barreto 1-0, Endo 1-1, Barrios 2-1, Hasebe 2-2, Riveros 3-2, Komano crossbar, Valdez 4-2, Honda 4-3, Cardozo 5-3.
7:30pm SAST - Spain 1 Portugal 0
Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad, Wes-Kaap (62,955)
Villa
Ricardo Costa
Round of sixteen

Quarter Finals

2 July 2010
3:00pm SAST - Netherlands 2 Brazil 1
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, Oos-Kaap (40,186)
Sneijder (2)
Robinho
Felipe Melo
7:30pm SAST - Uruguay 1 Ghana 1 AET [1-1] Pens [4-2]
Sokkerstad, Nasrec, Johannesburg, Gauteng (84,017)
Forlán
Muntari
Suárez
Penalty Shoot-out:- Forlán 1-0, Gyan 1-1, Victorino 2-1, Appiah 2-2, Scotti 3-2, Mensah saved, Pereira miss, Adiyah saved, Abreu 4-2.
3 July 2010
3:00pm SAST - Argentina 0 Germany 4
Coca Cola Park, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng (64,100)
Müller, Klose (2), Friedrich
7:30pm SAST - Paraguay 0 Spain 1
Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad, Wes-Kaap (55,539)
Villa

Semi Finals

6 July 2010 - both 7:30pm SAST
Uruguay 2 Netherlands 3
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (62,479)
Forlán, Pereira
van Bronckhurst, Sneijder, Robben
7 July 2010
Germany 0 Spain 1
Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad, Wes-Kaap
(60,960)
Puyol

 

Third Place Play-off

10 July 2010 - 7:30pm SAST
Uruguay 2 Germany 3
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, Oos-Kaap
(36,007)
Cavani, Forlán
Müller, Jansen, Khedira

 

The 2010 Final

11 July 2010 - 7:30pm SAST
Netherlands 0 Spain 1
Sokkerstad, Nasrec, Johannesburg, Gauteng (84,490)
Iniesta
Heitinga

 

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