Soccer City, South Africa: Spain won the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010. Spain the European Champions lifted the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Netherlands in the final match played at Soccer City Johannesburg.
The goal of the match was scored by midfielder Andres Iniesta. The winning goal came at 116th-minute in the match which moved to extra time after both teams failed to score in the regular time.
Spain was in control of the match at most part though they failed to score. Still, Robben’s pace was a persistent threat to the Spaniards and he almost scored in 82nd minute. Xavi and Iniesta played well, but they failed to score in regular time. Spain coach Del Bosque replaced David Villa with Fernando Torres during the extra time and minutes later Iniesta produced the winning goal.
South Africa: The FIFA World Cup Football 2010 last 16 teams are identified when Spain defeated Chile and Switzerland ended up with a goalless draw with Honduras. Here is the complete run down of pre-quarter matches.
In the first pre-quarter match today Latin American force Uruguay will meet Asian tigers South Korea. In a second match the “never die” United States will meet Ghana, the lone African team to enter in Round of 16.
Portugal crushed North Korea by 7 goals to nil in their FIFA world cup 2010 match. The Group G second match between Portugal vs North Korea was completely dominated by the European team especially in the second half where 6 goals were scored.
Real Madrid star RONALDO scoring his Goal for Portugal
Man of the match Ronaldo not only created numerous chances to score but also hit a goal by himself in the 87th minute when Portugal completed demolishing N.Korea by 7 goals.
Soccer City, South Africa: Brazil defeated Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) by 3-1 in their world Cup Group G match. Star striker Kaka received a second yellow card and was shown a red card when he appeared to dig an elbow into the chest of Kader Keita. The African players couldn’t make much of impact agaist the 5 time world champions Brazil.
Kaka got Red card in 88th minute during the Brazil vs Ivory Coast match
After 25 minutes from the start of the game, Kaka gave a brilliant pass to Luis Fabiano who cleared the defender before receiving the ball at the right hand corner of the goal post and converted into a goal with a spectacular shot.
Luis Fabiano hit his second goal just after 5 minutes when the play restrated to take the South Americans to a 2-0 lead. Elano completed the tally with the 3rd goal in 62nd minute and in return Ivory Coast replied with a goal by Didier DROGBA in 79th minute.
Kaka Red Card:
Brizilian star Kaka got his first caution yellow card in 85th minute and got a second one in 88th minute. With the late red card Kaka is going to miss the next world cup match.
Brazil won the match by 3-1. With this victory Brazil booked a place in last 16 at the FIFA World Cup 2010.
An 82nd-minute equalizer goal from Michael Bradley leveled USA vs Slovenia world cup match with the final score at 2-2 at the World Cup Soccer 2010. The United States after going down by 2 goals were in a troubled position with 0-2 on score board. Earlier Landon Donovan narrowed the Slovenian lead when Bostjan Cesar failed to deal with a ball down the right touchline, allowing Donovan a free run into the box before striking superb shot at the near post. But the star of the match was son of American coach Bradley who scored a late minute equalizer.
The much deserved draw kept American hopes for going to next round alive. Slovenia is now on Top of Group C with one victory and a draw.
Peter Mokaba Stadium: Substitutes Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored one goal each to take Maxico to a 2-0 victory over last world cup finalists. The 1998 World Cup champions were no where near their last world cup performance and is now at the verge of crashing out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer.
France had a goal less draw agaist Uruguay in opening match.
At the Peter Mokaba Stadium, South Africa the Mexicans displayed true enthusiasm to win the match while France was more cautious in their approach. If you look at the statistics France had 53% ball possession while Mexico had 47%. France hit 13 shots while Mexico hit 12 shots. Yet Mexico deserved the victory and those who watched the game could easily see why Mexico won the match.
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Switzerland stunned Spain with a shocking 1-0 victory. Spain according to bookies, one of most favorable team win this world cup, dominated the game. But they couldn’t score and several attempts towards goal missed narrowly. When Gelson Fernandes’s strike against the run of play found the net, Switzerland pulled off the biggest shock so far at this FIFA World Cup Soccer. The Spanish fans are still in shocks since none expected the Spaniards to lose agaist Swiss.
Gelson Scoring Winning Goal in Spain Vs Swiss Match. Image courtesy FIFA
The credit goes to the tough Swiss defence who kept the Spanish strikers from scoring goal despite numerous attempts from the Spaniards.
The Day 3 at FIFA soccer World Cup 2010 was dominated Germans with their victory over Australians. Unlike the Day 1 results which only saw draws, Day 3 produced some real results.
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For champions Germany scored two goals in each half to secure a 4-0 win over Australia in their FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup opening match. Germany is known more as a methodical team than a creative total football playing team. But on Sunday Germans played beautifully to hit 4 goals agaist the Aussies.
Australia Coach Pim Verbeek’s defensive tactics backfired when Lucas Podolski, Miroslav Klose, Thomas Mueller and Cacau all finding the net in Durban.
The day one ended up with draws. Both South Africa Vs Mexico and Uruguay Vs France ended up in ties. While South Africa and Mexico hit one goal each in the opening match where South Africa scored the opening goal in a spectacular style and second match between France and Uruguay ended up in a goal less draw.
FIFA Soccer 2010 World Cup Results : Day 1