Fifa World Cup Football 2010 – South Africa

Fifa World Cup Football 2010 – South Africa : Fifa world cup South Africa 2010 was took place in South Africa from June 11 to July 2010. It is the world championship for Men’s national association football teams. The International Football Federation FIFA selected South Africa as a first African country in 2004.

32 teams were selected through qualification tournament all over the world for participation in final stage. All matches were played in ten stadiums of nine cities of South Africa. Final match was played at Soccer City stadium of Johannesburg, the capital city of South Africa. First round completed in round-robin groups of four teams competition for points. Top two teams from each group proceeded to knockout stages for quarter final then semi-final and final.

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In the final, European Champion Spain defeated Netherlands 1-0 in the 116th minutes goal by Andres Iniesta. Spain was the first European nation to win tournament outside the continent. Host South Africa, 2006 champions Italy were eliminated in first round. Germany defeated Uruguae in the third place selection match.

5 goals scorer Diego Forlán from Uruguae was the best player of 2010 and Thomas Müller was the most young player from Germany. Iker Casillas from Spain was selected as the best goalkeeper

Group A

Group Stage
A
TeamMPWDLGFGAPOINTS
Uruguay3210407
Mexico3111324
South Africa3111354
France3012141

Group B

B
TeamMPWDLGFGAPOINTS
Argentina3300719
Korea Republic3111564
Greece3102253
Nigeria3012351

Group C

C
TeamMPWDLGFGAPOINTS
USA3120435
England3120215
Slovenia3111334
Algeria3012021

Group D

D
TeamMPWDLGFGAPOINTS
Germany3201516
Ghana3111224
Australia3111364
Serbia3102233

Group E

E
TeamMPWDLGFGAPOINTS
Netherlands3300519
Japan3201426
Denmark3102363
Cameroon3003250

Group F

F
TeamMPWDLGFGAPOINTS
Paraguay3120315
Slovakia3111454
New Zealand3030223
Italy3021452

Group G

G
TeamMPWDLGFGAPOINTS
Brazil3210527
Portugal3120705
Côte d’Ivoire3111434
Korea DPR30031120

Group H

H
TeamMPWDLGFGAPOINTS
Spain3201426
Chile3201326
Switzerland3111114
Honduras3012031
Round of 16
Round of 16

MatchDate – TimeResults
4926/06 20:00Uruguay2:1 (1:0)Korea Republic
5027/06 00:30USA1:2 a.e.t. (1:1, 0:1)Ghana
5127/06 20:00Germany4:1 (2:1)England
5228/06 00:30Argentina3:1 (2:0)Mexico
5328/06 20:00Netherlands2:1 (1:0)Slovakia
5429/06 00:30Brazil3:0 (2:0)Chile
5529/06 20:00Paraguay0:0 a.e.t. 5:3 PSOJapan
5630/06 00:30Spain1:0 (0:0)Portugal

Quarter-finals

Quarter-finals

MatchDate – TimeResults
5702/07 20:00NetherlandsBrazil
5803/07 00:30UruguayGhana
5903/07 20:00ArgentinaGermany
6004/07 00:30ParaguaySpain

Semi-finals

 

Prize money of Fifa world cup South Africa 2010

The total prize money for the 2010 world cup was US$ 420 million.

  • Group Stage eliminated each team – $8.56 million
  • Round 16 eliminated each team – $9.63 million]
  • Quarter finals eliminated each team – $14.99 million
  • Forth Placed team – $19.27 million
  • Third Placed team – $21.41 million
  • Runner up – $25.69 million
  • Winner – $32.12 million

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