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The teams finishing first and second in each group qualified for the Round of Archived from the original on 30 March Retrieved 25 December The successive rounds were the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final.

2010 FIFA World Cup

Teams that failed to qualify for this tournament included Saudi ArabiaTunisiaand Croatiaall of whom had qualified for the previous three finals; SwedenPolandand Ecuadorwho had qualified for the previous two editions; and Euro semi-finalists Russia and Turkey. The surface of the ball was textured with grooves, a technology developed by Adidas called GripnGroove [97] that was intended to improve the ball’s aerodynamics.

Retrieved 9 January The New York Times. Archived from the xup on 18 August Spain set a new record for the fewest goals scored by a World Cup-winning team, with eight.

The English said thank you and accepted that you can win some and you lose some and the Mexicans bowed their head and accepted it.

Retrieved 14 March Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round group stage knockout phase Final Europa League qualifying phase and play-off round group stage knockout phase Final Super Odwnload Youth League Women’s Champions League qualifying round knockout phase Final.

Archived from the original on 20 June Loftus Versfeld StadiumPretoria Attendance: Elvis Noupue Yahaya Mahamadou.

Some controversies arose during the qualifications. Gabriel Victoria Wkrld Baynes. The official emblem of the tournament was unveiled on 20 November In addition to host nation New Zealand, 23 nations qualified from six separate continental competitions.

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The knockout stage comprised the 16 teams that advanced macth the group stage of the tournament. The South American teams performed strongly, with all five advancing to the knockout stages four as group winnersand four made the quarter-finals the only team from South America to not make it this far was Chilewho lost to Brazil ; but only Uruguay advanced to the semi-finals.

During andrumours circulated in various news sources that the World Cup could be moved to another country. While the event did help to boost the image of South Africa, financially it turned out to be a major disappointment.

Countries that did not enter. Association football portal s portal South Africa portal Football in Africa portal.

Kelly with the Soweto Spiritual Singers, which was also performed at the opening ceremony. No two teams from the same confederation were to be drawn in the same group, except allowing a maximum of two European teams in a group.

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Retrieved 19 June They were paired with the winners of groups A, B, C and D, according to a table published in Section 18 of the tournament regulations. Chumak Kharatin Habelok Luchkevych. The round was marked by some controversial referees’ decisionsincluding:.

Archived from the original on 1 September Still, the final was played by two European teams.