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Maybe I am just a glass half full man. Ah well, maybe chess boxing will be the next big thing. Brazil stream forward once more, lovely skill from Ganso taking him past two Paraguay midfielders. He spreads play out to the right for Maicon, who storms inside, past Torres. He just appeared to overrun the ball, but Robinho arrived on the scene to whip a first time shot a few yards past the right post from the edge of the area. It looked closer than it was. He didn't quite get enough curl on the shot.

Paraguay respond by bringing on Barreto for Vera.

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Now that's how to make an impact on the game. Barely one minute after coming on, Barreto earns a booking straight away for a foul on Neymar. Who does he think he is, John Moncur? That's a fantastic save from Villar. Lucio burst forward down the left, and sent a cross into the area, which was deflected out to Ganso. He took a touch and then as the ball sat up nicely, he cracked a low volley with his left foot towards the bottom-right corner, forcing Villar to plunge to his left and push the ball aside. Torres, who has gone down with a hamstring injury, is replaced by Marecos, a straight swap at left-back.

Just like Barreto before him, Marecos is booked immediately after coming on for a crude foul on Robinho. Did those two have a bet on over who could get booked quicker? Brazil have a free-kick on the right anyway. And again, Villar saves Paraguay! Like Muslera for Uruguay last night, he will not be beaten. Although I'm fully expecting him to throw one into his own net now. From the right, Neymar whipped a free-kick into the box. The delivery wasn't particularly great, but somehow managed to squeeze through to Pato, who was totally unmarked in the middle of the area.

With loads of time, he was able to chest the ball down, before trying to volley past Villar, who had anticipated the danger and came charging off his line to block the shot, with his outstretched leg. Pato was six yards out but there wasn't much more he could have done there. What a superb save. Neymar has been off getting treatment after taking a knock.

Ganso's backheel gives Santos room to charge forward. He knocks a pass through to Neymar, but his attempted cross is blocked by Alcaraz and loops up easily for Villar to collect. Neymar, who has been decent, is replaced by Fred, who got Brazil's equaliser against Paraguay last week. As Neymar runs off, the camera focuses on a Paraguay fan shouting "Puta!

It simply will not go in for Brazil, and they may be starting to think it's not going to be their night. They've had enough chances to win this match three times over, but still it remains goalless. Robinho went on a fantastic run through the middle and then worked an excellent pass through to Pato. His touch to take him away from the Paraguay defence was heavy, and gave Villar enough encouragement to come racing off his line to meet the striker.

Pato tried to lift the ball over the goalkeeper who - obviously - blocked the effort. The ball rebounded up and over him though, but Pato, on the stretch, could only head a much more difficult chance into the side netting. How on earth are Brazil not winning? From Ganso's inswinging corner on the left, Fred escapes his marker and heads past Villar - only for Barreto head off the line! Paraguay are going to win this on penalties.

Meanwhile Perez has come on for Barrios, who fell over a bit and did not much else. I can't believe it's still Paraguay aren't even really worth the nil. At long last, Barreto has Paraguay's first shot on target from 25 yards out. Thiago Silva dived in front of him to take the sting out of the effort though - perhaps with the aid of his hands - and Cesar's save was simple enough.

Decent, but wide of the left post. They showed it again on ESPN, but it seemed way too close to call. Robinho twists and turns and sends a cross into the area from the right, but it's headed away. With the last attack of the game, Lucas of all people finds himself clear on the right side of the area. He takes a shade too long however and ends up dragging his shot into the six-yard box, allowing Da Silva to hack clear. He should have at least worked Villar, but it was the work of a defensive midfielder. Brazil, kicking from right to left, get extra time underway.

They attack straight away, but Fred's shot from the edge of the area is far too weak. On the left touchline, Robinho turns and knocks the ball straight out of play for a throw-in. How strange, rather like when the computer misreads your intentions on Fifa.

The lively Perez goes over Ramires's outstretched leg on the right. Barreto's free-kick is woefully overcooked though. Paraguay's set-pieces have been abysmal. Robinho goes past two Paraguay midfielders with two neat stepovers in quick succession.

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He then sprays it out to Pato on the left, but his cross is too close to Villar. I didn't see the first game between these two sides, but I heard that Estigarribia tore Dani Alves a new one. Tonight he has done absolutely bugger all. Atrocious defending from Da Silva nearly gifts Brazil a penalty for handball. On the left, Santos tried to bend a cross into the area. He got it all wrong, and it was going to run through to Villar. Instead Da Silva decided to stoop down and head the ball away, but as he bent over, the ball died on the turf and bounced up against his chest. Brazil appeal for handball.

It wasn't, but there wouldn't have been much Da Silva could have done if the ball had been slightly to the left. He acts as if it all went to plan though. Brazil bring on Lucas not Lucas Leiva, who was already on for Ganso. That's one way to solve the Lucas conundrum! Lucas Leiva is sent off, along with Alcaraz!


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Both sides are down to ten men! Out of nowhere, a mass brawl erupted in Brazil's half, both teams piling in. It all came from a fairly meaty challenge from Lucio on Estigarribia, which left much to be desired. That got Paraguay into a hot funk, Valdez and Alcaraz the main perpetrators. Alcaraz completely lost his head and threw a punch at Lucas Leiva, earning him a red card. Lucas seems to have been sent off for being punched.

It's not immediately clear what he did wrong, although he was stupid to get involved. And that's half time in extra time. Well that suddenly exploded into life. Of course, we'll all pretend we don't like to see that sort of thing Lucas Leiva did appear to have a nibble at someone's ankle and wasn't exactly playing the peacemaker. Valdez's conduct was fairly risible too. Same for top invididuals. The England squad was very good team on paper but you do have to factor in that many of those players were either past their peak or hadn't peaked yet. For some reason 98 David Seaman was nowhere good as David Seaman, and David Beckham was nowhere near the version.

At the end of the day if they were that good they would have got the draw at least against Romania. I think the , , , and England teams were all about the same level. Look at the team France had at Euro The first three England teams were miles ahead of the last two as well. They were a risible shower. It's attack v defence. You don't need me to tell you which team is which. Robinho's cross to Fred is headed down to the edge of the area, but Lucas's shot is blocked by the impeccable Da Silva.

Thiago Silva's histrionics earn Estigarribia an unwarranted booking. Elano comes on for Pato, Brazil's final roll of the dice. Sets a bad example. Terrible reflection on the game. Have you got a youtube link yet? We're seven minutes away from Paraguay's win on penalties. They're an exceptionally tedious team, but you can't help but admire Paraguay's sheer stubbornness. Paraguay, who are dead on their feet, somehow summon up the energy to mount one last counter-attack.

Estigarribia found space on the left and clipped a sumptuous pass over the head of Thiago Silva and on to the boot of Valdez. The following 32 teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, [29] qualified for the final tournament. Five new stadiums were built for the tournament, and five of the existing venues were upgraded.

Construction costs were expected to be R 8. South Africa also improved its public transport infrastructure within the host cities, including Johannesburg's Gautrain and other metro systems, and major road networks were improved. The country implemented special measures to ensure the safety and security of spectators in accordance with standard FIFA requirements, [33] including a temporary restriction of flight operation in the airspace surrounding the stadiums.

At a ceremony to mark days before the event, FIFA president Sepp Blatter praised the readiness of the country for the event. On 8 July , 70, construction workers [36] who were working on the new stadiums walked off their jobs. Other unions threatened to strike into There were no further strikes and all stadiums and construction projects were completed in time for the kick off. Once at the tournament, the prize money was distributed as follows: In a first for the World Cup, FIFA made payments to the domestic clubs of the players representing their national teams at the tournament.

This was the result of an agreement reached in between FIFA and European clubs to disband the G group and drop their claims for compensation dating back to over the financial cost of injuries sustained to their players while on international duty, such as that from Belgian club Charleroi S. In , the organisers released a provisional list of 13 venues to be used for the World Cup: This was narrowed down to the ten venues [46] that were officially announced by FIFA on 17 March The altitude of several venues affected the motion of the ball [47] and player performance, [48] [49] although FIFA's medical chief downplayed this consideration.

The Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane and the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit hosted four matches each, but did not host any knockout-stage matches.

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The base camps are used by 32 national squads to stay and train before and during the World Cup tournament. 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. As with the tournament , each team's squad for the World Cup consisted of 23 players.

Each participating national association had to confirm their final player squad by 1 June Teams were permitted to make late replacements in the event of serious injury, at any time up to 24 hours before their first game. Of the players participating in the tournament, over half played their club football in five European domestic leagues; those in England players , Germany 84 , Italy 80 , Spain 59 and France In all, players from 52 national leagues entered the tournament.

FC Barcelona of Spain was the club contributing the most players to the tournament, with 13 players of their side travelling, 7 with the Spanish team, while another 7 clubs contributed 10 players or more. In another first for South Africa , one squad included three siblings. Jerry , Johnny and Wilson Palacios made history thanks to their inclusion in Honduras's man list. The 32 national teams involved in the tournament together played a total of 64 matches starting from the group stage matches and progressing to the knockout stage matches, with teams eliminated through the various progressive stages.

Rest days were allocated during the various stages to allow players recovery during the tournament. Preliminary events were also held in celebration of the World Cup event. In the first round, or group stage, the 32 teams were divided into eight groups of four, with each team playing the other three teams in their group once.

Teams were awarded three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a defeat. The top two teams in each group advanced to the round of The South American teams performed strongly, with all five advancing to the round of 16 four as group winners , and four further advancing to the quarter-finals. However, only Uruguay advanced to the semi-finals. Of the six African teams, only Ghana advanced to the round of South Africa became the first host nation in World Cup history to be eliminated in the first round, despite beating France and drawing with Mexico, while Ghana and Ivory Coast were the only other African teams to win a match.

The overall performance of the African teams, in the first World Cup to be hosted on the continent, was judged as disappointing by observers such as Cameroon great Roger Milla. Only six out of the thirteen UEFA teams advanced to the round of 16, a record low since the introduction of this stage in Nonetheless, the final was contested by two European teams. Teams were ranked on the following criteria: The knockout stage comprised the 16 teams that advanced from the group stage of the tournament.

There were four rounds of matches, with each round eliminating half of the teams entering that round. The successive rounds were the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final. There was also a play-off to decide third and fourth place. For each game in the knockout stage, any draw at 90 minutes was followed by thirty minutes of extra time ; if scores were still level, there was a penalty shootout to determine who progressed to the next round.

The round was marked by some controversial referees' decisions , including:. 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. The three quarter-finals between European and South American teams all resulted in wins for Europeans. Germany had a 4—0 victory over Argentina, and the Netherlands came from behind to beat Brazil 2—1, handing the Brazilians their first loss in a World Cup match held outside Europe other than in a penalty shootout since when Uruguay won the decisive match 2—1.

The Netherlands qualified for the final for the third time with a 3—2 win over Uruguay. Spain reached their first ever final with a 1—0 victory over Germany. Germany defeated Uruguay 3—2 to secure third place. Germany holds the record for most third-place finishes in the World Cup 4 , while Uruguay holds the record for most fourth-place finishes 3. The final was held on 11 July at Soccer City , Johannesburg. This made them the first new winner without home advantage since Brazil in , [83] and the first team to win the tournament after having lost their opening game.

A large number of fouls were committed in the final match. Referee Howard Webb handed out 14 yellow cards, more than doubling the previous record for this fixture, set when Argentina and West Germany shared six cards in , [68] and John Heitinga of the Netherlands was sent off for receiving a second yellow card. The Netherlands had chances to score, most notably in the 60th minute when Arjen Robben was released by Wesley Sneijder to be one-on-one with Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas , only for Casillas to save the shot with an outstretched leg.

For Spain, Sergio Ramos missed a free header from a corner kick when he was unmarked. This result marked the first time that two teams from the same continent had won successive World Cups following Italy in , and saw Europe reaching 10 World Cup titles, surpassing South America's nine titles. The result also marked the first time that a European nation had won a World Cup Finals that was not hosted on European soil.

A closing ceremony was held before the final, featuring singer Shakira. Afterwards, the former South African President Nelson Mandela made a brief appearance on the pitch, wheeled in by a motorcart. South African winger Siphiwe Tshabalala was the first player to score a goal in the competition, in their 1—1 draw against Mexico , the opening game of the tournament.

Danish defender Daniel Agger was credited with the first own goal of the tournament, in his side's 2—0 loss to the Netherlands. Spain set a new record for the fewest goals scored by a World Cup-winning team, with eight. Spain's victory marked the first time that a team won the World Cup without conceding a goal in the knockout stage. The four top scorers in the tournament had five goals each. All of the four top scorers also came from the teams that finished in the top four, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Uruguay. A further three players scored four goals.

Shortly after the final, FIFA issued a final ranking of every team in the tournament. The ranking was based on progress in the competition, overall results and quality of the opposition. All 32 teams are ranked based on criteria which have been used by FIFA. The final ranking was as follows: People were invited to select a team in a 4—4—2 formation and best coach; voting was open until Six of the eleven players came from the Spanish team, as did the coach. The remainder of the team comprised two players from Germany, and one each from Brazil, the Netherlands and Uruguay.

The official mascot for the World Cup was Zakumi , an anthropomorphised African leopard with green hair, presented on 22 September His name came from "ZA" the international abbreviation for South Africa and the term kumi , which means "ten" in various African languages. It was also sung at the opening ceremony on 11 June and at the closing ceremony on 11 July.

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Kelly with the Soweto Spiritual Singers, which was also performed at the opening ceremony. The match ball for the World Cup, manufactured by Adidas , was named the Jabulani , which means "bringing joy to everyone" in Zulu. It was the eleventh World Cup match ball made by the German sports equipment maker; it featured eleven colours, representing each player of a team on the pitch and the eleven official languages of South Africa. The ball was constructed using a new design, consisting of eight thermally bonded, three-dimensional panels.

The surface of the ball was textured with grooves, a technology developed by Adidas called GripnGroove [] that was intended to improve the ball's aerodynamics. The design received considerable academic input, being developed in partnership with researchers from Loughborough University , United Kingdom. Some football stars complained about the new ball, arguing that its movements were difficult to predict. The finals amplified international public awareness of the vuvuzela , a long horn blown by fans throughout matches.

Others watching on television complained that the ambient audio feed from the stadium only contains the sounds of the vuvuzelas and the natural sounds of people in the stands are drowned out. The sponsors of the World Cup are divided into three categories: Tournament organiser Danny Jordaan dismissed concerns that the attack on the Togo national team which took place in Angola in January , had any relevance to the security arrangements for the World Cup.

The breach took place shortly after Prince William and Prince Harry had left the room. The trespasser was then released before he could be handed over to the Police. As with many 'hallmark events' throughout the world, [] the FIFA World Cup has been connected to evictions , [] [] [] [] [] which many claim are meant to 'beautify the city', impress visiting tourists, and hide shackdwellers.


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On 14 May , the Durban-based shack-dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo took the KwaZulu-Natal government to court over their controversial Elimination and Prevention of Re-Emergence of Slums Act , meant to eliminate slums in South Africa and put homeless shackdwellers in transit camps in time for the World Cup. Another prominent controversy surrounding preparations for the World Cup was the N2 Gateway housing project in Cape Town , which planned to remove over 20, residents from the Joe Slovo Informal Settlement along the busy N2 Freeway and build rental flats and bond-houses in its place in time for the World Cup.

However some have argued that evictions are ordinarily common in South Africa and that in the lead up to the tournament many evictions were erreonously ascribed to the World Cup. Some groups experienced complications in regards to scheduled sporting events, advertising, or broadcasting, as FIFA attempted to maximise control of media rights during the Cup. Affected parties included an international rugby union Test match , a South African airline, and some TV networks, all of whom were involved in various legal struggles with World Cup organisers.


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  6. During the tournament, group ticket-holders who did not utilise all their allotted tickets led to some early-round matches having as many as 11, unoccupied seats. While the event did help to boost the image of South Africa, financially it turned out to be a major disappointment. Local vendors were prohibited from selling food and merchandise within a 1. This fee was out of most local vendors' reach, as they are simple one-man-operated vendors. This prevented international visitors from experiencing local South African food.

    Some local vendors felt cheated out of an opportunity for financial gain and spreading South African culture, in favour of multinational corporations. The main issue listed in the article was lack of sufficient public transportation. New forms of digital media have also allowed viewers to watch coverage through alternative means. The rating was up 31 percent from a 1.