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Play in Group B of the 2010 FIFA World Cup is taking place on 12–22 June 2010. The group consists of Argentina, Nigeria, Korea Republic and Greece.

In the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Argentina and Korea Republic were in the same Group A; Argentina won 3-1. In the 1994 FIFA World Cup, three of these teams (Argentina, Nigeria, and Greece) were in the same Group D along with Bulgaria. Nigeria, Argentina and Bulgaria qualified for the second round, where Nigeria and Argentina lost their next matches to Italy (2–1) and Romania (3–2), respectively, with Bulgaria reaching the semifinals. In the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Argentina and Nigeria were both drawn into Group F; Argentina won 1–0, a result that was repeated in 2010.

The winners of this group will advance to face the runners-up in Group A. The runners-up of this group will face the winners of Group A.

Group Table

Team
v  d  e
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
 Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1


South Korea vs Greece

12 June 2010
13:30
South Korea  2–0  Greece Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 31,513
Referee: Michael Hester (New Zealand)
Lee Jung-Soo Goal 7'
Park Ji-Sung Goal 52'
Report
South Korea
Greece
GK 18 Jung Sung-Ryong
RB 22 Cha Du-Ri
CB 4 Cho Yong-Hyung
CB 14 Lee Jung-Soo
LB 12 Lee Young-Pyo
RM 17 Lee Chung-Yong Substituted off in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
CM 16 Ki Sung-Yong Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
CM 8 Kim Jung-Woo
LM 7 Park Ji-Sung (c)
SS 19 Yeom Ki-Hun
CF 10 Park Chu-Young Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-Il Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
FW 11 Lee Seung-Ryul Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
MF 13 Kim Jae-Sung Substituted on in the 90+1th minute 90+1'
Manager:
Huh Jung-Moo
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GK 12 Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis Booked in the 56th minute 56'
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
CB 11 Loukas Vyntra
LB 2 Giourkas Seitaridis
RM 7 Georgios Samaras Substituted off in the 59th minute 59'
CM 6 Alexandros Tziolis
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c) Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 9 Angelos Charisteas Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas
Substitutions:
DF 3 Christos Patsatzoglou Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis Substituted on in the 59th minute 59'
FW 20 Pantelis Kapetanos Substituted on in the 61st minute 61'
Manager:
Flag of Germany Otto Rehhagel

Man of the Match:
Park Ji-Sung (South Korea)

Assistant referees:
Jan Hendrik Hintz (New Zealand)
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Fourth official:
Martín Vázquez (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Carlos Pastorino (Uruguay)

Argentina vs Nigeria

12 June 2010
16:00
Argentina  1–0  Nigeria Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 55,686
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Heinze Goal 6' Report
Argentina
Nigeria
GK 22 Sergio Romero
RB 17 Jonás Gutiérrez Booked in the 41st minute 41'
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 13 Walter Samuel
LB 6 Gabriel Heinze
DM 14 Javier Mascherano (c)
RM 8 Juan Sebastián Verón Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
LM 7 Ángel Di María Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
AM 10 Lionel Messi
CF 11 Carlos Tévez
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Maxi Rodríguez Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
FW 19 Diego Milito Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
DF 4 Nicolás Burdisso Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
Manager:
Diego Maradona
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GK 1 Vincent Enyeama
RB 17 Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo (c)
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 3 Taye Taiwo Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
CM 14 Sani Kaita
CM 20 Dickson Etuhu
CM 15 Lukman Haruna Booked in the 77th minute 77'
RF 19 Chinedu Obasi Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CF 8 Yakubu
LF 18 Victor Obinna Substituted off in the 52nd minute 52'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Obafemi Martins Substituted on in the 52nd minute 52'
FW 11 Peter Odemwingie Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
FW 12 Kalu Uche Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)

Assistant referees:
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Mike Pickel (Germany)
Fourth official:
Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
Fifth official:
Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)

Argentina vs South Korea

17 June 2010
13:30
Argentina  4–1  South Korea Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 82,174
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Park Chu-Young Goal 17' (o.g.)
Higuaín Goal 33'76'80'
Report Lee Chung-Yong Goal 45+1'
Argentina
South Korea
GK 22 Sergio Romero
RB 17 Jonás Gutiérrez Booked in the 54th minute 54'
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 13 Walter Samuel Substituted off in the 23rd minute 23'
LB 6 Gabriel Heinze Booked in the 74th minute 74'
DM 14 Javier Mascherano (c) Booked in the 55th minute 55'
RM 20 Maxi Rodríguez
LM 7 Ángel Di María
AM 10 Lionel Messi
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
CF 11 Carlos Tévez Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Nicolás Burdisso Substituted on in the 23rd minute 23'
FW 16 Sergio Agüero Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
MF 5 Mario Bolatti Substituted on in the 82nd minute 82'
Manager:
Diego Maradona
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GK 18 Jung Sung-Ryong
RB 2 Oh Beom-Seok
CB 4 Cho Yong-Hyung
CB 14 Lee Jung-Soo
LB 12 Lee Young-Pyo
CM 16 Ki Sung-Yong Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CM 8 Kim Jung-Woo
RW 17 Lee Chung-Yong Booked in the 34th minute 34'
AM 7 Park Ji-Sung (c)
LW 19 Yeom Ki-Hun Booked in the 10th minute 10'
CF 10 Park Chu-Young Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-Il Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 20 Lee Dong-Gook Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Huh Jung-Moo

Man of the Match:
Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Walter Vromans (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Jerome Damon (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Céléstin Ntagungira (Rwanda)

Greece vs Nigeria

17 June 2010
16:00
Greece  2–1  Nigeria Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 31,593
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Salpingidis Goal 44'
Torosidis Goal 71'
Report Uche Goal 16'
Greece
Nigeria
GK 12 Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos
CB 11 Loukas Vyntra
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
LB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
DM 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos Booked in the 15th minute 15' Substituted off in the 37th minute 37'
CM 6 Alexandros Tziolis Booked in the 59th minute 59'
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
RW 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)
LW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Georgios Samaras Booked in the 88th minute 88' Substituted on in the 37th minute 37'
MF 18 Sotiris Ninis Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
Manager:
Flag of Germany Otto Rehhagel
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GK 1 Vincent Enyeama
RB 17 Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo (c)
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 3 Taye Taiwo Substituted off in the 55th minute 55'
RM 14 Sani Kaita Red card 33'
CM 20 Dickson Etuhu
CM 15 Lukman Haruna
LW 12 Kalu Uche
SS 11 Peter Odemwingie Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 8 Yakubu
Substitutions:
FW 19 Chinedu Obasi Booked in the 89th minute 89' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
DF 21 Uwa Echiéjilé Substituted on in the 55th minute 55' Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
DF 5 Rabiu Afolabi Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)

Assistant referees:
Abraham González (Colombia)
Humberto Clavijo (Colombia)
Fourth official:
Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Fifth official:
William Torres (El Salvador)

Nigeria vs South Korea

22 June 2010
20:30
Nigeria  2–2  South Korea Durban Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 61,874
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)
Uche Goal 12'
Yakubu Goal 69' (pen.)
Report Lee Jung-Soo Goal 38'
Park Chu-Young Goal 49'
Nigeria
South Korea
GK 1 Vincent Enyeama Booked in the 31st minute 31'
RB 17 Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 5 Rabiu Afolabi
CM 13 Ayila Yussuf Booked in the 42nd minute 42'
CM 20 Dickson Etuhu
RW 19 Chinedu Obasi Booked in the 37th minute 37'
AM 4 Nwankwo Kanu (c) Substituted off in the 57th minute 57'
LW 12 Kalu Uche
CF 8 Yakubu Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
Substitutions:
DF 21 Uwa Echiéjilé Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 9 Obafemi Martins Substituted on in the 57th minute 57'
FW 18 Victor Obinna Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden Lars Lagerbäck
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GK 18 Jung Sung-Ryong
RB 22 Cha Du-Ri
CB 4 Cho Yong-Hyung
CB 14 Lee Jung-Soo
LB 12 Lee Young-Pyo
RM 17 Lee Chung-Yong
CM 16 Ki Sung-Yong Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
CM 8 Kim Jung-Woo
LM 7 Park Ji-Sung (c)
SS 19 Yeom Ki-Hun Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
CF 10 Park Chu-Young Substituted off in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-Il Booked in the 68th minute 68' Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
MF 13 Kim Jae-Sung Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
DF 15 Kim Dong-Jin Substituted on in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Manager:
Huh Jung-Moo

Man of the Match:
Park Ji-Sung (South Korea)

Assistant referees:
José Cardinal (Portugal)
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Marco Antonio Rodríguez (Mexico)
Fifth official:
José Luis Camargo (Mexico)

Greece vs Argentina

22 June 2010
20:30
Greece  0–2  Argentina Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Attendance: 38,891
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report Demichelis Goal 77'
Palermo Goal 89'
Greece
Argentina
GK 12 Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos
CB 11 Loukas Vyntra
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
LB 15 Vasilis Torosidis Substituted off in the 55th minute 55'
DM 5 Vangelis Moras
CM 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
CM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c) Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
RW 6 Alexandros Tziolis
LW 21 Kostas Katsouranis Booked in the 30th minute 30' Substituted off in the 54th minute 54'
CF 7 Georgios Samaras
Substitutions:
DF 4 Nikos Spiropoulos Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 18 Sotiris Ninis Substituted on in the 54th minute 54'
MF 3 Christos Patsatzoglou Substituted on in the 55th minute 55'
Manager:
Flag of Germany Otto Rehhagel
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GK 22 Sergio Romero
RB 4 Nicolás Burdisso
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 15 Nicolás Otamendi
LB 3 Clemente Rodríguez
DM 5 Mario Bolatti Booked in the 76th minute 76'
RM 8 Juan Sebastián Verón
LM 20 Maxi Rodríguez Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
RF 16 Sergio Agüero Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
CF 10 Lionel Messi (c)
LF 19 Diego Milito Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Ángel Di María Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
MF 23 Javier Pastore Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
FW 18 Martín Palermo Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
Manager:
Diego Maradona

Man of the Match:
Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Rafael Ilyasov (Uzbekistan)
Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth official:
Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)

References

2010 FIFA World Cup

Group A  · Group B  · Group C  · Group D  · Group E  · Group F  · Group G  · Group H

Knockout stage  · Quarter-finals  · Semi-finals  · Third place play-off  · Final

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