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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
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Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Argentina.png Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
South Korea.png South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1


South Korea vs Greece

12 June 2010
13:30
South Korea South Korea.png 2–0 Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 31,513
Referee: Michael Hester (New Zealand)
Lee Jung-Soo Soccerball 7'
Park Ji-Sung Soccerball 52'
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Greece
GK 18Jung Sung-Ryong
RB 22Cha Du-Ri
CB 4 Cho Yong-Hyung
CB 14Lee Jung-Soo
LB 12Lee Young-Pyo
RM 17Lee Chung-Yong Sub off 90+1'
CM 16Ki Sung-Yong Sub off 74'
CM 8 Kim Jung-Woo
LM 7 Park Ji-Sung (c)
SS 19Yeom Ki-Hun
CF 10Park Chu-Young Sub off 87'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-Il Sub on 74'
FW 11Lee Seung-Ryul Sub on 87'
MF 13Kim Jae-Sung Sub on 90+1'
Manager:
Huh Jung-Moo
KOR-GRE 2010-06-12
GK 12Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 15Vasilis Torosidis Yellow card 56'
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
CB 11Loukas Vyntra
LB 2 Giourkas Seitaridis
RM 7 Georgios Samaras Sub off 59'
CM 6 Alexandros Tziolis
CM 21Kostas Katsouranis
LM 10Giorgos Karagounis (c) Sub off 46'
CF 9 Angelos Charisteas Sub off 61'
CF 17Theofanis Gekas
Substitutions:
DF 3 Christos Patsatzoglou Sub on 46'
FW 14Dimitris Salpingidis Sub on 59'
FW 20Pantelis Kapetanos Sub on 61'
Manager:
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 Flag of Argentina.png 1–0 Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg Nigeria Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 55,686
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Heinze Soccerball 6' Report
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Nigeria
GK 22Sergio Romero
RB 17Jonás Gutiérrez Yellow card 41'
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 13Walter Samuel
LB 6 Gabriel Heinze
DM 14Javier Mascherano (c)
RM 8 Juan Sebastián Verón Sub off 74'
LM 7 Ángel Di María Sub off 85'
AM 10Lionel Messi
CF 11Carlos Tévez
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Sub off 79'
Substitutions:
MF 20Maxi Rodríguez Sub on 74'
FW 19Diego Milito Sub on 79'
DF 4 Nicolás Burdisso Sub on 85'
Manager:
Diego Maradona
ARG-NGA 2010-06-12
GK 1 Vincent Enyeama
RB 17Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo (c)
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 3 Taye Taiwo Sub off 75'
CM 14Sani Kaita
CM 20Dickson Etuhu
CM 15Lukman Haruna Yellow card 77'
RF 19Chinedu Obasi Sub off 60'
CF 8 Yakubu
LF 18Victor Obinna Sub off 52'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Obafemi Martins Sub on 52'
FW 11Peter Odemwingie Sub on 60'
FW 12Kalu Uche Sub on 75'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden Good one 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 Flag of Argentina.png 4–1 South Korea.png South Korea Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 82,174
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Park Chu-Young Soccerball 17' (o.g.)
Higuaín Soccerball 33'76'80'
Report Lee Chung-Yong Soccerball 45+1'
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South Korea
GK 22Sergio Romero
RB 17Jonás Gutiérrez Yellow card 54'
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 13Walter Samuel Sub off 23'
LB 6 Gabriel Heinze Yellow card 74'
DM 14Javier Mascherano (c) Yellow card 55'
RM 20Maxi Rodríguez
LM 7 Ángel Di María
AM 10Lionel Messi
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín Sub off 82'
CF 11Carlos Tévez Sub off 75'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Nicolás Burdisso Sub on 23'
FW 16Sergio Agüero Sub on 75'
MF 5 Mario Bolatti Sub on 82'
Manager:
Diego Maradona
ARG-KOR 2010-06-17
GK 18Jung Sung-Ryong
RB 2 Oh Beom-Seok
CB 4 Cho Yong-Hyung
CB 14Lee Jung-Soo
LB 12Lee Young-Pyo
CM 16Ki Sung-Yong Sub off 46'
CM 8 Kim Jung-Woo
RW 17Lee Chung-Yong Yellow card 34'
AM 7 Park Ji-Sung (c)
LW 19Yeom Ki-Hun Yellow card 10'
CF 10Park Chu-Young Sub off 81'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-Il Sub on 46'
FW 20Lee Dong-Gook Sub on 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 Flag of Greece.svg.png 2–1 Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg Nigeria Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 31,593
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Salpingidis Soccerball 44'
Torosidis Soccerball 71'
Report Uche Soccerball 16'
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Nigeria
GK 12Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 16Sotirios Kyrgiakos
CB 11Loukas Vyntra
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
LB 15Vasilis Torosidis
DM 19Sokratis Papastathopoulos Yellow card 15' Sub off 37'
CM 6 Alexandros Tziolis Yellow card 59'
CM 21Kostas Katsouranis
RW 10Giorgos Karagounis (c)
LW 14Dimitris Salpingidis
CF 17Theofanis Gekas Sub off 79'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Georgios Samaras Yellow card 88' Sub on 37'
MF 18Sotiris Ninis Sub on 79'
Manager:
Germany Otto Rehhagel
GRE-NGA 2010-06-17
GK 1 Vincent Enyeama
RB 17Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo (c)
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 3 Taye Taiwo Sub off 55'
RM 14Sani Kaita Red card 33'
CM 20Dickson Etuhu
CM 15Lukman Haruna
LW 12Kalu Uche
SS 11Peter Odemwingie Sub off 46'
CF 8 Yakubu
Substitutions:
FW 19Chinedu Obasi Yellow card 89' Sub on 46'
DF 21Uwa Echiéjilé Sub on 55' Sub off 77'
DF 5 Rabiu Afolabi Sub on 77'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden Good one 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 Flag of Nigeria 001.jpg 2–2 South Korea.png South Korea Durban Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 61,874
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)
Uche Soccerball 12'
Yakubu Soccerball 69' (pen.)
Report Lee Jung-Soo Soccerball 38'
Park Chu-Young Soccerball 49'
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South Korea
GK 1 Vincent Enyeama Yellow card 31'
RB 17Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo Sub off 46'
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 5 Rabiu Afolabi
CM 13Ayila Yussuf Yellow card 42'
CM 20Dickson Etuhu
RW 19Chinedu Obasi Yellow card 37'
AM 4 Nwankwo Kanu (c) Sub off 57'
LW 12Kalu Uche
CF 8 Yakubu Sub off 70'
Substitutions:
DF 21Uwa Echiéjilé Sub on 46'
FW 9 Obafemi Martins Sub on 57'
FW 18Victor Obinna Sub on 70'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden Good one Lars Lagerbäck
NGA-KOR 2010-06-22
GK 18Jung Sung-Ryong
RB 22Cha Du-Ri
CB 4 Cho Yong-Hyung
CB 14Lee Jung-Soo
LB 12Lee Young-Pyo
RM 17Lee Chung-Yong
CM 16Ki Sung-Yong Sub off 87'
CM 8 Kim Jung-Woo
LM 7 Park Ji-Sung (c)
SS 19Yeom Ki-Hun Sub off 64'
CF 10Park Chu-Young Sub off 90+3'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-Il Yellow card 68' Sub on 64'
MF 13Kim Jae-Sung Sub on 87'
DF 15Kim Dong-Jin Sub on 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 Flag of Greece.svg.png 0–2 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Attendance: 38,891
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report Demichelis Soccerball 77'
Palermo Soccerball 89'
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Argentina
GK 12Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 16Sotirios Kyrgiakos
CB 11Loukas Vyntra
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
LB 15Vasilis Torosidis Sub off 55'
DM 5 Vangelis Moras
CM 19Sokratis Papastathopoulos
CM 10Giorgos Karagounis (c) Sub off 46'
RW 6 Alexandros Tziolis
LW 21Kostas Katsouranis Yellow card 30' Sub off 54'
CF 7 Georgios Samaras
Substitutions:
DF 4 Nikos Spiropoulos Sub on 46'
MF 18Sotiris Ninis Sub on 54'
MF 3 Christos Patsatzoglou Sub on 55'
Manager:
Germany Otto Rehhagel
GRE-ARG 2010-06-22
GK 22Sergio Romero
RB 4 Nicolás Burdisso
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 15Nicolás Otamendi
LB 3 Clemente Rodríguez
DM 5 Mario Bolatti Yellow card 76'
RM 8 Juan Sebastián Verón
LM 20Maxi Rodríguez Sub off 63'
RF 16Sergio Agüero Sub off 77'
CF 10Lionel Messi (c)
LF 19Diego Milito Sub off 80'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Ángel Di María Sub on 63'
MF 23Javier Pastore Sub on 77'
FW 18Martín Palermo Sub on 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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