Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup

The knockout stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was the second and final stage of the World Cup, following the group stage. It began on 26 June with the round of 16 matches, and ended on 11 July with the final match of the tournament held at Soccer City, Johannesburg, in which Spain beat the Netherlands 1–0 after extra time to claim their first World Cup. The top two teams from each group (16 in total) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament. A third place match is included and played between the two losing teams of the semi-finals.

In the knockout stage (including the final), if a match was level at the end of 90 minutes, extra time of two periods (15 minutes each) would be played. If the score was still level after extra time, the match would be decided by a penalty shootout.

All times listed are South African Standard Time (UTC+02)


Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
26 June – Port Elizabeth            
 Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay  2
2 July – Johannesburg
 South Korea.png South Korea  1  
 Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay (pen.)  1 (4)
26 June – Rustenburg
   Flag of Ghana.png Ghana  1 (2)  
 Flag of the United States.png United States  1
6 July – Cape Town
 Flag of Ghana.png Ghana (a.e.t)  2  
 Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay  2
28 June – Durban
   Netherlands.png Netherlands  3  
 Netherlands.png Netherlands  2
2 July – Port Elizabeth
 Slovakia.png Slovakia  1  
 Netherlands.png Netherlands  2
28 June – Johannesburg
   Brazil.png Brazil  1  
 Brazil.png Brazil  3
11 July – Johannesburg
 Flag of CHI.png Chile  0  
 Netherlands.png Netherlands  0
27 June – Johannesburg
   Flag of Spain.png Spain (a.e.t)  1
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  3
3 July – Cape Town
 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico  1  
 Flag of Argentina.png Argentina  0
27 June – Bloemfontein
   Germany.png Germany  4  
 Germany.png Germany  4
7 July – Durban
 England.png England  1  
 Germany.png Germany  0
29 June – Pretoria
   Flag of Spain.png Spain  1   Third place
 Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay (pen.)  0 (5)
3 July – Johannesburg 10 July – Port Elizabeth
 Flag of Japan.png Japan  0 (3)  
 Flag of Paraguay.png Paraguay  0  Flag of Uruguay.gif Uruguay  2
29 June – Cape Town
   Flag of Spain.png Spain  1    Germany.png Germany  3
 Flag of Spain.png Spain  1
 Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal  0  

Round of 16

Uruguay vs South Korea

Uruguay vs the South Korea was the first match in the Round of 16. The match was held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth before a low crowd of 30,597. Uruguay won the match 2–1. Uruguay's two goals came from Luis Suárez, the second of which broke a 1–1 deadlock in the 80th minute. Suárez's first was scored when Diego Forlán made a low cross from the left that was not dealt with by the Korean defence, leaving Suárez to score at the back post. Uruguay subsequently adopted a defensive posture and Korea had more chances to score. Eventually, Lee Chung-Yong equalised in the 68th minute, scoring a headed goal following a free kick. Despite Korea then having chances to win the match, it was Suárez who scored Uruguay's winner in the 80th minute with a curling strike from the edge of the 18-yard box that went in off the inside of the post. Suarez's goal was regarded as one of the tournament's best. Korea missed more good chances in the final minutes of the game, giving Uruguay victory and passage to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1970, where they would face Ghana. After the match, the Uruguayan coach Óscar Tabárez attributed his team's successful run to the number of players with experience at top-level overseas clubs. Korean coach Huh Jung-Moo claimed his side "controlled" the match and that Uruguay's goals were "lucky".

26 June 2010
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif 2–1 South Korea.png South Korea Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 30,597
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Suárez Soccerball 8'80' Report Lee Chung-Yong Soccerball 68'
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Korea Republic
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16Maxi Pereira
CB 2 Diego Lugano (c)
CB 3 Diego Godín Sub off 46'
LB 4 Jorge Fucile
RM 17Egidio Arévalo
DM 15Diego Pérez
LM 11Álvaro Pereira Sub off 74'
RF 7 Edinson Cavani
CF 10Diego Forlán
LF 9 Luis Suárez Sub off 84'
DF 6 Mauricio Victorino Sub on 46'
MF 14Nicolás Lodeiro Sub on 74'
MF 20Álvaro Fernández Sub on 84'
Óscar Tabárez
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GK 18Jung Sung-Ryong
RB 22Cha Du-Ri Yellow card 69'
CB 4 Cho Yong-Hyung Yellow card 83'
CB 14Lee Jung-Soo
LB 12Lee Young-Pyo
CM 16Ki Sung-Yong Sub off 85'
CM 8 Kim Jung-Woo Yellow card 38'
RW 13Kim Jae-Sung Sub off 61'
AM 7 Park Ji-Sung (c)
LW 17Lee Chung-Yong
CF 10Park Chu-Young
FW 20Lee Dong-Gook Sub on 61'
MF 19Yeom Ki-Hun Sub on 85'
Huh Jung-Moo

Man of the Match:
Luis Suárez (Uruguay)

Assistant referees:
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)
Mike Pickel (Germany)
Fourth official:
Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Fifth official:
Juan Zumba (El Salvador)

United States vs Ghana

United States vs Ghana was played on 26 June 2010 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. The match was watched by 19 million Americans, making it the most watched association football match in American television history. The match was won by Ghana in extra time, after Asamoah Gyan broke a 1–1 deadlock. Kevin-Prince Boateng scored the opening goal of the match for Ghana in the 5th minute. The goal followed an error by Ricardo Clark, who lost the ball to Ghana in midfield. Boateng took the ball to the edge of the penalty area, beating US goalkeeper Tim Howard with a low left foot shot. Landon Donovan equalised with a penalty kick in the 62nd minute, awarded after Jonathan Mensah fouled Clint Dempsey. The US had chances to win the game thereafter, but they were unable to get past Ghana's goalkeeper Richard Kingson. The match thus went to extra time. In the third minute, Gyan latched onto a high long ball, chesting it down and holding off two defenders before scoring the winner. After the match, Ghana's coach Milovan Rajevac hailed his side's achievement in becoming one of the "best eight teams in the world", but regretted the number of players that would miss the quarter-final against Uruguay because of injury or suspension. The president of the Soccer Federation, Sunil Gulati, lamented the team's failure to make the quarter-finals and thereby further raise the profile of the sport in the US.

26 June 2010
United States Flag of the United States.png 1–2
Flag of Ghana.png Ghana Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Attendance: 34,976
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Donovan Soccerball 62' (pen.) Report Boateng Soccerball 5'
Gyan Soccerball 93'
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United States
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GK 1 Tim Howard
RB 6 Steve Cherundolo Yellow card 18'
CB 15Jay DeMerit
CB 3 Carlos Bocanegra (c) Yellow card 68'
LB 12Jonathan Bornstein
CM 4 Michael Bradley
CM 13Ricardo Clark Yellow card 7' Sub off 31'
RW 8 Clint Dempsey
LW 10Landon Donovan
CF 17Jozy Altidore Sub off 91'
CF 20Robbie Findley Sub off 46'
MF 19Maurice Edu Sub on 31'
MF 22Benny Feilhaber Sub on 46'
FW 9 Herculez Gomez Sub on 91'
Bob Bradley
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GK 22Richard Kingson
CB 4 John Paintsil
CB 5 John Mensah (c)
CB 8 Jonathan Mensah Yellow card 61'
RWB 7 Samuel Inkoom Sub off 113'
LWB 2 Hans Sarpei Sub off 73'
CM 6 Anthony Annan
CM 23Kevin-Prince Boateng Sub off 78'
RW 21Kwadwo Asamoah
LW 13André Ayew Yellow card 90+2'
CF 3 Asamoah Gyan
DF 19Lee Addy Sub on 73'
MF 10Stephen Appiah Sub on 78'
MF 11Sulley Muntari Sub on 113'
Flag of Serbia Milovan Rajevac

Man of the Match:
André Ayew (Ghana)

Assistant referees:
Gábor Erős (Hungary)
Tibor Vámos (Hungary)
Fourth official:
Michael Hester (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)

Germany vs England

Germany and England played each other on 27 June 2010 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. Germany took the lead in the 20th minute after English defenders Matthew Upson and John Terry were at fault in allowing Miroslav Klose to latch on to a long goal kick from Manuel Neuer and score. Lukas Podolski doubled Germany's lead 12 minutes later, although England pulled one goal back through Upson in the 37th minute, heading in a cross from Steven Gerrard. A controversial moment then occurred in the 39th minute: a shot by Frank Lampard was not awarded as a goal despite the ball bouncing off the crossbar and clearly crossing the line. Had the goal been awarded, England would have equalised at 2–2. Thomas Müller subsequently scored two goals in the second half, extending Germany's lead to 4–1. His first came at the end of a swift German counter-attack in the 67th minute, the goal being assisted by Bastian Schweinsteiger. His second came from an error by Gareth Barry and was set up by Mesut Özil.Germany won the match soundly, 4–1. Germany progressed to meet Argentina in the quarter-final.

27 June 2010
Germany Germany.png 4–1 England.png England Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 40,510
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)
Klose Soccerball 20'
Podolski Soccerball 32'
Müller Soccerball 67'70'
Report Upson Soccerball 37'
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GK 1 Manuel Neuer
RB 16Philipp Lahm (c)
CB 3 Arne Friedrich Yellow card 47'
CB 17Per Mertesacker
LB 20Jérôme Boateng
CM 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
CM 6 Sami Khedira
RW 13Thomas Müller Sub off 72'
AM 8 Mesut Özil Sub off 83'
LW 10Lukas Podolski
CF 11Miroslav Klose Sub off 72'
MF 15Piotr Trochowski Sub on 72'
FW 23Mario Gómez Sub on 72'
FW 9 Stefan Kießling Sub on 83'
Joachim Löw
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GK 1 David James
RB 2 Glen Johnson Yellow card 81' Sub off 87'
CB 15Matthew Upson
CB 6 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 16James Milner Sub off 64'
CM 8 Frank Lampard
CM 14Gareth Barry
LM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)
CF 19Jermain Defoe Sub off 71'
CF 10Wayne Rooney
MF 11Joe Cole Sub on 64'
FW 21Emile Heskey Sub on 71'
MF 17Shaun Wright-Phillips Sub on 87'
Flag of Italy Fabio Capello

Man of the Match:
Thomas Müller (Germany)

Assistant referees:
Pablo Fandino (Uruguay)
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Fourth official:
Martin Vazquez (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Miguel Nievas (Uruguay)

Argentina vs Mexico

Argentina and Mexico met on 27 June 2010 at Soccer City in Johannesburg. Argentina won the match 3–1 for a place in the quarter-finals against Germany. The match was overshadowed by a refereeing error that allowed Argentina's opening goal. Carlos Tévez headed the ball into the net from a Lionel Messi pass in the 25th minute, but replays showed there were no players between Tévez and the goal, rendering his goal clearly offside. Replays of the goal were shown in the stadium but the decision to award the goal was not overturned. Tévez said he knew that the goal was offside, but chose not to say anything. Argentina's second goal came from a defensive error from Ricardo Osorio as a poor pass out of defence was snatched by Gonzalo Higuaín to round the keeper and score. After half-time, Tévez scored his second goal of the match to give Argentina a three goal lead, with a long range shot that found the top corner of the Mexican goal. Javier Hernández scored for Mexico in the 71st minute but it turned out to be no more than a consolation goal, as Argentina held on to win 3–1. Mexico's coach Javier Aguirre resigned after the match, accepting responsibility for not meeting the team's target of the quarter-finals. Tévez conceded that he was aware his first goal was offside at the time, although Aguirre deflected the blame for his side's loss away from the refereeing.

27 June 2010
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 3–1 Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 84,377
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Tévez Soccerball 26'52'
Higuaín Soccerball 33'
Report Hernández Soccerball 71'
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GK 22Sergio Romero
RB 15Nicolás Otamendi
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 4 Nicolás Burdisso
LB 6 Gabriel Heinze
DM 14Javier Mascherano (c)
RM 20Maxi Rodríguez Sub off 87'
LM 7 Ángel di María Sub off 79'
AM 10Lionel Messi
CF 11Carlos Tévez Sub off 69'
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín
MF 8 Juan Sebastián Verón Sub on 69'
MF 17Jonás Gutiérrez Sub on 79'
MF 23Javier Pastore Sub on 87'
Diego Maradona
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GK 1 Óscar Pérez
RB 5 Ricardo Osorio
CB 2 Francisco Rodríguez
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c) Yellow card 28'
LB 3 Carlos Salcido
RM 16Efraín Juárez
CM 6 Gerardo Torrado
LM 18Andrés Guardado Sub off 61'
AM 17Giovani dos Santos
AM 21Adolfo Bautista Sub off 46'
CF 14Javier Hernández
MF 7 Pablo Barrera Sub on 46'
FW 9 Guillermo Franco Sub on 61'
Javier Aguirre

Man of the Match:
Carlos Tévez (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Paolo Calcagno (Italy)
Stefano Ayroldi (Italy)
Fourth official:
Jerome Damon (South Africa)
Fifth official:
Célestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)

Netherlands vs Slovakia

The Netherlands and Slovakia played on 28 June 2010 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The Netherlands won 2–1. The Netherlands' first goal was an excellent individual effort from Arjen Robben in the 18th minute, taking on the Slovakian defence with the ball before scoring from 25 yards. The Dutch had chances to extend their lead in the second half; Arjen Robben cut inside on his left foot just like he did when he scored the first goal, but this time the slovak goalkeeper Jan Mucha saved the shot going to his far post. The Slovaks also had 2 big opportunities to equalize but forced 2 great saves from Maarten Stekelenburg. The Dutch however in the 84th minute sealed their win, with Wesley Sneijder scoring off an assist from Dirk Kuyt into an unguarded net after Kuyt got the ball past the Slovak keeper. Róbert Vittek slotted a penalty kick late in stoppage time, but it was no more than a consolation goal for Slovakia. The penalty had been awarded for a trip on Vittek by the Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. The Netherlands' win threatened to be overshadowed by Robin van Persie responding angrily to being substituted by coach Bert van Marwijk. Van Marwijk called a team meeting over the incident, and insisted later that there was no residual unrest in the squad.

28 June 2010
Netherlands Netherlands.png 2–1 Slovakia.png Slovakia Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 61,962
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Robben Soccerball 18'
Sneijder Soccerball 84'
Report Vittek Soccerball 90+4' (pen.)
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GK 1 Maarten Stekelenburg Yellow card 90+3'
RB 2 Gregory van der Wiel
CB 3 John Heitinga
CB 4 Joris Mathijsen
LB 5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (c)
DM 6 Mark van Bommel
DM 8 Nigel de Jong
RW 7 Dirk Kuyt
AM 10Wesley Sneijder Sub off 90+2'
LW 11Arjen Robben Yellow card 31' Sub off 71'
CF 9 Robin van Persie Sub off 80'
FW 17Eljero Elia Sub on 71'
FW 21Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Sub on 80'
MF 20Ibrahim Afellay Sub on 90+2'
Bert van Marwijk
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GK 1 Ján Mucha
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel Yellow card 84'
CB 16Ján Ďurica
LB 5 Radoslav Zabavník Sub off 88'
DM 19Juraj Kucka Yellow card 40'
RM 7 Vladimír Weiss
LM 15Miroslav Stoch
AM 17Marek Hamšík (c) Sub off 87'
CF 18Erik Jendrišek Sub off 71'
CF 11Róbert Vittek
MF 20Kamil Kopúnek Yellow card 72' Sub on 71'
MF 10Marek Sapara Sub on 87'
FW 14Martin Jakubko Sub on 88'
Vladimír Weiss

Man of the Match:
Arjen Robben (Netherlands)

Assistant referees:
Fermín Martínez Ibánez (Spain)
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Stéphane Lannoy (France)
Fifth official:
Laurent Ugo (France)

Brazil vs Chile

Brazil soundly defeated Chile 3–0 on 28 June 2010 at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg to progress to a quarter-final match against the Netherlands. Brazil's first goal came from a corner kick taken by Maicon in the 34th minute, with Juan heading the ball into the goal without being marked. Brazil had doubled its lead within five minutes after a free-flowing passing movement involving Robinho and Kaká that teed up Luís Fabiano to score after taking the ball around the Chilean goalkeeper. Robinho himself sealed victory for Brazil in the second half, scoring following a long run with the ball by Ramires. After the match, Chile's coach Marcelo Bielsa conceded that his team had been outplayed, arguing that in his position there was "little one can do" when up against a team of Brazil's quality.

28 June 2010
Brazil Brazil.png 3–0 Flag of CHI.png Chile Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 54,096
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Juan Soccerball 35'
Luís Fabiano Soccerball 38'
Robinho Soccerball 59'
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GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c)
CB 4 Juan
LB 6 Michel Bastos
DM 8 Gilberto Silva
RM 13Daniel Alves
LM 18Ramires Yellow card 72'
AM 10Kaká Yellow card 30' Sub off 81'
SS 11Robinho Sub off 85'
CF 9 Luís Fabiano Sub off 76'
FW 21Nilmar Sub on 76'
MF 20Kléberson Sub on 81'
DF 16Gilberto Sub on 85'
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GK 1 Claudio Bravo (c)
RB 4 Mauricio Isla Sub off 62'
CB 5 Pablo Contreras Sub off 46'
CB 18Gonzalo Jara
LB 2 Ismael Fuentes Yellow card 68'
RM 8 Arturo Vidal Yellow card 47'
CM 6 Carlos Carmona
LM 15Jean Beausejour
RW 7 Alexis Sánchez
CF 9 Humberto Suazo
LW 11Mark González Sub off 46'
MF 10Jorge Valdívia Sub on 46'
MF 21Rodrigo Tello Sub on 46'
MF 20Rodrigo Millar Yellow card 80' Sub on 62'
Flag of Argentina Marcelo Bielsa

Man of the Match:
Robinho (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
Darren Cann (England)
Mike Mullarkey (England)
Fourth official:
Martin Hansson (Sweden)
Fifth official:
Stefan Wittberg (Sweden)

Paraguay vs Japan

Paraguay and Japan met at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria on 29 June 2010. The match was decided by a penalty shootout after the score was locked at 0–0 for 120 minutes. Paraguay won the shootout and progressed to its first ever World Cup quarter-final. The match was a generally unexciting affair, as Japan adopted a defensive posture while Paraguay itself maintained a solid defence. The first half produced the occasional chance on goal with Lucas Barrios having a shot saved shortly before a long distance shot from Daisuke Matsui hit the crossbar of Paraguay's goal. The second half was similar, with either side producing occasional chances to score rather than periods of dominance. The result of the deadlock was extra time, which continued goalless. A penalty shootout ensued, in which Yuichi Komano missed a spot kick for Japan. Paraguay scored all five of its penalties, clinching the win and passage to the quarter-finals. After the match, Japan's coach Takeshi Okada resigned and Shunsuke Nakamura retired from international football.

29 June 2010
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.png 0–0
Flag of Japan.png Japan Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
Attendance: 36,742
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
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Cardozo Soccerball shad check
5–3 Soccerball shad check Endō
Soccerball shad check Hasebe
-Soccerball shade cross Komano
Soccerball shad check Honda
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GK 1 Justo Villar (c)
RB 6 Carlos Bonet
CB 14Paulo da Silva
CB 21Antolín Alcaraz
LB 3 Claudio Morel
DM 20Néstor Ortigoza Sub off 75'
CM 13Enrique Vera
CM 16Cristian Riveros Yellow card 118'
RW 9 Roque Santa Cruz Sub off 94'
LW 10Édgar Benítez Sub off 60'
CF 19Lucas Barrios
FW 18Nelson Valdez Sub on 60'
MF 8 Édgar Barreto Sub on 75'
FW 7 Óscar Cardozo Sub on 94'
Flag of Argentina Gerardo Martino
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GK 21Eiji Kawashima
RB 3 Yūichi Komano
CB 22Yuji Nakazawa
CB 4 Marcus Tulio Tanaka
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo Yellow card 72'
DM 2 Yuki Abe Sub off 81'
CM 17Makoto Hasebe (c)
CM 7 Yasuhito Endō Yellow card 113'
RW 8 Daisuke Matsui Yellow card 58' Sub off 65'
LW 16Yoshito Ōkubo Sub off 106'
CF 18Keisuke Honda Yellow card 90+3'
FW 9 Shinji Okazaki Sub on 65'
MF 14Kengo Nakamura Sub on 81'
FW 11Keiji Tamada Sub on 106'
Takeshi Okada

Man of the Match:
Keisuke Honda (Japan)

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)
Walter Vromans (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)

Spain vs Portugal

Spain defeated Portugal 1–0 in the Iberian derby to progress to the quarter finals where they were to play Paraguay. The game took place on Tuesday 29 June 2010 at the Cape Town Stadium. Spain dominated the game with a ball possession ratio of 62% and several opportunities, but had to endure a pair of missed chances by the Portuguese in the first half, including one by Hugo Almeida which nearly resulted in a goal. In the second half, the Portuguese attacking threat decreased, and the entry of Fernando Llorente for Fernando Torres on the field brought new energy to the Spanish team. The only goal of the match came on the 63rd minute: David Villa picked up a brilliant pass by Xavi, having his first shot saved, but then lifted the rebound into the roof of the net. Post match replays showed that the goal was scored from an offside position (0.22m according to ESPN axis).

29 June 2010
Spain Flag of Spain.png 1–0 Flag of Portugal.gif Portugal Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 62,955
Referee: Héctor Baldassi (Argentina)
Villa Soccerball 63' Report
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GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15Sergio Ramos
CB 3 Gerard Piqué
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11Joan Capdevila
CM 16Sergio Busquets
CM 14Xabi Alonso Yellow card 74' Sub off 90+3'
RM 8 Xavi
LM 6 Andrés Iniesta
SS 7 David Villa Sub off 88'
CF 9 Fernando Torres Sub off 58'
FW 19Fernando Llorente Sub on 58'
FW 17Pedro Sub on 88'
DF 4 Carlos Marchena Sub on 90+3'
Vicente del Bosque
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GK 1 Eduardo
RB 21Ricardo Costa Red card 89'
CB 6 Ricardo Carvalho
CB 2 Bruno Alves
LB 23Fábio Coentrão
DM 15Pepe Sub off 72'
CM 19Tiago Yellow card 80'
CM 16Raul Meireles
RW 11Simão Sub off 72'
LW 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (c)
CF 18Hugo Almeida Sub off 58'
MF 10Danny Sub on 58'
FW 9 Liédson Sub on 72'
MF 8 Pedro Mendes Sub on 72'
Carlos Queiroz

Man of the Match:
Xavi (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Ricardo Casas (Argentina)
Hernan Maidana (Argentina)
Fourth official:
Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Fifth official:
Carlos Pastrana (Honduras)


Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Quarter-finals

Netherlands vs Brazil

2 July 2010
Netherlands Netherlands.png 2–1 Brazil.png Brazil Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 40,186
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
Sneijder Soccerball 53'68' Report Robinho Soccerball 10'

Uruguay vs Ghana

2 July 2010
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif 1–1
Flag of Ghana.png Ghana Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 84,017
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)
Forlán Soccerball 55' Report Muntari Soccerball 45+2'
Forlán Soccerball shad check
Victorino Soccerball shad check
Scotti Soccerball shad check
M. Pereira -Soccerball shade cross
Abreu Soccerball shad check
4–2 Soccerball shad check Gyan
Soccerball shad check Appiah
-Soccerball shade cross Mensah
-Soccerball shade cross Adiyiah

Argentina vs Germany

3 July 2010
Argentina Flag of Argentina.png 0–4 Germany.png Germany Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 64,100
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report Müller Soccerball 3'
Klose Soccerball 68'89'
Friedrich Soccerball 74'

Paraguay vs Spain

3 July 2010
Paraguay Flag of Paraguay.png 0–1 Flag of Spain.png Spain Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 55,359
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Report Villa Soccerball 83'


Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Semi-finals

Uruguay vs Netherlands

6 July 2010
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif 2–3 Netherlands.png Netherlands Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 62,479
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Forlán Soccerball 41'
M. Pereira Soccerball 90+2'
Report Van Bronckhorst Soccerball 18'
Sneijder Soccerball 70'
Robben Soccerball 73'

Germany vs Spain

7 July 2010
Germany Germany.png 0–1 Flag of Spain.png Spain Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 60,960
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Report Puyol Soccerball 73'

Third place play-off

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Third place play-off
10 July 2010
Uruguay Flag of Uruguay.gif 2–3 Germany.png Germany Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 36,254
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Cavani Soccerball 28'
Forlán Soccerball 51'
Report Müller Soccerball 19'
Jansen Soccerball 56'
Khedira Soccerball 82'


Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Final
11 July 2010
Netherlands Netherlands.png 0–1 (a.e.t.) Flag of Spain.png Spain Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 84,490
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Report Iniesta Soccerball 116'

External links

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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