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)

Bracket

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
26 June – Port Elizabeth            
  Uruguay  2
2 July – Johannesburg
  South Korea  1  
  Uruguay (pen.)  1 (4)
26 June – Rustenburg
    Ghana  1 (2)  
  United States  1
6 July – Cape Town
  Ghana (a.e.t)  2  
  Uruguay  2
28 June – Durban
    Netherlands  3  
  Netherlands  2
2 July – Port Elizabeth
  Slovakia  1  
  Netherlands  2
28 June – Johannesburg
    Brazil  1  
  Brazil  3
11 July – Johannesburg
  Chile  0  
  Netherlands  0
27 June – Johannesburg
    Spain (a.e.t)  1
  Argentina  3
3 July – Cape Town
  Mexico  1  
  Argentina  0
27 June – Bloemfontein
    Germany  4  
  Germany  4
7 July – Durban
  England  1  
  Germany  0
29 June – Pretoria
    Spain  1   Third place
  Paraguay (pen.)  0 (5)
3 July – Johannesburg 10 July – Port Elizabeth
  Japan  0 (3)  
  Paraguay  0   Uruguay  2
29 June – Cape Town
    Spain  1     Germany  3
  Spain  1
  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
16:00
Uruguay  2–1  South Korea Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 30,597
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Suárez Goal 8'80' Report Lee Chung-Yong Goal 68'
Uruguay
Korea Republic
GK 1 Fernando Muslera
RB 16 Maxi Pereira
CB 2 Diego Lugano (c)
CB 3 Diego Godín Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LB 4 Jorge Fucile
RM 17 Egidio Arévalo
DM 15 Diego Pérez
LM 11 Álvaro Pereira Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
RF 7 Edinson Cavani
CF 10 Diego Forlán
LF 9 Luis Suárez Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
Substitutions:
DF 6 Mauricio Victorino Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 14 Nicolás Lodeiro Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
MF 20 Álvaro Fernández Substituted on in the 84th minute 84'
Manager:
Óscar Tabárez
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GK 18 Jung Sung-Ryong
RB 22 Cha Du-Ri Booked in the 69th minute 69'
CB 4 Cho Yong-Hyung Booked in the 83rd minute 83'
CB 14 Lee Jung-Soo
LB 12 Lee Young-Pyo
CM 16 Ki Sung-Yong Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
CM 8 Kim Jung-Woo Booked in the 38th minute 38'
RW 13 Kim Jae-Sung Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
AM 7 Park Ji-Sung (c)
LW 17 Lee Chung-Yong
CF 10 Park Chu-Young
Substitutions:
FW 20 Lee Dong-Gook Substituted on in the 61st minute 61'
MF 19 Yeom Ki-Hun Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
Manager:
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
20:30
United States  1–2
(a.e.t.)
 Ghana Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg
Attendance: 34,976
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Donovan Goal 62' (pen.) Report Boateng Goal 5'
Gyan Goal 93'
United States
Ghana
GK 1 Tim Howard
RB 6 Steve Cherundolo Booked in the 18th minute 18'
CB 15 Jay DeMerit
CB 3 Carlos Bocanegra (c) Booked in the 68th minute 68'
LB 12 Jonathan Bornstein
CM 4 Michael Bradley
CM 13 Ricardo Clark Booked in the 7th minute 7' Substituted off in the 31st minute 31'
RW 8 Clint Dempsey
LW 10 Landon Donovan
CF 17 Jozy Altidore Substituted off in the 91st minute 91'
CF 20 Robbie Findley Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Maurice Edu Substituted on in the 31st minute 31'
MF 22 Benny Feilhaber Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 9 Herculez Gomez Substituted on in the 91st minute 91'
Manager:
Bob Bradley
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GK 22 Richard Kingson
CB 4 John Paintsil
CB 5 John Mensah (c)
CB 8 Jonathan Mensah Booked in the 61st minute 61'
RWB 7 Samuel Inkoom Substituted off in the 113th minute 113'
LWB 2 Hans Sarpei Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
CM 6 Anthony Annan
CM 23 Kevin-Prince Boateng Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
RW 21 Kwadwo Asamoah
LW 13 André Ayew Booked in the 90+2th minute 90+2'
CF 3 Asamoah Gyan
Substitutions:
DF 19 Lee Addy Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
MF 10 Stephen Appiah Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
MF 11 Sulley Muntari Substituted on in the 113th minute 113'
Manager:
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
16:00
Germany  4–1  England Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance: 40,510
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)
Klose Goal 20'
Podolski Goal 32'
Müller Goal 67'70'
Report Upson Goal 37'
Germany
England
GK 1 Manuel Neuer
RB 16 Philipp Lahm (c)
CB 3 Arne Friedrich Booked in the 47th minute 47'
CB 17 Per Mertesacker
LB 20 Jérôme Boateng
CM 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger
CM 6 Sami Khedira
RW 13 Thomas Müller Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
AM 8 Mesut Özil Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
LW 10 Lukas Podolski
CF 11 Miroslav Klose Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Piotr Trochowski Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
FW 23 Mario Gómez Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
FW 9 Stefan Kießling Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
Manager:
Joachim Löw
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GK 1 David James
RB 2 Glen Johnson Booked in the 81st minute 81' Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
CB 15 Matthew Upson
CB 6 John Terry
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 16 James Milner Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
CM 8 Frank Lampard
CM 14 Gareth Barry
LM 4 Steven Gerrard (c)
CF 19 Jermain Defoe Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
CF 10 Wayne Rooney
Substitutions:
MF 11 Joe Cole Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
FW 21 Emile Heskey Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
MF 17 Shaun Wright-Phillips Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
Manager:
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
20:30
Argentina  3–1  Mexico Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 84,377
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Tévez Goal 26'52'
Higuaín Goal 33'
Report Hernández Goal 71'
Argentina
Mexico
GK 22 Sergio Romero
RB 15 Nicolás Otamendi
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 4 Nicolás Burdisso
LB 6 Gabriel Heinze
DM 14 Javier Mascherano (c)
RM 20 Maxi Rodríguez Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
LM 7 Ángel di María Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
AM 10 Lionel Messi
CF 11 Carlos Tévez Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín
Substitutions:
MF 8 Juan Sebastián Verón Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
MF 17 Jonás Gutiérrez Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
MF 23 Javier Pastore Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
Manager:
Diego Maradona
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GK 1 Óscar Pérez
RB 5 Ricardo Osorio
CB 2 Francisco Rodríguez
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c) Booked in the 28th minute 28'
LB 3 Carlos Salcido
RM 16 Efraín Juárez
CM 6 Gerardo Torrado
LM 18 Andrés Guardado Substituted off in the 61st minute 61'
AM 17 Giovani dos Santos
AM 21 Adolfo Bautista Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CF 14 Javier Hernández
Substitutions:
MF 7 Pablo Barrera Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 9 Guillermo Franco Substituted on in the 61st minute 61'
Manager:
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
16:00
Netherlands  2–1  Slovakia Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 61,962
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Robben Goal 18'
Sneijder Goal 84'
Report Vittek Goal 90+4' (pen.)
Netherlands
Slovakia
GK 1 Maarten Stekelenburg Booked in the 90+3th minute 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 10 Wesley Sneijder Substituted off in the 90+2th minute 90+2'
LW 11 Arjen Robben Booked in the 31st minute 31' Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
CF 9 Robin van Persie Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Eljero Elia Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
FW 21 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
MF 20 Ibrahim Afellay Substituted on in the 90+2th minute 90+2'
Manager:
Bert van Marwijk
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GK 1 Ján Mucha
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel Booked in the 84th minute 84'
CB 16 Ján Ďurica
LB 5 Radoslav Zabavník Substituted off in the 88th minute 88'
DM 19 Juraj Kucka Booked in the 40th minute 40'
RM 7 Vladimír Weiss
LM 15 Miroslav Stoch
AM 17 Marek Hamšík (c) Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
CF 18 Erik Jendrišek Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
CF 11 Róbert Vittek
Substitutions:
MF 20 Kamil Kopúnek Booked in the 72nd minute 72' Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
MF 10 Marek Sapara Substituted on in the 87th minute 87'
FW 14 Martin Jakubko Substituted on in the 88th minute 88'
Manager:
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
20:30
Brazil  3–0  Chile Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 54,096
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Juan Goal 35'
Luís Fabiano Goal 38'
Robinho Goal 59'
Report
Brazil
Chile
GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c)
CB 4 Juan
LB 6 Michel Bastos
DM 8 Gilberto Silva
RM 13 Daniel Alves
LM 18 Ramires Booked in the 72nd minute 72'
AM 10 Kaká Booked in the 30th minute 30' Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
SS 11 Robinho Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
CF 9 Luís Fabiano Substituted off in the 76th minute 76'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Nilmar Substituted on in the 76th minute 76'
MF 20 Kléberson Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
DF 16 Gilberto Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
Manager:
Dunga
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GK 1 Claudio Bravo (c)
RB 4 Mauricio Isla Substituted off in the 62nd minute 62'
CB 5 Pablo Contreras Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CB 18 Gonzalo Jara
LB 2 Ismael Fuentes Booked in the 68th minute 68'
RM 8 Arturo Vidal Booked in the 47th minute 47'
CM 6 Carlos Carmona
LM 15 Jean Beausejour
RW 7 Alexis Sánchez
CF 9 Humberto Suazo
LW 11 Mark González Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Jorge Valdívia Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 21 Rodrigo Tello Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 20 Rodrigo Millar Booked in the 80th minute 80' Substituted on in the 62nd minute 62'
Manager:
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
16:00
Paraguay  0–0
(a.e.t.)
 Japan Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
Attendance: 36,742
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Report
  Penalties  
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Missed (hit the crossbar) Komano
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Paraguay
Japan
GK 1 Justo Villar (c)
RB 6 Carlos Bonet
CB 14 Paulo da Silva
CB 21 Antolín Alcaraz
LB 3 Claudio Morel
DM 20 Néstor Ortigoza Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
CM 13 Enrique Vera
CM 16 Cristian Riveros Booked in the 118th minute 118'
RW 9 Roque Santa Cruz Substituted off in the 94th minute 94'
LW 10 Édgar Benítez Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CF 19 Lucas Barrios
Substitutions:
FW 18 Nelson Valdez Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
MF 8 Édgar Barreto Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
FW 7 Óscar Cardozo Substituted on in the 94th minute 94'
Manager:
Flag of Argentina Gerardo Martino
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GK 21 Eiji Kawashima
RB 3 Yūichi Komano
CB 22 Yuji Nakazawa
CB 4 Marcus Tulio Tanaka
LB 5 Yuto Nagatomo Booked in the 72nd minute 72'
DM 2 Yuki Abe Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
CM 17 Makoto Hasebe (c)
CM 7 Yasuhito Endō Booked in the 113th minute 113'
RW 8 Daisuke Matsui Booked in the 58th minute 58' Substituted off in the 65th minute 65'
LW 16 Yoshito Ōkubo Substituted off in the 106th minute 106'
CF 18 Keisuke Honda Booked in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Shinji Okazaki Substituted on in the 65th minute 65'
MF 14 Kengo Nakamura Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
FW 11 Keiji Tamada Substituted on in the 106th minute 106'
Manager:
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
20:30
Spain  1–0  Portugal Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 62,955
Referee: Héctor Baldassi (Argentina)
Villa Goal 63' Report
Spain
Portugal
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 3 Gerard Piqué
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
CM 16 Sergio Busquets
CM 14 Xabi Alonso Booked in the 74th minute 74' Substituted off in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
RM 8 Xavi
LM 6 Andrés Iniesta
SS 7 David Villa Substituted off in the 88th minute 88'
CF 9 Fernando Torres Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Fernando Llorente Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
FW 17 Pedro Substituted on in the 88th minute 88'
DF 4 Carlos Marchena Substituted on in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
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GK 1 Eduardo
RB 21 Ricardo Costa Red card 89'
CB 6 Ricardo Carvalho
CB 2 Bruno Alves
LB 23 Fábio Coentrão
DM 15 Pepe Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
CM 19 Tiago Booked in the 80th minute 80'
CM 16 Raul Meireles
RW 11 Simão Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
LW 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (c)
CF 18 Hugo Almeida Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Danny Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
FW 9 Liédson Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
MF 8 Pedro Mendes Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
Manager:
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)

Quarter-finals

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Quarter-finals

Netherlands vs Brazil

2 July 2010
16:00
Netherlands  2–1  Brazil Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 40,186
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
Sneijder Goal 53'68' Report Robinho Goal 10'


Uruguay vs Ghana

2 July 2010
20:30
Uruguay  1–1
(a.e.t.)
 Ghana Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 84,017
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)
Forlán Goal 55' Report Muntari Goal 45+2'
  Penalties  
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M. Pereira Missed (over the goal)
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Missed (saved) Mensah
Missed (saved) Adiyiah


Argentina vs Germany

3 July 2010
16:00
Argentina  0–4  Germany Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 64,100
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Report Müller Goal 3'
Klose Goal 68'89'
Friedrich Goal 74'


Paraguay vs Spain

3 July 2010
20:30
Paraguay  0–1  Spain Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 55,359
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Report Villa Goal 83'

Semi-finals

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Semi-finals

Uruguay vs Netherlands

6 July 2010
20:30
Uruguay  2–3  Netherlands Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 62,479
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Forlán Goal 41'
M. Pereira Goal 90+2'
Report Van Bronckhorst Goal 18'
Sneijder Goal 70'
Robben Goal 73'


Germany vs Spain

7 July 2010
20:30
Germany  0–1  Spain Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 60,960
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Report Puyol Goal 73'

Third place play-off

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Third place play-off
10 July 2010
20:30
Uruguay  2–3  Germany Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 36,254
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Cavani Goal 28'
Forlán Goal 51'
Report Müller Goal 19'
Jansen Goal 56'
Khedira Goal 82'

Final

Main article: 2010 FIFA World Cup Final
11 July 2010
20:30
Netherlands  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Spain Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 84,490
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Report Iniesta Goal 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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