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11 Jul 2010 14:16:15

NU Mad - World Cup Report - Sunday

There will be a new nation engraved on the World Cup trophy tonight as Holland and Spain clash in the final at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium. The Dutch will be hoping it's a case of 'third time lucky' following final heartbreak in 1974 and 1978, while this is Spain's first date with destiny at a World Cup. The European champions have claimed knockout victories over Portugal, Paraguay and Germany to reach the final, and have not conceded a goal in the process. One more triumph in South Africa's capital city will see Vicente del Bosque's men end 80 years of waiting and reassert Spanish footballing dominance following their Euro 2008 triumph. Spain's defence has been breached only twice at the tournament and their opening 1-0 defeat by Switzerland now looks a mere aberration. David Villa's potency in front of goal has also been integral to the run, his five goals so far have put him on the brink of a first ever Golden Boot award. Del Bosque is not expected to make many changes to his starting line-up from the side which overcame Germany 1-0 in the semi-finals. That means back-up defender Carlos Marchena is unlikely to start despite coming on in the last three matches and holding the record of 55 consecutive international appearances without losing. Out-of-form Liverpool striker Fernando Torres also looks certain to have to settle for a place on the bench, with Barcelona attacker Pedro partnering Villa up top. Holland also have a number of potential players of the tournament at their disposal, not least attacking midfielder and playmaker Wesley Sneijder. The 26-year-old shares the tournament scoring lead alongside Villa and will once again be instrumental to his nation's hopes of glory. Sneijder could also become the first European player to win the World Cup in the same season as the Champions League and a domestic league and cup double. He clinched the European title, Serie A and Italian Cup with Inter Milan. Holland coach Bert van Marwijk has steered his side to six successive wins in the competition, scoring 12 goals and playing some of the most attractive football to boot. Their quarter-final comeback triumph over Brazil was arguably their most impressive display as they battled back from 1-0 down to snatch a 2-1 win in Port Elizabeth. The Oranje are expected to make two changes from the starting XI which overcame Uruguay 3-2 in the semi-finals. Midfielder Nigel de Jong and defender Gregory van der Wiel should return after suspension with Khalid Boulahrouz and Demy de Zeeuw dropping out. Whatever happens, one nation will be the eighth to win the World Cup in the tournament's 80-year history and the first new name on the cup since France 12 years ago. Thomas Muller staked his claim for the Golden Shoe award as the World Cup's top scorer as Germany secured the third-place consolation prize. The 20-year-old midfielder currently leads the race after his fifth goal of the tournament - the same as Diego Forlan, David Villa and Wesley Sneijder but with more 'assists'. Villa and Sneijder play in Sunday's final but Muller, the outstanding young player of the tournament, has set the target for them to beat. Muller opened the scoring in a rain-soaked Port Elizabeth before Edinson Cavani equalised for Uruguay, then Diego Forlan volleyed the South Americans in front before a goalkeeping error allowed Marcell Jansen to equalise. A thrilling game - the most open contest of the World Cup - was finally decided when Sami Khedira headed home to give Germany their second third-place finish in consecutive tournaments. Germany's hopes had looked dented when Miroslav Klose - who could have broken Ronaldo's all-time scoring record of 15 World Cup goals - was ruled out by a back injury. Muller was back from suspension however, as was Luis Suarez, the man whose controversial handball prevented Ghana from reaching the semi-finals. It was Germany who seized control of the match in the opening exchanges with Cacau having a goal ruled out and Arne Friedrich thumping a header against the crossbar. Germany made their dominance tell in the 19th minute when Bastian Schweinsteiger let fly from 30 yards and Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera misjudged the shot, allowing Muller to tuck home the loose ball with a minimum of fuss. That should have been the cue for Joachim Low's side to impose their game on the South Americans but instead Schweinsteiger, their skipper and inspiration, allowed himself to be caught in possession by Diego Perez and suddenly it was the Germans being hit on the break. Suarez's perfectly-timed pass put Cavani through on the left and he finished expertly low into the far corner to put Uruguay on level terms in the 28th minute. Suarez, the striker who has been so deadly for Ajax, spurned an excellent chance to seize the lead when he fired wide late in the first half. The same player was denied again in the second by a reaction block from Hans-Jorg Butt, seconds after he had thwarted Cavani, but Germany's keeper could do nothing when Forlan's first-time shot from the edge of the box. Egidio Arevalo muscled his way down the right and Forlan met his cross on the volley, the ball whistling into the net with Butt helpless. But just when Uruguay looked on top another goalkeeping blunder allowed Germany back into the game. Muslera came for Jerome Boateng's cross but missed it completely, allowing Jansen to head into an empty net. Butt kept Forlan at bay while at the other end substitute Stefan Kiessling twice came close to restoring Germany's lead. With eight minutes left Mesut Ozil's corner caused chaos in the Uruguay area and Khedira looped a header into the corner to make it 3-2. Kiessling scooped over from a great position before with the very last kick of the game Forlan blasted a free-kick against the frame of the goal. URUGUAY: Muslera, Fucile, Lugano, Godin, Caceres, Maxi Pereira, Perez (Gargano 77), Arevalo Rios, Cavani (Abreu 89), Suarez, Forlan. Goals: Cavani 28, Forlan 51. GERMANY: Butt, Boateng, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Aogo, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Ozil (Tasci 90), Jansen (Kroos 81), Cacau (Kiessling 73). Goals: Muller 18, Jansen 56, Khedira 82. 3rd & 4th PLACE URUGUAY 2 GERMANY 3 URUGUAY: Muslera, Fucile, Lugano, Godin, Caceres, Maxi Pereira, Perez (Gargano 77), Arevalo Rios, Cavani (Abreu 89), Suarez, Forlan. Goals: Cavani 28, Forlan 51. GERMANY: Butt, Boateng, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Aogo, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Ozil (Tasci 90), Jansen (Kroos 81), Cacau (Kiessling 73). Goals: Muller 18, Jansen 56, Khedira 82. SEMI FINALS URUGUAY 2 HOLLAND 3 URUGUAY: Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Godin, Victorino, Caceres, Perez, Gargano, Arevalo Rios, Pereira (Abreu 78), Cavani, Forlan (Sebastian Fernandez 84). Goals: Forlan 41, Maxi Pereira 90. HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Boulahrouz, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Van Bronckhorst, Van Bommel, De Zeeuw (Van der Vaart 46), Robben (Elia 90), Sneijder, Kuyt, van Persie. Goals: Van Bronckhorst 18, Sneijder 70, Robben 73.  GERMANY 0 SPAIN 1 GERMANY: Neuer, Lahm, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Boateng (Jansen 52), Khedira (Gomez 80), Schweinsteiger, Trochowski (Kroos 62), Ozil, Podolski, Klose. SPAIN: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Pique, Puyol, Capdevila, Busquets, Alonso (Marchena 90), Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro (Silva 85), Villa (Torres 81). Goal: Puyol 73. QUARTER FINALS BRAZIL 1 HOLLAND 2 HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Ooijer, Van Bronckhorst, Van Bommel, De Jong, Robben, Sneijder, Kuyt, van Persie (Huntelaar 85). Goals: Felipe Melo 53 og, Sneijder 68. BRAZIL: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Michel Bastos (Gilberto 62), Dani Alves, Felipe Melo, Silva, Kaka, Robinho, Luis Fabiano (Nilmar 77). Goal: Robinho 10. URUGUAY 1 GHANA 1 URUGUAY: Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Lugano (Scotti 38), Victorino, Fucile, Alvaro Fernandez (Lodeiro 46), Perez, Arevalo Rios, Cavani (Abreu 76), Suarez, Forlan. Goal: Forlan 55. GHANA:  Kingson, Pantsil, Vorsah, John Mensah, Sarpei, Annan, Inkoom (Appiah 73), Asamoah, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Muntari (Adiyah 88), Gyan. Goals: Muntari 45 ARGENTINA 0 GERMANY 4 ARGENTINA: Romero, Otamendi (Pastore 70), Demichelis, Burdisso, Heinze, Maxi, Mascherano, Di Maria (Aguero 76), Messi, Higuain, Tevez. GERMANY: Neuer, Lahm, Mertesacker, Boateng (Jansen 72),Friedrich, Schweinsteiger, Khedira (Kroos 78), Muller (Trochowski 83), Ozil, Podolski, Klose. Goals: Muller 3, Klose 67, Friedrich 74, Klose 89. PARAGUAY 0 SPAIN 1 PARAGUAY: Villar, Veron, Alcaraz, Da Silva, Morel Rodriguez, Victor Caceres (Barrios 84), Santana, Edgar Barreto (Vera 64), Riveros, Haedo Valdez (Santa Cruz 72), Cardozo. SPAIN: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Pique, Puyol (Marchena 84), Capdevila, Busquets, Iniesta, Alonso (Pedro 75), Xavi, Villa, Torres (Fabregas 56). Goal: Villa 82. LAST 16 KNOCK-OUT PARAGUAY 0 JAPAN 0 PARAGUAY: Villar, Bonet, Da Silva, Alcaraz, Morel Rodriguez,Vera, Ortigoza (Edgar Barreto 75), Riveros,Santa Cruz (Cardozo 94), Barrios, Benitez (Haedo Valdez 60). JAPAN: Kawashima, Komano, Nakazawa, Tanaka, Nagatomo,Matsui (Okazaki 65), Abe (Kengo Nakamura 81), Endo, Hasebe,Honda, Okubo (Tamada 106). Paraguay win 5-3 on penalties SPAIN 1 PORTUGAL 0 SPAIN: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Pique, Puyol, Capdevila, Xavi,Busquets, Alonso (Marchena 90), Iniesta, Torres (Llorente 58),Villa (Pedro 88). Goal: Villa 63. PORTUGAL: Eduardo, Ricardo Costa, Carvalho, Bruno Alves,Fabio Coentrao, Tiago, Pepe (Mendes 72), Raul Meireles,Simao (Liedson 72), Hugo Almeida (Danny 58), Ronaldo. GERMANY 4 ENGLAND 1 GERMANY: Neuer, Lahm, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Boateng, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller (Trochowski 72), Ozil (Kiessling 83), Podolski, Klose (Gomez 72). Goals: Klose 20, Podolski 32, Muller 67, 70. ENGLAND: James, Johnson (Wright-Phillips 87), Terry, Upson, Ashley Cole, Milner (Joe Cole 63), Lampard, Barry, Gerrard, Defoe (Heskey 71), Rooney. Goal: Upson 37.  BRAZIL 3 CHILE 0 BRAZIL: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Michel Bastos, Dani Alves, Silva, Ramires, Kaka (Kleberson 81),Luis Fabiano (Nilmar 76), Robinho (Gilberto 85). Goals: Juan 34, Luis Fabiano 38, Robinho 59. CHILE: Bravo, Isla (Millar 62), Contreras (Tello 46), Jara, Fuentes, Vidal, Carmona, Beausejour, Sanchez, Suazo,Gonzalez (Valdivia 46). HOLLAND 2 SLOVAKIA 1 HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen,Van Bronckhorst, Kuyt, Van Bommel, De Jong, Robben (Elia 71),Sneijder (Afellay 90), van Persie (Huntelaar 80). Goals: Robben 18, Sneijder 84. SLOVAKIA: Mucha, Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica,Zabavnik (Jakubko 87), Weiss, Kucka, Stoch, Hamsik (Sapara 87),Jendrisek (Kopunek 71), Vittek. Goal: Vittek 90 pen. URUGUAY 2 SOUTH KOREA 1 URUGUAY: Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Lugano, Godin (Victorino 46), Fucile, Arevalo Rios, Perez, Pereira (Lodeiro 74), Forlan, Cavani, Suarez (Alvaro Fernandez 84). Goals: Suarez 8, 80. SOUTH KOREA: Jung, Cha, Cho, Jung-Soo Lee, Young-Pyo Lee, Ki (Yeom 85), Jung-Woo Kim, Jae-Sung Kim (Dong-Gook Lee 60), Ji-Sung Park, Chung-Yong Lee, Chu-Young Park. Goal: Chung-Yong Lee 68. USA 1 GHANA 2 USA Howard, Cherundolo, DeMerit, Bocanegra, Bornstein, Dempsey, Bradley, Clark (Edu 30), Donovan, Altidore (Gomez 91), Findley (Feilhaber 46). Goal: Donovan 62 pen. GHANA: Kingson, Inkoom (Muntari 113), Pantsil, John Mensah, Jonathan Mensah, Sarpei (Addy 72), Annan, Kevin-Prince Boateng (Appiah 78), Asamoah, Gyan, Andre Ayew. Goals: Kevin-Prince Boateng 5, Gyan 93. ARGENTINA 3 MEXICO 0 ARGENTINA:Romero, Otamendi, Demichelis, Burdisso, Heinze,Maxi (Pastore 87), Mascherano, Di Maria (Gutierrez 79),Tevez (Veron 69), Messi, Higuain. Goals: Tevez 25, Higuain 33, Tevez 52. MEXICO: Perez, Osorio, Rodriguez, Marquez, Salcido, Juarez,Torrado, Guardado (Franco 61), Giovani, Hernandez,Bautista (Barrera 46). Goal: Hernandez 71. GROUP FIXTURES:- GROUP A FIXTURES Friday, 11 June 2010SOUTH AFRICA 1 MEXICO 1 SOUTH AFRICA: Khune, Gaxa, Mokoena, Khumalo,Thwala (Masilela 45), Tshabalala, Dikgacoi, Letsholonyane,Modise, Pienaar (Parker 83), Mphela.Goal: Tshabalala 55.MEXICO: Perez, Aguilar (Guardado 56), Rodriguez, Osorio,Salcido, Torrado, Marquez, Juarez, Giovani,Franco (Hernandez 73), Vela (Blanco 69).Goal: Marquez 79. URUGUAY 0 FRANCE 0 URUGUAY: Muslera, Victorino, Lugano, Godin, Pereira,Maxi Pereira, Perez (Eguren 87), Arevalo Rios,Gonzalez (Lodeiro 63), Forlan, Suarez (Abreu 73).FRANCE: Lloris, Sagna, Gallas, Abidal, Evra, Govou (Gignac 85),Gourcuff (Malouda 75), Toulalan, Diaby, Ribery,Anelka (Henry 71). Wednesday, 16 June 2010SOUTH AFRICA 0 URUGUAY 3 SOUTH AFRICA: Khune, Gaxa, Mokoena, Khumalo, Masilela, Tshabalala, Dikgacoi, Letsholonyane (Moriri 57), Modise, Pienaar (Josephs 79), Mphela.URUGUAY: Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Lugano, Godin, Fucile (Alvaro Fernandez 71), Arevalo Rios, Perez (Gargano 90), Pereira, Suarez, Forlan, Cavani (Sebastian Fernandez 89).Goals: Forlan 24, 80 pen, Pereira 90. Thursday, 17 June 2010FRANCE 0 MEXICO 2 FRANCE: Lloris, Sagna, Gallas, Abidal, Evra,Govou (Valbuena 69), Toulalan, Diaby, Malouda, Ribery,Anelka (Gignac 46).MEXICO: Perez, Osorio, Moreno, Rodriguez, Salcido, Marquez,Giovani, Juarez (Hernandez 55), Torrado, Vela (Barrera 31),Franco (Blanco 62).Goals: Hernandez 64, Blanco 79 pen. Tuesday, 22 June 2010FRANCE 1 SOUTH AFRICA 2 FRANCE: 1-Hugo Lloris; 2-Bacary Sagna, 5-William Gallas, 17-Sebastien Squillaci, 22-Gael Clichy; 18-Alou Diarra, 19-Abou Diaby, 8-Yoan Gourcuff, 7-Franck Ribery; 11-Andre-Pierre Gignac, 9-Djibril Cisse.Goal: Malouda 70SOUTH AFRICA: 1-Moeneeb Josephs; 5-Anele Ngcongoa, 20-Bongani Khumalo, 4-Aaron Mokoena, 3-Tsepo Masilela, 6-MacBeth Sibaya, 23-Thanduyise Khuboni, 10-Steven Pienaar, 8-Siphiwe Tshabalala, 9-Katlego Mphela, 17-Bernard Parker.Goals: Khumalo 20 Mphela 37 MEXICO 0 URUGUAY 1 MEXICO: Perez, Osorio, Rodriguez, Moreno (Castro 57), Salcido, Torrado, Marquez, Guardado (Barrera 46), Giovani, Blanco (Hernandez 63), Franco.URUGUAY: Muslera, Maxi Pereira, Lugano, Victorino, Fucile, Arevalo Rios, Perez, Pereira (Scotti 76), Forlan, Suarez (Alvaro Fernandez 85), Cavani.Goal: Suarez 43. GROUP B FIXTURES Saturday, 12 June 2010SOUTH KOREA 2 GREECE 0 SOUTH KOREA: Jung, Cha, Cho, Jung-Soo Lee, Young-Pyo Lee,Chung-Yong Lee (Jae-Sung Kim 90), Ki (Nam-Il Kim 74),Jung-Woo Kim, Ji-Sung Park, Chu-Young Park (Seung-Youl Lee 87),Yeom.Goals: Jung-Soo Lee 7, Ji-Sung Park 52.GREECE: Tzorvas, Torosidis, Papadopoulos, Vyntra, Seitaridis,Samaras (Salpingidis 59), Tziolis, Katsouranis,Karagounis (Patsatzoglou 46), Charisteas (Kapetanos 61), Gekas. ARGENTINA 1 NIGERIA 0 ARGENTINA: Romero, Gutierrez, Demichelis, Samuel, Heinze,Veron (Maxi 74), Mascherano, Di Maria (Burdisso 85), Tevez,Messi, Higuain (Milito 79).Goal: Heinze 6.NIGERIA: Enyeama, Odiah, Yobo, Shittu, Taiwo (Uche 74), Kaita,Etuhu, Haruna, Obasi Ogbuke (Odemwingie 60), Yakubu,Obinna (Martins 52). Thursday, 17 June 2010ARGENTINA 4 SOUTH KOREA 1 ARGENTINA: Romero, Gutierrez, Demichelis, Samuel (Burdisso 23),Heinze, Maxi, Mascherano, Di Maria, Higuain (Bolatti 82),Messi, Tevez (Aguero 75).Goals: Chu-Young Park 16 og, Higuain 33, 76, 80.SOUTH KOREA: Jung, Oh, Cho, Jung-Soo Lee, Young-Pyo Lee,Chung-Yong Lee, Ki (Nam-Il Kim 46), Jung-Woo Kim, Yeom,Ji-Sung Park, Chu-Young Park (Dong-Gook Lee 81).Goal: Chung-Yong Lee 45. GREECE 2 NIGERIA 1 GREECE: Tzorvas, Kyrgiakos, Vyntra, Papadopoulos, Torosidis,Tziolis, Papastathopoulos (Samaras 36), Katsouranis,Karagounis, Gekas (Ninis 79), Salpingidis.Goals: Salpingidis 44, Torosidis 71.NIGERIA: Enyeama, Odiah, Yobo, Shittu, Taiwo (Echiejile 55),Kaita, Etuhu, Haruna, Uche, Yakubu,Odemwingie (Obasi Ogbuke 46), Echiejile (Afolabi 77).Goal: Uche 16. Tuesday, 22 June 2010GREECE 0 ARGENTINA 2 GREECE: Tzorvas, Kyrgiakos, Vyntra, Papadopoulos, Torosidis (Patsatzoglou 55), Tziolis, Papastathopoulos, Moras, Karagounis (Spyropoulos 46), Katsouranis (Ninis 54), Samaras.ARGENTINA: Romero, Burdisso, Demichelis, Otamendi, Rodriguez, Veron, Bolatti, Maxi (Di Maria 63), Aguero (Pastore 77), Messi, Milito (Palermo 80).Goals: Demichelis 77, Palermo 89. NIGERIA 2 SOUTH KOREA 2  NIGERIA: Enyeama, Odiah, Yobo (Echiejile 46), Shittu, Afolabi, Yussuf, Etuhu, Obasi Ogbuke, Kanu (Martins 57), Uche, Yakubu (Obinna 70).Goals: Uche 12, Yakubu 69 pen.SOUTH KOREA: Jung, Cha, Cho, Jung-Soo Lee, Young-Pyo Lee, Chung-Yong Lee, Ki (Jae-Sung Kim 86), Jung-Woo Kim, Ji-Sung Park, Yeom (Nam-Il Kim 63), Chu-Young Park (Dong-Jin Kim 90).Goals: Jung-Soo Lee 38, Chu-Young Park 49. GROUP C FIXTURES Saturday, 12 June 2010ENGLAND 1 USA 1 ENGLAND: Green, Johnson, Terry, King (Carragher 46),Ashley Cole, Lennon, Lampard, Gerrard,Milner (Wright-Phillips 30), Heskey (Crouch 79), Rooney.Goal: Gerrard 4.USA: Howard, Cherundolo, DeMerit, Onyewu, Bocanegra, Dempsey,Bradley, Clark, Donovan, Findley (Buddle 77),Altidore (Holden 86).Goal: Dempsey 40. Sunday, 13 June 2010ALGERIA 0 SLOVENIA 1 ALGERIA: Chaouchi, Bougherra, Yahia, Halliche, Belhadj,Kadir (Guedioura 82), Lacen, Ziani, Yebda,Djebbour (Ghezzal 58), Matmour (Saifi 80).SLOVENIA: Samir Handanovic, Brecko, Suler, Cesar, Jokic, Kirm,Koren, Radosavljevic (Komac 87), Birsa (Pecnik 84), Novakovic,Dedic (Ljubijankic 52).Goal: Koren 79. Friday, 18 June 2010SLOVENIA 2 USA 2 SLOVENIA: Samir Handanovic, Brecko, Suler, Cesar, Jokic,Birsa (Dedic 87), Koren, Radosavljevic, Kirm,Ljubijankic (Pecnik 73), Novakovic, Pecnik (Komac 90).Goals: Birsa 13, Ljubijankic 42.USA: Howard, Cherundolo, DeMerit, Onyewu (Gomez 80), Bocanegra,Donovan, Torres (Edu 46), Bradley, Dempsey, Altidore,Findley (Feilhaber 46).Goals: Donovan 48, Bradley 82. ENGLAND 0 ALGERIA 0 ENGLAND: James, Johnson, Carragher, Terry, Ashley Cole,Lennon (Wright-Phillips 63), Barry (Crouch 84), Lampard,Gerrard, Rooney, Heskey (Defoe 74).ALGERIA: M'Bohli, Bougherra, Belhadj, Yahia, Kadir,Yebda (Mesbah 88), Lacen, Halliche, Boudebouz (Abdoun 73),Ziani (Guedioura 80), Matmour. Wednesday, 23 June 2010SLOVENIA 0 ENGLAND 1 SLOVENIA: Samir Handanovic, Brecko, Suler, Cesar, Jokic, Birsa, Koren, Radosavljevic, Kirm (Matavz 79), Ljubijankic (Dedic 62), Novakovic.ENGLAND: James, Johnson, Upson, Terry, Ashley Cole, Gerrard, Lampard, Barry, Milner, Rooney (Joe Cole 72), Defoe (Heskey 86).Goal: Defoe 22. USA 1 ALGERIA 0 USA: Howard, Bornstein (Beasley 81), DeMerit, Bocanegra, Cherundolo, Dempsey, Edu (Buddle 64), Bradley, Donovan, Gomez (Feilhaber 46), Altidore.Goal: Donovan 90.ALGERIA: M'Bohli, Bougherra, Halliche, Yahia, Kadir, Yebda, Lacen, Belhadj, Matmour (Saifi 86), Ziani (Guedioura 69), Djebbour (Ghezzal 67). GROUP D FIXTURES Sunday, 13 June 2010SERBIA 0 GHANA 1 SERBIA: Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Lukovic, Vidic, Kolarov, Krasic, Milijas (Kuzmanovic 62), Stankovic, Jovanovic (Subotic 76), Pantelic, Zigic (Lazovic 69).GHANA: Kingson, Pantsil, Vorsah, John Mensah, Sarpei, Tagoe, Annan, Kevin-Prince Boateng (Addy 90), Andre Ayew, Asamoah (Appiah 73), Gyan (Owusu-Abeyie 90).Goal: Gyan 84 pen. GERMANY 4 AUSTRALIA 0 GERMANY: Neuer, Lahm, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Badstuber,Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller, Ozil (Gomez 73),Podolski (Marin 81), Klose (Cacau 69).Goals: Podolski 8, Klose 27, Muller 68, Cacau 70.AUSTRALIA: Schwarzer, Wilkshire, Moore, Neill, Chipperfield,Valeri, Grella (Holman 46), Emerton (Jedinak 74), Culina,Garcia (Rukavytsya 64), Cahill. Friday, 18 June 2010GERMANY 0 SERBIA 1 GERMANY: Neuer, Lahm, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Badstuber (Gomez 77), Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller (Marin 70), Ozil (Cacau 70), Podolski, Klose.SERBIA: Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Subotic, Vidic, Kolarov, Krasic, Ninkovic (Kacar 69), Kuzmanovic (Petrovic 75), Stankovic, Jovanovic (Lazovic 79), Zigic.Goal: Jovanovic 38. Saturday, 19 June 2010GHANA 1 AUSTRALIA 1 GHANA: Kingson, Pantsil, Jonathan Mensah, Addy, Sarpei,Tagoe (Owusu-Abeyie 56), Annan, Asamoah (Muntari 77),Kevin-Prince Boateng (Amoah 88), Andre Ayew, Gyan.Goal: Gyan 25 pen.AUSTRALIA: Schwarzer, Wilkshire (Rukavytsya 85), Neill, Moore,Carney, Culina, Valeri, Emerton, Holman (Kennedy 68),Bresciano (Chipperfield 66), Kewell.Goal: Holman 11. Wednesday, 23 June 2010AUSTRALIA 2 SERBIA 1 AUSTRALIA: Schwarzer, Wilkshire (Garcia 82), Beauchamp, Neill, Carney, Culina, Valeri (Holman 65), Emerton, Cahill, Bresciano (Chipperfield 66), Kennedy.Goals: Cahill 69, Holman 73.SERBIA: Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Vidic, Lukovic, Obradovic, Stankovic, Kuzmanovic (Lazovic 77), Ninkovic, Krasic (Tosic 62), Jovanovic, Zigic (Pantelic 67).Goal: Pantelic 84. GHANA 0 GERMANY 1 GHANA: Kingson, Pantsil, John Mensah, Jonathan Mensah, Sarpei, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Annan, Asamoah, Tagoe (Muntari 64), Gyan (Amoah 81), Andre Ayew (Adiyah 90).GERMANY: Neuer, Boateng (Jansen 72), Friedrich, Mertesacker, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger (Kroos 81), Muller (Trochowski 68), Ozil, Podolski, Cacau.Goal: Ozil 60. GROUP E FIXTURES Monday, 14 June 2010HOLLAND 2 DENMARK 0 HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen,Van Bronckhorst, Kuyt, Van Bommel, De Jong (De Zeeuw 88),Van der Vaart (Elia 67), Sneijder, van Persie (Afellay 77).Goals: Agger 46 og, Kuyt 85.DENMARK: Sorensen, Jacobsen, Agger, Kjaer, Simon Poulsen,Enevoldsen (Gronkjaer 56), Christian Poulsen,Kahlenberg (Eriksen 72), Jorgensen, Rommedahl,Bendtner (Beckmann 62). JAPAN 1 CAMEROON 0 JAPAN: Kawashima, Nagatomo, Nakazawa, Tanaka, Komano,Matsui (Okazaki 68), Honda, Abe, Hasebe (Inamoto 88), Endo,Okubo (Yano 81).Goal: Honda 38.CAMEROON: Hamidou, M'bia Etoundi, N'Koulou, Bassong,Assou-Ekotto, Matip (Emana 63), Makoun (Njitap 75), Enoh,Eto'o, Webo, Choupo-Moting (Idrissou 75). Saturday, 19 June 2010HOLLAND 1 JAPAN 0 HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen,Van Bronckhorst, Kuyt, Van Bommel, De Jong,Van der Vaart (Elia 72), Sneijder (Afellay 82),van Persie (Huntelaar 87).Goal: Sneijder 53.JAPAN: Kawashima, Nagatomo, Nakazawa, Tanaka, Komano,Hasebe (Okazaki 77), Matsui (Shunsuke Nakamura 64), Abe, Endo,Okubo (Tamada 77), Honda. CAMEROON 1 DENMARK 2 CAMEROON: Hamidou, M'bia Etoundi, N'Koulou,Bassong (Idrissou 72), Assou-Ekotto, Alex Song, Njitap,Enoh (Makoun 46), Emana, Webo (Aboubakar 79), Eto'o.Goal: Eto'o 10.DENMARK: Sorensen, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Simon Poulsen,Gronkjaer (Kahlenberg 66), Christian Poulsen,Jorgensen (Jensen 46), Rommedahl, Bendtner,Tomasson (Jakob Poulsen 86).Goals: Bendtner 33, Rommedahl 61. Thursday, 24 June 2010CAMEROON 1 HOLLAND 2 CAMEROON:Hamidou, Njitap, M'bia Etoundi, N'Koulou (Rigobert Song 73), Assou-Ekotto, Makoun, Chedjou, N'Guemo, Bong (Aboubakar 56), Eto'o, Choupo-Moting (Idrissou 72).Goal: Eto'o 65 pen.HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Boulahrouz, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Van Bronckhorst, Kuyt (Elia 67), Van Bommel, De Jong, Van der Vaart (Robben 73), Sneijder, van Persie (Huntelaar 58).Goals: van Persie 36, Huntelaar 83. DENMARK 1 JAPAN 3 DENMARK: Sorensen, Jacobsen, Agger, Kroldrup (Larsen 56), Simon Poulsen, Jorgensen (Jakob Poulsen 34), Christian Poulsen, Kahlenberg (Eriksen 63), Tomasson, Rommedahl, Bendtner.Goal: Tomasson 81.JAPAN: Kawashima, Komano, Nakazawa, Tanaka, Nagatomo, Hasebe, Matsui (Okazaki 76), Abe, Endo (Inamoto 90), Okubo (Konno 89), Honda.Goals: Honda 17, Endo 30, Okazaki 87. GROUP F FIXTURES Monday, 14 June 2010ITALY 1 PARAGUAY 1 ITALY: Buffon (Marchetti 46), Zambrotta, Cannavaro, Chiellini,Criscito, De Rossi, Marchisio (Camoranesi 59), Montolivo, Pepe,Gilardino (Di Natale 72), Iaquinta.Goal: De Rossi 63.PARAGUAY: Villar, Bonet, Alcaraz, Da Silva, Morel Rodriguez,Vera, Victor Caceres, Riveros, Torres (Santana 60),Haedo Valdez (Santa Cruz 68), Barrios (Cardozo 76).Goal: Alcaraz 39. Tuesday, 15 June 2010NEW ZEALAND 1 SOLVAKIA 1 NEW ZEALAND: Paston, Reid, Nelsen, Vicelich (Christie 78),Smith, Bertos, Elliott, Lochhead, Fallon, Smeltz,Killen (Wood 72).Goal: Reid 90.SLOVAKIA: Mucha, Zabavnik, Durica, Skrtel, Cech, Strba, Weiss,Sestak (Holosko 81), Hamsik (Kucka 90), Vittek (Stoch 84),Jendrisek.Goal: Vittek 50. Sunday, 20 June 2010SLOVALIA 0 PARAGUAY 2 SLOVAKIA: Mucha, Pekarik, Skrtel, Salata (Stoch 83), Durica, Sestak (Holosko 70), Strba, Hamsik, Weiss, Kozak, Vittek.PARAGUAY: Villar, Bonet, Da Silva, Alcaraz, Morel Rodriguez,Vera (Edgar Barreto 87), Victor Caceres, Riveros, Santa Cruz,Haedo Valdez (Torres 68), Barrios (Cardozo 82).Goals: Vera 27, Riveros 86. ITALY 1 NEW ZEALAND 1 ITALY: Marchetti, Zambrotta, Cannavaro, Chiellini, Criscito, Pepe (Camoranesi 46), De Rossi, Montolivo,Marchisio (Pazzini 61), Iaquinta, Gilardino (Di Natale 46).Goal: Iaquinta 29 pen.NEW ZEALAND: Paston, Reid, Nelsen, Vicelich (Christie 80),Smith, Fallon (Wood 62), Bertos, Elliott, Lochhead,Killen (Barron 90), Smeltz.Goal: Smeltz 7. Thursday, 24 June 2010PARAGUAY 0 NEW ZEALAND 0 PARAGUAY: Villar, Morel Rodriguez, Da Silva, Julio Caceres,Caniza, Vera, Victor Caceres, Riveros,Haedo Valdez (Benitez 66), Santa Cruz, Cardozo (Barrios 66).NEW ZEALAND: Paston, Smith, Nelsen, Reid, Lochhead, Vicelich,Elliott, Bertos, Smeltz, Fallon (Wood 69), Killen (Brockie 79). SLOVAKIA 3 ITALY 2 SLOVAKIA: Mucha, Pekarik, Skrtel, Durica, Zabavnik, Hamsik,Strba (Kopunek 86), Kucka, Stoch, Vittek (Sestak 90),Jendrisek (Petras 90).Goals: Vittek 25, 73, Kopunek 89.ITALY: Marchetti, Zambrotta, Cannavaro, Chiellini,Criscito (Maggio 46), Gattuso (Quagliarella 46), De Rossi,Montolivo (Pirlo 56), Pepe, Iaquinta, Di Natale.Goals: Di Natale 81, Quagliarella 90. GROUP G FIXTURES Tuesday, 15 June 2010IVORY COAST 0 PORTUGAL 0 IVORY COAST: Barry, Demel, Toure, Zokora, Tiene,Eboue (Romaric 88), Toure Yaya, Tiote, Gervinho (Keita 82),Dindane, Kalou (Drogba 65).PORTUGAL:  Eduardo, Ferreira, Bruno Alves, Carvalho, Fabio Coentrao, Deco (Tiago 62), Mendes,Raul Meireles (Ruben Amorim 85), Ronaldo, Liedson,Danny (Simao 55). BRAZIL 2 NORTH KOREA 1 BRAZIL: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Michel Bastos,Felipe Melo (Ramires 84), Silva, Elano (Dani Alves 73),Kaka (Nilmar 78), Robinho, Luis Fabiano.Goals: Maicon 55, Elano 72.NORTH KOREA: Myong-Guk Ri, Cha, Chol-Jin Pak, Nam-Chol Pak,Kwang-Chon Ri, Mun (Kum-il Kim 80), Jun-Il Ri, Ji, Hong, Ahn,Jong.Goal: Ji 89. Sunday, 20 June 2010BRAZIL 3 IVORY COAST 1 BRAZIL: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Michel Bastos,Elano (Dani Alves 67), Silva, Felipe Melo, Kaka, Luis Fabiano,Robinho (Ramires 90).Goals: Luis Fabiano 25, 50, Elano 62.IVORY COAST: Barry, Demel, Toure, Zokora, Tiene, Dindane (Gervinho 54), Eboue (Romaric 72), Toure Yaya, Tiote, Kalou (Keita 68), Drogba.Goal: Drogba 79. Monday, 21 June 2010PORTUGAL 7 NORTH KOREA 0 PORTUGAL: Eduardo, Miguel, Carvalho, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Tiago, Mendes, Raul Meireles (Veloso 70), Ronaldo, Hugo Almeida (Liedson 77), Simao (Duda 74).Goals: Raul Meireles 29, Simao 53, Hugo Almeida 56, Tiago 60, Liedson 81, Ronaldo 87, Tiago 89.NORTH KOREA: Myong-Guk Ri, Cha (Nam 75), Chol-Jin Pak, Jun-Il Ri,Ji, Kwang-Chon Ri, Ahn, Mun (Yong-Jun Kim 58), Nam-Chol Pak (Kum-il Kim 58), Hong, Jong. Friday, 25 June 2010NORTH KOREA 0 IVORY COAST 3 NORTH KOREA: Myong-Guk Ri, Cha, Chol-Jin Pak, Jun-Il Ri, Ji, Kwang-Chon Ri, Hong, Ahn, Nam-Chol Pak, Mun (Choe 67), Jong.IVORY COAST: Barry, Eboue, Toure, Zokora, Boka, Romaric (Doumbia 79), Toure Yaya, Tiote, Keita (Dindane 64), Drogba, Gervinho (Kalou 64).Goals: Toure Yaya 14, Romaric 20, Kalou 82. PORTUGAL 0 BRAZIL 0 PORTUGAL: Eduardo, Ricardo Costa, Carvalho, Bruno Alves, Duda (Simao 54), Tiago, Pepe (Mendes 64), Raul Meireles (Veloso 84), Danny, Ronaldo, Fabio Coentrao.BRAZIL: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Michel Bastos, Dani Alves, Silva, Felipe Melo (Josue 44), Nilmar, Julio Baptista (Ramires 82), Luis Fabiano (Grafite 85). GROUP H FIXTURES Wednesday, 16 June 2010HONDURAS 0 CHILE 1 HONDURAS: Valladares, Mendoza, Chavez, Figueroa, Izaguirre,Wilson Palacios, Guevara (Thomas 65), Alvarez,Nunez (Martinez 78), Espinoza, Pavon (Welcome 60).CHILE: Bravo, Isla, Medel, Ponce, Vidal (Contreras 81),Millar (Jara 52), Carmona, Fernandez, Sanchez,Valdivia (Gonzalez 87), Beausejour.Goal: Beausejour 34. SPAIN 0 SWITZERLAND 1 SPAIN: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Puyol, Pique, Capdevila,Busquets (Torres 61), Silva (Jesus Navas 61), Alonso, Xavi,Iniesta (Pedro 77), Villa.SWITZERLAND: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Senderos (Von Bergen 35),Grichting, Ziegler, Barnetta (Eggiman 90), Inler, Huggel,Fernandes, Derdiyok (Yakin 79), Nkufo.Goal: Fernandes 52. Monday, 21 June 2010CHILE 1 SWITZERLAND 0 CHILE: Bravo, Isla, Medel, Ponce, Jara, Vidal (Gonzalez 46), Carmona, Fernandez (Paredes 64), Sanchez, Beausejour,Suazo (Valdivia 46).Goal: Gonzalez 75.SWITZERLAND: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Grichting, Ziegler, Behrami, Inler, Huggel, Fernandes (Bunjaku 77),Frei (Barnetta 42), Nkufo (Derdiyok 68). SPAIN 2 HONDURAS 0 SPAIN: Casillas, Sergio Ramos (Arbeloa 76), Puyol, Pique, Capdevila, Jesus Navas, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi (Fabregas 65),Torres (Mata 70), Villa.Goals: Villa 17, 51.HONDURAS: Valladares, Mendoza, Chavez, Figueroa, Izaguirre, Wilson Palacios, Guevara, Turcios (Nunez 63), Martinez,Espinoza (Welcome 45), Suazo (Jerry Palacios 84). Friday, 25 June 2010CHILE 1 SPAIN 2 CHILE: Bravo, Isla, Medel, Ponce, Jara, Vidal, Estrada, Gonzalez (Paredes 46), Sanchez (Orellana 65), Valdivia (Millar 46), Beausejour.Goal: Millar 47.SPAIN: Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Pique, Puyol, Capdevila, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso (Javi Martinez 73), Iniesta, Torres (Fabregas 55), Villa.Goals: Villa 24, Iniesta 37. SWITZERLAND 0 HONDURAS 0 SWITZERLAND: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Grichting, Ziegler, Barnetta, Huggel (Shaqiri 78), Inler, Fernandes (Yakin 46), Derdiyok, Nkufo (Frei 69).Honduras Valladares, Sabillon, Chavez, Bernardez, Figueroa, Alvarez, Wilson Palacios, Thomas, Nunez (Martinez 67), Jerry Palacios (Welcome 79), Suazo (Turcios 87).  


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