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  • Bernard PARKER (21', 52')

Referee Benito ARCHUNDIA (MEX)

Summary

Prodigal Parker makes amends

Prodigal Parker makes amends

Football is a funny old game. On Sunday evening, South Africa's Bernard Parker will have been haunted by replays of his late intervention in the 0-0 draw against Iraq, when he unwittingly got in the way of team-mate Kagisho Dikgacoi's goal-bound header. But if 24 hours is a long time in football, then 72 hours must have seemed like a lifetime to the Crvena Zvezda forward.  However, he ...

Highlights

Line-up

RSA
NZL
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Joel SANTANA (BRA)
(NZL) Ricki HERBERT
Officials
  • Referee: Benito ARCHUNDIA (MEX)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Hector VERGARA (CAN)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)
  • Fourth official: Pablo POZO (CHI)
  • Fifth official: Patricio BASUALTO (CHI)
  • Misses next match if booked

Photos

  • Shane Smeltz of New Zealand battles with Macbeth Sibaya of South Africa
  • Steven Pienaar of South Africa runs with the ball
  • General view of Royal Bafokeng Stadium
  • Shane Smeltz of New Zealand,Tshepo Masilela #3 and Macbeth Sibaya #6 of South Africa fight for possession
  • Chris Killen #10 of New Zealand and Macbeth Sibaya #6 of South Africa fight for possession
  • Andy Boyens #18 of New Zealand and Katlego Mashego #21 of South Africa vie for the ball
  • Bernard Parker #17 of South Africa and Jeremy Christie #14 of New Zealand vie for possession
  • Chris Killen #10 of New Zealand and Macbeth Sibaya #6 of South Africa fight for possession
  • Team South Africa gathers together

Quotes

"In tournament football  it's very difficult to play beautifully, but we did that tonight. New Zealand were difficult opponents and they gave us a tough game. The result was based on hard work, but we now have to finish with a good result," Joel Santana, South Africa coach.

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    South AfricaStatisticsNew Zealand
    22Shots5
    5Corner kicks1
    1Yellow cards4
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    56%Possession (%)44%