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11/06/201017 - WeatherClear
1:1 (0:0)
  • Siphiwe TSHABALALA (55')
  • Rafael MARQUEZ (79')

Summary

Marquez equaliser frustrates South Africa

Rafael Marquez denied South Africa a dream start to their FIFA World Cup when he cancelled out Siphiwe Tshabalala's fine strike in the Opening Match.

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Line-ups

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Carlos Alberto GOMES PARREIRA (BRA)
(MEX) Javier AGUIRRE

Officials

Referee: Ravshan IRMATOV (UZB)Assistant Referee 1: Rafael ILYASOV (UZB)Assistant Referee 2: Bakhadyr KOCHKAROV (KGZ)Fourth official: Subkhiddin MOHD SALLEH (MAS)Fifth official: Yuxin MU (CHN)

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Latest Comments:
tyrus3
16/05/2011 at 19:17
tyrus3 (USA)
Match 1 of the World Cup: South Africa and Mexico draw 1-1 with a Rafael Marquez equaliser in the 79th minute to seal the draw. The South African goal went to Siphiwe Tshabalala in the 55th minute. Now on to Uruguay vs France.
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tyrus3
16/05/2011 at 19:09
tyrus3 (USA)
1-1 draw, at least they get a point in the standings.
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tyrus3
16/05/2011 at 19:08
tyrus3 (USA)
And the final score in this match is South Africa 1, Mexico 1.
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Statistics

9Shots12
4Corner kicks5
2Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
42%Possession (%)58%
  • South Africa fans kiss a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy
  • Fans leave the Soccer City stadium
  • Andres Guardado of Mexico is challenged by Reneilwe Letsholonyane of South Africa
  • Steven Pienaar of South Africa in action
  • Siboniso Gaxa of South Africa clears the ball
  • Giovani Dos Santos of Mexico challenges Bongani Khumalo of South Africa

“I’m not happy with our performance today. We played really badly after their goal and we had to work extremely hard to get back into it. That was the key factor to my mind,” Javier Aguirre, Mexico coach.