• A tournament of firsts

    A tournament of firsts

    South Africa 2010 was bursting with unprecedented events in a whole range of areas, from team results to player landmarks. now takes you through a full list of firsts.

  • South Africa 2010: 32 teams, 32 stories

    South Africa 2010: 32 teams, 32 stories

    Join as we take a look back at all of the 32 sides that contributed to the football extravaganza that was South Africa 2010.

    First stage - Group H
    16 June HON0:1 (0:1)CHI
    21 June CHI1:0 (0:0)SUI
    25 June CHI1:2 (0:2)ESP
    Round of 16
    28 June BRA3:0 (2:0)CHI


    • Humberto Suazo from Chile vies the ball with goalkeeper Dudu Aouata (L) from Israel
    • Arturo Vidal (L) of Chile vies for the ball with John Gorman (R) of Northern Ireland
    • Mauricio Isla of Chile is challenged by Roger Espinoza of Honduras
    • Roger Espinoza of Honduras tackles through the legs of Mauricio Isla of Chile
    • Edgar Alvarez of Honduras (L) challenges Rodrigo Millar of Chile
    • Alexis Sanchez of Chile is closed down by Stephane Grichting and Gokhan Inler of Switzerland
    • Ottmar Hitzfeld head coach of Switzerland lines up
    • Stephan Lichtsteiner, Benjamin Huggel, Steve von Bergen, Blaise Nkufo and Stephane Grichting of Switzerland and Gonzalo Jara of Chile look on
    • Joan Capdevila of Spain fends off the challenge of Alexis Sanchez of Chile



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