Burkina Faso and Zambia played out a goalless draw that sent the former through to the last eight as Group C winners and eliminated the defending champions.
FIFA.com looks back on at a troubled weekend for the frontrunners in Japan and Korea Republic, and on a contrasting scenario in China PR, where a new name seems set to be etched on the championship trophy.
Fiji's Osea Vakatalesau, along with Burkina Faso’s Moumouni Dagano, carved a niche as the globe's top marksmen in South Africa 2010 qualifying.
FIFA.com looks back on the thrills and spills in the African Zone, where Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria all made it through.
With the South Africa 2010 field now completed, FIFA.com looks at the stories behind the numbers from a record-breaking qualifying phase.
With about 230 days until South Africa 2010 kicks off, 23 teams have secured their spots thanks to a world-class goalscorer or two in their ranks.