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  1. The 2010 FIFA World Cup Final was the final match of the 2010 World Cup, the 19th edition of FIFA's competition for national football teams. The match was played at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 11 July 2010, and was contested by the Netherlands and Spain. The event comprised hosts South Africa and 31 other teams who emerged from the qualification phase, organised by the six FIFA confederations. The 32 teams competed in a group stage, from which 16 teams qualified for the knockou

  2. Iniesta scored the latest winning goal in a FIFA World Cup final (116'). The win gave Spain their first World Cup title, becoming the eighth team to win it. This made them the first new winner without home advantage since Brazil in 1958, and the first team to win the tournament after having lost their opening game.

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    The host nation opened the tournament in positive fashion with a 1-1 draw against Mexico and had the honour of scoring the opening goal through Siphiwe Tshabalala after 55 minutes. Unfortunately, the South Africans couldn’t maintain their momentum and were eliminated after defeats to Uruguay and France. Uruguay and Mexico progressed from their section but in Group B, Argentina were looking ominous after three straight wins over Nigeria, Greece and South Korea. Other form nations included Spai...

    Spain struggled in their opening group and that meant a tough round of 16 tie against near neighbours Portugal. It was always going to be a tense affair and the game was settled by a single David Villastrike. Meanwhile, the Netherlands dominance in group E meant they had a relative easy match against Slovakia and the win was more comfortable than t...

    Europe were pitted against South American sides in three of the four quarter finals and the European teams recorded victories in each one. A brace from Wesley Sneijder helped the Dutch to beat Brazil while Spain needed David Villaagain to score the only goal in a win over Paraguay. Argentina against Germany looked to be the tie of the round and whi...

    The final between Spain and the Netherlands should have been a showpiece occasion to mark an entertaining tournament but it was marred by indiscipline. Referee Howard Webb showed the first of 14 yellow cards when he booked Robin Van Persie on 15 minutes but the turning point came after he sent off John Heitingafor a second bookable offence in extra...

  3. 2010 FIFA World Cup SOUTH AFRICA ™ Information. Date: 11 June 2010 – 11 July 2010 Host country: SOUTH AFRICA Champions: Spain (1st title) Runners-up: Netherlands Third place: Germany

  4. Aug 30, 2022 · Brazil are the most successful team at the FIFA World Cup, having won the title five times. They are also the only country to qualify for all 21 editions of the FIFA World Cup. Brazil’s first title came in 1958 as the 17-year-old Pele, who would go on to become a legend, scored six goals in the tournament. Brazil beat hosts Sweden 5-2 in the final to lift the trophy. Brazil defended their title in 1962. England went on to win their first, and to date only, FIFA World Cup trophy in 1966.

  5. Nov 22, 2022 · 2010 World Cup winner: Spain. Location: South Africa. Final: Spain over Netherlands, 1-0 (extra time) This is the crowning achievement of an incredible run of success for Spain.