FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Famine, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    66,849
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Less than a week to go, so here's the thread :D

    Group Stages

    Top two teams from each group qualify for knockout stages

    Group A
    1 [​IMG] Uruguay - W2 D1 L0 - +4 - 7pt
    2 [​IMG] Mexico - W1 D1 L1 - +1 - 4pt
    3 [​IMG] South Africa - W1 D1 L1 - -2 - 4pt
    4 [​IMG] France - W0 D1 L2 - -3 - 1pt

    Matches
    11/06/10 - South Africa 1-1 Mexico (Johannesburg, 84,490)
    11/06/10 - Uruguay 0-0 France (Cape Town, 64,100)
    16/06/10 - South Africa 0-3 Uruguary (Pretoria, 42,658)
    17/06/10 - France 0-2 Mexico (Polokwane, 35,370)
    22/06/10 - Mexico 0-1 Uruguay (Rustenburg, 33,425) - Uruguay qualify for 2nd round, win group
    22/06/10 - France 1-2 South Africa (Bloemfontein, 39,415) - France, South Africa eliminated, Mexico qualify for 2nd round


    Group B
    1 [​IMG] Argentina - W3 D0 L0 - +6 - 9pt
    2 [​IMG] South Korea - W1 D1 L1 - -1 - 4pt
    3 [​IMG] Greece - W1 D0 L2 - -3 - 3pt
    4 [​IMG] Nigeria - W0 D1 L2 - -2 - 1pt

    Matches
    12/06/10 - South Korea 2-0 Greece (Port Elizabeth, 31,513)
    12/06/10 - Argentina 1-0 Nigeria (Johannesburg, 55,686)
    17/06/10 - Argentina 4-1 South Korea (Johannesburg, 82,174)
    17/06/10 - Greece 2-1 Nigeria (Bloemfontein, 31,593)
    22/06/10 - Nigeria 2-2 South Korea (Durban, 61,874) - Nigeria eliminated
    22/06/10 - Greece 0-2 Argentina (Polokwane, 38,891) - Greece eliminated, Argentina qualify for 2nd round, win group; South Korea qualify for 2nd round


    Group C
    1 [​IMG] United States - W1 D2 L0 - +1 - 5pt
    2 [​IMG] England - W1 D2 L0 - +1 - 5pt
    3 [​IMG] Slovenia - W1 D1 L1 - 0 - 4pt
    4 [​IMG] Algeria - W0 D1 L2 - -2 - 1pt

    Matches
    12/06/10 - England 1-1 United States (Rustenburg, 38,646)
    13/06/10 - Algeria 0-1 Slovenia (Polokwane, 30,325)
    18/06/10 - Slovenia 2-2 United States (Johannesburg, 45,573)
    18/06/10 - England 0-0 Algeria (Cape Town, 64,100)
    23/06/10 - Slovenia 0-1 England (Port Elizabeth, 36,893) - England qualify for 2nd round
    23/06/10 - United States 1-0 Algeria (Pretoria, 35,827) - USA qualify for 2nd round, win group; Slovenia, Algeria eliminated


    Group D
    1 [​IMG] Germany - W2 D0 L1 - +4 - 6pt
    2 [​IMG] Ghana - W1 D1 L1 - 0 - 4pt
    3 [​IMG] Australia - W1 D1 L1 - -3 - 4pt
    4 [​IMG] Serbia - W1 D0 L2 - -1 - 3pt

    Matches
    13/06/10 - Serbia 0-1 Ghana (Pretoria, 38,833)
    13/06/10 - Germany 4-0 Australia (Durban, 62,660)
    18/06/10 - Germany 0-1 Serbia (Port Elizabeth, 38,294)
    19/06/10 - Ghana 1-1 Australia (Rustenburg, 34,812)
    23/06/10 - Ghana 0-1 Germany (Johannesburg, 83,391) - Germany qualify for 2nd round, win group
    23/06/10 - Australia 2-1 Serbia (Nelspruit, 37,836) - Australia, Serbia eliminated, Ghana qualify for 2nd round


    Group E
    1 [​IMG] Netherlands - W3 D0 L0 - +4 - 9pt
    2 [​IMG] Japan - W2 D0 L1 - +2 - 6pt
    3 [​IMG] Denmark - W1 D0 L2 - -3 - 3pt
    4 [​IMG] Cameroon - W0 D0 L3 - -3 - 0pt

    Matches
    14/06/10 - Netherlands 2-0 Denmark (Johannesburg, 83,465)
    14/06/10 - Japan 1-0 Cameroon (Bloemfontein, 30,620)
    19/06/10 - Netherlands 1-0 Japan (Durban, 62,010)
    19/06/10 - Cameroon 1-2 Denmark (Pretoria, 38,704) - Cameroon eliminated, Netherlands qualify for 2nd round
    24/06/10 - Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands (Cape Town, 63,093) - Netherlands win group
    24/06/10 - Denmark 1-3 Japan (Rustenburg, 27,967) - Denmark eliminated, Japan qualify for 2nd round


    Group F
    1 [​IMG] Paraguay - W1 D2 L0 - +2 - 5pt
    2 [​IMG] Slovakia - W1 D1 L1 - -1 - 4pt
    3 [​IMG] New Zealand - W0 D3 L0 - 0 - 3pt
    4 [​IMG] Italy - W0 D2 L1 - -1 - 2pt

    Matches
    14/06/10 - Italy 1-1 Paraguay (Cape Town, 62,869)
    15/06/10 - New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia (Rustenburg, 23,871)
    20/06/10 - Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay (Bloemfontein, 26,643)
    20/06/10 - Italy 1-1 New Zealand (Nelspruit, 38,229)
    24/06/10 - Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand (Polokwane, 34,850) - Paraguay qualify for 2nd round, New Zealand eliminated
    24/06/10 - Slovakia 3-2 Italy (Johannesburg, 53,412) - Slovakia qualify for 2nd round, Paraguay win group, Italy eliminated


    Group G
    1 [​IMG] Brazil - W2 D1 L0 - +3 - 7pt
    2 [​IMG] Portugal - W1 D2 L0 - +7 - 5pt
    3 [​IMG] Cote d'Ivoire - W1 D1 L1 - +1 - 4pt
    4 [​IMG] North Korea - W0 D0 L3 - -11 - 0pt

    Matches
    15/06/10 - Cote d'Ivoire 0-0 Portugal (Port Elizabeth, 37,034)
    15/06/10 - Brazil 2-1 North Korea (Johannesburg, 54,331)
    20/06/10 - Brazil 3-1 Cote d'Ivoire (Johannesburg, 84,455) - Brazil qualify for 2nd round
    21/06/10 - Portugal 7-0 North Korea (Cape Town, 63,644) - North Korea eliminated
    25/06/10 - Portugal 0-0 Brazil (Durban, 62,712) - Brazil win group, Portugal qualify for 2nd round, Cote d'Ivoire eliminated
    25/06/10 - North Korea 0-3 Cote d'Ivoire (Nelspruit, 34,763)


    Group H
    1 [​IMG] Spain - W2 D0 L1 - +2 - 6pt
    2 [​IMG] Chile - W2 D0 L1 - +1 - 6pt
    3 [​IMG] Switzerland - W1 D1 L1 - 0 - 4pt
    4 [​IMG] Honduras - W0 D1 L2 - -3 - 1pt

    Matches
    16/06/10 - Honduras 0-1 Chile (Nelspruit, 32,664)
    16/06/10 - Spain 0-1 Switzerland (Durban, 62,453)
    21/06/10 - Chile 1-0 Switzerland (Port Elizabeth, 34,872)
    21/06/10 - Spain 2-0 Honduras (Johannesburg, 54,386)
    25/06/10 - Chile 1-2 Spain (Pretoria, 41,958) - Spain qualify for 2nd round, win group
    25/06/10 - Switzerland 0-0 Honduras (Bloemfontein, 28,042) - Switzerland, Honduras eliminated, Chile qualify for 2nd round


    Round 2

    Knockout format, single leg with extra time and penalties. Winners progress to Quarterfinal

    Match 1
    26/06/10 - [​IMG] Uruguay 2-1 South Korea [​IMG] (Port Elizabeth, 30,597)

    Match 3
    26/06/10 - [​IMG] United States 1-2 Ghana [​IMG] (Rustenburg, 34,976) - After Extra Time; 1-1 after 90mins

    Match 4
    27/06/10 - [​IMG] Germany 4-1 England [​IMG] (Bloemfontein, 40,510)

    Match 2
    27/06/10 - [​IMG] Argentina 3-1 Mexico [​IMG] (Johannesburg, 84,377)

    Match 5
    28/06/10 - [​IMG] Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia [​IMG] (Durban, 61,962)

    Match 7
    28/06/10 - [​IMG] Brazil 3-0 Chile [​IMG] (Johannesburg, 54,096)

    Match 6
    29/06/10 - [​IMG] Paraguay 0-0 Japan [​IMG] (Pretoria, 36,742) - After Extra Time; Paraguay win 5-3 on penalties

    Match 8
    29/06/10 - [​IMG] Spain 1-0 Portugal [​IMG] (Cape Town, 62,955)


    Quarter-finals

    Knockout format, single leg with extra time and penalties. Winners progress to Semifinal

    Match C
    02/07/10 - [​IMG] Netherlands 2-1 Brazil [​IMG](Port Elizabeth, 40,186)

    Match A
    02/07/10 - [​IMG] Uruguay 1-1 Ghana [​IMG] (Johannesburg, 84,017) - After Extra Time; 1-1 After 90mins; Uruguay win 4-2 on penalties

    Match B
    03/07/10 - [​IMG] Argentina 0-4 Germany [​IMG] (Cape Town, 64,100)

    Match D
    03/07/10 - [​IMG] Paraguay 0-1 Spain [​IMG] (Johannesburg, 55,359)


    Semi-finals

    Knockout format, single leg with extra time and penalties. Winners progress to Final, losers to 3rd Place Play-off

    Semifinal 1
    06/07/10 - [​IMG] Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands [​IMG] (Cape Town, 62,479)

    Semifinal 2
    07/07/10 - [​IMG] Germany 0-1 Spain [​IMG] (Durban, 60,960)


    3rd Place Playoff

    Single match with extra time and penalties. Winners finish 3rd, losers 4th.

    10/07/10 - [​IMG] Uruguay 2-3 Germany [​IMG] (Port Elizabeth, 36,254)


    FIFA World Cup Final

    Single match with extra time and penalties.

    11th July 2010
    [​IMG] Netherlands 0-1 Spain [​IMG]
    After Extra Time; 0-0 after 90mins
    Johannesburg (Soccer City), 84,490​


    Scorers
    5
    [​IMG] - Thomas Müller
    [​IMG] - Wesley Sneijder
    [​IMG] - David Villa
    [​IMG] - Diego Forlán

    4
    [​IMG] - Gonzalo Higuaín
    [​IMG] - Miroslav Klose
    [​IMG] - Róbert Vittek

    3
    [​IMG] - Luís Fabiano, Robinho
    [​IMG] - Asamoah Gyan
    [​IMG] - Landon Donovan
    [​IMG] - Luis Suárez

    2
    Own Goals
    [​IMG] - Carlos Tévez
    [​IMG] - Brett Holman
    [​IMG] - Elano
    [​IMG] - Samuel Eto'o
    [​IMG] - Lukas Podolski, Mesut Özil
    [​IMG] - Keisuke Honda
    [​IMG] - Javier Hernández
    [​IMG] - Arjen Robben
    [​IMG] - Kalu Uche
    [​IMG] - Tiago
    [​IMG] - Lee Jung Soo, Lee Chung-Yong
    [​IMG] - Andrés Iniesta

    1
    [​IMG] - Gabriel Heinze, Martín Demichelis, Martín Palermo
    [​IMG] - Tim Cahill
    [​IMG] - Maicon, Juan
    [​IMG] - Jean Beausejour, Mark González
    [​IMG] - Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, Romaric, Salomon Kalou
    [​IMG] - Nicklas Bendtner, Dennis Rommedahl, Jon Dahl Tomasson
    [​IMG] - Steven Gerrard, Jermain Defoe, Matthew Upson
    [​IMG] - Florent Malouda
    [​IMG] - Cacau, Arne Friedrich, Marcell Jansen
    [​IMG] - Kevin-Prince Boateng, Sulley Muntari
    [​IMG] - Dimitris Salpigidis, Vasilis Torosidis
    [​IMG] - Daniele de Rossi, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Antonio Di Natale, Fabio Quagliarella
    [​IMG] - Yasuhito Endō, Shinji Okazaki
    [​IMG] - Rafael Márquez, Cuauhtémoc Blanco
    [​IMG] - Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Arjen Robben, Giovanni van Bronckhorst
    [​IMG] - Winston Reid, Shane Smeltz
    [​IMG] - Yakubu Aiyegbeni
    [​IMG] - Ji Yun-Nam
    [​IMG] - Antolín Alcaraz, Enrique Vera, Cristian Riveros
    [​IMG] - Raul Meireles, Simão, Hugo Almeida, Liédson, Cristiano Ronaldo
    [​IMG] - Milan Jovanović, Marko Pantelić
    [​IMG] - Kamil Kopúnek
    [​IMG] - Robert Koren, Valter Birsa, Zlatan Ljubijankič
    [​IMG] - Carles Puyol
    [​IMG] - Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bongani Khumalo, Katlego Mphela
    [​IMG] - Park Ji Sung, Park Chu-Young
    [​IMG] - Gelson Fernandes
    [​IMG] - Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley
    [​IMG] - Álvaro Pereira, Maxi Pereira, Edinson Cavani

    The Naughty Step

    [​IMG]

    1 - [​IMG] - Tim Cahill, Harry Kewell
    1 - [​IMG] - Felipe Melo
    1 - [​IMG] - Yoann Gourcuff
    1 - [​IMG] - Valon Behrami
    1 - [​IMG] - Ricardo Costa
    1 - [​IMG] - Sani Kaita
    1 - [​IMG] - Itumeleng Khune
    1 - [​IMG] - Luis Suárez

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    1 - [​IMG] - Abdelkader Ghezzal, Antar Yahia
    1 - [​IMG] - Kaká
    1 - [​IMG] - Marco Estrada
    1 - [​IMG] - Miroslav Klose
    1 - [​IMG] - John Heitinga
    1 - [​IMG] - Aleksandar Lukovic
    1 - [​IMG] - Nicolás Lodeiro

    Highest Attendances
    84,490 - South Africa v Mexico, 11th June, Johannesburg (Soccer City)
    84,490 - Netherlands v Spain, 11th July, Johannesburg (Soccer City)
    84,455 - Brazil v Cote D'Ivoire, 20th June, Johannesburg (Soccer City)

    Lowest Attendances
    23,871 - New Zealand v Slovakia, 15th June, Rustenburg
    26,643 - Slovakia v Paraguay, 20th June, Bloemfontein
    27,967 - Denmark v Japan, 24th June, Rustenburg

    Average Attendance
    49,669 (Total: 3,178,856; 64 games)

    Average Goalscoring Rate
    2.265 (Total: 145; 64 games)
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2010
  2. Sureboss

    Sureboss Premium

    Messages:
    15,304
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Football \o/
     
  3. dxm8975

    dxm8975 Premium

    Messages:
    2,439
    Location:
    Japan
    I'm pretty sure one of the european countries will win this championship like Italy did last year... I doubt the Japanese team would do well, they're quite skillful but still behind european teams in technique... I'm looking forward to watching the games that are to be broadcasted on TV. :)
     
  4. daan

    daan Moderator

    Messages:
    32,897
    Location:
    Scotland
    Where are Scotland? You seem to have missed us out, Famine...

    We're having a sweep at work for this. I have drawn Nigeria to win, and Nilmar or Ribery as top scorer. There goes my money... :( The organiser of the sweep drew Spain! Fix, I say. :)
     
  5. ExigeEvan

    ExigeEvan Premium

    Messages:
    17,188
    USA! USA! USA!

    Well, for one day atleast ;)
     
  6. Blitz187

    Blitz187 Premium

    Messages:
    5,954
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Holland!!!!!!!!!!! Holland!!!!!!! ;)

    Oh and Famine... please put the Netherlands at the TOP of their pool... where they will be anyway after the group phase... ;)
     
  7. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    66,849
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    All the groups are in alphabetical order for now.
     
  8. Dan_

    Dan_ Premium

    Messages:
    3,242
    Location:
    Brazil
    Well, to be honest, there's only six teams which can actually win the world cup:

    Netherlands, England, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and perhaps France.

    Netherlands, Argentina and Spain have offensive teams and are the best attack-wise.

    England and Brazil are nice teams, Brazil is playing together for more than 1 year, we have a superb defense and lethal counterattacks. England is a balanced team, even after losing Ferdinand the team still strong both at defending and attacking, also, Gerrard and Lampard are awesome midfielders, which would make of England a huge opponent for Spain and Netherlands, which are teams who like to keep the ball.

    France is enigmatic, as is Italy, the team is quite old and doesn't seem to form a real team, which is mandatory to be the world champion. However, France has better individual values and thus can be more dangeours to the fantastic five (Netherlands, England, Argentina, Brazil, Spain).

    Portugal is running for the championship too, but I wouldn't bet my money on them.

    It's time to put the sixth star on our uniforms. :D
     
  9. Blitz187

    Blitz187 Premium

    Messages:
    5,954
    Location:
    Netherlands
    No worries Famine... was just kidding :p
     
  10. Touring Mars

    Touring Mars Moderator

    Messages:
    22,186
    Location:
    Scotland
    I've just started one at my work - I'm going to take the last remaining ticket, assuming I can sell the other 31 before Friday :nervous:

    Oh, and new avatar for me :D

    edit: Sold ten already, and except for Holland, they are all cack so far :lol:
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  11. livemusic

    livemusic Premium

    Messages:
    10,239
    Location:
    Brazil
    I haven't followed much of European's football in some time so I wouldn't know who is favorite.

    I don't like this team Dunga has put togheter but I won't be surprised if we win. After all it's a very short tournament with only seven games. I think Argentina has a better chance of taking this than we do, although I'm not eager to see Maradona running naked, and if there's two teams I wouldn't like to win another world cup it's Argentina and France.
     
  12. Neal

    Neal Premium

    Messages:
    7,727
    I've got Argentina in the sweep at work, result! England Schmengland, it's all about the cash for me :D
     
  13. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    66,849
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Remember, Diego Maradona has fielded ninety players in 18 months and picked a player a few months back because he saw his face in a dream.
     
  14. daan

    daan Moderator

    Messages:
    32,897
    Location:
    Scotland
    You've got to hand it to him.
     
  15. GM

    GM

    Messages:
    4,103
    I want North Korea to get to the final just to see it played in a half empty stadium.
     
  16. Neal

    Neal Premium

    Messages:
    7,727
    Well he is close to god, maybe it was divine intervention...that £35 is in the bag :sly:
     
  17. Blitz187

    Blitz187 Premium

    Messages:
    5,954
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I dont think you have to worry about France... they didnt look like a threat at all in their last game against China...

    If South Korea and North Korea get 1st or 2nd in their pools they could possibly meet up in the next round.... Imagine South Korea vs North Korea.... That would be a heated match... But keeping in mind that North Korea is in a pool with Brazil, Portugal and Ivory Coast I dont think that is EVER going to happen... No matter how many Chinese people they fly in to cheer for the North Koreans... :sly:
     
  18. Stevisiov

    Stevisiov Premium

    Messages:
    5,603
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Starting to get excited about the world cup now. Going to be supporting Holland for the most part (I always have), although I actually think England have a decent chance of doing well this time.

    Uruguay might be worth a cheeky punt, 125/1 for the win, maybe Forlan can come up with the goods.
     
  19. Small_Fryz

    Small_Fryz Premium

    Messages:
    15,820
    Location:
    Australia
    Go Australia!!!
    smash those sixes!!! oh wait.. wrong world cup.. my bad
     
  20. Touring Mars

    Touring Mars Moderator

    Messages:
    22,186
    Location:
    Scotland
    My boss has got Uruguay in our sweepstake... he actually picked Greece, but didn't like it, so someone agreed to swap with him. I think Uruguay have more of a chance than Greece, but infact Greece are ranked 13th in the world (amazingly!) while Uruguay are 16th... although the FIFA World Rankings are a bit misleading!!

    I must wait until everyone has had a chance to buy their tickets, and the good teams are vanishing fast. England and Italy are still available, with 10 others - including New Zealand :nervous:
     
  21. Horde_R35

    Horde_R35

    Messages:
    6,320
    Location:
    Portugal
    I hope we get to play with England again:sly:!

    But we have to beat Brazil 1st... Wont be easy but hope we will! Its the early FINAL:)!


    PORTUGAL!!!!!! PORTUGAL!!!!!! PORTUGAL!!!!!!
     
  22. astrosdude91

    astrosdude91

    Messages:
    4,579
    Location:
    United States
    Like most Americans, the game of Soccer (or Football) is largely foreign to me. But like most Americans, I will obnoxiously root for USA!

    USA, USA, USA!!!!!
     
  23. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    66,849
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    For a laugh, I thought I'd resurrect an old British footballing comedy classic. Fantasy Football League :D

    This was a segment called "Phoenix from the Flames" where they re-enacted old, famous moments from football. This one: The funniest moment in World Cup history, starring Ilunga Mwepu.


    Sexual activity mentioned, one rude word uttered
     
  24. daan

    daan Moderator

    Messages:
    32,897
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ah, 1974. Scotland somehow transpired to go out at the group stage even though we were unbeaten...
     
  25. Touring Mars

    Touring Mars Moderator

    Messages:
    22,186
    Location:
    Scotland
    :lol: Quality... I remember they also used to comment on the day's action during the World Cup, and when they came to review the team sheet for a Cameroon game, Frank Skinner said "Oh look honey, they're playing R. Song"...

    My sweepstake has gone down well, and there are just 6 teams remaining - one is reserved for a workmate who is on holiday, and I need to sell 4 more before I can claim my ticket (I will take the last remaining ticket). Sadly, there is now only one good team left - Italy - plus Mexico (I would take that), Chile, Denmark, Algeria and New Zealand :sick:
     
  26. Sureboss

    Sureboss Premium

    Messages:
    15,304
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    :lol:

    I miss Baddiel and Skinner. :(
     
  27. arvore

    arvore

    Messages:
    2,114
    Location:
    Portugal
    :)





    I just hope his skills would help the Portuguese National Team fly to Glory this time...if the annoying Vuvuzela's sound doesn't drive us all crazy before that :sick:
     
  28. Famine

    Famine Administrator

    Messages:
    66,849
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    More Phoenix from the Flames:

     
  29. Horde_R35

    Horde_R35

    Messages:
    6,320
    Location:
    Portugal
    Tell me about it... i hate those things! They will annoy us to death:crazy:!

    Cristiano will do his best! I dont actually see why but, Morinho said weeks ago that his better than Messi! Maybe his right:sly:!

    This is why Manchester United hired him! He OWNED them ;)! 17 or 18 at the time

    [YOUTUBEHD]AfgdUfDgCq8[/YOUTUBEHD]
     
  30. livemusic

    livemusic Premium

    Messages:
    10,239
    Location:
    Brazil
    Well, you don't have to beat us. Beating North Korea and Ivory Coast would be enough.

    Unless we lose to any of those two.