Soccer City Stadium is situated in the urban area of Soweto, in the city of Johannesburg and is considered the jewel in crown of all the football stadiums in South Africa. Formerly known as FBN Stadium, the ground will host the first & final matches of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and was [...]
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Ellis Park Stadium is centrally located in the city of Johannesburg and is most famous for South Africa’s defeat of New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which united the nation and captured a special moment when Nelson Mandela held the trophy aloft at the ground. Rebuilt in 1982, ground improvements has seen the [...]
Group A has the host nation South Africa engaged and they come up against some tough opposition in Mexico, Uruguay and France. The winner of this group will play the team that finishes second in Group B, and the runner-up in this group meets the winner of Group B.
Group B has Argentina involved and they will carry the hopes of a nation, while the rest of the group is made up of Nigeria, South Korea and Greece. The group winner will meet the team placed second in Group A and the runner-up in this group has to face the winner of Group A.
Group C has perennial favourites England who will have plenty of fan support as they head into yet another World Cup with high hopes, and they will be joined by Algeria, United States and Slovenia. The group winner has to play the team that finishes runner-up in Group D, while the second placed team in [...]
Group D is home to Australia and the Aussies will be looking to impress again on the world stage after their unlucky Round 2 exit in 2006. Australia has to contend with a tough group that contains Germany, Serbia and Ghana with the winner of this group to play the Group C runner-up, while the [...]
Group E is home to the highly ranked Netherlands and the Dutch will be joined by Denmark, Japan and Cameroon. The winners of Group E will play the second placed team from Group F, while the runners-up in this group will face the Group F winner.
Group F hosts the reigning Champions Italy who will be back to defend their crown at the 2010 World Cup and they are joined by Paraguay, New Zealand and Slovakia in this group. The winners of Group F will meet the second placed team of Group E, while the runners-up of this group will play [...]
Group G is home to Brazil who are always one of the teams to beat in the World Cup and alongside the Brazilians are North Korea, Ivory Coast and Portugal. The winners of this group will face the runner-up of Group H and the second placed team will meet the winners of Group H.
Group H has the reigning 2010 World Cup favourites Spain engaged and they are up against Switzerland, Honduras and Chile. The winners of this group will play the runners-up of Group G, while the second placed team in Group H will meet the winner of Group G.