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Group A – Uruguay and Mexico qualify

Uruguay and Mexico have finished first and second in Group A and have qualified for the Round of 16 at the expense of South Africa and France. A 43 minute goal to Luiz Suarez was enough for Uruguay to score a well earned win over Mexico and claim top position of Group A with 7 [...]

Loftus Versfeld Stadium – Pretoria – South Africa

Loftus Versfeld Stadium is widely considered one of South Africa’s best stadiums and is situated in the nations’s capital Pretoria. The stadium is one of the oldest in South Africa and has often been utilised for both rugby and football games and is the home ground of Mamelodi Sundowns Premier Soccer League club, the Blue [...]

Mbombela Stadium – Nelspruit – South Africa

Mbombela Stadium is one of the newly-built stadiums for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and seats up to 46,000 fans. Situated in the city of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga Province, the stadium is located on open land around 7 kilometres west of the city centre. Mbombela Stadium has been designed to ensure life beyond [...]

Free State Stadium – Bloemfontein – South Africa

Free State Stadium is located in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and the stadium was given a major face lift for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, with seating capacity lifted from 38,000 to 45,000 during the upgrade. To make the stadium World Cup compliant, a second tier was added to the main grandstand to increase crowd capacity [...]

Moses Mabhida Stadium – Durban – South Africa

Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium is a world-class arena situated in the sporting precinct of Kings Park and the newly built ground draws its inspiration from the South African flag, with its grand arch symbolising a united nation of sports loving people.

Soccer City Stadium – Johannesburg – South Africa

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 [...]

Peter Mokaba Stadium – Polokwane – South Africa

The Peter Mokaba Stadium is a newly constructed stadium and is named in honour of one of South Africa’s most inspirational leaders, Peter Mokaba. Born and bred in Polokwane, where the stadium is built, Peter Mokaba was active in the struggle against apartheid and also was appointed deputy minister of the environment and tourism in [...]

Group A – South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France

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.