2010 World Cup Summary after Group stage second round

The 2010 World Cup has now played two rounds of the Group stage and after a slow start in the first group phase we were treated to a host of goals in the second round.

Highlights were the Portugal 7-0 win over North Korea and Argentina’s 4-1 thumping of South Korea while the Brazilians treated us to a three goal fest in their win over the Ivory Coast.

A total of 42 goals were scored at 2.62 per game as opposed to the first round where 25 goals were scored at 1.56.

Standout teams of the second round were Argentina, Netherlands, Brazil and Portugal, while Spain, Mexico and Paraguay served notice.

Best teams of the tournament to date have been Argentina, Netherlands and Brazil.

All group results  can be found below with team goals for the second round along with total team goals and leading goal scorers for the tournament.

South Africa 0
Uruguay 3

24m Deigo Forlan (Uru), 80m Deigo Forlan (Uru), 90m Alvaro Pereira (Uru)

Mexico 2
France 0

64m Javier Hernandez (Mex), 79m Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Mex)

Argentina 4
South Korea 1

16m Chu-Young Park O.G. (Arg), 33m Gonzalo Higuain (Arg), 45m Chu-Young Park (SK) , 77m Gonzalo Higuain (Arg), 80m Gonzalo Higuain (Arg)

Greece 2
Nigeria 1

16m Kalu Uche (Nig), 45m Dimitrios Salpingidis (Gre), 71m Vasilios Torosidis (Gre)


Slovenia 2
United States 2

13m Milan Jovanovic (Slo) 42m Zlatan Ljubijankic (Slo), 48m Landon Donovan (Usa) 82m Michael Bradley (Usa)

England 0
Algeria 0


Serbia 1
Germany 0

38m Milan Jovanovic (Ser)

Australia 1
Ghana 1

11m Brett Holman (Aus), 25m Asamoah Gyan (Gha)

Netherlands 1
Japan 0

53m Wesley Sneijder (Net)

Cameroon 0
Denmark 2

10m Samuel Eto´o (Cam)
33m Nicklas Bendtner (Den), 61m Dennis Rommedahl (Den)

Paraguay 2
Slovakia 0

27m Enrique Vera (Par) 86m Cristian Riveros (Par)

New Zealand 1
Italy 1

07m Shane Smeltz (NZ), 26m Vincenzo Iaquinta (Ita)

Brazil 3
Ivory Coast 1

25m Luis Fabiano (Bra), 51m Luis Fabiano (Bra), 62m Elano (Bra), 79m Didier Drogba (IC)

Portugal 7
North Korea 0
29m Raul Meireles (Por) 53m Simao (Por) 56m Hugo Almeida (Por) 60m Tiago (Por) 81m Liedson (Por) 88m Cristiano Ronaldo (Por) 89m Tiago (Por)

Chile 1
Switzerland 0

75m Mark Gonzalez

Spain 2
Honduras 0

17m David Villa
51m David Villa

Second Round Team Goals

7 Portugal, 4 Argentina, 3 Brazil, 3 Uruguay, 2 Denmark, 2 Greece, 2 Mexico, 2 Paraguay, 2 Slovenia, 2 Spain, 2 United States, 1 Australia, 1 Cameroon, 1 Chile, 1 Ghana, 1 Italy, 1 Ivory Coast, 1 Netherlands, 1 New Zealand, 1 Nigeria, 1 Serbia, 1 South Korea, 0 Algeria, 0 England, 0 France, 0 Germany, 0 Honduras, 0 Japan, 0 North Korea, 0 Slovakia, 0 South Africa, 0 Switzerland

Goals 41
Average 2.56

Total Team Goals after Round 2

7 Portugal, 5 Argentina, 5 Brazil, 4 Germany, 3 Mexico, 3 Netherlands, 3 Paraguay, 3 Slovenia, 3 South Korea, 3 United States, 3 Uruguay, 2 Chile, 2 Denmark, 2 Ghana, 2 Greece, 2 Italy, 2 New Zealand, 2 Spain, 1 Australia, 1 England, 1 Ivory Coast, 1 Japan, 1 Nigeria, 1 North Korea, 1 Serbia, 1 Slovakia, 1 South Africa, 1 Switzerland, 0 Algeria, 0 Cameroon, 0 France, 0 Honduras

Goals    66
Average    2.06

Goal Scorers after Round 2

3 Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina)

2 Blumer Elano (Brazil), Clemente Luis Fabiano (Brazil), Asamoah Gyan (Ghana), Cardoso Tiago (Portugal), David Villa (Spain), Diego Forlan (Uruguay)

1 Gabriel Heinze (Argentina), Brett Holman (Australia), Sisenando Maicon (Brazil), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Jean Beausejour (Chile), Mark Gonzalez (Chile), Dennis Rommedahl (Denmark), Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark), Steven Gerrard (England), Jeronimo Baretto Cacau (Germany), Lukas Podolski (Germany), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Thomas Muller (Germany), Dimitris Salpingidis (Greece), Vassilis Torosidis (Greece), Daniele De Rossi (Italy), Vincenzo Iaquinta (Italy), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Keisuke Honda (Japan),

Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Mexico), Javier Hernandez (Mexico), Rafael Marquez (Mexico), Dirk Kuyt (Netherlands), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands), Shane Smeltz (New Zealand), Winston Reid (New Zealand), Kalu Uche (Nigeria), Yun-Nam Ji (North Korea), Antolin Alcaraz (Paraguay), Cristian Riveros (Paraguay), Enrique Vera (Paraguay), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Da Silva Liedson (Portugal),

Jose Raul Meireles (Portugal), Miguel Hugo Almeida (Portugal), Sabrosa Simao (Portugal), Milan Jovanovic (Serbia), Robert Vittek (Slovakia), Robert Koren (Slovenia), Valter Birsa (Slovenia), Zlatan Ljubijankic (Slovenia), Siphiwe Tshabalala (South Africa), Chung-Yong Lee (South Korea), Ji-Sung Park (South Korea), Jung-Soo Lee (South Korea), Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland), Alvaro Pereira (Uruguay), Clinton Dempsey (USA), Landon Donovan (USA), Michael Bradley (USA)
2 Own Goals
Total: 65

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