Spain became the 2010 World Cup champions after defeating the Netherlands 1-0 in the final game at Soccer City on Sunday.
A crowd of a few hundred watching the game at Plaza Flamingo restaurant at College and Bathurst Street poured out onto the roadway after Spain’s goal in extra time against the Netherlands.
It was not the weekend game that either team was hoping to play in but both sides put on a great show in Port Elizabeth despite Germany being without five regular starters thanks to the flu. Coming off losses to Spain and Holland respectively, Germany and Uruguay traded chances throughout with Germany coming out on […]
Carles Puyol scored the lone goal and Spain advanced to its first World Cup final after a 1-0 victory over Germany Wednesday in Durban. Puyol was an unlikely hero as the 32-year-old defender scored his first ever goal in World Cup competition. It was well-deserved retribution for Puyol, who had a glorious chance to convert […]
They had to wait over 20 long years to get there but the Netherlands made it back to the World Cup Finals with a 3-2 win over Uruguay. The Dutch made it back to the finals for the first time since 1978 and have extended their unbeaten streak to 24 games, dating back to 2008. […]
Miroslav Klose of Germany scored two goals to cruise past Argentina in a 4-0 victory at Cape Town on Saturday, sending the team to the semi- finals.
Luis Suárez’s intentional hand ball helped keep the game even at the end of extra time and force a penalty shootout that saw Uruguay come out on top over Ghana 4-2 and advance to the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Spain is one step closer to claiming their first World Cup title as a David Villa goal in the 83rd minute coupled with a tremendous penalty kick save by Iker Casillas gave Spain a 1-0 win over Paraguay and a date with Germany in Wednesday’s semi-final. The game opened in a conservative style with the Paraguayans […]
In a World Cup full of upsets, the Netherlands have pulled off the biggest. The Dutch erased a one-goal halftime deficit to defeat top-ranked Brazil 2-1 to advance to the semifinals, where they will meet the winner of Uruguay and Ghana. An own-goal by Brazil’s Felipe Melo tied the match early in the second half, […]
Paraguay made it through to the quarterfinals for the first time in history as they hit all five penalty kicks in the shootout to defeat Japan. With Paraguay up 3-2 in the penalty shootouts, Yuichi Kimano stepped up to keep Japan on par. He lifted a shot the the upper middle part of the net, […]