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Published: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:18:00 GMT

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The FIFA World Cup in pictures and videos

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:18:00 GMT

What better way to relive the 2010 FIFA World Cup thank to take a few moments flicking through our hundreds of exclusive photos and videos from the month-long tournament?


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South Africa 2010: The Interviews

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:02:00 GMT

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, some of the tournament's biggest names spoke to FIFA.com. Here, we look back at a selection of what they had to say.


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A tournament of firsts

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 03:13:00 GMT

South Africa 2010 was bursting with unprecedented events in a whole range of areas, from team results to player landmarks. FIFA.com now takes you through a full list of firsts.


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South Africa 2010: 32 teams, 32 stories

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:13:00 GMT

Join FIFA.com as we take a look back at all of the 32 sides that contributed to the football extravaganza that was South Africa 2010.


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The adidas Golden Ball: a look back

Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:05:00 GMT

The adidas Golden Ball is just days away from being announced. FIFA.com takes a trip down memory lane to recall previous winners of the accolade.


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Entertainment assured in consolation game

Thu, 08 Jul 2010 09:57:00 GMT

There may be less at stake, but the clash to decide who finishes third in the FIFA World Cup often tends to be packed with entertainment, with a glut of goals all part of the tradition.


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Fair Play to the fore in Alexandra

Wed, 07 Jul 2010 08:23:00 GMT

Togetherness and Fair Play are the key ingredients of the Football For Hope festival, which is being held on the outskirts of Johannesburg.


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All the right moves

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 12:34:00 GMT

FIFA.com's Move of the Day section showcases all the best examples of top-class individual technique exhibited by the biggest names in FIFA World Cups™ present and past.


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Lahm's the number one for Germany

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 10:58:00 GMT

Germany are being talked about as possible world champions again so it is fitting that as the FIFA World Cup™ enters its final week their captain should be ahead in the Castrol Index.


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Living it up in the last eight

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 18:02:00 GMT

With Ghana and Paraguay in the South Africa 2010 quarter-finals, FIFA.com recalls the surprise packages in the last eight at recent tournaments.




South Africa 2010: What they said

Thu, 01 Jul 2010 10:07:00 GMT

With a selection of colourful quotes, FIFA.com highlights the passion and humour that South Africa 2010 has provoked so far in some of its leading players.


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Tears and cheers for Samurai Blue

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:04:00 GMT

Kengo Nakamura and Daisuke Matsui spoke to FIFA.com to offer their views on a creditable campaign for Japan that ended yesterday in heartbreaking circumstances.


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Paraguay make history, Villa strikes

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:18:00 GMT

The Round of 16 concluded with Paraguay winning the first shoot-out of South Africa 2010 to reach their first quarter-final, where they will face a Spain side who beat Portugal.


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Starters' success and Spanish history

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:50:00 GMT

In Tuesday's statistical review, we reflect on records for David Villa and Iker Casillas and look at the run of victories for teams taking the first kick in penalty shoot-outs.


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Paraguay squeeze into the last eight

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 18:04:00 GMT

Paraguay reached the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals for the first time as they edged Japan 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out after a drab goalless draw in Pretoria.


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Honda gunning for Paraguay

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 08:59:00 GMT

Japan's talismanic forward, Keisuke Honda, is confident he can continue his fine run of form against Paraguay in the teams' Round of 16 showdown.


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One favourite and three outsiders

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

Spain, many observers' tip for the title, face a tough last 16 test against neighbours Portugal, while Group F winners Paraguay take on Asia's sole remaining representatives, Japan.


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Paraguay-Japan preview

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:06:00 GMT

A piece of history is within the reach of Paraguay and Japan in Pretoria where both are bidding to reach the FIFA World Cup™ quarter-finals for the first time.


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Endo: We are mentally strong

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:47:00 GMT

Japan playmaker and reigning AFC Player of the Year Yasuhito Endo tells FIFA about his team's free-kick success, their strengths and their prospects for the remainder of the tournament.


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Mixed emotions for Taeguk Warriors

Sun, 27 Jun 2010 20:13:00 GMT

Korea Republic are leaving South Africa with their heads held high, but their players admitted to some regrets after the 2-1 loss to Uruguay in the Round of 16.


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Ghana strike, Celeste roll back years

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 22:51:00 GMT

As the Round of 16 began with dramatic wins for Uruguay and Ghana, FIFA.com's daily stats review focuses on landmarks and historical notes for both the winners and losers.


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Heroes rise for Ghana and Uruguay

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 22:34:00 GMT

On a day of narrow margins, the first pair of Round of 16 ties finished with Uruguay and Ghana celebrating progress through goals from Luis Suarez and Asamoah Gyan.

 

 


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Black Starlets thrive on Day 16

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 22:26:00 GMT

Performances from Jonathan Mensah and Budweiser Man of the Match Andre Ayew helped Ghana beat USA 2-1 and reach the quarter-finals.


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Statistical stars from the group stage

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 17:41:00 GMT

Want to know who made more passes, embarked on more solo runs and had more shots on goal than anyone else during the group stage? For all this and more, read our statistical review.


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Suarez double downs South Koreans

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 16:56:00 GMT

Luis Suarez struck twice as Uruguay beat Korea Republic 2-1 in Port Elizabeth to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1970.


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Upsets galore as Europe’s finest struggle

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 15:49:00 GMT

A FIFA World Cup™ group stage tends to be fertile ground for surprises, and so it has proved at South Africa 2010.


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Underdogs fire early warnings

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 11:31:00 GMT

With France and Italy having already found themselves on the end of early upsets, FIFA.com takes a look at the dark horses of the tournament who are out to upset the odds.


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Chollima reflect on miserable campaign

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 09:53:00 GMT

Coach Kim Jong-Hun and striker Jong Tae-Se have reflected on a campaign that began brightly for Korea DPR but ultimately ended in three straight defeats.


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Brazil finish top, Portugal do enough

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 08:27:00 GMT

Brazil took seven points from a possible nine to win Group G, while Portugal went through as their runners-up, one point clear of Côte d’Ivoire.


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Cup-tie fever hits South Africa

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will enter the first round of knockout matches with Uruguay and Korea Republic opening proceedings followed by USA meeting Ghana.


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Picture complete as Iberians advance

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 22:32:00 GMT

Spain and Portugal marched on to a last-16 showdown while Chile made it a South American clean sweep by also progressing on the final day of group stage action.


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Japan's samurais cast aside their blues

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 22:24:00 GMT

Having removed the pre-tournament doubts with an impressive group stage performance, Japan will be a side transformed when they take on Paraguay in the Round of 16.


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Century reached as Europeans slump

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:44:00 GMT

FIFA.com's final statistical review of the group stage features an unlikely scoreline, a milestone goal and reveals a gloomy outlook for the tournament's European contingent.


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Uruguay success built on solid foundations

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:41:00 GMT

Dangerous up front, La Celeste are also proving hard to break down at the back, having yet to concede a goal at South Africa 2010.


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Drogba: Not too disappointed

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 20:44:00 GMT

Côte d'Ivoire captain Didier Drogba said that his team should not feel too bad about failing to advance out of such a difficult group.


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Uruguay-Korea Republic preview

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 19:16:00 GMT

Having topped Group A without conceding a goal, Uruguay will start as favourites in their Round of 16 clash with Korea Republic in Port Elizabeth.


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Dutch comfort, Japanese firecrackers

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:22:00 GMT

Group E saw a traditional European power advance with three wins, while Denmark and Cameroon both suffered disappointment at the hands of Japan.


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Elephants' roar not enough

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 17:00:00 GMT

Côte d'Ivoire ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Korea DPR in Nelspruit, but Portugal's draw against Group G winners Brazil confirmed the African team's elimination.


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Group H goes down to the wire

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 09:00:00 GMT

European champions Spain have work to do to book their place in the Round of 16 when the curtain falls on Groups G and H with three places still up for grabs.

 


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Japan eye bigger prize

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 23:55:00 GMT

Budweiser Man of the Match Keisuke Honda and Japan coach Takeshi Okada both indicated that they were happy but not satisfied with their advancement to the last 16.


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Misery for Italy on historic day

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:52:00 GMT

Japan, Paraguay and Slovakia clinched places in the Round of 16 on a day that will be best remembered for Italy, the reigning champions, missing out on the knockout phase.


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Clinical Japan cruise past Danes

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:29:00 GMT

Japan made history by reaching the Round of 16 for the first time on foreign soil, eliminating Denmark in the process with a 3-1 win in Rustenburg.


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Germany fly high, Ghana fly the flag

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:22:00 GMT

Germany topped Group D as widely predicted, despite a loss to Serbia, while Ghana kept African hopes alive by pipping Australia to second place.


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Koreans call on set-piece masters

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 15:50:00 GMT

Korea Republic have scored more goals at South Africa 2010 than in any other finals they have taken part in, and three of them have come from free-kicks.


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Korea DPR-Côte d'Ivoire preview

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:57:00 GMT

Korea DPR and Côte d'Ivoire will bring their group campaigns to an end hoping for different rewards, with the former aiming for a pride-inducing win and the latter eyeing unlikely qualification.


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Clinical Aussies outwit silky Serbia

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 08:39:00 GMT

Australia and Serbia both entered their meeting with hope of reaching the Round of 16, but the Socceroos’ 2-1 victory proven insufficient for either team to progress.


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Aussies bowed but not broken

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 01:13:00 GMT

Australia paid for a disastrous opening as they missed out on the last 16 on goal difference yet they departed South Africa with pride intact after a first FIFA World Cup™ victory over European opposition.


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Holders Italy under the spotlight

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

Italy are living dangerously as they enter their final Group F match against Slovakia still seeking a first win, while in Group E Denmark look to leapfrog Japan. 


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Denmark-Japan preview

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:53:00 GMT

Japan and Denmark have everything to play for in their Group E finale, with a winner assured of a trip to the Round of 16 and a loser having to settle for a trip home.


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Thrilling finales to Groups C and D

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:38:00 GMT

Wednesday’s final round of matches in both Group C and D provided tension aplenty and ended in Round of 16 berths for Germany, USA, Ghana and England.


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D-Day for Donovan and Defoe

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 22:10:00 GMT

Jermain Defoe and Landon Donovan scored the all-important goals that took England and USA through to the last 16, and they share top billing in today's statistical review. 


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