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Published: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:36:00 GMT

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South Africa 2010 in numbers

Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:36:00 GMT

FIFA.com takes a look through the statistics that matter, including records broken and top performers, in our look back at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. 


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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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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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It ain't over til it's over

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 15:00:00 GMT

Landon Donovan's dramatic injury-time strike for USA against Algeria was the latest in a long line of FIFA World Cup™ late shows, as FIFA.com discovers.  


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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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Kiwis find their feet on world stage

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:56:00 GMT

FIFA.com speaks with New Zealand duo Chris Wood and Ivan Vicelich about the All Whites historic showing at South Africa 2010 and the bright future for the game domestically.


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Defining achievement for All Whites

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:47:00 GMT

New Zealand did the unthinkable at South Africa 2010 by holding the world champions and maintaining an undefeated record in what signifies the team’s arrival once and for all on the world stage.


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Mixed displays from septet

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:55:00 GMT

New Zealand's Tommy Smith, Miroslav Stoch of Slovakia and Cameroonian Vincent Aboubakar made positive impressions as Groups E and F were wrapped up.


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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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Paraguay delight, Italy despair

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 19:07:00 GMT

Paraguay and Slovakia made it through, New Zealand made history but the big story in Group F was the elimination of reigning world champions Italy, consigned to the wooden spoon.

 


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Paraguay seal top spot with Kiwi draw

Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:00:00 GMT

Paraguay finished top of Group F following a scoreless draw with New Zealand in Polokwane that sent the undefeated All Whites home with their heads held high.

 


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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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Paraguay-New Zealand preview

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:21:00 GMT

Paraguay can become the third South American group winners by beating New Zealand but the All Whites' efforts so far in Group F suggests a close encounter.


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Banker Barron's stock rises

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 22:30:00 GMT

New Zealand's Andy Barron, who holds down a full-time job in a bank, tells FIFA.com how he was able to sneak into South Africa 2010 unnoticed - even by his colleagues.


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Referee designations: matches 41-48

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 20:02:00 GMT

Howard Webb has been handed his second match of South Africa 2010 after being named the man in the middle for the game between Slovakia and Italy at Ellis Park.


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Kiwi doctor breaks new ground

Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:56:00 GMT

Besides causing upsets on the pitch, New Zealand have broken ground at this FIFA World Cup™ by having the first female team doctor, Celeste Geertsema.


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Williams: A Cup of hope

Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:56:00 GMT

South African rugby hero Chester Williams talks to FIFA about the famous 1995 team and how the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is continuing to help bring people together.


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Brazil buoyant, Nazionale nervous

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 22:58:00 GMT

Brazil had reason to celebrate on Day 10 as they booked their place in the last 16 and so too did New Zealand after earning a famous draw with holders Italy.

 


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Mixed fortunes for Slovakians, Kiwis

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 21:50:00 GMT

It was day to remember for two youthful New Zealand players but less so for the two Hyundai Best Young Player Award candidates on show for Slovakia.


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Fabulous Fabiano and fab for Fabio

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 21:46:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks at the South Africa 2010 stats on a day that Brazil recorded a number of milestones and Fabio Cannavaro moved alongside one of the Azzurri greats.


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Group F: State of play

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 17:09:00 GMT

Italy would not have expected to be entering the last round of matches level on points with New Zealand. FIFA.com assesses the qualifying permutations.


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Italy humbled by All Whites

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 17:02:00 GMT

New Zealand caused the biggest shock so far in South Africa by holding Italy to a 1-1 draw, Vincenzo Iaquinta's penalty cancelling out Shane Smeltz's early goal.


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Brazil and Italy look to shine

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

Brazil will aim to turn on the style in a highly anticipated clash with Côte d'Ivoire while Italy take on minnows New Zealand in one of two Group F contests.

 


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Italy-New Zealand preview

Sat, 19 Jun 2010 06:49:00 GMT

FIFA.com looks ahead to a meeting between world champions Italy and Oceanian outsiders New Zealand that may not be as straightforward as it seems.


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Fallon, Kiwi football missionary

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 23:09:00 GMT

New Zealand striker Rory Fallon is hoping the All Whites' exploits on the world stage can help provide the game with impetus in his homeland.


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Slovakia take the positives

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 23:32:00 GMT

Slovakia may have been left devastated by a late New Zealand equaliser in their South Africa 2010 opener but the central Europeans have taken heart from their performance.


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Tears flow as Brazil get started

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 23:15:00 GMT

Five-time champions Brazil got off to a winning start but both their victims, Korea DPR, and New Zealand struck a blow for the underdog on Day 5.


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Age no barrier to free-scoring Brazil

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:42:00 GMT

In our statistical look back at Day 5 of South Africa 2010, FIFA.com highlights more milestones for Brazil and an important landmark for Korea DPR.


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Smith steady as Weiss shines

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 21:51:00 GMT

Two candidates for the top youngster award were in action on Day 5, with Vladimir Weiss impressing and Tommy Smith producing a steady display.


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All Whites snatch last-gasp point

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 14:31:00 GMT

A last-gasp Winston Reid header snatched New Zealand an improbable draw against a dominant Slovakia side in their Group F opener in Rustenburg.


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It was 28 years ago today...

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:20:00 GMT

New Zealand will today make a return to the world’s greatest football stage exactly 28 years to the day since their FIFA World Cup™ debut.


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Group G to the fore, with licence to thrill

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT

The only country to have won the FIFA World Cup™ outside their own continent, five-time champions Brazil take their opening bow at South Africa 2010 against Group G outsiders Korea DPR.


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New Zealand-Slovakia preview

Sun, 13 Jun 2010 15:43:00 GMT

While a majority view this match as a battle to avoid finishing bottom of the pool, New Zealand and Slovakia consider it an opportunity to put one foot in the knockout phase.


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Kiwis eager to end wait

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 22:41:00 GMT

New Zealand will make their second FIFA World Cup appearance on Tuesday exactly 28 years after the debut at Spain 1982 and the current crop are counting down the days.


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From purgatory to paradise

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 10:16:00 GMT

The FIFA World Cup might bring together the cream of football talent, but playing in the lower need not be a barrier to participating, as FIFA.com discovers.


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Which country has the best fans?

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 08:11:00 GMT

FIFA.com wants to know which of the 32 teams that will contest this upcoming FIFA World Cup has, in your opinion, the best supporters.


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From the pitch to the dugout

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:42:00 GMT

Diego Maradona and Dunga hope to repeat past glories as players as two of the eight coaches in South Africa with playing experience of the FIFA World Cup.

 


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Stars set to light up South Africa

Mon, 07 Jun 2010 08:59:00 GMT

As always, the FIFA World Cup brings together the beautiful game's greatest talent, with Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney et al set to do battle.


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What do you make of your squad?

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 11:09:00 GMT

Thirty-two coaches have announced their 23-player squads for South Africa 2010. FIFA.com now wants to know what you think of them.


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Coveted call-ups thrill 736

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 11:09:00 GMT

The final 23-player squads for the biggest event in sport are now official, and you can check them out here on FIFA.com.


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Nelsen: All Whites riding a wave

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 10:53:00 GMT

New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen tells FIFA.com that the All Whites are stronger than ever and in confident mood after some encouraging displays.


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Preliminary squads announced

Thu, 13 May 2010 11:11:00 GMT

FIFA.com brings you the names of the 960 footballers who this week moved another step closer to competing at this year's FIFA World Cup.


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Kiwi keeper quietly confident

Wed, 12 May 2010 11:47:00 GMT

New Zealand will have an experienced and dependable goalkeeper holding the fort in South Africa in the shape of reluctant hero Mark Paston.




Winning team bus slogans announced

Wed, 12 May 2010 11:08:00 GMT

FIFA.com presents the slogans chosen to decorate the buses of the respective 32 nations throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


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What are your World Cup plans?

Tue, 11 May 2010 13:12:00 GMT

Around the world, supporters are finalising their plans to travel to Africa's first-ever FIFA World Cup. We want to know what you are going to do.


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Conquer the world with EA SPORTS

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:30:00 GMT

EA SPORTS launched its official and exclusively licensed FIFA World Cup videogame this week, giving gamers around the world the chance to lift the famous Trophy.


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Smeltz: We won't be daunted

Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:12:00 GMT

New Zealand striker Shane Smeltz believes the All Whites are capable of making a splash when they end a 28-year FIFA World Cup absence in June.


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Follow Wednesday’s friendlies LIVE

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 15:37:00 GMT

FIFA.com will bring you all the action, LIVE and up-to-the-minute, from the pre-South Africa 2010 friendlies kicking off across the globe on 3 March.


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Singing South Africa's praises

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:51:00 GMT

A host of national team coaches attending the Team Workshop in Sun City told FIFA.com of their admiration for South Africa’s finals’ preparations.


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