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South Africa 2010 World Cup in Numbers

I'm sharing some states from 2010 South Africa World Cup.

 

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volunteers, the oldest of whom was 80 years old, played a huge role in the success of Africa’s first-ever FIFA World Cup.

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passes were attempted by Xavi during the tournament, 104 more than his  nearest challenger, Bastian Schweinsteiger. Xavi also delivered the  second-highest number of crosses with 42, with only Diego Forlan (50)  attempting more.

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fouls were committed at South Africa 2010, down significantly on  Germany 2006's tally of 346. A consequence of this was that dismissals  were also greatly reduced, with just 17 red cards compared to 26 four  years ago.

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goals were scored at South Africa 2010, the lowest of any FIFA World  Cup since the tournament switched to a 64-game format. Indeed, the  current edition continues a downward trend in this respect since the  first 64-game finals were held 12 years ago, with France 1998’s total of  171 goals dwindling to 161 at Korea/Japan 2002 and then to 147 at  Germany 2006.

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minutes was the time at which Andres Iniesta struck against the  Netherlands, making his dramatic winner the latest-ever winning goal in a  FIFA World Cup Final.

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years and 330 days old, David James was the most senior player of this  FIFA World Cup. Holding the dual title of oldest outfield player and  oldest goalscorer was Mexico’s Cuauhtemoc Blanco (37-156). Christian  Eriksen was South Africa 2010’s youngest player at 18 years and 120 days  old.

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solo runs established Spain’s Sergio Ramos as the tournament’s most  prolific dribbler, ahead of more likely candidates such as Lukas  Podolski (27), Andres Iniesta (26), David Villa and Lionel Messi (both  25).

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goals at Green Point Stadium made the Cape Town arena the  highest-scoring of South Africa's ten venues. Johannesburg's Soccer City  ranked second with 20.

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players were used by Germany during the tournament – the most of any  team. Slovenia, New Zealand and Korea DPR, by contrast, fielded just 15.

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fouls made Japan’s Keisuke Honda an unlikely leader of the  competition’s crime count. Finalists Sergio Ramos and Mark van Bommel  followed closely behind on 17.

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FIFA World Cup goals was the landmark reached by Miroslav Klose,  leaving the Germany striker one behind record-holder Ronaldo but  nonetheless in joint-second place with Gerd Muller.

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yellow and red cards were handed out in a fiery Final between the  Netherlands and Spain, more than doubling the previous record for this  fixture, set when Argentina and West Germany shared six cards in 1986.

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goals were scored by Bayern Munich players during South Africa 2010,  making the Bavarian giants the best-represented club in the scoring  charts. Bayern’s European conquerors, Inter Milan, were next-highest on  nine, while Atletico Madrid players accounted for eight. The Spanish  league dominated overall, with 29 goals to 21 for the Bundesliga, 12 for  the English Premier League and 16 for Serie A.

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hours and 19 minutes without conceding enabled Switzerland to set a new  FIFA World Cup record. The Helvetians surpassed Italy’s previous record  of 550 minutes.

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teams have now won the FIFA World Cup after Spain joined this elite club. La Roja became the first team to win the global showpiece having lost their  opening game, and the first from Europe to lift the Trophy outside their  own continent.

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FIFA World Cups as coach was the new benchmark set by Carlos Alberto  Parreira, who in taking charge of his fifth team at the global  showpiece, also broke the record of four he previously shared with Bora  Milutinovic.

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European teams reached the last 16 at South Africa 2010 and only three  made it to the quarter-finals - an all-time low for the Old Continent.  Nonetheless, while five South American representatives reached the  knockout stage – four as group winners – the Final was once again an  all-European affair.

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million fans attended South Africa 2010’s 64 matches, just short of the  FIFA World Cup record set when 3.59 million clicked through the  turnstiles at USA 1994.

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players – David Villa, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol – accounted for  Spain’s entire haul of goals at South Africa 2010. Previously, no team  had ever won the FIFA World Cup with fewer than four different  goalscorers. La Roja’s overall tally of eight was the lowest of any world champions in history.

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siblings in one squad was another first for South Africa 2010, with  Jerry, Jhony and Wilson Palacios making history thanks to their  inclusion in Honduras’ 23-man list.

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assists were racked up by Kaka, Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger,  Dirk Kuyt and Mesut Ozil, establishing this quintet as the competition’s  most effective creators.

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of the previous FIFA World Cup’s finalists failing to reach the second  round had only ever been seen once before - in 1966, when Czechoslovakia  failed to qualify and Brazil fell at the first hurdle.

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draws and a defeat from three group games made Italy’s performance in  South Africa their worst-ever FIFA World Cup showing. Never before had  they failed to win a single match, or finished bottom of their group.  Marcello Lippi’s side remain winless in 2010.

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minutes and 39 seconds was the time at which Thomas Muller scored the  tournament’s fastest goal in Germany’s 4-0 win over Argentina.

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team finished the tournament unbeaten: New Zealand. That unlikely  statistic was sealed when the Netherlands’ 14-match winning streak in  the FIFA World Cup qualifiers and tournament proper came to an end in  the Final.


From FIFA.com.

  • maromaewq Amateur 13 posts since
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    1. Nov 10, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to ericbenjaming)
    South Africa 2010 World Cup in Numbers

    I am an italian man. I am an engineer in Italy and I deal me of planning and structural calculation and of housebuilding. My site internet is: http://www.calcolostrutture.net . I like very much the soccer. Soccer in Italy is very hard and the quality of soccer is high. According to me in Italy there are currently some teams that have greater probabilities to win the championship. The teams are Rome, Juventus, Milan, International, Lazio and Naples. I am fan of the Juventus and I hope that at the end of the season the juventus wins the championship. The Juventus in this championship doesn't have to dispute the European cups, for which I hope both favorite for the conquest of the Italian badge. In the last years the level of the Italian soccer to European and world level has been some reorganized and it has decreased its quality, because there are now very strong European teams as the Barcellona, the Manchester United and the Real Madrid. I hope that in the future the Italian soccer returns to be protagonist to European and world level, even with the Juventus as protagonist!

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