2010 FIFA World Cup

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2010 FIFA World Cup
Host Nation South Africa
Qualification Dates August 25, 2007-November 18, 2009
Tournament Dates June 11-July 11, 2010
Champion Spain
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The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa. The bidding process for hosting the tournament finals was open only to African nations. In 2004, the international football federation, FIFA, selected South Africa over Egypt and Morocco to become the first African nation to host the finals.

Publications

Programs
Stage Date Teams Venue
Qualifying September 10, 2008 Russia vs. Wales Lokomotiv Stadium
Qualifying October 11, 2008 England vs. Kazakhstan Wembley Stadium
Qualifying October 11, 2008 Germany vs. Russia Stadion Dortmund
Qualifying June 6, 2009 Kazakhstan vs. England Almaty Central Stadium
Qualifying June 10, 2009 England vs. Andorra Wembley Stadium
Qualifying August 12, 2009 Norway vs. Scotland Ullevaal Stadion
Qualifying September 5, 2009 Ukraine vs. Andorra Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium
Qualifying September 9, 2009 England vs. Croatia Wembley Stadium
Qualifying October 10, 2009 Serbia vs. Romania Stadion Crvena Zvezda
Group Stage June 11-25, 2010 multiple multiple
Knockout Stage June 26-July 11, 2010 multiple multiple
2010 FIFA World Cup (South Africa) Countries
Champions Spain
Runners-up Netherlands
Third Place Germany
Fourth Place Uruguay
Quarterfinalists Argentina • Brazil • Ghana • Paraguay
Round of 16 Chile • England • Japan • Mexico • Portugal • Slovakia • South Korea • United States
Group Stage Algeria • Australia • Cameroon • Denmark • France • Greece • Honduras • Italy • Ivory Coast • New Zealand • Nigeria • North Korea • Serbia • Slovenia • South Africa • Switzerland
Non-Qualifiers Andorra • Croatia • Kazakhstan • Norway • Romania • Russia • Scotland • Ukraine • Wales
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