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  • South Africa 1-1 Mexico: Tshabalala great-strike, Marquez scored

    World Cup 2010 opening match between South Africa contra Mexico in Soccer City Stadium, Friday (11/06/2010), only end in a draw. Both teams share the occupant's Group A 1-1 score.

    After sharing the score 0-0 in the first half, which was also filled with Mexican goals denied that can be debated, South Africa, eventually winning through Siphiwe Tshabalala in the 54th minute. Mexico could repay over Rafael Marquez in the 79th minute.

    Both teams attack each other then finally score in spite of no change. Both South Africa and Mexico also must be satisfied with one point as additional capital in Group A.

    The road game

    Ravshan Irmatov referee blew his whistle and Uzbek origin opening match of World Cup 2010 officially started! This initial action set forth duel between South Africa contra Mexico.

    Mexico recorded the first golden opportunity in the early minutes following the failure of goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune in cross-cutting bait. Giovani Dos Santos scored almost could not take advantage despite the birth.

    Paul Aguilar penetration at 14 minutes after receiving the bait breakthrough Givanni Dos Santos. But the ball could be blocked by South African players to make football a corner. Corner kick did not produce anything. Still 0-0 after 15 minutes of game running.

    South Africa gets a free kick in minute 16 from a position of considerable benefit. Steven Pienaar kicking despite the soccer ball that he still has not met targets.

    The first yellow card in World Cup 2010 for Efrain Juarez from Mexico after the infraction at minute 17. South Africa was then a free kick again despite the results not much different as before.

    Mexico then do a quick counterattack by Dos Santos. He brushed finish with a kick over the crossbar thin South Africa.

    At minute 22 S Africa re-pressing. From the right wing, Kagisho Dikgacoi send the ball into the face of goal and Oscar Perez could catch on the second occasion, as he dropped the body.

    Carlos Vela cheat with slick ball in the direction of Guillermo Franco at the 32nd minute. Franco received the skin round the chest as he jumped up and tried to pass toward the goal. However, Khune no less swift and finally succeeded in securing the ball.

    Mexican got corner again on 37 minutes after kick was blocked opponent Dos Santos. From the corner of the Vela bust football South African wicket, but the referee annulled after a judge lifted the sign of an offside flag.

    The decision was controversial because it looks at the goal line is actually still there Pienaar South Africa. This decision would invite dissatisfaction from Mexico.

    Siphiwe Tshabalala! South Africa led 1-0 after Tshabalala breaking with great-strike into the Mexican goalkeeper after receiving much feedback breakthrough. With the cold, he kicked the ball hard into the wicket of Mexico. This is the first World Cup goal in 2010.

    Dos Santos tested Khune with a hard kick on 60 minutes. While flying, Khune managed to block the ball and saved the goal.

    Modise pitcher throw away a golden opportunity, which begins from the slick joint, at 66 minutes after the kick in the goal still thin widened.

    Equalize the position of Mexico in the 79th minute! At stake is much Rafael Marquez received the ball cross from the left sector, the field that failed headed by colleagues. Marquez then calmly kicked the ball hard.

    Golden opportunity from Katlego Mphela. Through the quick attack, he escaped from the Mexican defense but hit the post in minute 90.

    Team Line-up:

    South Africa :16-Itumeleng Khune; 2-Siboniso Gaxa, 15-Lucas Thwala (Tsepo Masilela '46), 20-Bongani Khumalo, 4-Aaron Mokoena, 12-Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 13-Kagisho Dikgacoi, 10-Steven Pienaar (Bernard Parker '82), 11-teakettle Modise, Siphiwe Tshabalala-8; 9-Katlego Mphela.

    Mexico: 1-Oscar Perez; 16-Efrain Juarez, 4-Rafael Marquez, 2-Francisco Rodriguez, 3-Carlos Salcido, Gerardo Torrado, 6, 12-Paul Aguilar (Andres Guardado '57), 5-Ricardo Osorio, 17 - Giovani Dos Santos, 9-Guillermo Franco (Javier Hernandez '71), 11-Carlos Vela (Cuauhtemoc Blanco '68).


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