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Iniesta says always believed in World Cup victory

Midfielder Andres Iniesta scored the extra-time winner for Spain in the World Cup final against the Netherlands.

Beckenbauer critical of World Cup final

German great Franz Beckenbauer says the World Cup final turned into something of an 'anti-advt' for football.

Group Standings

Team MP W D L Goals for Goal Against Pts.
Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 9
Korea Republic 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 3
Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 1

Previous FIFA WCs

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2006 - Germany

Winner: Italy Runners-Up: France Third: Germany Fourth: Portugal Golden Ball: Zidane (FRA) Golden Shoe: Klose (GER)

  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (ITA)
  • Best Young Player Award: Lukas Podolski (GER)
  • FIFA Fair Play award: Spain, Brazil
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Portugal

WC Stats

World Cup Venue Team Matches Goals scored (Total) Avg Goals scored (per match)
Germany 2006 32 64 147 2.3
Korea/Japan 2002 32 64 161 2.5
France 1998 32 64 171 2.7
USA 1994 24 52 141 2.7
Italy 1990 24 52 115 2.2

FIFA World Ranking

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RankCountryPoints
1 Brazil1611
2 Spain1565
3Portugal1249
4Netherlands1231
5Italy1184
6Germany1082
7Argentina1076
8England1068

World Cup Venues

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SOCCER CITY
City: Johannesburg
Capacity: 87,000.
Altitude: 1,753 meters
Winter temp: 24 C/2 C at night
At 1,753 meters, it is the highest WC venue. Situated in southwest Johannesburg, this most the Soccer City Stadium will host the first and final matches of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Originally build in 1980s, this stadium has been spectacularly developed into a new venue, covered in brown tiles and shaped to resemble a calabash, an iconic African pot.

Fixtures

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  • July 10, 20:30 hrs URU - GER
  • July 11, 20:30 hrs NED - ESP

Pick Your Winner

South Africa 23
Mexico 5
Uruguay 7
France 9
Argentina 61
Nigeria 4
Greece 2
South Korea 3
England 10
USA 4
Slovenia 5
Algeria 2
Germany 23
Australia 2
Serbia 2
Ghana 4
Netherlands 7
Denmark 0
Japan 2
Cameroon 0
Italy 3
Paraguay 0
N.Zealand 3
Slovakia 0
Brazil 35
Portugal 5
Cote d Ivoire 3
North Korea 1
Spain 18
Switzerland 0
Honduras 1
Chile 3