2010 FIFA World Cup

2010 FIFA World Cup

19th world championship for men's national association football teams, held in South Africa in 2010
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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 from 11 June to 11 July 2010. 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.

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

Host country
South Africa
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Dates
11 June – 11 July
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Teams
32 (from 6 confederations)
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Venue
10 (in 9 host cities)
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FINAL POSITIONS

Champions
Spain (1st title)
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Runners-up
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Third place
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Fourth place
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TOURNAMENT STATISTICS

Matches played
64
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Goals scored
145 (2.27 per match)
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Attendance
3,178,856 (49,670 per match)
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Top scorer
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Best player
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