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A Recap of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

A Recap of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

When you think of the 2010 World Cup, perhaps the first two things to come to mind are Waka Waka and Wavin Flag!

And without doubt these are the two most iconic World Cup songs. But wait, that was not all that was special in the 2010 World Cup.

Every single World Cup is special as it is a celebration of the beautiful game. But the one in South Africa was special because it was literally a festival, with fans on a high soaking up the atmosphere and immersing in the World Cup experience playing casino games for real money.

Let us look at the best moments that made this World Cup so special.

1.The Tshabalala Goal

From the first goal that Tshabalala scored, this World Cup delivered drama.

And what a goal it was. The whole South African nation joined in the celebrations and the players on the pitch danced to the jubilation.

Moments like these are special when the whole nation is celebrating one kick of the ball in unison.

2.Ghana v Uruguay

This Quarter Final clash could easily be called the best game of the competition.

It had two absolutely iconic moments and delivered some exceptional drama.

First there was the Suarez handball where he handed the ball on the goal line to prevent the ball from going in and was instantly sent off.

The penalty had to be them by Asamoah Gyan, the Ghanaian talisman. The find of the tournament.

But he blasted the ball over. And Suarez was celebrating on the touchline.

Ultimately, Uruguay won the shootout and went through to the Semi Finals.

3. France's failings

The hosts were drawn in the so-called "group of death" along with France, Mexico and Uruguay. Despite being one of the tournament favourites, the European team finished bottom of the group on one point leaving the French fans searching for the "meilleur casino en ligne francais" (best online casinos) to soften the blow.

4.Vuvuzelas

The locals loved it but most of the world did not. The Vuvuzelas we're a constant presence at the World Cup and were annoying or added atmosphere depending on the person you ask.

5.Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan was not the youngest in 2010 but was the best player of the tournament despite the big names playing.

He scored some sensational goals and helped his team to the Semi-Final scoring five crucial goals along the way.

Three of his five goals were scored outside the box including a sumptuous freekick v Ghana.

6.The Winning Goal

The World Cup-winning goals are always so special. They are the culmination of all the hard work as the best team breathes a sigh of relief.

Spain were undoubtedly the best team in the competition with an exceptional defensive record and players like Xavi Villa, Xabi Alonso, Casillas, Torres, Fabregas, and Iniesta in the side.

And it was the latter two that combined to give the winning goal to Spain.

It was extra time and when Cesc played through Iniesta the whole world stopped in anticipation.

And Iniesta did not disappoint, calmly slotting it past Stekelenburg to begin the celebrations.

Iniesta was a player that deserved such a moment and Spain that year were a team that deserved the greatest prize in the game.

Bottom Line

The 2010 World Cup was a special tournament in more ways than one.

It was a cultural celebration for African football in general and South Africa specifically.

It had beautiful goals, a loud atmosphere, and some unforgettable drama.



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