Goodbye 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa 再见南非世界杯

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is now just a memory. The world’s most watchable game has made history at the beginning as the first finals hosted in Africa soil and gave us a stack of memories to hold on to. And if you’re already suffering withdrawal symptoms, you’ll be pleased to know there’s only 1,432 days until the next event kicks-off in Rio de Janeiro,  Brazil. I am sure most of us had leak of sleep during the tournament for a month and now it is the time for recovery.

Spain have won the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa final, defeating Netherlands 1-0 with a wonderful goal from Andres Iniesta deep into extra-time. Spain created history at the Soccer City, Johannesburg to clinch their first ever World Cup on 11 July 2010 and becoming the eighth team to win football's ultimate glory.

 Spain captain, Iker Casillas holds up the World Cup aloft after their victory.

Also a first, both teams from the previous final in 2006 failed to advance from the first round, as Italy and France crashed out in dramatic fashion. Fancied Brazil and Argentina were also eliminated earlier than many expected, as Uruguay and three European sides made up the last four.

Meanwhile, my favourite team, Germany took third place at the World Cup for the second tournament in a row on Saturday, 10th July with an exciting 3-2 victory over Uruguay. In its last three World Cup tournaments, Germany was runner-up in 2002 and third in 2006 at home ground.

My favourite team, Germany ended with third placing after beating Uruguay 3-2.

Soccer City witnessed a spectacular closing ceremony prior to the World Cup final.

Lasers light & fireworks display during the closing ceremony.

A projection of participating flags & Shakira performs her 'Waka Waka'.

Lights forming the words 'Thank you' in different languages. Viva Espana.

Official logo of 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.






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