Tuesday, 22nd June 2010
Mexico vs Uruguay
A draw between Mexico and Uruguay would be enough for both Latin
Americans to advance.
Without so much as a booking in the first-half of this match, neutrals
might have been concerned that there wasn't really a game being played in Rustenburg.
Those fears were set aside when Luis Suarez headed Uruguay in front,
just before half-time.
Mexico made a change at the start of the second-half; Pablo Barrera
coming on for Andres Guardado, who actually hit the underside of the crossbar in the
Mexico made a couple more substitutions to try and earn the point that
would them of qualification.
In the end, South Africa couldn't score enough against France and
Mexico edged out the hosts on goal difference.
Mexico 0 Uruguay 1
0:1 Luis Suarez (43 mins)
1 Oscar Perez; 3 Carlos Salcido, 15 Hector Moreno, 2 Francisco Rodriguez, 5 Ricardo
Osorio; 18 Andres Guardado, 6 Gerardo Torrado, 4 Rafael Marquez, 17 Giovani Dos Santos; 9
Guillermo Franco, 10 Cuauhtemoc Blanco.
1 Fernando Muslera; 4 Jorge Fucile, 6 Mauricio Victorino, 2 Diego Lugano, 16 Maxi Pereira;
11 Alvaro Pereira, 17 Egidio Arevalo, 15 Diego Perez, 7 Edinson Cavani; 9 Luis Suarez, 10
Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
46 Mins (Mexico) - 7 Pablo Barrera on for 18 Andres Guardado
57 Mins (Mexico) - 8 Israel Castro on for 15 Hector Moreno
63 Mins (Mexico) - 14 Javier Hernández on for 10 Cuauhtemoc Blanco
77 Mins (Uruguay) - 19 Sebastian Fernandez on for 11 Alvaro Pereira
85 Mins (Uruguay) - 20 Mauricio Victorino on for 9 Luis Suarez
68 Mins - Jorge Fucile (Uruguay)
77 Mins - Javier Hernández (Mexico)
86 Mins - Israel Castro (Mexico)
0 Red Cards.
France vs South Africa.
Mexico have come out slightly ahead of Uruguay in their 17 previous encounters; winning
seven, drawing seven, and losing three.
The teams drew (0:0) in London, during England 1966 and twice in continental finals. At
the most recent meeting (Caracas, Venezuela 2007) Mexico beat Paraguay (3:1) in the Second
2010 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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