Semi Finals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Inputs

Going into the semi final games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, these are some of the performance characteristics of the four teams remaining.

Alphabetical

Team
Germany
Netherlands
Spain
Uruguay

Alphabetical and Group Position

TeamQualifying Group Position
Germany1
Netherlands1
Spain1
Uruguay1

FIFA Ranking May 2010

TeamFIFA Rank May 2010
Spain2
Netherlands4
Germany6
Uruguay16

Games Won

TeamGames Won
Netherlands5
Germany4
Spain4
Uruguay4

Goals Scored

TeamGoals Scored
Germany13
Netherlands9
Uruguay7
Spain6

Yellow Cards

TeamYellow Cards
Spain3
Uruguay6
Germany8
Netherlands12

Red Cards

TeamRed Cards
Germany0
Netherlands0
Spain0
Uruguay1

Games Played at Altitude

TeamGames at Altitude
Spain3
Uruguay3
Germany2
Netherlands1

Games Played at Sea Level

TeamGames at Sea Level
Netherlands4
Germany3
Spain2
Uruguay2

Some other information

  • Germany and Spain have lost to lower ranked opponents in this tournament.
  • The referee for the Netherlands v Uruguay game has refereed four games at this tournament. His last game was Argentina v Germany.
  • The referee for the Germany v Spain game has refereed three games at this tournament. His last game was USA v Ghana.

After all this information, there is this suggestion too:

Photo Credit

Argentina v Mexico

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