The Knockout Stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The Knockout Stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup started on 26 June. Information about the draw can be found at the FIFA web site.

Teams

The 16 teams that qualified for the knockout stages were:

Group Team Group Position FIFA Rank

May 2010

Games Won Goals Scored Yellow Cards
A Uruguay 1 16 2 4 3
A Mexico 2 17 1 3 8
B Argentina 1 7 3 7 5
B Korea 2 47 1 5 3
C USA 1 14 1 4 6
C England 2 8 1 2 5
D Germany 1 6 2 5 6
D Ghana 2 32 1 2 6
E Netherlands 1 4 3 5 6
E Japan 2 45 2 4 3
F Paraguay 1 31 1 3 4
F Slovakia 2 34 1 4 8
G Brazil 1 1 2 5 4
G Portugal 2 3 1 7 7
H Spain 1 2 2 4 0
H Chile 2 18 2 3 10

I monitored two performance parameters in the Group Stage of the tournament (48 games).

  • The outcome of scoring the first goal in a game.
  • The relationship between FIFA ranking and game outcome.

In the Knockout Stage:

Team that scored first (game count = 16):

Won Lost
12 1

Brazil scored first in Game 57 and lost 1-2 to Netherlands in the quarter final game.

Exception: 0-0 draw

Paraguay v Japan

(Note: Paraguay won the penalty shoot out 5-3 and scored the first penalty in the shoot out)

Netherlands v Spain

Exception: score draw

Uruguay v Ghana

Results from FIFA Rankings (game count = 16):

FIFA Ranking Won Lost
Higher Ranking Team 14 2
Lower Ranking Team 2 14

Note that the Knockout Stage requires a win or lose outcome. Extra time is played if required. Ultimately games are decided by a penalty shoot out if no team has won at the end of extra time.

Draws at Full Time

USA v Ghana (Ghana scored in extra time to win the game)

Paraguay v Japan (result determined by penalty shoot out: Paraguay scored 5 penalty goals and Japan scored 3)

Uruguay v Ghana (result determined by penalty shoot out; Uruguay scored 4 penalty goals and Ghana scored 2)

Netherlands v Spain (Spain scored in extra time)


Higher Ranking Team Loses

USA (v Ghana)

Brazil (v Netherlands)

Venues

There were 10 venues in use at the World Cup. 16 games were played at eight of these venues in the Knockout Stages of the tournament.

Venue Altitude (m)
Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Total Goals
Johannesburg JSC 1753 4 2 1 7
Johannesburg JEP 1753 3 1 4
Rustenburg 1500 3 3
Mangaung/ Bloemfontein 1400 5 5
Tshwane/Pretoria 1214 0 0
Durban 0 3 1 4
Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth 0 3 3 5 11
Cape Town 0 1 4 5 10

Referees

The referees in the Knockout Stages were:

Name Country Games

Refereed

Goals
Stark GER Uruguay v Korea 3
Kassai HUN USA v Ghana

Germany v Spain

3

1

Larrionda URU Germany v England 5
Rosetti ITA Argentina v Mexico 4
Undiano ESP Netherlands v Slovakia 3
Webb GBR Brazil v Chile

Netherlands v Spain

3

1

De Bleekere BEL Paraguay v Japan 0
Baldassi ARG Spain v Portugal 1
Nishimura JPN Netherlands v Brazil 3
Benquerenca POR Uruguay v Ghana 2
Irmatov UZB Argentina v Germany

Uruguay v Netherlands

4

5

Batres GUA Paraguay v Spain 1
Archundia MEX Uruguay v Germany 5

Goals Scored

Minute in Game Goal
3 Germany v Argentina
5 Ghana v USA
8 Uruguay v Korea
10 Brazil v Netherlands
18 Netherlands v Slovakia
18 Netherlands v Uruguay
19 Germany v Uruguay
20 Germany v England
26 Argentina v Mexico
28 Uruguay v Germany
32 Germany v England
33 Argentina v Mexico
35 Brazil v Chile
37 England v Germany
38 Brazil v Chile
41 Uruguay v Netherlands
45 Ghana v Uruguay
51 Uruguay v Germany
52 Argentina v Mexico
53 Netherlands v Brazil
55 Uruguay v Ghana
56 Germany v Uruguay
59 Brazil v Chile
62 USA v Ghana
63 Spain v Portugal
67 Germany v England
68 Korea v Uruguay
68 Netherlands v Brazil
68 Germany v Argentina
70 Germany v England
70 Netherlands v Uruguay
71 Mexico v Argentina
73 Netherlands v Uruguay
73 Spain v Germany
74 Germany v Argentina
80 Uruguay v Korea
82 Germany v Uruguay
83 Spain v Paraguay
84 Netherlands v Slovakia
89 Germany v Argentina
90 Slovakia v Netherlands
90 Uruguay v Netherlands
93 Ghana v USA
116 Spain v Netherlands

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Referees at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The list of referees and assistant referees at the 2010 FIFA World Cup can be found on this page of the official web site. Each match report provides information about the referee, assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official.

These are the referees who officiated at the 2010 World Cup:

Name Country Total Games Games Refereed Goals
Irmatov UZB 5 South Africa v Mexico

England v Algeria

Greece v Argentina

Argentina v Germany

Uruguay v Netherlands

2

0

2

4

5

Baldassi ARG 4 Serbia v Ghana

Netherlands v Japan

Switzerland v Honduras

Spain v Portugal

1

1

0

1

Kassai HUN 4 Brazil v Korea DPR

Mexico v Uruguay

USA v Ghana

Germany v Spain

3

1

3

1

Larrionda URU 4 Cote d’Ivoire v Portugal

Cameroon v Denmark

Australia v Serbia

Germany v England

0

3

3

5

Nishimura JPN 4 France v Uruguay

Spain v Honduras

Paraguay v New Zealand

Netherlands v Brazil

0

2

0

3

Webb GBR 4 Spain v Switzerland

Slovakia v Italy

Brazil v Chile

Netherlands v Spain

1

5

3

Archundia MEX 3 Italy v Paraguay

Portugal v Brazil

Uruguay v Germany

2

0

5

Batres GUA 3 Algeria v Slovenia

Italy v New Zealand

Paraguay v Spain

1

2

1

Benquerenca POR 3 Japan v Cameroon

Nigeria v Korea

Uruguay v Ghana

1

4

2

De Bleekere BEL 3 Argentina v Korea

USA v Algeria

Paraguay v Japan

5

1

0

Stark GER 3 Argentina v Nigeria

Slovenia v England

Uruguay v Korea

1

1

3

Undiano ESP 3 Germany v Serbia

Korea DPR v Cote d’Ivoire

Netherlands v Slovakia

1

3

3

Al Ghamdi KSA 2 France v Mexico

Chile v Switzerland

2

1

Damon RSA 2 New Zealand v Slovakia

Denmark v Japan

2

4

Lannoy FRA 2 Netherlands v Denmark

Brazil v Cote d’Ivoire

2

4

Maillet SEY 2 Honduras v Chile

Slovakia v Paraguay

1

2

Pozo CHI 2 Portugal v Korea DPR

Cameroon v Netherlands

7

3

Rodriguez MEX 2 Australia v Germany

Chile v Spain

4

3

Rosetti ITA 2 Ghana v Australia

Argentina v Mexico

2

4

Ruiz COL 2 Greece v Nigeria

France v South Africa

3

3

Simon BRA 2 England v USA

Ghana v Germany

2

1

Coulibaly MLI 1 Slovenia v USA 4
Busacca SUI 1 South Africa v Uruguay 3
Hester NZL 1 Korea v Greece 2

FIFA announced on 29 June those referees who will remain in South Africa as of 1 July for the last eight matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Name Country
Irmatov UZB
Nishimura JPN
Baldassi ARG
Stark GER
Simon BRA
Batres GUA
Rodriguez MEX
Benquerenca POR
Archundia MEX
Damon RSA
Kassai HUN
Maillet SEY
Webb GBR
De Bleekere BEL
Ruiz COL
Al Ghamdi KSA
Undiano ESP
Pozo CHI
Hester NZL

Knockout Games

These are the referees who have officiated in the knockout games of the tournament (16 games):

Name Country Games

Refereed

Goals
Stark GER Uruguay v Korea 3
Kassai HUN USA v Ghana

Germany v Spain

3

1

Larrionda URU Germany v England 5
Rosetti ITA Argentina v Mexico 4
Undiano ESP Netherlands v Slovakia 3
Webb GBR Brazil v Chile

Netherlands v Spain

3

1

De Bleekere BEL Paraguay v Japan 0
Baldassi ARG Spain v Portugal 1
Nishimura JPN Netherlands v Brazil 3
Benquerenca POR Uruguay v Ghana 2
Irmatov UZB Argentina v Germany

Uruguay v Netherlands

4

5

Batres GUA Paraguay v Spain 1
Archundia MEX Uruguay v Germany 5

Qualification Games

These are the referees who officiated in the qualification games (48 games):

Name Country Games Goals
Irmatov UZB South Africa v Mexico

England v Algeria

Greece v Argentina

2

0

2

Nishimura JPN France v Uruguay

Spain v Honduras

Paraguay v New Zealand

0

2

0

Hester NZL Korea v Greece 2
Stark GER Argentina v Nigeria

Slovenia v England

1

1

Simon BRA England v USA

Ghana v Germany

2

1

Batres GUA Algeria v Slovenia

Italy v New Zealand

1

2

Baldassi ARG Serbia v Ghana

Netherlands v Japan

Switzerland v Honduras

1

1

0

Rodriguez MEX Australia v Germany

Chile v Spain

4

3

Lannoy FRA Netherlands v Denmark

Brazil v Cote d’Ivoire

2

4

Benquerenca POR Japan v Cameroon

Nigeria v Korea

1

4

Archundia MEX Italy v Paraguay

Portugal v Brazil

2

0

Damon RSA New Zealand v Slovakia

Denmark v Japan

2

4

Larrionda URU Cote d’Ivoire v Portugal

Cameroon v Denmark

Australia v Serbia

0

3

3

Kassai HUN Brazil v Korea DPR

Mexico v Uruguay

3

1

Maillet SEY Honduras v Chile

Slovakia v Paraguay

1

2

Webb GBR Spain v Switzerland

Slovakia v Italy

1

5

Busacca SUI South Africa v Uruguay 3
De Bleekere BEL Argentina v Korea

USA v Algeria

5

1

Ruiz COL Greece v Nigeria

France v South Africa

3

3

Al Ghamdi KSA France v Mexico

Chile v Switzerland

2

1

Undiano ESP Germany v Serbia

Korea DPR v Cote d’Ivoire

1

3

Coulibaly MLI Slovenia v USA 4
Rosetti ITA Ghana v Australia 2
Pozo CHI Portugal v Korea DPR

Cameroon v Netherlands

7

3

Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) was the first referee to officiate three games (South Africa v Mexico, England v Algeria and Greece v Argentina). Three other referees have offictiated three games each:  Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay), Yuichi Nashimura (Japan); Hector Baldassi (Argentina). Fifteen referees have officiated at two games each: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles), Carlos Batres (Guatemala), Stephane Lannoy (France), Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia),  Oscar Ruiz (Colombia),  Viktor Kassai (Hungary), Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal), Wolfgang Stark (Germany), Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium), Carlos Simon (Brazil), Jerome Damon (South Africa), Howard Webb (England), Benito Archundia (Mexico), Marco Rodriguez (Mexico), Alberto Udiano (Spain).

Pablo Pozo (Chile) has had the longest wait on the referee panel to referee a game. His first game, Game 30 Portugal v Korea DPR, was the highest scoring game of the tournament. He refereed game 44 as his second game. His two games have produced ten goals.

Five referees on the FIFA panel for this World Cup did not referee a game in the qualifying rounds of the tournament.

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