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2010 FIFA World Cup Group B

Group B of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 12 June and ended on 31 June 2010.[1] The group consisted of Argentina, Nigeria, Korea Republic and Greece.

In the 1986 World Cup, Argentina and Korea Republic were in the same Group A; Argentina won 3–0. In the 1994 World Cup, three of these teams (Argentina, Nigeria, and Greece) were in the same Group D along with Bulgaria. Nigeria, Argentina and Bulgaria qualified for the second round, where Nigeria and Argentina lost their next matches to Italy (2–1) and Romania (3–2), respectively, with Bulgaria reaching the semi-finals. In the 2002 World Cup, Argentina and Nigeria were both drawn into Group F; Argentina won 1–0, a result that was repeated in 2010. And Argentina and Korea Republic were advanced to the knockout stage.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
3   Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
4   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

MatchesEdit

All times local (UTC+02)

South Korea vs GreeceEdit

Korea took the lead after seven minutes, with Ki Sung-yong's free kick near the corner flag being inadvertently flicked on by Kostas Katsouranis, before an onrushing Lee Jung-soo shot in the ball.[2] Korea extended their lead through captain Park Ji-sung who tackled Loukas Vyntra and sprinted all the way to score.[2] Korea held on to win 2-0.

South Korea  2–0  Greece
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South Korea[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greece[4]
GK 18 Jung Sung-ryong
RB 22 Cha Du-ri
CB 4 Cho Yong-hyung
CB 14 Lee Jung-soo
LB 12 Lee Young-pyo
RM 17 Lee Chung-yong   90+1'
CM 16 Ki Sung-yong   74'
CM 8 Kim Jung-woo
LM 7 Park Ji-sung (c)
SS 19 Yeom Ki-hun
CF 10 Park Chu-young   87'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-il   74'
FW 11 Lee Seung-ryul   87'
MF 13 Kim Jae-sung   90+1'
Manager:
Huh Jung-moo
 
GK 12 Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 15 Vasilis Torosidis   56'
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
CB 11 Loukas Vyntra
LB 2 Giourkas Seitaridis
RM 7 Georgios Samaras   59'
CM 6 Alexandros Tziolis
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
LM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)   46'
CF 9 Angelos Charisteas   61'
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas
Substitutions:
DF 3 Christos Patsatzoglou   46'
FW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis   59'
FW 20 Pantelis Kapetanos   61'
Manager:
  Otto Rehhagel

Man of the Match:
Park Ji-sung (South Korea)

Assistant referees:
Jan Hendrik Hintz (New Zealand)[3]
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)[3]
Fourth official:
Martín Vázquez (Uruguay)[3]
Fifth official:
Carlos Pastorino (Uruguay)[3]

Argentina vs NigeriaEdit

On six minutes, an unmarked Gabriel Heinze dived forward to head Juan Sebastián Verón's corner kick.[5] Argentine Lionel Messi had numerous chances following that, but on each occasion Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was able to keep the margin down to one.[6] Enyeama's saves earned him the man of the match award. Post-match, Argentine coach Diego Maradona said he was confident his side would perform well in the future.[6]

Argentina  1–0  Nigeria
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Argentina[7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria[7]
GK 22 Sergio Romero
RB 17 Jonás Gutiérrez   41'
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 13 Walter Samuel
LB 6 Gabriel Heinze
DM 14 Javier Mascherano (c)
RM 8 Juan Sebastián Verón   74'
LM 7 Ángel Di María   85'
AM 10 Lionel Messi
CF 11 Carlos Tevez
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín   79'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Maxi Rodríguez   74'
FW 19 Diego Milito   79'
DF 4 Nicolás Burdisso   85'
Manager:
Diego Maradona
 
GK 1 Vincent Enyeama
RB 17 Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo (c)
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 3 Taye Taiwo   75'
CM 14 Sani Kaita
CM 20 Dickson Etuhu
CM 15 Lukman Haruna   77'
RF 19 Chinedu Obasi   60'
CF 8 Yakubu
LF 18 Victor Obinna   52'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Obafemi Martins   52'
FW 11 Peter Odemwingie   60'
FW 12 Kalu Uche   75'
Manager:
  Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)

Assistant referees:
Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany)[3]
Mike Pickel (Germany)[3]
Fourth official:
Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)[3]
Fifth official:
Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)[3]

Argentina vs South KoreaEdit

Argentina took the lead when Lionel Messi's free kick from the left was turned into the Korean goal by Korean player Park Chu-young.[8] A free kick was awarded on the left, and Messi's cross was headed in by Gonzalo Higuaín. In first half injury time, Korea cut the deficit when Lee Chung-yong tackled Martín Demichelis to score.[8] Two goals from Argentina in the second half sealed a 4-1 win. Messi's shot was first saved by goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong; his second shot hit the post before Higuaín shot the ball into an unguarded net.[9] Higuaín completed his hat-trick by heading in a cross from substitute Sergio Agüero.[9]

Argentina  4–1  South Korea
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Argentina[11]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Korea Republic[11]
GK 22 Sergio Romero
RB 17 Jonás Gutiérrez   54'
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 13 Walter Samuel   23'
LB 6 Gabriel Heinze   74'
DM 14 Javier Mascherano (c)   55'
RM 20 Maxi Rodríguez
LM 7 Ángel Di María
AM 10 Lionel Messi
CF 9 Gonzalo Higuaín   82'
CF 11 Carlos Tevez   75'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Nicolás Burdisso   23'
FW 16 Sergio Agüero   75'
MF 5 Mario Bolatti   82'
Manager:
Diego Maradona
 
GK 18 Jung Sung-ryong
RB 2 Oh Beom-seok
CB 4 Cho Yong-hyung
CB 14 Lee Jung-soo
LB 12 Lee Young-pyo
CM 16 Ki Sung-yong   46'
CM 8 Kim Jung-woo
RW 17 Lee Chung-yong   34'
AM 7 Park Ji-sung (c)
LW 19 Yeom Ki-hun   10'
CF 10 Park Chu-young   81'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-il   46'
FW 20 Lee Dong-gook   81'
Manager:
Huh Jung-moo
 
Argentina vs South Korea

Man of the Match:
Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Peter Hermans (Belgium)[10]
Walter Vromans (Belgium)[10]
Fourth official:
Jerome Damon (South Africa)[10]
Fifth official:
Céléstin Ntagungira (Rwanda)[10]

Greece vs NigeriaEdit

Greece  2–1  Nigeria
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Greece[12]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria[12]
GK 12 Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos
CB 11 Loukas Vyntra
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
LB 15 Vasilis Torosidis
DM 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos   15'   37'
CM 6 Alexandros Tziolis   59'
CM 21 Kostas Katsouranis
RW 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)
LW 14 Dimitris Salpingidis
CF 17 Theofanis Gekas   79'
Substitutions:
FW 7 Georgios Samaras   88'   37'
MF 18 Sotiris Ninis   79'
Manager:
  Otto Rehhagel
 
GK 1 Vincent Enyeama
RB 17 Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo (c)
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 3 Taye Taiwo   55'
RM 14 Sani Kaita   33'
CM 20 Dickson Etuhu
CM 15 Lukman Haruna
LW 12 Kalu Uche
SS 11 Peter Odemwingie   46'
CF 8 Yakubu
Substitutions:
FW 19 Chinedu Obasi   89'   46'
DF 21 Elderson Echiéjilé   55'   77'
DF 5 Rabiu Afolabi   77'
Manager:
  Lars Lagerbäck

Man of the Match:
Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)

Assistant referees:
Abraham González (Colombia)[10]
Humberto Clavijo (Colombia)[10]
Fourth official:
Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)[10]
Fifth official:
William Torres (El Salvador)[10]

Nigeria vs South KoreaEdit

Nigeria  2–2  South Korea
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Nigeria[13]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Korea[13]
GK 1 Vincent Enyeama   31'
RB 17 Chidi Odiah
CB 2 Joseph Yobo   46'
CB 6 Danny Shittu
LB 5 Rabiu Afolabi
CM 13 Ayila Yussuf   42'
CM 20 Dickson Etuhu
RW 19 Chinedu Obasi   37'
AM 4 Nwankwo Kanu (c)   57'
LW 12 Kalu Uche
CF 8 Yakubu   70'
Substitutions:
DF 21 Elderson Echiéjilé   46'
FW 9 Obafemi Martins   57'
FW 18 Victor Obinna   70'
Manager:
  Lars Lagerbäck
 
GK 18 Jung Sung-ryong
RB 22 Cha Du-ri
CB 4 Cho Yong-hyung
CB 14 Lee Jung-soo
LB 12 Lee Young-pyo
RM 17 Lee Chung-yong
CM 16 Ki Sung-yong   87'
CM 8 Kim Jung-woo
LM 7 Park Ji-sung (c)
SS 19 Yeom Ki-hun   64'
CF 10 Park Chu-young   90+3'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Kim Nam-il   68'   64'
MF 13 Kim Jae-sung   87'
DF 15 Kim Dong-jin   90+3'
Manager:
Huh Jung-moo

Man of the Match:
Park Ji-sung (Korea Republic)

Assistant referees:
José Cardinal (Portugal)
Bertino Miranda (Portugal)
Fourth official:
Marco Antonio Rodríguez (Mexico)
Fifth official:
José Luis Camargo (Mexico)

Greece vs ArgentinaEdit

Greece  0–2  Argentina
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Greece[14]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina[14]
GK 12 Alexandros Tzorvas
RB 16 Sotirios Kyrgiakos
CB 11 Loukas Vyntra
CB 8 Avraam Papadopoulos
LB 15 Vasilis Torosidis   55'
DM 5 Vangelis Moras
CM 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos
CM 10 Giorgos Karagounis (c)   46'
RW 6 Alexandros Tziolis
LW 21 Kostas Katsouranis   30'   54'
CF 7 Georgios Samaras
Substitutions:
DF 4 Nikos Spiropoulos   46'
MF 18 Sotiris Ninis   54'
MF 3 Christos Patsatzoglou   55'
Manager:
  Otto Rehhagel
 
GK 22 Sergio Romero
RB 4 Nicolás Burdisso
CB 2 Martín Demichelis
CB 15 Nicolás Otamendi
LB 3 Clemente Rodríguez
DM 5 Mario Bolatti   76'
RM 8 Juan Sebastián Verón
LM 20 Maxi Rodríguez   63'
RF 16 Sergio Agüero   77'
CF 10 Lionel Messi (c)
LF 19 Diego Milito   80'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Ángel Di María   63'
MF 23 Javier Pastore   77'
FW 18 Martín Palermo   80'
Manager:
Diego Maradona

Man of the Match:
Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Rafael Ilyasov (Uzbekistan)
Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth official:
Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match Schedule 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa" (PDF) (Press release). fifa.com. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/matches/match_03/default.stm
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Referee designations for matches 1-16" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 5 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group B – Korea Republic-Greece" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  5. ^ Dawkes, Phil. "Argentina 1-0 Nigeria". BBC. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b https://www.theguardian.com/football/2010/jun/12/argentina-nigeria-world-cup-group-b
  7. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group B – Argentina-Nigeria" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  8. ^ a b https://www.theguardian.com/football/2010/jun/17/argentina-south-korea-world-cup-2010
  9. ^ a b http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2010/matches/match_18/default.stm
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Referee designations for matches 17-24" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  11. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group B – Argentina-Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  12. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group B – Greece-Nigeria" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  13. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group B – Nigeria-Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 22 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
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