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Group F of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 14 June 2010 and ended on 24 June 2010.[1] The group consisted of 2006 winner Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand and Slovakia. Italy and Paraguay previously met in the first round of the 1950 tournament, with Italy winning 2–0; neither qualified for the next round.

Italy were eliminated from the group with just two points, behind underdogs New Zealand, who drew all three of their matches to finish on three points. New Zealand ended up being the only unbeaten team at the finals, thanks in part to Spain's defeat to Switzerland in their Group H game. Italy, placed last, making it the first time since 1974 that the Italians did not advance beyond the first round.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Slovakia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3   New Zealand 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4   Italy 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

MatchesEdit

All times local (UTC+02)

Italy vs ParaguayEdit

Italy  1–1  Paraguay
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Italy[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paraguay[3]
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon   46'
RB 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro (c)
CB 4 Giorgio Chiellini
LB 3 Domenico Criscito
CM 6 Daniele De Rossi
CM 22 Riccardo Montolivo
AM 15 Claudio Marchisio   59'
RW 7 Simone Pepe
LW 9 Vincenzo Iaquinta
CF 11 Alberto Gilardino   72'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Federico Marchetti   46'
MF 16 Mauro Camoranesi   70'   59'
FW 10 Antonio Di Natale   72'
Manager:
Marcello Lippi
 
GK 1 Justo Villar (c)
RB 6 Carlos Bonet
CB 21 Antolín Alcaraz
CB 14 Paulo da Silva
LB 3 Claudio Morel
DM 15 Víctor Cáceres   62'
RM 13 Enrique Vera
CM 16 Cristian Riveros
LM 17 Aureliano Torres   60'
SS 18 Nelson Valdez   68'
CF 19 Lucas Barrios   76'
Substitutions:
MF 11 Jonathan Santana   60'
FW 9 Roque Santa Cruz   68'
FW 7 Óscar Cardozo   76'
Manager:
  Gerardo Martino
 
Italy vs Paraguay

Man of the Match:
Antolín Alcaraz (Paraguay)

Assistant referees:
Héctor Vergara (Canada)[2]
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)[2]
Fourth official:
Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)[2]
Fifth official:
Juan Zumba (El Salvador)[2]

New Zealand vs SlovakiaEdit

New Zealand  1–1  Slovakia
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New Zealand[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slovakia[4]
GK 1 Mark Paston
RB 4 Winston Reid   90+3'
CB 6 Ryan Nelsen (c)
CB 5 Ivan Vicelich   78'
LB 19 Tommy Smith
RM 11 Leo Bertos
CM 7 Simon Elliott
LM 3 Tony Lochhead   42'
RW 14 Rory Fallon
LW 10 Chris Killen   72'
CF 9 Shane Smeltz
Substitutions:
FW 20 Chris Wood   72'
MF 21 Jeremy Christie   78'
Manager:
Ricki Herbert
 
GK 1 Ján Mucha
RB 5 Radoslav Zabavník
CB 16 Ján Ďurica
CB 3 Martin Škrtel
LB 4 Marek Čech
DM 6 Zdeno Štrba   55'
RM 7 Vladimír Weiss   90+1'
CM 9 Stanislav Šesták   81'
LM 17 Marek Hamšík (c)
CF 11 Róbert Vittek   84'
CF 18 Erik Jendrišek
Substitutions:
FW 13 Filip Hološko   81'
MF 15 Miroslav Stoch   84'
MF 19 Juraj Kucka   90+1'
Manager:
Vladimír Weiss

Man of the Match:
Róbert Vittek (Slovakia)

Assistant referees:
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)[2]
Enock Molefe (South Africa)[2]
Fourth official:
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)[2]
Fifth official:
Rafael Ilyasov (Uzbekistan)[2]

Slovakia vs ParaguayEdit

Slovakia  0–2  Paraguay
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Slovakia[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paraguay[5]
GK 1 Ján Mucha
RB 2 Peter Pekarík
CB 3 Martin Škrtel
CB 21 Kornel Saláta   83'
LB 16 Ján Ďurica   42'
DM 6 Zdeno Štrba
CM 17 Marek Hamšík (c)
RW 9 Stanislav Šesták   47'   70'
LW 7 Vladimír Weiss   84'
SS 8 Ján Kozák
CF 11 Róbert Vittek
Substitutions:
FW 13 Filip Hološko   70'
MF 15 Miroslav Stoch   83'
Manager:
Vladimír Weiss
 
GK 1 Justo Villar (c)
RB 6 Carlos Bonet
CB 14 Paulo da Silva
CB 21 Antolín Alcaraz
LB 3 Claudio Morel
DM 15 Víctor Cáceres
CM 13 Enrique Vera   45'   88'
CM 16 Cristian Riveros
AM 18 Nelson Valdez   68'
SS 9 Roque Santa Cruz
CF 19 Lucas Barrios   82'
Substitutions:
DF 17 Aureliano Torres   68'
FW 7 Óscar Cardozo   82'
MF 8 Édgar Barreto   88'
Manager:
  Gerardo Martino

Man of the Match:
Enrique Vera (Paraguay)

Assistant referees:
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)[2]
Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)[2]
Fourth official:
Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)[2]
Fifth official:
Juan Zumba (El Salvador)[2]

Italy vs New ZealandEdit

Italy  1–1  New Zealand
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Italy[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand[6]
GK 12 Federico Marchetti
RB 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro (c)
CB 4 Giorgio Chiellini
LB 3 Domenico Criscito
RM 7 Simone Pepe   46'
CM 6 Daniele De Rossi
CM 22 Riccardo Montolivo
LM 15 Claudio Marchisio   61'
SS 9 Vincenzo Iaquinta
CF 11 Alberto Gilardino   46'
Substitutions:
MF 16 Mauro Camoranesi   46'
FW 10 Antonio Di Natale   46'
FW 20 Giampaolo Pazzini   61'
Manager:
Marcello Lippi
 
GK 1 Mark Paston
RB 4 Winston Reid
CB 6 Ryan Nelsen (c)   87'
CB 5 Ivan Vicelich   81'
LB 19 Tommy Smith   28'
RM 11 Leo Bertos
CM 7 Simon Elliott
LM 3 Tony Lochhead
RW 14 Rory Fallon   14'   63'
LW 10 Chris Killen   90+3'
CF 9 Shane Smeltz
Substitutions:
FW 20 Chris Wood   63'
MF 21 Jeremy Christie   81'
MF 13 Andrew Barron   90+3'
Manager:
Ricki Herbert

Man of the Match:
Daniele De Rossi (Italy)

Assistant referees:
Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)[2]
Carlos Pastrana (Honduras)[2]
Fourth official:
Koman Coulibaly (Mali)[2]
Fifth official:
Redouane Achik (Morocco)[2]

Slovakia vs ItalyEdit

Slovakia  3–2  Italy
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Slovakia[7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy[7]
GK 1 Ján Mucha   82'
RB 2 Peter Pekarík   50'
CB 3 Martin Škrtel
CB 16 Ján Ďurica
LB 5 Radoslav Zabavník
DM 6 Zdeno Štrba   16'   87'
CM 19 Juraj Kucka
RW 17 Marek Hamšík (c)
LW 15 Miroslav Stoch
SS 11 Róbert Vittek   40'   90+2'
CF 18 Erik Jendrišek   90+4'
Substitutions:
MF 20 Kamil Kopúnek   87'
MF 9 Stanislav Šesták   90+2'
DF 22 Martin Petráš   90+4'
Manager:
Vladimír Weiss
 
GK 12 Federico Marchetti
RB 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro (c)   31'
CB 4 Giorgio Chiellini   67'
LB 3 Domenico Criscito   46'
DM 6 Daniele De Rossi
CM 8 Gennaro Gattuso   46'
CM 22 Riccardo Montolivo   56'
RW 7 Simone Pepe   76'
LW 10 Antonio Di Natale
CF 9 Vincenzo Iaquinta
Substitutions:
DF 2 Christian Maggio   46'
FW 18 Fabio Quagliarella   83'   46'
MF 21 Andrea Pirlo   56'
Manager:
Marcello Lippi

Man of the Match:
Róbert Vittek (Slovakia)

Assistant referees:
Darren Cann (England)[2]
Michael Mullarkey (England)[2]
Fourth official:
Stéphane Lannoy (France)[2]
Fifth official:
Eric Dansault (France)[2]

Paraguay vs New ZealandEdit

Paraguay  0–0  New Zealand
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Paraguay[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand[8]
GK 1 Justo Villar
RB 4 Denis Caniza (c)
CB 5 Julio Cáceres
CB 14 Paulo da Silva
LB 3 Claudio Morel
DM 15 Víctor Cáceres   10'
RM 16 Cristian Riveros
LM 13 Enrique Vera
AM 9 Roque Santa Cruz   41'
AM 18 Nelson Valdez   67'
CF 7 Óscar Cardozo   66'
Substitutions:
FW 19 Lucas Barrios   66'
FW 10 Édgar Benítez   67'
Manager:
  Gerardo Martino
 
GK 1 Mark Paston
RB 4 Winston Reid
CB 6 Ryan Nelsen (c)   56'
LB 19 Tommy Smith
CM 7 Simon Elliott
CM 5 Ivan Vicelich
RM 11 Leo Bertos
LM 3 Tony Lochhead
AM 10 Chris Killen   79'
AM 9 Shane Smeltz
CF 14 Rory Fallon   69'
Substitutions:
FW 20 Chris Wood   69'
MF 22 Jeremy Brockie   79'
Manager:
Ricki Herbert

Man of the Match:
Roque Santa Cruz (Paraguay)

Assistant referees:
Toru Sagara (Japan)[2]
Jeong Hae-sang (South Korea)[2]
Fourth official:
Koman Coulibaly (Mali)[2]
Fifth official:
Inácio Manuel Cândido (Angola)[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match Schedule 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa" (PDF). FIFA.com (Press release). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Match Appointments" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – Italy-Paraguay" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 June 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – New Zealand-Slovakia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – Slovakia-Paraguay" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – Italy-New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – Slovakia-Italy" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group F – Paraguay-New Zealand" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010.