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Group H of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 16 June and ended on 25 June 2010.[1] The group consisted of Switzerland, Honduras, Chile and reigning European champions Spain.

Chile and Spain were in the same group in 1950, in a group from which only the Spanish team qualified for the next round. Chile and Switzerland were also in the same group in 1962, when Chile was host and went on to finish in third place. Switzerland and Spain competed in the same group in 1966, but neither advanced to the next round. Finally, Honduras and Spain were in the same group in 1982. Four years later, in the next World Cup, Chile and Spain would meet again in Group B, against the Netherlands and Australia; Chile would upset Spain 2–0 in their second match, eliminating Spain from the tournament.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Chile 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
3    Switzerland 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
4   Honduras 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria
  • Spain advanced to play Portugal (runner-up of Group G) in the round of 16.
  • Chile advanced to play Brazil (winner of Group G) in the round of 16.
  • Switzerland would wind up being the first team since Norway in 1994 to defeat the group winner in their opening match but fail to advance to the second round.

MatchesEdit

All times local (UTC+2)

Honduras vs ChileEdit

Honduras  0–1  Chile
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Honduras[3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chile[3]
GK 18 Noel Valladares
RB 23 Sergio Mendoza
CB 2 Osman Chávez
CB 3 Maynor Figueroa
LB 21 Emilio Izaguirre
CM 8 Wilson Palacios   33'
CM 20 Amado Guevara (c)   66'
RW 17 Edgar Álvarez
AM 7 Ramón Núñez   78'
LW 13 Roger Espinoza
CF 9 Carlos Pavón   60'
Substitutions:
FW 12 Georgie Welcome   60'
MF 6 Hendry Thomas   66'
FW 15 Walter Martínez   78'
Manager:
  Alexis Mendoza[4]
 
GK 1 Claudio Bravo (c)
RB 4 Mauricio Isla
CB 17 Gary Medel
CB 3 Waldo Ponce
LB 8 Arturo Vidal   81'
RM 20 Rodrigo Millar   52'
CM 6 Carlos Carmona   4'
LM 14 Matías Fernández   19'
AM 10 Jorge Valdivia   87'
CF 7 Alexis Sánchez
CF 15 Jean Beausejour
Substitutions:
DF 18 Gonzalo Jara   52'
DF 5 Pablo Contreras   81'
FW 11 Mark González   87'
Manager:
  Marcelo Bielsa

Man of the Match:
Jean Beausejour (Chile)

Assistant referees:
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)[2]
Bechir Hassani (Tunisia)[2]
Fourth official:
Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)[2]
Fifth official:
Toru Sagara (Japan)[2]

Spain vs SwitzerlandEdit

Spain  0–1   Switzerland
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Attendance: 62,453
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland[5]
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 5 Carles Puyol
CB 3 Gerard Piqué
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
DM 16 Sergio Busquets   61'
CM 14 Xabi Alonso
CM 8 Xavi
RW 21 David Silva   62'
LW 6 Andrés Iniesta   77'
CF 7 David Villa
Substitutions:
FW 9 Fernando Torres   61'
MF 22 Jesús Navas   62'
FW 18 Pedro   77'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
 
GK 1 Diego Benaglio   90+1'
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner
CB 4 Philippe Senderos   36'
CB 13 Stéphane Grichting   30'
LB 17 Reto Ziegler   73'
RM 7 Tranquillo Barnetta   90+2'
CM 8 Gökhan Inler (c)
CM 6 Benjamin Huggel
LM 16 Gelson Fernandes
SS 19 Eren Derdiyok   79'
CF 10 Blaise Nkufo
Substitutions:
DF 5 Steve von Bergen   36'
MF 15 Hakan Yakin   90+4'   79'
DF 22 Mario Eggimann   90+2'
Manager:
  Ottmar Hitzfeld

Man of the Match:
Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland)

Assistant referees:
Darren Cann (England)[2]
Mike Mullarkey (England)[2]
Fourth official:
Martin Hansson (Sweden)[2]
Fifth official:
Stefan Wittberg (Sweden)[2]

Chile vs SwitzerlandEdit

Chile  1–0   Switzerland
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Chile[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland[6]
GK 1 Claudio Bravo (c)
RB 4 Mauricio Isla
CB 17 Gary Medel   61'
CB 3 Waldo Ponce   25'
LB 18 Gonzalo Jara
RM 8 Arturo Vidal   46'
CM 6 Carlos Carmona   22'
LM 14 Matías Fernández   60'   65'
RF 7 Alexis Sánchez
CF 9 Humberto Suazo   2'   46'
LF 15 Jean Beausejour
Substitutions:
FW 10 Jorge Valdivia   90+2'   46'
MF 11 Mark González   46'
FW 22 Esteban Paredes   65'
Manager:
  Marcelo Bielsa
 
GK 1 Diego Benaglio
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner
CB 5 Steve von Bergen
CB 13 Stéphane Grichting
LB 17 Reto Ziegler
RM 11 Valon Behrami   31'
CM 8 Gökhan Inler   60'
CM 6 Benjamin Huggel
LM 16 Gelson Fernandes   77'
SS 9 Alexander Frei (c)   42'
CF 10 Blaise Nkufo   18'   68'
Substitutions:
MF 7 Tranquillo Barnetta   48'   42'
FW 19 Eren Derdiyok   68'
FW 18 Albert Bunjaku   77'
Manager:
  Ottmar Hitzfeld

Man of the Match:
Mark González (Chile)

Assistant referees:
Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)
Saleh Al Marzouqi (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Martín Vázquez (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Miguel Nievas (Uruguay)

Spain vs HondurasEdit

Spain  2–0  Honduras
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Spain[7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honduras[7]
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos   77'
CB 5 Carles Puyol
CB 3 Gerard Piqué
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
DM 16 Sergio Busquets
RM 22 Jesús Navas
LM 14 Xabi Alonso
AM 8 Xavi   66'
CF 9 Fernando Torres   70'
CF 7 David Villa
Substitutions:
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas   66'
MF 13 Juan Mata   70'
DF 17 Álvaro Arbeloa   77'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
 
GK 18 Noel Valladares
RB 23 Sergio Mendoza
CB 2 Osman Chávez
CB 3 Maynor Figueroa
LB 21 Emilio Izaguirre   38'
CM 8 Wilson Palacios
CM 20 Amado Guevara (c)
RW 19 Danilo Turcios   8'   63'
AM 15 Walter Martínez
LW 13 Roger Espinoza   46'
CF 11 David Suazo   84'
Substitutions:
FW 12 Georgie Welcome   46'
MF 7 Ramón Núñez   63'
FW 10 Jerry Palacios   84'
Manager:
  Reinaldo Rueda

Man of the Match:
David Villa (Spain)

Assistant referees:
Toru Sagara (Japan)
Jeong Hae-sang (South Korea)
Fourth official:
Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)
Fifth official:
Jeffrey Gek Pheng (Singapore)

Chile vs SpainEdit

Chile  1–2  Spain
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Chile[8]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain[8]
GK 1 Claudio Bravo (c)
RB 4 Mauricio Isla
CB 17 Gary Medel   15'
CB 3 Waldo Ponce   19'
LB 18 Gonzalo Jara
RM 8 Arturo Vidal
CM 13 Marco Estrada   21'   37'
LM 11 Mark González   46'
AM 10 Jorge Valdivia   46'
CF 7 Alexis Sánchez   65'
CF 15 Jean Beausejour
Substitutions:
MF 20 Rodrigo Millar   46'
FW 22 Esteban Paredes   46'
FW 16 Fabián Orellana   65'
Manager:
  Marcelo Bielsa
 
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 15 Sergio Ramos
CB 3 Gerard Piqué
CB 5 Carles Puyol
LB 11 Joan Capdevila
DM 16 Sergio Busquets
RM 8 Xavi
LM 14 Xabi Alonso   73'
RW 6 Andrés Iniesta
LW 7 David Villa
CF 9 Fernando Torres   55'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas   55'
MF 20 Javi Martínez   73'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque

Man of the Match:
Andrés Iniesta (Spain)

Assistant referees:
José Luis Camargo Callado (Mexico)
Alberto Morín Méndez (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)
Fifth official:
Mu Yuxin (China)

Switzerland vs HondurasEdit

Switzerland   0–0  Honduras
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Switzerland[9]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honduras[9]
GK 1 Diego Benaglio
RB 2 Stephan Lichtsteiner
CB 5 Steve von Bergen
CB 13 Stéphane Grichting
LB 17 Reto Ziegler
RM 7 Tranquillo Barnetta
CM 6 Benjamin Huggel   78'
CM 8 Gökhan Inler (c)
LM 16 Gelson Fernandes   34'   46'
CF 19 Eren Derdiyok
CF 10 Blaise Nkufo   69'
Substitutions:
MF 15 Hakan Yakin   46'
FW 9 Alexander Frei   69'
MF 23 Xherdan Shaqiri   78'
Manager:
  Ottmar Hitzfeld
 
GK 18 Noel Valladares (c)
RB 16 Mauricio Sabillón
CB 2 Osman Chávez   64'
CB 5 Víctor Bernárdez
LB 3 Maynor Figueroa
CM 8 Wilson Palacios   89'
CM 6 Hendry Thomas   4'
RW 17 Edgar Álvarez
LW 7 Ramón Núñez   67'
CF 10 Jerry Palacios   78'
CF 11 David Suazo   58'   87'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Walter Martínez   67'
FW 12 Georgie Welcome   78'
MF 19 Danilo Turcios   87'
Manager:
  Reinaldo Rueda

Man of the Match:
Noel Valladares (Honduras)

Assistant referees:
Ricardo Casas (Argentina)
Hernan Maidana (Argentina)
Fourth official:
Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)
Fifth official:
Jose Manuel Silva Cardinal (Portugal)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match Schedule 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa" (PDF) (Press release). fifa.com. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group H – Honduras-Chile" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  4. ^ Due to a one-match suspension of head coach Reinaldo Rueda, assistant coach Alexis Mendoza took his place on the bench.
  5. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group H – Spain-Switzerland" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group H – Chile-Switzerland" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group H – Spain-Honduras" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group H – Chile-Spain" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 25 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group H – Switzerland-Honduras" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 25 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010.