South Africa v Uruguay Result

World Cup 2010 - Group A
Wednesday 16th June
Loftus Versfeld

South Africa 0 - 3 Uruguay
Scorers Pereira 90
Forlan 24, 80 (pen)
Yellow Cards yellow cardDikgacoi 43
yellow cardPienaar 6
Red Cards red cardKhune 76
Lineups Itumeleng Khune
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (S Moriri 57)
Bongani Khumalo
Aaron Mokoena
Tsepo Masilela
Siboniso Gaxa
Kagisho Dikgacoi
Siphiwe Tshabalala
Teko Modise
Steven Pienaar (M Josephs 79)
Katlego Mphela
Fernando Muslera
Diego Lugano
Diego Godin
Jorge Fucile (A Fernandez 71)
Alvaro Pereira
Diego Perez (W Gargano 90)
Maxi Pereira
Egidio Rios
Edinson Cavani (S Fernandez 89)
Luis Suarez
Diego Forlan
Corners 3 4
On Target 3 6
Fouls 13 10
Offside 3 2

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A crucial game for both sides, the match-up between the hosts South Africa and Uruguay could go along way to deciding the fate of both teams in the 2010 World Cup after both teams recorded draws in their first matches. This will be the second match for both teams and it will be played at the famous Loftus Versfeld Stadium which has hosted some classic sporting occasions in the past. South Africa are desperate to perform well on their own soil and having faced Mexico in the opener, they will not need reminding of the importance of this one against the South Americans. Uruguay faced off against Group favourites France in their opening match meaning they are also likely to be desperate for the three points in this Group A match.

South Africa of course did not need to qualify for the World Cup as hosts so have had a worry free couple of years. The same can not be said of Uruguay who scrapped and battled their way to South Africa via a play-off with Costa Rica.

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This is shaping up to be an excellent betting heat with value on offer for all three outcomes, Uruguay have the favouritism at this stage as they do look the stronger on paper but the bookmakers are by no means certain. South Africa will be hoping their home fans will roar them to victory and punters will get good value on the hosts taking the three points. A draw is also a realistic possibility which is reflected well in the betting and punters will be pleased with the odds for a point apiece at the end of 90 minutes.

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This will be the second group match for both teams with just five days separating this with their first game meaning the team news will be worth keeping an eye. With this one coming so soon after the opener there is every chance each side will be dealing with injuries and suspensions which may have an affect on the betting. We will be keeping a close eye on both camps in the build up to this one as we get to match day.

South Africa and Uruguay will be hoping they can get their best players on the park for this crucial match as the result may hang on fine margins in a intense atmosphere. These matches are normally decided by a piece of class from one of the more experienced players who are used to playing on the big occasion in front of big crowds.

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Past Meetings

There has been one meeting between the two teams in International football with a 0-0 scoreline coming in a friendly match in 2007, that tells us that there is little between the nations and it is likely to be nip and tuck once again in 2010. Punters have good reason to back both sides here but the Uruguayans certainly look the stronger on paper and have to be well fancied with the South Africans relying on home support to roar them to victory.

The final result of the match will be made available to punters following the final whistle with all the major incidents and goalscorers, which team will be making a giant step towards the last 16 and which is heading towards an early exit?

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