Retrieved 6 July As with many 'hallmark events' throughout the world,  the FIFA World Cup has been connected to evictions ,      which many claim are meant to 'beautify the city', impress visiting tourists, and hide shackdwellers. Retrieved 14 March Teams that failed to qualify for this tournament included Saudi Arabia , which had qualified for the previous four tourmanents; Tunisia and Croatia , both of whom had qualified for the previous three finals; Costa Rica , Ecuador , Poland and Sweden , who had qualified for the previous two editions; quarter-finalists Ukraine and Euro semi-finalists Russia and Turkey. The following 32 teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings,  qualified for the final tournament.
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Archived from the original on 15 June Archived from the original on 20 October Archived from the original on Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 3 July The South American teams performed strongly, with all five advancing to the round of 16 four as group winnersand four further advancing to the quarter-finals.
It was also sung at wor,d opening ceremony on 11 June and at the closing ceremony on 11 July. FC Barcelona of Spain was the club contributing the most players to the tournament, with 13 players of their side travelling, 7 with the Spanish team, while another 7 clubs contributed 10 players or more.
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The Netherlands had chances to score, most notably in the 60th minute when Arjen Robben was released by Wesley Sneijder to be one-on-one with Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillasonly for Casillas to save the shot with an outstretched leg.
All-time table Goalscorers top goalscorers finals goalscorers hat-tricks own goals Penalty shoot-outs Player appearances Red cards Referees Winners.
All of the four top scorers also came from the teams that finished in the top four, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Uruguay. Germany defeated Uruguay 3—2 to secure third place.
Retrieved 4 June Archived from the original on 21 January Archived from the original on 22 March The tournament MVP, Cassio had an early scare in the first half but recovered to make save after save against a Chelsea attack that never seemed to find their rhythm against the tenacious Corinthians defence.
Retrieved 20 June Teams were ranked on the following criteria: Other unions threatened to strike into The match ball for the World Cup, manufactured by Adidaswas named the Jabulaniwhich means "bringing joy to everyone" in Zulu.
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MunichWest Germany. A minute's silence was held before the match to commemorate Dutch linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizenwho had died following a violent incident at a youth competition four days before the match.
In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time shall be played two periods of five minutes each and followed, if necessary, by kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner. Jan-Hendrik Hintz Ravinesh Kumar. Archived from the original PDF on 26 September This page was last edited wprld 10 Octoberat Emenayo Nnodim Ofoegbu Biahwo.
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Archived from the original PDF on 6 October Right Back - Alessandro Corinthians Despite a lack of pace, the veteran was able to shut down Chelsea wonder-boy Eden Hazard in the crucial final. Ri Hyang-ok North Korea. The tournament has taken place every four years, except in and difa, when the competition was cancelled due to World War II.
The knockout stage comprised the 16 teams that advanced from the group stage of the tournament. Archived from the original on 5 December Retrieved 13 June The ranking of each team in each group will be determined as follows: