|Corn FIFA an Domhain 2010 Comhaontas Ceilteach|
2010 FIFA World Cup official logo
|Host country||Celtic Alliance|
|Dates||11 June – 11 July 2010|
|Teams||16 (from 5 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||8 (host cities: 7)|
|Champions||ANZC (1st title)|
|Goals scored||116 (3.63 per match)|
|Attendance||1,419,000 (44,344 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Kaká (9 goals)|
- 1 2010 World Cup
- 2 Group stage
- 3 Knockout stage
- 4 Goalscorers
- 5 Tournament team rankings
- 6 Qualifying tables and playoff results
- 7 News
- 8 Official anthem
2010 World Cup
The tournament is scheduled to be played from Friday June 11 through Sunday July 11 at various locales in the Celtic Alliance.
Pool play is scheduled for June 11-29, with rest days on June 30 and July 1. The quarterfinals are scheduled for July 2-3, the semifinals July 6-7, the third-place match July 10 and the final on July 11 at Croke Park in Dublin.
The following cities and stadia have been chosen as sites for the matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
|Croke Park||Semple Stadium||Hampden Park||Lansdowne Road|
|Capacity: 82,500||Capacity: 55,000||Capacity: 52,000||Capacity: 50,000|
|Gaelic Grounds||Anfield||Páirc Uí Chaoimh||Fitzgerald Stadium|
|Capacity: 49,500||Capacity: 45,000||Capacity: 43,500||Capacity: 43,120|
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December 4, 2009, 8:24pm UTC: Draw for 2010 World Cup complete: DUBLIN, Celtic Alliance - The draw for next year's World Cup football tournament in the Celtic Alliance was held tonight. The 16 qualifying clubs were drawn into four groups, with the champion and runner-up from each group advancing to the knockout stage.
Celtic Alliance, as the host nation, drew the first spot in Group A; the Celts will be joined in the group by the East Caribbean Federation, Paraguay and Singapore.
The United American Republic, one of four seeded sides, drew the top spot in Group B, and will be joined by the ANZC, Pais del Oro and Greece.
Defending World Cup champion Brazil, the top-ranked side in the FIFA World Rankings, drew top honors in Group C, and will be joined by the USSR (aka Siberia), New Britain and the Kingdom of Cleveland.
Mexico, the second-ranked nation according to the current FIFA World Rankings, drew first in Group D and will be joined by Chile, Alpine Confederation and the Sicilian Republic.
Celtic Alliance and the East Caribbean Federation will play the opening match on June 11 at Croke Park in Dublin. Group play will go through June 27, with rest days on June 28, 29, 30 and July 1. The quarterfinals are scheduled for July 2-3, the semifinals July 6-7, the third-place match July 10 and the final on July 11 at Croke Park in Dublin.
|East Caribbean Federation||3||1||1||1||4||4||0||4|
11 June 2010
12 June 2010
|Barrios 12', 58'
Alam Shah 64'
19 June 2010
|Keane 23'||Riveros 39'|
26 June 2010
26 June 2010
|Santa Cruz 60'|
|United American Republic||3||2||0||1||3||2||+1||6|
|Pais del Oro||3||0||0||3||1||5||−4||0|
13 June 2010
|Cavani 54'||Kennedy 31'|
14 June 2010
|Pais del Oro||1-3||Greece|
|Silva 33'||Samaras 12', 79' (pen.)|
21 June 2010
|UAR||1-0||Pais del Oro|
22 June 2010
26 June 2010
|ANZC||1-0||Pais del Oro|
|Pedro 69' (o.g.)|
15 June 2010
|Kaká 15', 29', 84'
Ramires 22', 59'
Garidmagnai 71' (pen.)
16 June 2010
van Heerden 90+1'
24 June 2010
|Thiago Silva 24'
Kaká 51' (pen.), 79'
|van Heerden 42'|
25 June 2010
27 June 2010
27 June 2010
|van Heerden 60'|
17 June 2010
|Guardado 51'||Tello 32'|
18 June 2010
23 June 2010
23 June 2010
27 June 2010
|Coppola 90+1'||Franco 23'|
dos Santos 54'
27 June 2010
Sanchez 81' (pen.)
|2 July - Limerick|
|7 July - Liverpool|
|3 July - Killarney|
|11 July - Dublin (Croke)|
|Celtic Alliance (pen.)||2 (4)|
|Celtic Alliance||2 (3)|
|2 July - Glasgow|
|ANZC (pen.)||2 (4)|
|6 July - Thurles|
|3 July - Cork|
|10 July - Dublin (Lansdowne)|
2 July 2010
2 July 2010
Kennedy 52' (pen.)
3 July 2010
|Chile||2-2 (a.e.t.)||Celtic Alliance|
|Tello 54', 100'||Ramsey 79'|
3 July 2010
Luis Fabiano 39'
Di Maria 66'
6 July 2010
7 July 2010
|Benitez 55'||Hoolahan 26'|
Keane 51' (pen.)
Third place playoff
10 July 2010
|Kaká 21', 64'|
Thiago Silva 33'
11 July 2010
|Celtic Alliance||2-2 (a.e.t.)||ANZC|
- 9 goals
- 6 goals
- 4 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Marco Kofler
- Leo Lacroix
- Ricardo Rodriguez
- Christian Schilling
- Simon Elliott
- Rory Fallon
- Chris Killen
- Carl Valeri
- Luke Wilkshire
- Luís Fabiano
- Kevin Doyle
- Aiden McGeady
- Aaron Ramsey
- Jonathan Walters
- Mauricio Isla
- Humberto Suazo
- Jorge Valdivia
- Arturo Vidal
- Chris Brown
- Steve Burton
- Jonathan Hogg
- Jon Parkin
- Ricardo Fuller
- Kenwyne Jones
- Yohance Marshall
- Je-Vaughn Watson
- Giorgos Karagounis
- Kostas Katsouranis
- Georgios Samaras
- Cuauhtémoc Blanco
- Israel Castro
- Giovani dos Santos
- Guillermo Franco
- Andrés Guardado
- Guillermo Ochoa
- David Silva
- Édgar Benítez
- Claudio Morel
- Cristian Riveros
- Roque Santa Cruz
- Nelson Valdez
- Mario Balotelli
- Nicola Bellomo
- Carmine Coppola
- Noh Alam Shah
- Shahril Ishak
- Fazrul Nawaz
- Edinson Cavani
- Ángel Di María
- Gonzalo Higuaín
- Lionel Messi
- Luis Suárez
- Bayasgalangiin Garidmagnai
- Juri Judt
- Aleksandr Kharitonov
- Igor Larionov
- Own goals
- Pedro (against ANZC)
Tournament team rankings
|Eliminated in the quarterfinals|
|7||United American Republic||B||4||2||0||2||5||5||0||6|
|Eliminated in the group stage|
|9||East Caribbean Federation||A||3||1||1||1||4||4||0||4|
|15||Pais del Oro||B||3||0||0||3||1||5||−4||0|
Qualifying tables and playoff results
Given the number of nations that resumed their national football associations and competition in international competitions, FIFA scrapped the invitational format it had used since 1990 and decided to resume the old qualifying format for 2010 and subsequent World Cup competition.
In February 2009, FIFA announced the format for the 2010 World Cup to be held in the Celtic Alliance. 16 teams will compete in four groups of four teams apiece next summer, with an eight-team knockout round leading up to a championship match in Dublin. Two of those teams received automatic byes: the Celtic Alliance as the host country, and the Alpine Confederation as the 2006 champion. Nations in the five recognized regions by FIFA competed for the other 14 berths. The list of nations that have qualified are:
- Celtic Alliance (host country)
- Alpine Confederation (Europe Group A winner)
- Pais del Oro (Africa Group A winner)
- New Britain (Africa Group B winner)
- Brazil (defending champion)
- Paraguay (South America winner)
- Chile (qualified from South America)
- Mexico (CONCACAF winner)
- East Caribbean Federation (qualified from CONCACAF)
- United American Republic (qualified from South America)
- Kingdom of Cleveland (Europe Group B winner)
- Sicily (European playoff winner)
- ANZC (Asia/Oceania winner)
- Siberia (Asia/Oceania runner up)
- Greece (European playoff winner)
- Singapore (Asian/South American playoff winner)
Nov. 11 - Iceland 0 Greece 0; Singapore 2 Guyana 2
Nov. 18 - Greece 1 Iceland 0; Guyana 1 Singapore 1, Singapore wins 8-7 on penalty kicks
Top three qualify, fourth-place team (Guyana) advances to play-in series.
|United American Rep.||18||10||3||5||33|
Group winners and runners-up qualify, third-runners-up play for berth.
Round 1: Greece 1-0 Alpine Confederation Denmark 1-2 Norway Round 2: Norway 3-0 Greece Alpine Confederation 0-0 Denmark Round 3: Denmark 0-0 Greece Alpine Confederation 2-1 Norway Round 4: Norway 0-2 Alpine Confederation Greece 1-1 Denmark Round 5: Alpine Confederation 3-0 Greece Norway 3-1 Denmark Round 6: Denmark 0-2 Alpine Confederation Greece 0-1 Norway
Round 1: Sweden 1-2 Cleveland Iceland 0-0 Sicily Round 2: Cleveland 2-0 Iceland Sicily 3-0 Sweden Round 3: Sweden 2-1 Iceland Cleveland 0-0 Sicily Round 4: Iceland 1-0 Sweden Sicily 2-2 Cleveland Round 5: Sicily 1-0 Iceland Cleveland 1-0 Sweden Round 6: Sweden 2-3 Sicily Iceland 0-1 Cleveland
Top two qualify.
|East Caribbean Federation||10||7||0||3||21|
October 10: Mexico 3 Cuba 2; Dominican Republic 1 East Caribbean 4; Puerto Rico 0 Nicaragua 4
October 17: Cuba 1 Dominican Republic 1; East Caribbean 3 Puerto Rico 0; Nicaragua 1 Mexico 2
Top two qualify; third-place Singapore advances to play-in series.
|Soviet Socialist Siberia||10||5||2||3||17|
October 17: Siberia 1 Indonesia 2; ANZC 1 Singapore 2; French Rep. 0 Philippines 3
October 31: Philippines 1 Siberia 3; Indonesia 0 ANZC 1; Singapore 0 French Rep. 0
Group winners qualify.
|Pais del Oro||6||4||0||2||12|
October 11: Algeria 1 Iran 1; Assyria 0 Pais del Oro 5
October 18: Pais del Oro 0 Algeria 1; Iran 1 Assyria 1
|Republic of Angola||6||0||3||3||3|
October 10: New Britain 5 Zaire 1; Republic of Angola 2 RZA 2.
October 17: RZA 1 New Britain 2; Zaire 2 Republic of Angola 2.
n October 21, FIFA announced the selection for the 2014 World Cup, previously scheduled for Oct. 28 in Dublin, has been pushed back to December 4 to coincide with FIFA's World Congress and to allow for the final play-in series to be fully contested. Brazil is considered the overwhelming favorite, over the ANZC and Siberia, primarily due to the number of and quality of venues in the country, along with sufficient national infrastructure and expected large fan support for each match. Brazil also plans to use World Cup 2014 as a test-run for another major international sporting event it is pursuing: the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The FIFA World Congress, scheduled for December 2-4 in Dublin, features not only the selection of the host nation for the 2014 World Cup, but the following other items:
- The draw for World Cup 2010
- Awards for FIFA's 2009 World Footballer of the Year
- The entrance of several new members (such as Prussia and Canada) into the five regional confederations
- Voting on the expansion of the field from 16 to 24 teams and preliminary discussions on a new, permanent host site for FIFA's world headquarters, with presentations from Luque, Paraguay; Singapore; and Zurich, Alpine Confederation.
"Wild Dances" by USSR pop singer Ruslana was selected by FIFA in 2009 as the official World Cup anthem.