Match & Result: South Africa vs Uruguay (16 Jun 2010)

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Match & Result: South Africa vs Uruguay (16 Jun 2010)Winner: Uruguay
Score: South Africa(0) vs Uruguay(3)
24′ Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
80′ Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
90’+5 Alvaro Pereira (Uruguay)


South Africa was demolished by Uruguay on three goals to nothing. Diego Forlan of Uruguay delivered the first goal on the 24th minute.

From that time on, South Africa was desperately going after the equalizer fueled by the crowd but the stretched out defense by Uruguay proved too much for the Bafana Bafana. The closest chance they had was when Katlego Mphela missed on an open header via a cross from Siboniso.

Uruguay was headed for a victory when Diego Forlan got another goal on the 80th minute which just sealed the game. Uruguay didn’t let up as on the 90th minute plus 5 on the extension, Alvaro Pereira go another goal.

Key Takeaway

The loss was devastating for South Africa and the only chance they have for advancing is winning the game against powerhouse France. Switzerland just pulled off an upset over Spain and South Africa can still hope for the best.

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