Monday, June 14, 2010
2010 World Cup Game Mexico VS South Africa
All of soccer fans are waiting for the moment of World Cup coming on June. 11th,2010. This is a fantastic time for 2010 World Cup game. Many millions of people will be watching the game on TV or go to South Africa on the spot.
The opening match of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa will pit the host country's club, South Africa, against Mexico to begin the World Cup festivities.Their fans are very exciting. The Mexico fans buy Mexico soccer jerseys,and South Africa fans bought South Africa soccer jerseys to support their own favorite teams.
A preview of the game is below, and it will definitely be a match that South African and Mexican people will be especially excited to see. Now have a look at our South Africa vs Mexico preview to find out just a bit more about these two teams.
Mexico is the Slight Favorite in This Game With Good Reason
If this match were being played on a neutral field, Mexico would be the prohibitive favorite heading in. Since this will be the first match of the World Cup and it is in Soccer City in Johannesburg, against South Africa, Mexico will be under added pressure. It is never a good idea to show up the host nation on their own pitch.
Mexico has a tremendous record in the first round of World Cup action, as one of only a handful of teams that have advanced to the round of 16 for four consecutive World Cups. Mexico's World Cup aspirations head South once the round of 16 commences. Mexico has an equally bad record in the round of 16, dropping out of four consecutive World Cups after advancing to the knockout stage.
South Africa Will Have Pressure to not Become First Host Team to Miss the Knockout Round
South Africa is still smarting from an early knockout in the preliminary to the World Cup, the Africa Cup of Nations. South Africa has also struggled through their preparations for the World Cup, looking unimpressive in their matches leading up to the World Cup.
Mexico vs South Africa Match Preview
The Bafana Bafana are under impressive pressure in this World Cup – not only having to bear the responsibility of hosting the first World Cup in Africa but also being in one of the toughest groups in this years’ tournament. Will it be the first time a host nation fails to advance past the first round? South Africa will surely hope not. The team didn’t have to play any qualification matches to enter the tournament – which is generally considered a negative as the team hasn’t had time to get under the big pressure associated with qualifying. However they did reach the semifinals of the 2009 Confederations Cup. With Benni McCarthy left out of the South Africa roster, the hosts will rely on Steven Pienaar of Everton and the advantage of playing at home.
The Mexicans have had a turbulent past couple of months, but led now by former Atletico Madrid coach Javier Aguirre, the Latin American team have their sights set on achieving success in South Africa. Mexico legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco is back from retirement and has proven to be an influential leader for some of the younger players on the team. Rafael Marquez is another world class performer that will surely keep the team focsed throughout the tournament. If young stars Carlos Vela (Arsenal) and Giovani dos Santos (Galatasaray) can live up to their potential – this is a team that is ready to cause upsets.
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