World Cup 2010 Group A: South Africa 0-3 Uruguay

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South Africa's dreams of making it through Group A to the last 16 of the tournament are hanging in the balance following a 3-0 loss against Uruguay in Pretoria.

Uruguay opened in the 24th minute when Diego Forlán unleashed a 25-yard right-footer that dipped off the underside of the helpless Itumeleng Khune's crossbar.

To make matters worse for South Africa, Khune became the first shot-stopper of the 2010 World Cup to be sent off after tripping Luis Suárez in the area in the 79th minute.

After a break of almost five minutes, as substitute goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs found his kit and laced his boots, Forlán kept his composure to end any doubts about the result from the penalty spot.

Álvaro Pereira added the third goal in injury time, heading the ball off his knee and into the net from Suárez's cross.


South Africa: Itumeleng Khune; Siboniso Gaxa, Aaron Mokoena, Bongani Khumalo, Tsepo Masilela; Siphiwe Tshabalala, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Surprise Moriri, 57), Teko Modise; Steven Pienaar (Moeneeb Josephs, 80); Katlego Mphela

Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Lugano, Diego Godín, Jorge Fucile (Álvaro Fernández, 71); Egidio Arévalo, Diego Pérez (Walter Gargano, 90), Álvaro Pereira; Diego Forlán; Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani (Sebastián Fernández, 89)

Shots on target :3-7
Shots off target :4-9
Ball possession (%) :51-49
Corner kicks :3-4
Offsides :3-2
Fouls :13-10
Yellow cards :2-0
Red cards :1-0

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