World Cup 2010 Group A: South Africa 1-1 Mexico

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South Africa were denied a perfect start to the 2010 World Cup after conceding a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Mexico in the opening match of the tournament.

Siphiwe Tshabalala's stunning 55th-minute goal was as good as any opening game could have wished for.

But Mexico, without threatening at all in the second period, grabbed a lifeline 11 minutes from time when Rafael Márquez controlled Andrés Guardado's cross and fired home to level the scores.


South Africa: Itumeleng Khune; Siboniso Gaxa, Aaron Mokoena, Bongani Khumalo, Lucas Thwala (Tsepo Masilela, 45); Siphiwe Tshabalala, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, Teko Modise; Steven Pienaar (Bernard Parker, 83); Katlego Mphela

Mexico: Óscar Pérez; Paul Aguilar (Andrés Guardado, 56), Ricardo Osorio, Francisco Rodríguez, Carlos Salcido; Efraín Juárez, Rafael Márquez, Gerardo Torrado; Giovani dos Santos, Guillermo Franco (Javier Hernández, 73), Carlos Vela (Cuauhtémoc Blanco, 68)

Shots on target :4-5
Shots off target :4-9
Ball possession (%) :42-58
Corner kicks :4-5
Offsides :4-6
Fouls :16-12
Yellow cards :2-2
Red cards :0-0

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