2010 Soccer World Cup - Group A, First Round

National teams, games, goals and standings from Group A of the first round stage played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, including details of points, games won and lost and goals scored and received.

2010 World Cup - Group A, First Round

Group A, National Teams

Group A, Standings

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Standing
National Team
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD Qualified
1. Uruguay Uruguay 7 3 2 1 0 4 0 4 Yes
2. Mexico Mexico 4 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 Yes
3. South Africa South Africa 4 3 1 1 1 3 5 -2 No
4. France France 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 No

Note: until the 1990 World Cup each win was worth 2 points, after that each win is worth 3 points.

Abbreviations:
PTS = Points / GP = Games played / W = Wins / D = Draws / L = Losses
GF = Goals For / GA = Goals against / GD = Goal Difference

Group A, Games Played

Game
Date
Result
1.
Jun 11, 2010
South Africa
South Africa
Mexico
Mexico
55'
Siphiwe Tshabalala
79'
Rafael Marquez
Game
Date
Result
2.
Jun 11, 2010
Uruguay
Uruguay
France
France
Game
Date
Result
3.
Jun 16, 2010
South Africa
South Africa
Uruguay
Uruguay
24'
Diego Forlan
80'
Diego Forlan
(pen)
90'+5'
Alvaro Pereira
Game
Date
Result
4.
Jun 17, 2010
France
France
Mexico
Mexico
64'
Javier Hernandez
79'
Cuauhtemoc Blanco
(pen)
Game
Date
Result
5.
Jun 22, 2010
Mexico
Mexico
Uruguay
Uruguay
43'
Luis Suarez
Game
Date
Result
6.
Jun 22, 2010
France
France
South Africa
South Africa
20'
Bongani Khumalo
37'
Katlego Mphela
70'
Florent Malouda