List of FIFA World Cup records

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Most second-place finishes: 4, 🇩🇪 germany (1966, 1982, 1986, 2002). Most third-place finishes: 4, 🇩🇪 germany (1934, 1970, 2006, 2010). Most fourth-place finishes: 3, (1954, 1970, 2010). Most 3rd-4th-place finishes: 5, 🇩🇪 germany (1934, 1958, 1970, 2006, 2010). Most 5th-8th-place finishes: 8, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 england (1950, 1954, 1962, 1970, 1982, 1986, 2002, 2006). Most 9th-16th-place finishes: 14, 🇲🇽 mexico (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018). Most 17th-32nd-place finishes: 7, 🇰🇷 south korea (1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2014, 2018).

Chile national football team

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Former Argentina manager Marcelo Bielsa was given the task of becoming the Chile national team manager in preparation for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers. On 16 October 2008, Chile beat Argentina 1–0 for the first time in a qualifying competition, making history. Marcelo Bielsa was acclaimed for this accomplishment by both Chilean and Argentinian people. This match was seen as one of the reasons that ended Alfio Basile's tenure as Argentina's coach. After finishing in second place of the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa and reaching the round of 16 at the tournament, head coach Marcelo Bielsa extended his contract with the Chilean national team until 2015.

Greece national football team

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Despite the scoring prowess of Europe's top 2010 World Cup qualifying goal-scorer Fanis Gekas—who produced 10 goals in as many games—Greece took second place to Switzerland in Group 2 of UEFA qualification, thus advancing to a home-and-away playoff round, where they faced Ukraine. After a scoreless draw at home in the first match, the second leg in Donetsk saw Greece triumph with a 1–0 win, sending the Greeks to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. At the 2010 World Cup draw in Cape Town, South Africa on 4 December 2009, Greece found itself grouped with two familiar opponents from its first World Cup appearance in 1994.

Germany

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Following the 1998 elections, SPD politician Gerhard Schröder became the first Chancellor of a red–green coalition with the Alliance '90/The Greens party. Among the major projects of the two Schröder legislatures was the Agenda 2010 to reform the labour market to become more flexible and reduce unemployment. The modernisation and integration of the eastern German economy is a long-term process scheduled to last until the year 2019, with annual transfers from west to east amounting to roughly $80 billion. Since reunification, Germany has taken a more active role in the European Union.

Ecuador national football team

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Brazil

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Cardoso won the 1994 election, and again in 1998. The peaceful transition of power from Cardoso to his main opposition leader, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006), was seen as proof that Brazil had achieved a long-sought political stability. However, sparked by indignation and frustrations accumulated over decades from corruption, police brutality, inefficiencies of the political establishment and public service, numerous peaceful protests erupted in Brazil from the middle of first term of Dilma Rousseff, who had succeeded Lula after winning election in 2010.

Overtime (sports)

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On 7 October 2006, North Texas beat FIU 25-22 in a game that had been tied 16-all at end of regulation. On 17 October 2017, Western Michigan beat Buffalo 71–68 in a game that had been tied 31–all at end of regulation. On 24 November 2018, Texas A&M beat LSU 74-72 in a game that had been tied 31–all at end of regulation. Collegiate (NCAA Division I FCS, formerly Division I-AA) – 27 September 1998: Bethune-Cookman University recorded a 63–57 victory over Virginia State University, ending in the eighth overtime. High school – 29 October 2010: Jacksonville High School (TX) beat Nacogdoches High School (TX) 84-81 after 12 overtimes.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)

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The winner of this play-off qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals. The draw for the order in which the two matches would be played was held on 2 June 2009 during the FIFA Congress in Nassau, the Bahamas. The following four teams from AFC qualified for the final tournament. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA)

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The European zone of qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup saw 53 teams competing for 13 places at the finals. The qualification process started on 20 August 2008, nearly two months after the end of UEFA Euro 2008, and ended on 18 November 2009. The qualification process saw the first competitive matches of Montenegro. Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland qualified in the first round by winning their groups. France, Greece, Portugal, and Slovenia qualified via the second round play-offs. Teams were drawn into eight groups of six teams and one group of five teams.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)

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The top three teams qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The fourth place team qualified for a home-and-away play-off against the fifth-place team from CONMEBOL. The allocation of teams in the draw took place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 22 November 2008. The 4th place team played the 5th place team from the CONMEBOL (South American Zone) Qualification in a home and away play-off. The winner of this play-off qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The draw for the order in which the two matches were played was held on 2 June 2009 during the FIFA Congress in Nassau, the Bahamas. The CONCACAF side played the first leg at home.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

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The South American zone of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification saw ten teams competing for places in the finals in South Africa. The format is identical to that used for the previous three World Cup qualification tournaments held by CONMEBOL. Matches were scheduled so that there were always two games within a week, which was aimed at minimizing player travel time, particularly for players who were based in Europe. The top four teams in the final standings qualified automatically for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The fifth-placed team met the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in a two-legged play-off for a place at the World Cup.

Jamaica national football team

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Reggae Boyz 2010 World Cup campaign theme song.

2010 FIFA World Cup Group A

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Group A of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 11 June and ended on 22 June 2010. The group consisted of France, Mexico, Uruguay and the host nation South Africa. France and South Africa previously met at the 1998 FIFA World Cup; France beat South Africa 3–0. France and Uruguay previously met at the 2002 FIFA World Cup; the match ended 0–0. France and Mexico were in the same group in the first tournament in the 1930 FIFA World Cup; the two nations played the first ever World Cup match, and France won 4–1. France and Mexico had also met in 1954 but neither team qualified for the next round.

Togo national football team

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FIFA World Cup *2006 FIFA World Cup squad – Togo Africa Cup of Nations * Togo FA official site 2017 Africa Cup of Nations squad – Togo. 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad – Togo. 2006 Africa Cup of Nations squad – Togo. 2002 Africa Cup of Nations squad – Togo. 2000 Africa Cup of Nations squad – Togo. 1998 Africa Cup of Nations squad – Togo. 1984 Africa Cup of Nations squad – Togo. 1972 Africa Cup of Nations squad – Togo. 🇩🇪 Eberhard Vogel (1997–98). Bana Tchanile (2000–02). 🇮🇹 Diego Garzitto (2002). 🇧🇷 Antônio Dumas (2002–04). Stephen Keshi (2004–06). 🇩🇪 Otto Pfister (2006). Stephen Keshi (2006–08). Henri Stambouli (2008).

Angola national football team

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FIFA World Cup *2006 FIFA World Cup squads – Angola Africa Cup of Nations COSAFA Cup: 3. 1999, 2001, 2004. Central African Games runners-up: 1. 1987. African Nations Championship runners-up: 1. 2011. 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola. 2012 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola. 2010 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola. 2008 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola. 2006 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola. 1998 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola. 1996 Africa Cup of Nations squads – Angola. Angola women's national football team. Angola national under-20 football team. Angola national under-17 football team. Angolan Football Federation. Federação Angolana de Futebol.

Honduras national football team

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For the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Jamaica's merits left Honduras out of the final round of qualification. Despite Honduras' overwhelming victory 11 to 3 against St.Vincent & the Grenadines, Jamaica defeated Mexico in Kingston. The scoreless draw from Jamaica's visit to Honduras ultimately allowed the Reggae Boys to advance to the next round. Hopes changed for 2002 as Honduras advanced to the hexagonal round. Despite Honduras' effort, they were left at the edge of the 2002 FIFA World Cup losing at home against Trinidad & Tobago, and at the Azteca against Mexico, in their final two games of the qualifiers.

United States men's national soccer team

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In the Fourth round of the 2010 World Cup qualification, the U.S. began by beating Mexico 2–0. The February 2009 loss extended Mexico's losing streak against America on U.S. soil to 11 matches. Jozy Altidore became the youngest U.S. player to score a hat-trick, in a 3–0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago. Near the end of the summer of 2009, the United States lost 2–1 to Mexico at Estadio Azteca. On October 10, the U.S. secured qualification to the 2010 World Cup with a 3–2 win over Honduras. Four days later, the U.S. finished in first place in the group with a 2–2 tie against Costa Rica. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. team was drawn in Group C against England, Slovenia and Algeria.

List of FIFA World Cup hat-tricks

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The only World Cup not to have at least one hat-trick scored was the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The record number of hat-tricks in a single World Cup tournament is eight, during the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland. Bert Patenaude was the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match, on 17 July 1930 against Paraguay. However, until 10 November 2006 the first hat-trick that FIFA acknowledged had been scored by Guillermo Stábile of Argentina, two days after Patenaude. In 2006 FIFA announced that Patenaude's claim to being the first hat-trick scorer was valid, as teammate Tom Florie's goal in the match against Paraguay was reattributed to him.

Japan national football team

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Cameroon national football team

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