The first round World Cup 2010 has passed and remained remarkable moments in football fans’ heart. Spain made great efforts to defeat Chile and gained the ticket into knock-out round. Portugal failed in the match against Brazil. On the fifth day, Ivory Coast and Switzerland, two highly-assessed teams, had to leave South Africa field. Let’s find out best first round highlights at World Cup 2010.


Best Goals

Taking advantage of mistake by Chile goalkeeper, David Villa had an excellent kick by the left leg from a distance of 40m. This goal made the European champions relieve and win with the score 2 – 1.


David Villa – a brilliant footballer in Spain team


In the honorary match, Ivory Coast had an impressive 3 – 0 victory against Korea. Although Yaya Toure is only a defensive midfielder, he performed such a good distant shoot that the ball went straight into the far corner.



Biggest Mistake

While Torres was speeding up after Alonso’s pass, goalkeeper Claudio Bravo had a quite rush. Therefore, Villa got the ball and it was not difficult for him to score the first goal for Spain.



Best Footballers

David Villa helped Spain beat Chile 2 – 1


Left defender Arthur Boka is the best South African player with three remarkable goals


Silent hero

During the match against Brazil, goalkeeper Eduardo played impressively, calmly and wisely. When Grafite prepared to score at a close distance, Eduardo prevented immediately, which helped Portugal draw Brazil 0 – 0 and won ticket into the next round.



Coach Highlight

Carlos Queiroz again demonstrated the ability of the ingenious arrangement, helping Portugal overwhelm at the game with Brazil.


Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz


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