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  1. South Africa 1-1 Mexico
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. South Africa 0-3 Uruguay
    Wednesday, 16 June Match report
  3. France 1-2 South Africa
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report

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3 Total South Africa
16|18 Total South Africa
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3 Total South Africa
3 Total South Africa
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36|26 Total South Africa
4|1 Total South Africa

Team profile

When South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira admitted his side had "a mountain to climb", he wasn't thinking of his side's three Group A games at altitude. When he was originally appointed in 2007, Parreira was charged with improving a side ranked 69th in the world. Given Bafana Bafana now lie 83rd - behind Panama and Albania - it seems he has not been successful. No World Cup host has ever failed to progress from the first group stage, but there is a genuine fear that South Africa could be the worst home team in the tournament's history.

Parreira has found frustrations everywhere he has looked, with training camps in Brazil and Germany failing to provide quality opposition and the team's World Cup base still in limbo as late as March this year. The hope must be that an enthusiastic local crowd and a backdrop of vuvuzela trumpets can galvanise a team that needs all the help it can get. Whether that will be enough remains to be seen.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Moeneeb Josephs Orlando Pirates 30 18
2 DF Siboniso Gaxa Mamelodi Sundowns 26 39
3 DF Tsepo Masilela Maccabi Haifa 25 33
4 DF Aaron Mokoena Portsmouth 29 103
5 DF Anele Ngcongca Genk 22 5
6 MF MacBeth Sibaya Rubin Kazan 32 58
7 MF Lance Davids Ajax Cape Town 25 22
8 MF Siphiwe Tshabalala Kaizer Chiefs 25 51
9 FW Katlego Mphela Mamelodi Sundowns 25 33
10 MF Steven Pienaar Everton 28 52
11 MF Teko Modise Orlando Pirates 27 54
12 MF Reneilwe Letsholonyane Kaizer Chiefs 28 16
13 MF Kagisho Dikgacoi Fulham 25 39
14 DF Matthew Booth Mamelodi Sundowns 33 27
15 DF Lucas Thwala Orlando Pirates 28 26
16 GK Itumeleng Khune Kaizer Chiefs 23 30
17 FW Bernard Parker FC Twente 24 29
18 FW Siyabonga Nomvethe Moroka Swallows 32 79
19 MF Surprise Moriri Mamelodi Sundowns 30 35
20 DF Bongani Khumalo SuperSport United 23 16
21 DF Siyabonga Sangweni Golden Arrows 28 8
22 GK Shu-Aib Walters Maritzburg Utd 28 0
23 MF Thanduyise Khuboni Golden Arrows 24 9

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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