Brazil at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

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The following article concerns the performance of Brazil at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Brazil won both their initial qualification group and their group during the tournament itself. They reached the quarter-final stages where they were knocked out by the eventual tournament runners-up, the Netherlands.

Qualification[edit]

Brazil finished top of the CONMEBOL league table. Matches were played from October 2007 to October 2009.

Final positions[edit]

Team
Pld Pts
 Brazil 18 34
 Chile 18 33
 Paraguay 18 33
 Argentina 18 28
 Uruguay 18 24
 Ecuador 18 23
 Colombia 18 23
 Venezuela 18 22
 Bolivia 18 15
 Peru 18 13


Pre-tournament friendlies[edit]

10 February 2009
Brazil 2–0 Italy
Elano Goal 13'
Robinho Goal 27'

12 August 2009
Estonia 0–1 Brazil
Luís Fabiano Goal 43'
A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia
Attendance: 8,550

14 November 2009
Brazil 1–0 England
Nilmar Goal 47'

18 November 2009
Oman 0–2 Brazil
Nilmar Goal 4'
Mudhafar Goal 61' (o.g.)

Squad[edit]

Coach: Dunga

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Júlio César (1979-09-03)3 September 1979 (aged 30) 47 Italy Inter Milan
2 2DF Maicon (1981-07-26)26 July 1981 (aged 28) 56 Italy Inter Milan
3 2DF Lúcio (c) (1978-05-08)8 May 1978 (aged 32) 89 Italy Inter Milan
4 2DF Juan (1979-02-01)1 February 1979 (aged 31) 73 Italy Roma
5 3MF Felipe Melo (1983-08-26)26 August 1983 (aged 26) 16 Italy Juventus
6 2DF Michel Bastos (1983-08-02)2 August 1983 (aged 26) 3 France Lyon
7 3MF Elano (1981-06-14)14 June 1981 (aged 28) 41 Turkey Galatasaray
8 3MF Gilberto Silva (1976-10-07)7 October 1976 (aged 33) 86 Greece Panathinaikos
9 4FW Luís Fabiano (1980-11-08)8 November 1980 (aged 29) 36 Spain Sevilla
10 3MF Kaká (1982-04-22)22 April 1982 (aged 28) 76 Spain Real Madrid
11 4FW Robinho (1984-01-25)25 January 1984 (aged 26) 73 Brazil Santos
12 1GK Heurelho Gomes (1981-02-15)15 February 1981 (aged 29) 9 England Tottenham Hotspur
13 2DF Dani Alves (1983-05-06)6 May 1983 (aged 27) 33 Spain Barcelona
14 2DF Luisão (1981-02-13)13 February 1981 (aged 29) 40 Portugal Benfica
15 2DF Thiago Silva (1984-09-22)22 September 1984 (aged 25) 4 Italy Milan
16 2DF Gilberto (1976-04-25)25 April 1976 (aged 34) 32 Brazil Cruzeiro
17 3MF Josué (1979-07-19)19 July 1979 (aged 30) 26 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
18 3MF Ramires (1987-03-24)24 March 1987 (aged 23) 11 Portugal Benfica
19 3MF Júlio Baptista (1981-10-01)1 October 1981 (aged 28) 45 Italy Roma
20 3MF Kléberson (1979-06-19)19 June 1979 (aged 30) 31 Brazil Flamengo
21 4FW Nilmar (1984-07-14)14 July 1984 (aged 25) 15 Spain Villarreal
22 1GK Doni (1979-10-22)22 October 1979 (aged 30) 10 Italy Roma
23 4FW Grafite (1979-04-02)2 April 1979 (aged 31) 2 Germany VfL Wolfsburg

Group Stages[edit]

Brazil vs Korea DPR[edit]

15 June 2010
20:30
Brazil  2–1  North Korea
Maicon Goal 55'
Elano Goal 72'
Report Ji Yun-nam Goal 89'
Brazil[2]
Korea DPR[2]
Brazil
BRAZIL:
GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c)
CB 4 Juan
LB 6 Michel Bastos
DM 8 Gilberto Silva
CM 7 Elano Substituted off 73'
CM 5 Felipe Melo Substituted off 84'
AM 10 Kaká Substituted off 78'
SS 11 Robinho
CF 9 Luís Fabiano
Substitutions:
DF 13 Dani Alves Substituted in 73'
FW 21 Nilmar Substituted in 78'
MF 18 Ramires YC 88' Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Dunga
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North Korea
KOREA DPR:
GK 1 Ri Myong-guk
RB 2 Cha Jong-hyok
CB 13 Pak Chol-jin
CB 4 Pak Nam-chol
LB 5 Ri Kwang-chon
DM 3 Ri Jun-il
RM 11 Mun In-guk Substituted off 80'
LM 8 Ji Yun-nam
AM 10 Hong Yong-jo (c)
AM 17 An Yong-hak
CF 9 Jong Tae-se
Substitutions:
FW 6 Kim Kum-il Substituted in 80'
Manager:
Kim Jong-hun
Brazil vs North Korea

Man of the Match:
Maicon (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
Gábor Erős (Hungary)[1]
Tibor Vámos (Hungary)[1]
Fourth official:
Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)[1]
Fifth official:
Mu Yuxin (China PR)[1]

Brazil vs Ivory Coast[edit]

20 June 2010
20:30
Brazil  3–1  Ivory Coast
Luís Fabiano Goal 25'50'
Elano Goal 62'
Report Drogba Goal 79'
Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 84,455
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (France)
Brazil[3]
Côte d'Ivoire[3]
Brazil
BRAZIL:
GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c)
CB 4 Juan
LB 6 Michel Bastos
DM 8 Gilberto Silva
RM 7 Elano Substituted off 67'
LM 5 Felipe Melo
AM 10 Kaká Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 85', 88'
SS 11 Robinho Substituted off 90+3'
CF 9 Luís Fabiano
Substitutions:
DF 13 Dani Alves Substituted in 67'
MF 18 Ramires Substituted in 90+3'
Manager:
Dunga
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Ivory Coast
CÔTE D'IVOIRE:
GK 1 Boubacar Barry
RB 20 Guy Demel
CB 4 Kolo Touré
CB 5 Didier Zokora
LB 17 Siaka Tiéné YC 31'
DM 19 Yaya Touré
CM 21 Emmanuel Eboué Substituted off 72'
CM 9 Cheick Tioté YC 86'
RW 15 Aruna Dindane Substituted off 54'
LW 8 Salomon Kalou Substituted off 68'
CF 11 Didier Drogba (c)
Substitutions:
FW 10 Gervinho Substituted in 54'
MF 18 Kader Keïta YC 75' Substituted in 68'
MF 13 Romaric Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Luís Fabiano (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
Éric Dansault (France)
Laurent Ugo (France)
Fourth official:
Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)
Fifth official:
Mu Yuxin (China PR)

Portugal vs Brazil[edit]

25 June 2010
16:00
Portugal  0–0  Brazil
Report
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 62,712
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Portugal[4]
Brazil[4]
Portugal
PORTUGAL:
GK 1 Eduardo
RB 21 Ricardo Costa
CB 6 Ricardo Carvalho
CB 2 Bruno Alves
LB 5 Duda YC 25' Substituted off 54'
DM 15 Pepe YC 40' Substituted off 64'
CM 19 Tiago YC 31'
CM 16 Raul Meireles Substituted off 84'
RW 10 Danny
LW 23 Fábio Coentrão YC 45'
CF 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (c)
Substitutions:
MF 11 Simão Substituted in 54'
MF 8 Pedro Mendes Substituted in 64'
MF 14 Miguel Veloso Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Carlos Queiroz
POR-BRA 2010-06-25.svg
Brazil
BRAZIL:
GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c)
CB 4 Juan YC 25'
LB 6 Michel Bastos
DM 8 Gilberto Silva
CM 13 Dani Alves
CM 5 Felipe Melo YC 43' Substituted off 44'
RF 21 Nilmar
CF 19 Júlio Baptista Substituted off 82'
LF 9 Luís Fabiano YC 15' Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Josué Substituted in 44'
MF 18 Ramires Substituted in 82'
FW 23 Grafite Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Dunga

Man of the Match:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Assistant referees:
Héctor Vergara (Canada)
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Peter O'Leary (New Zealand)
Fifth official:
Brent Best (New Zealand)

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Portugal 3 1 2 0 7 0 +7 5
3  Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
4  North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Round of 16[edit]

28 June 2010
20:30
Brazil  3–0  Chile
Juan Goal 35'
Luís Fabiano Goal 38'
Robinho Goal 59'
Report
Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 54,096
Referee: Howard Webb (England)
Brazil[5]
Chile[5]
GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c)
CB 4 Juan
LB 6 Michel Bastos
DM 8 Gilberto Silva
RM 13 Dani Alves
LM 18 Ramires YC 72'
AM 10 Kaká YC 30' Substituted off 81'
SS 11 Robinho Substituted off 85'
CF 9 Luís Fabiano Substituted off 76'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Nilmar Substituted in 76'
MF 20 Kléberson Substituted in 81'
DF 16 Gilberto Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Dunga
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GK 1 Claudio Bravo (c)
RB 4 Mauricio Isla Substituted off 62'
CB 5 Pablo Contreras Substituted off 46'
CB 18 Gonzalo Jara
LB 2 Ismael Fuentes YC 68'
RM 8 Arturo Vidal YC 47'
CM 6 Carlos Carmona
LM 15 Jean Beausejour
RW 7 Alexis Sánchez
CF 9 Humberto Suazo
LW 11 Mark González Substituted off 46'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Jorge Valdivia Substituted in 46'
MF 21 Rodrigo Tello Substituted in 46'
MF 20 Rodrigo Millar YC 80' Substituted in 62'
Manager:
Argentina Marcelo Bielsa

Man of the Match:
Robinho (Brazil)

Assistant referees:
Darren Cann (England)
Mike Mullarkey (England)
Fourth official:
Martin Hansson (Sweden)
Fifth official:
Stefan Wittberg (Sweden)

Quarter-finals[edit]

The Netherlands came from behind to beat Brazil 2–1, handing the Brazilians their first loss in a World Cup match held outside Europe, other than in a penalty shootout, since 1950.

2 July 2010
16:00
Netherlands  2–1  Brazil
Sneijder Goal 53'68' Report Robinho Goal 10'
Netherlands[6]
Brazil[6]
GK 1 Maarten Stekelenburg
RB 2 Gregory van der Wiel YC 47'
CB 3 John Heitinga YC 14'
CB 13 André Ooijer YC 76'
LB 5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (c)
DM 6 Mark van Bommel
DM 8 Nigel de Jong YC 64'
RW 11 Arjen Robben
AM 10 Wesley Sneijder
LW 7 Dirk Kuyt
CF 9 Robin van Persie Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
FW 21 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Substituted in 85'
Manager:
Bert van Marwijk
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GK 1 Júlio César
RB 2 Maicon
CB 3 Lúcio (c)
CB 4 Juan
LB 6 Michel Bastos YC 37' Substituted off 62'
DM 5 Felipe Melo Red card 73'
RM 13 Dani Alves
LM 8 Gilberto Silva
AM 10 Kaká
SS 11 Robinho
CF 9 Luís Fabiano Substituted off 77'
Substitutions:
DF 16 Gilberto Substituted in 62'
FW 21 Nilmar Substituted in 77'
Manager:
Dunga

Man of the Match:
Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)

Assistant referees:
Toru Sagara (Japan)
Jeong Hae-sang (Korea Republic)
Fourth official:
Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
Fifth official:
Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Referee designations for matches 1-16" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group G – Brazil-Korea PRK" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group G – Brazil-Cote d´Ivoire" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 20 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Group G – Portugal-Brazil" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 25 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Last 16 – Brazil-Chile" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Tactical Line-up – Quarterfinal – Netherlands-Brazil" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010.