6 minute read
11 Jun 2020
6:25 pm

My five best World Cup 2010 moments

It's a decade on from the kick off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals in South Africa, a day when Siphiwe Tshabalala's superb strike lit up Soccer City and has Bafana Bafana dreaming, for just a moment of World Cup glory. Phakaaathi editor Jonty Mark picks his five most most memorable moments from the tournament, which start with that Tshabalala thunderbolt and end with Spain's first ever World Cup win a month or so later.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 11: Siphiwe Tshabalala of South Africa celebrates scoring the first goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Tshabalala's rocket for the ages [caption id="attachment_2301346" align="alignnone" width="768"] JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 11: Siphiwe Tshabalala of South Africa celebrates scoring the first goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)[/caption] It was June 11, 2010, and a tense Soccer City needed a hero to step up to the plate. South Africa were playing Mexico in their opening match of the World Cup finals, the first time a finals had been held on...