Of the six African nations only three won any matches (Ghana, South Africa and Ivory Coast), and only one (Ghana) progressed out of the first round. Spain became the first team since West Germany in 1974 to win the World Cup as European champions.  Blatter s call came less than four months after FIFA general secretary Jérôme Valcke said the door was closed on goal-line technology and video replays after a vote by the IFAB. In all, players from 52 national leagues entered the tournament. Paraguay and Ghana reached the quarter-finals for the first time.
An allowed goal by Argentina in their 3–1 win over Mexico, where Argentine striker Carlos Tevez was seen to be offside when shown on television broadcast replays, which were shown inside the stadium shortly after the incident. Rest days were allocated during the various stages to allow players recovery during the tournament. Through the first 50 games, the rating was up 48 percent, households increased 54 percent and viewers rose 60 percent. Gabrielle s mother Debbie Engels has said via social media that she is going to the police to lay charges of assault against Mrs Mugabe. Jo bulani, was used at the final in Johannesburg.
I have to more injuries at the back of my head pic. South Africa, which had narrowly failed to win the right to host the 2006 event, was thus awarded the right to host the tournament. Robert Mugabe, 93, has said he will run for the presidency again next year, but he is in increasingly frail health..  The balls were made in China, using latex bladders made in India, thermoplastic polyurethane-elastomer from Taiwan, ethylene vinyl acetate, isotropic polyester/cotton fabric, and glue and ink from China. A large number of fouls were committed in the final match.