Sth Africa, 2010 | Groups | Schedule | Cities | Stadia | Results | Goal Scorers
A total of 32 countries qualified for the World Cup, and the draw was made in early December 2009. Here is the draw for each of the eight groups of four teams each. Group G which comprise of Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast and Portugal have been described as the most difficult group, followed by group A. See also the team rankings to see how they compare to each other.
Group Selection based on Pots
The seven highest "seeded" teams according to the ranking criteria were placed in Pot No. 1, plus the host nation South Africa. The remaining 24 nations were divided up on a geographical basis.
- Pot 1 (Seeded teams): South Africa, Brazil, Spain, Holland, Italy, Germany, Argentina and England.
- Pot 2 (Asia, Oceania, North/Central America): Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Mexico and Honduras.
- Pot 3 (Africa, South America): Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay.
- Pot 4 (Europe): France, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Greece, Serbia, Denmark and Slovakia.
- The 2010 tournament was staged in nine South African cities (more about cities)
- World cup matches were held in 10 stadiums (more about the stadiums)
- World Cup team nicknames
- History of South Africa at the World Cup
- List of all World Cup Host Countries