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Photos: 2010 FIFA World Cup

Celebration
Players for Spain celebrate after taking a 1-0 lead late in their World Cup semifinal match against Germany on Wednesday. (Kerim Okten / EPA)
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Spain’s striker David Villa, second from right, and Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas dash past Paraguay’s defender Dario Veron, far left, and midfielder Jonathan Santana as they celebrate Villa’s goal, which secured Spain’s win over Paraguay in a quarterfinal World Cup match at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images)
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Paraguay’s midfielder Enrique Vera, left, and Spain’s David Villa jump for the ball. Spain won the match, 1-0, to advance to the semifinals. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images)
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Germany’s striker Miroslav Klose takes the ball as he is chased by Argentina’s striker Carlos Tevez, left, and defender Gabriel Heinze during the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal match Saturday at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. (Christophe Simon / AFP/Getty Images)
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German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer dives to make a save during the quarterfinal soccer match against Argentina. Germany eliminated Argentina from the World Cup. (Michael Sohn / Associated Press)
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Germany’s defender Arne Friedrich, second from right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal, of four, in their victory over Argentina on Saturday. (Christophe Simon / AFP/Getty Images)
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Brazil’s goalkeeper, Julio Cesar, right, makes a save ahead of Brazil’s Juan, center, and the Netherlands’ Robin van Persie during the World Cup quarterfinal match between the Netherlands and Brazil at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Michael Sohn / Associated Press)
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Brazil’s Luis Fabiano, left, battles the Netherlands’ John Heitinga, center, for a header. Brazil’s Robinho is at right. (Sergey Dolzhenko / EPA)
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Brazil celebrates after striker Robinho scores the opening goal during the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal on Friday. Netherlands beat Brazil 2-1. (Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP/Getty Images)
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Uruguay’s defender Jorge Fucile, left, and midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro celebrate after the team’s quarterfinal win over Ghana at Soccer City stadium in Soweto, South Africa. Uruguay won 4-2 on penalty shots. (Rodrigo Arangua / AFP/Getty Images)
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Uruguay’s Jorge Fucile, front, takes a fall as he competes for the ball with Ghana’s Samuel Inkoom during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Uruguay and Ghana at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010.  (Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press)
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Ghana’s striker Asamoah Gyan, at bottom, is comforted by a teammate after the team’s loss to Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal. (Gianluigi Guercia / AFP/Getty Images)
Luis Fabiano, Claudio Bravo
Luis Fabiano of Brazil jumps over Claudio Bravo of Chile to score his team’s second goal during the teams’ match at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Brazil won, 3-0. (Michael Steele / Getty Images)
Gonzalo Jara, Luis Fabiano
Gonzalo Jara of Chile, left, and Luis Fabiano of Brazil battle for the ball during a round-of-16 match at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)
Kaka
Brazil’s Kaka heads down the field during his team’s match against Chile. (Clive Mason / Getty Images)
Jean Beausejour, Gilberto Silva
Chile midfielder Jean Beausejour, left, battles for the ball with Brazil midfielder Gilberto Silva. (Christian Ort/GEPA via US Presswire)
Mark van Bommel, Marek Hamsik, Robert Vittek
Netherlands midfielder Mark van Bommel (6) battles for the ball with Slovakia midfielder Marek Hamsik, left, and striker Robert Vittek during the teams’ round-of-16 match at Durban Stadium in Durban, South Africa. The Netherlands won, 2-1, and will face Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals. (Jean-Louis Fel/Presse Sports via US Presswire)
Jan Durica, Dirk Kuyt
Slovakia defenseman Jan Durica (16) goes back-to-back with Netherlands forward Dirk Kuyt in pursuit of the ball. (Jean-Louis Fel/Presse Sports via US Presswire)
Robert Vittek, Maarten Stekelenburg
Slovakia striker Robert Vittek (11) scores on a penalty kick past Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg in the game’s final moments, cutting the Dutch lead to 2-1. (Jean-Louis Fel/Presse Sports via US Presswire)
Martin Skrtel, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Slovakia defender Martin Skrtel, right, eyes the ball while trying to Netherlands striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar at arm’s length. (Karim Jaafar / AFP/Gerry Images)
Lionel Messi, Ricardo Osorio, Gerardo Torrado
Argentina’s Lionel Messi tumbles over Mexico’s Ricardo Osorio as Gerardo Torrado, left, chases down the ball during first-half play Sunday. (Kerim Okten / EPA)
Cape Town
North Korea’s Jong Tae-se (9) competes for the ball with Portugal’s Pedro Mendes during a World Cup Group G match in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday. (Kin Cheung / Associated Press)
Cape Town
Portugal’s Raul Meireles, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during a World Cup Group G match against North Korea in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday. (Schalk van Zuydam / Associated Press)
Port Elizabeth
Chile’s Arturo Vidal, right, falls on the ground after contact with Switzerland’s Valon Behrami during a World Cup Group H match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on Monday. Behrami received a red card moments after the tackle and was ejected. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press)
Johannesburg
Spain’s Sergio Ramos, right, reacts after a missed opportunity as Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares, left, lies on the field during a World Cup Group H match at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. (Matt Dunham / Associated Press)
Johannesburg
Spain striker David Villa, right, is challenged for the ball by Honduras defender Sergio Mendoza during a World Cup Group H match at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. (Lluis Gene / AFP / Getty Images)
Cameroon vs. Denmark
Samuel Eto’o, left, of Cameroon celebrates scoring the first goal with teammate Achille Emana during the Group E match against Denmark at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, on Saturday. Cameroon lost, 2-1 (Michael Steele / Getty Images)
Japan vs. Netherlands
The Netherlands’ Dirk Kuyt, center, competes for the ball with Japan’s Marcus Tulio Tanaka, right, and Yuji Nakazawa during the World Cup Group E match in Durban, South Africa, on Saturday. Netherlands won, 1-0. (Roberto Candia / Associated Press)
Japan vs. Netherlands
Eiji Kawashima of Japan looks on as a shot from Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands hits the back of the net during their match Saturday. Netherlands won, 1-0. (Steve Haag / Getty Images)
Ghana vs. Australia
Brett Holman of Australia celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group D match with Ghana at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday in Rustenburg, South Africa. Ghana and Australia played to a 1-1 draw. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)
Australia vs. Ghana
Australia’s Harry Kewell, left, competes for the ball with Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng during their match in Rustenburg, South Africa, on Saturday that ended in a 1-1 tie. (Rob Griffith / Associated Press)
Australia vs. Ghana
Referee Roberto Rosetti pushes away Australia’s Harry Kewell after showing him a red card during Australia’s match against Ghana on Saturday. Ghana and Australia played to a 1-1 draw. (Rob Griffith / Associated Press)
USA vs. Slovenia
USA’s Hercules Gomez, left, and Michael Bradley celebrate after Bradley scored the 2-2 equalizer during the FIFA World Cup 2010 group C preliminary round match against Slovenia at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game ended, 2-2. (Kim Ludbrook / European Pressphoto Agency)
Serbia vs. Germany
Serbia’s Nikola Zigic in action during the FIFA World Cup 2010 Group D preliminary round match against Germany at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Serbia won, 1-0. (Carl Fourie / European Pressphoto Agency)
Serbia vs. Germany
Serbia’s midfielder Milan Jovanovic, right, scores the opening goal past Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, left, during the group D first round 2010 World Cup match. (Liu Jin / AFP/Getty Images)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Space is tight as Greece’s Dimitris Salpingidis and Nigeria’s Taye Taiwo vie for the ball during a World Cup Group B match at Free State Stadium. (Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated Press)
Honduras vs. Chile
Chile defender Gary Medel is hit by the ball during the Group H first round 2010 World Cup football match vs. Honduras at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa. Chile won, 1-0. (Valery Hache / AFP/Getty Images)
Honduras vs. Chile
Honduras striker Roger Espinoza, left, fights for the ball with Chile defender Mauricio Isla in the Group H first round 2010 World Cup football match. Chile won, 1-0. (Valery Hache / AFP/Getty Images)
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Paraguay’s Enrique Vera, right, clashes with Italy’s Vincenzo Iaquinta, left, during a World Cup Group F match in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday. (Julie Jacobson / Associated Press)
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Italy’s Vincenzo Iaquinta, left, walks away in dejection as Paraguay’s players celebrate after their teammate Antolin Alcaraz scored during a World Cup Group F match in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday. (Julie Jacobson / Associated Press)
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From left, Japan’s Yoshito Okubo, Cameroon’s Stephane Mbia and Japan’s Yasuhito Endo vie for the ball during a World Cup Group E match at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on Monday. (Michael Sohn / Associated Press)
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Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring during a World Cup Group D match against Serbia at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sunday. (Luca Bruno / Associated Press)
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U.S. players celebrate after midfielder Clint Dempsey, top, scored a goal against England during their World Cup Group C match on Saturday at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images)
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England midfielder Steven Gerrard, center, vies with U.S. defender Jay DeMerit, top, and U.S. midfielder Ricardo Clark during a Group C World Cup match on Saturday at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP / Getty Images)
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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, left, is hit by the ball in front of France defender William Gallas during a Group A World Cup match on Friday at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. (Karim Jaafar / AFP / Getty Images)
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The kitchen staff at a restaurant in Montevideo, Uruguay, reacts while watching on TV the World Cup match between France and Uruguay on Friday. (Matilde Campodonico / Associated Press)
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South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune makes a save following an attempt by Mexico defender Rafael Marquez, left, to score during their World Cup Group A match on Friday at Soccer City Stadium in Soweto, South Africa. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images)
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Fans blow vuvuzelas following the World Cup Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press)
The equalizer
Jose Zarate, center, celebrates with thousands of fans as Mexico scores a goal against South Africa while watching the second half of play on big-screen monitors at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood during World Cup play. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Rough going
Denise Baltazar, 18, looks concerned as Mexico has a difficult time scoring against South Africa as thousands of fans watched World Cup play on big-screen monitors at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Opening Ceremony
A drummer performs during the Opening Ceremony before the Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Energy
A South Africa fan shows her support during the Opening Ceremony. (Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)
Faux Cup
A replica of the World Cup is held by fans during the Opening Ceremony. The actual trophy will be awarded after the championship match July 11 in Johannesburg. (Clive Rose / Getty Images)
National pride
South Africa supporters show their colors during the Opening Ceremony. (Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images)
Makarapa helmet
A South Africa fan holds a makarapa helmet at the Opening Ceremony. The hard hat is a common piece of headgear for sports fans in South Africa. (Michael Steele / Getty Images)
2010 World Cup: Fans Fest Festival
Fans attend a festival at City Hall in Cape Town, South Africa, where Uruguay and France met in a Group A match. (Fernando Vergara / Associated Press)
Pre-game festivities
Supporters of France’s soccer team gather at a bar in Cape Town, South Africa, before their team’s game. (Francois Mori / Associated Press)
Opening Ceremony
Fans show their support for soccer and former South Africa president Nelson Mandela at the Opening Ceremony at Soccer City Stadium. (Phil Cole / Getty Images)
Painted pride
A South Africa supporter cheers ahead of the start of the Opening Ceremony at Soccer City Stadium. (Alexander Joe / AFP / Getty Images)
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