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2010 FIFA World Cup was hosted by South Africa. UEFA is allocated 13 places in the FIFA World Cup Finals. They were filled with

  1. ESP Spain
  2. POR Portugal
  3. NED Netherlands
  4. ITA Italy
  5. GER Germany
  6. ENG England
  7. FRA France
  8. GRE Greece
  9. SRB Serbia
  10. SUI Switzerland
  11. SVN Slovenia
  12. SVK Slovakia
  13. DEN Denmark

Group StageEdit

The top 2 in each group advanced to the knockout stage. Germany, Netherlands and Spain were group winners. Whilst England, Slovakia and Portugal were runner-ups in their group.

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H
1         GER GER   NED NED       ESP ESP
2       ENG ENG       SVK SVK   POR POR  
3     GRE GRE   SVN SVN     DEN DEN       SUI SUI
4   FRA FRA       SRB SRB     ITA ITA    

Knockout StageEdit

Six UEFA countries advanced to the knockout stage. They were paired together leaving the 3 group winners, Netherlands, Germany and Spain to contest the quarter finals. With all 3 countries winning their matches Germany and Spain met in the semi finals. Spain defeated Germany and Netherlands to become the 2010 champions. Whilst Germany finished with third place.

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Winner A v Runner-up B            
Winner C v Runner-up D
Winner E v Runner-up F
      NED  Netherlands  
    NED  Netherlands
    SVK  Slovakia  
    NED  Netherlands
Winner G v Runner-up H
    NED  Netherlands 2nd
Winner B v Runner-up A
      ESP  Spain 1st
Winner D v Runner-up C
      GER  Germany  
    GER  Germany
    ENG  England  
    GER  Germany
Winner F v Runner-up E
      ESP  Spain  
        GER  Germany 3rd
Winner H v Runner-up G
      ESP  Spain      
    ESP  Spain
    POR  Portugal  

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