2010 FIFA World Cup

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup was a football tournament hosted by South Africa. The 19th edition of the tournament, it began on Friday, 11 June 2010 and ended on Sunday, 11 July 2010 when the final was played at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. The winners were Spain, who defeated the Netherlands 1–0 in the final with a 116th minute (extra time) goal by Andrés Iniesta of Barcelona. A total of 204 countries entered teams into the qualifying stage which began in August 2007 and 32, including South Africa who were exempt from pre-qualification, took part in the 2010 tournament.