2010 World Cup – Semifinals – Photo 29 – Pictures

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Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson, bottom, blocks United States’ Jozy Altidore during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010.

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Ghana vs. Uruguay

Uruguay’s Sebastian Eguren, front right, and Uruguay’s Nicolas Lodeiro, back right, celebrate following the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Uruguay and Ghana at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010. Chile

From left, Brazil’s Gilberto Silva, Brazil’s Juan, Chile’s Arturo Vidal and Chile’s Pablo Contreras go for a header during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, June 28, 2010. United States

Ghana’s Jonathan Mensah, back, and United States’ Jozy Altidore, front, compete for the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010.

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South Korea vs. Uruguay won 2-1. Netherlands>

Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder, left, celebrates after scoring a goal as Brazil’s Felipe Melo, right, reacts during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Brazil at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010. Uruguay

Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera saves a penalty kick by Ghana’s Dominic Adiyiah, not seen, during the penalty shootout of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Uruguay and Ghana at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010. Paraguay

Paraguay’s Edgar Barreto, left, scores on a penalty during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Paraguay and Japan at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

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Japan vs. Spain won 1-0.

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Germany vs. Spain

Spain’s Carles Puyol, front, celebrates after scoring a goal with Spain’s Gerard Pique, back, during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Germany and Spain at the stadium in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Brazil beats Chile 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals.

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Brazil vs. England lost 4-1.

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Germany vs. Uruguay

Netherlands’ Giovanni van Bronckhorst, center, celebrates after scoring the opening goal with fellow team member Joris Mathijsen, right, and Wesley Sneijder, left, during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Mexico

Argentine players and coach Diego Maradona celebrate their 3-1 win after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, June 27, 2010.

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Argentina vs. Uruguay reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1970, beating Ghana 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw Friday.

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Ghana vs. Germany

Germany’s Miroslav Klose, right, scores a goal past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, second from right, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Uruguay

Uruguay’s Diego Forlan, second from right, competes for the ball with South Korea’s Kim Jung-woo, right, South Korea’s Ki Sung-yong, second from left, and South Korea’s Lee Jung-soo, left, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Uruguay and South Korea at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010.

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South Korea vs. United States

Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson fails to stop a penalty kick by United States’ Landon Donovan, not visible, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010.

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Ghana vs. Spain

Spain’s David Villa, center back, scores the opening goal past Portugal goalkeeper Eduardo, center front, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Portugal at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

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Netherlands vs. Germany won 4-0.

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Argentina vs. Uruguay

Netherlands’ Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Netherlands>

Brazil’s Robinho, center, back to camera, followed by Netherlands’ Arjen Robben, left, scores a goal past Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, back, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Brazil at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010.

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Portugal vs. Spain

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, center, Portugal’s Simao Sabrosa, right, and Portugal’s Danny, left, react after Spain’s David Villa, not seen, scored the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Spain and Portugal at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

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Portugal vs. England

England’s Wayne Rooney, center, reacts after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Sunday, June 27, 2010. Germany vs.

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Japan vs. England

Referee Jorge Larrionda of Uruguay, left, assistant referee Pablo Fandino of Uruguay, center, and assistant referee Mauricio Espinosa of Uruguay, right, walk off the pitch at half time during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Sunday, June 27, 2010. Spain

Spain’s David Villa celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Paraguay and Spain at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Uruguay beat South Korea 2-1, advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years.

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South Korea vs.

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Argentina vs. Chile

Brazil’s Kaka, foreground left, celebrates after his teammate Juan, right, scored the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, June 28, 2010.

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Netherlands vs. Uruguay

Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, second from left, punches away the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Uruguay and South Korea at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010. Ghana won 2-1 in extra time, advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals.

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Ghana vs. Spain

Spain’s Carles Puyol, second from left, scores a goal past Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, second right, during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Germany and Spain at the stadium in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

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Germany vs. The Netherlands won 2-1.

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Brazil vs.

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South Korea vs.

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Germany vs. Germany

Germany’s Thomas Mueller, foreground right, celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, July 3, 2010.

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Argentina vs. Forlan curled a left-footed shot from 25 meters in the 41st minute that goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg couldn’t keep out despite getting a hand on the ball.

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Argentina vs. Germany backed up its pre-game trash talk with an emphatic 4-0 rout of Argentina in the quarterfinals Saturday. Slovakia

Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder is carried by Netherlands’ Dirk Kuyt, center, after scoring their second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Slovakia at the stadium in Durban, South Africa, Monday, June 28, 2010. Germany

Germany’s Miroslav Klose celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Chile

Brazil’s Robinho, hidden, celebrates with teammates after scoring the third goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, June 28, 2010. Uruguay

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Uruguay and South Korea at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010. Spain

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, right, holds the ball after saving a penalty by Paraguay’s Oscar Cardozo, top left, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Paraguay and Spain at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, July 3, 2010. United States

Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson celebrates at the end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010. Spain

Germany’s Miroslav Klose, top, falls over Spain’s Gerard Pique, bottom, during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Germany and Spain at the stadium in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

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Spain’s Carles Puyol, right, heads the ball to score a goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Germany and Spain at the stadium in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

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Netherlands vs. Spain defeated Paraguay 1-0.

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Ghana vs. Uruguay reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1970, beating Ghana 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw Friday.

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Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder celebrates after kicking the ball towards goal which led to an own goal by Brazil’s Felipe Melo, not visible, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Brazil at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010. Spain

Spain’s David Villa, second from right, scores a goal past Paraguay goalkeeper Justo Villar, right, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Paraguay and Spain at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Uruguay

Referee Wolfgang Start of Germany, center, and his assistant referees watch as Uruguay’s Diego Perez, second from left, and an unidentified team member celebrate following the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Uruguay and South Korea at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010.

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Brazil vs. Uruguay

Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereira, left, goes for a kick as Netherlands’ Khalid Boulahrouz looks on during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Mexico

Argentina’s Gabriel Heinze, left, competes for the ball with Mexico’s Ricardo Osorio, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, June 27, 2010. Uruguay

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez, left, touches the ball with his hands to give away a penalty during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Uruguay and Ghana at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010.

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Paraguay vs. England

Germany’s Thomas Mueller, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s fourth goal past England goalkeeper David James, right, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Sunday, June 27, 2010.

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Argentina vs. The Netherlands won 2-1.

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Brazil vs. Paraguay

Referee Frank De Bleeckere, from Belgium, back right, speaks to Paraguay’s Paulo Da Silva, right, and Japan’s Daisuke Matsui, left, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Paraguay and Japan at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, June 29, 2010.

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Brazil vs. Paraguay

Japan’s Yuichi Komano reacts after missing a penalty kick during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Paraguay and Japan at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Spain defeated Paraguay 1-0.

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Paraguay vs. Slovakia

Slovakia goalkeeper Jan Mucha, foreground, fails to block a shot by Netherlands’ Arjen Robben during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Slovakia at the stadium in Durban, South Africa, Monday, June 28, 2010.

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Netherlands vs. Mexico

Mexico goalkeeper Oscar Perez fails to stop a goal by Argentina’s Carlos Tevez, not visible, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, June 27, 2010.

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Ghana vs. The Netherlands won the match 2-1.

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Netherlands vs. Paraguay reached its first World Cup quarterfinal by winning a shootout over Japan, which missed a penalty kick.

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Japan vs. United States

United States’ players Michael Bradley, right, Carlos Bocanegra, second from right, Landon Donovan, third from right, Robbie Findley, center, Jozy Altidore, second from left, and Maurice Edu, left, sit on the bench following the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010. Slovakia

Netherlands’ Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal as Slovakia’s Marek Hamsik, right, goalkeeper Jan Mucha, left, and Slovakia’s Martin Skrtel react, during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Slovakia at the stadium in Durban, South Africa, Monday, June 28, 2010.

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Germany vs. United States

Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan, foreground, celebrates after scoring the team’s second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010.

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Ghana vs. Spain defeated Paraguay 1-0.

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Paraguay vs. Uruguay

Uruguay’s Diego Forlan celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Netherlands>

Netherlands’ Arjen Robben, right, reacts after being tackled by Brazil’s Michel Bastos, left, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Brazil at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010.

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Brazil vs. After the match ended 1-1 on extra time, Uruguay won 4-2 the penalty shootout.

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Ghana vs. Ghana won 2-1 in extra time, advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals.

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Ghana vs. The Netherlands turned on the style in the second half to reach its third World Cup final – and first in 32 years – with a 3-2 victory over Uruguay.

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