In the opening match of the Fifa World Cup 2010 Host will be taking on Mexico at the Soccer City Stadium in Johansburg, South Africa. match kickoff at the 15:00 UK time and we will be placing live streaming links in here. South Africa will be looking to take the full advantage of the home crowd and will want their fans to get behind them.
There is no clear advantage for the either team apart from the usual home support, and that is something south Africa will be looking to exploit agaisnt young Mexico side. Both teams would want to get off to a winning start in the Group A so that they have a good chance of qualification for the next round.
South Africa 1 – 1 Mexico
South Africa Goal Scorers: S. Tshabalala 55′
Mexico Goal Scorers: R. Marquez 79′
Previous Meetings: The two nations have met one another in previous World Cups on three occasions. Mexico have scored nine goals against South Africa & South Africa scored four against Mexico.
South Africa is currently 83 in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings & Mexico is 17.