South Africa Out of World Cup

World Cup host South Africa wins but fails to make it to second round.


The chariot has turned into a pumpkin, and the fairy tale has come to an end. South Africa's Cinderella national soccer team Bafana Bafana, did not advance to the second round of the 2010 World Cup in spite of winning against France. Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela scored first-half goals to lead South Africa to a 2-1 World Cup win. In spite of the win, Bafana Bafana became the first host nation to be eliminated in the group stage. South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said, "I'm so proud for the boys. The way our boys played from the very beginning ... made this country proud. They proved that they made a good progression." Enough said.

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