South Korea gave Uruguay a tough fight, but the South Americans prevailed in the end. Luis Suarez continued his great run at the World Cup and scored twice to give Uruguay the win. He scored an amazing goal in the 80th minute to put the Uruguayan side up 2-1. Uruguay’s strong defense gave up its first goal, but prevented any further damage.

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Tuesday marks the first day of the final leg in the World Cup Group stage. To avoid unfair advantages, the two remaining matches in each group will kick-off at the same time.

This means a decision will be reached in Groups A and B Tuesday. Mexico, Uruguay, France, and Argentina are the big names in competition.

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Switzerland shocked the soccer world and beat Spain 1-0 with a great defensive effort Wednes-day. The Spaniards seemed to try to play a little too cute, always going for the extra pass instead of looking for the shot. They had racked up 337 passes at halftime in a tournament were the pass total per game sat at 317. The Spanish finished with a total of 574

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The World Cup starts tomorrow with the matchup between host South Africa and Mexico. The match will be played at newly built Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. Kick-off is at 10am Eastern Time.

History points at an upset victory by the South Africans here. Host-teams traditionally fares well if they are scheduled to play in the tournament opener. This situation has come up seven times, and the host-team has never lost in the first match of the World Cup.

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Group A is one of the toughest groups in the tournament. While 2006 runner-up France is on the decline, they are still a force to reckon with in any World Cup. They just barely qualified on the controversial handball goal by Thierry Henry in the squad’s play-off against Ireland.

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