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World Cup 2010 - South Africa v Mexico

10 Photos
  • Photo 1South Africa vs. Mexico

    Aaron Mokoena enters the pitch prior to the World Cup's opening match between his South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on Friday in Jo'burg.

    Photo 2Let's Get It On

    South Africa supporters wave national flags during the opening ceremony.

    Photo 3Fevered Pitch

    Mexico had the upper hand in the early going before South Africa settled down, but Bafana Bafana failed to capitalize on this opportunity in the box.

    Photo 4Stopgap

    South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune makes the save on a shot by Mexico's Guillermo Francol.

  • Photo 5Goal!

    South Africa midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala celebrates after scoring the opening goal.

    Photo 6Gotcha!

    Khune catches the ball as Mexico defender Rafael Marquez falls to the ground.

    Photo 7Wall Eye

    Rafael Marquez tries to sneak a free kick past South Africa defenders.

    Photo 8Equalizer

    Marquez celebrates after scoring the tying goal as South Africa defender Aaron Mokoena, left, and Khune look on.

  • Photo 9Lickety Splits

    Mexico midfielder Gerardo Torrado (6) takes the ball away from South Africa forward Bernard Parker.

    Photo 10Oral Victory?

    South Africa fans might have overshadowed their Mexican counterparts in noise and number, but they had to settle for a draw on the scoreboard.