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How the 2010 World Cup teams fared

The U.S. falls to Slovakia; Cameroon, New Zealand and Nigeria qualify for the tournament in South Africa.

November 15, 2009

The road to South Africa

How the World Cup teams performed this weekend. All but six of 32 teams have qualified for the South Africa 2010 tournament, with the remaining half-dozen set to qualify on Wednesday:

* Argentina: Lost, 2-1, to Spain in Madrid but got a goal from Lionel Messi.

* Australia: Won, 2-1, over Oman in Muscat in a 2011 Asian Cup qualifier.

* Brazil: Won, 1-0, over England in Doha, Qatar, on a headed goal by Nilmar.

* Cameroon: Qualified for South Africa 2010 by beating host Morocco, 2-0, in Fes on goals by Achille Webo and Samuel Eto'o.

* Chile: Game against Germany canceled, see below.

* Denmark: Tied visiting South Korea, 0-0, in Esbjerg.

* England: Lost to Brazil, 1-0, in Doha, Qatar.

* Germany: Game against Chile canceled after suicide of goalkeeper Robert Enke.

* Ghana: Scheduled to play visiting Mali today in Kumasi.

* Honduras: Defeated Latvia, 2-1, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

* Italy: Tied, 0-0, with the Netherlands in Pescara, Italy.

* Ivory Coast: Won, 3-0, over visiting Guinea in Abidjan, where Gervais Yao Kouassi, better known as Gervinho, scored twice.

* Japan: Tied, 0-0, with host South Africa in Port Elizabeth.

* Mexico: Idle.

* Netherlands: Tied Italy, 0-0, in Pescara.

* New Zealand: Qualified for South Africa 2010 by beating Bahrain, 1-0, in Wellington, New Zealand, on Rory Fallon's goal.

* Nigeria: Qualified for South Africa 2010 by beating host Kenya, 3-2, in Nairobi as Obafemi Martins scored twice.

* North Korea: Idle.

* Paraguay: Lost, 2-0, to Qatar in Rouen, France.

* Serbia: Won, 1-0, over host Northern Ireland in Belfast on a Danko Lazovic goal.

* Slovakia: Won, 1-0, over the U.S. in Bratislava, where Marek Hamsik scored on a penalty kick.

* South Africa: Tied, 0-0, with Japan in Port Elizabeth.

* South Korea: Tied Denmark, 0-0, in Esbjerg.

* Spain: Won, 2-1, over Argentina as Xabi Alonso scored twice.

* Switzerland: Lost, 1-0, to Norway in the rain in Geneva, ending an 11-game unbeaten streak.

* United States: Lost to Slovakia, 1-0, in Bratislava.

-- Grahame L. Jones

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