Monday, December 11

World Cup 2010: South Africa vs Mexico Prediction

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South Africa prepare world cup with high expectation as a host, they have balance squad and as an African,  power and physical is their main weapon, but they have lack of experience, they are too green in such tournament, they won three their last warming-up game.

Mexico in other hand is a decent team, as latin, most players in the squad have good skill and good tactic as well, they have prove it in many event, they have good history in world cup.

South Africa Squad;

Goalkeepers; Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Moeneeb Josephs (Orlando Pirates), Shuaib Walters (Maritzburg United)

Defenders; Siboniso Gaxa (Sundowns), Anele Ngcongca (Genk), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth), Matthew Booth (Sundowns), Bongani Khumalo (SuperSport United), Siyabonga Sangweni (Golden Arrows), Tsepo Masilela (Maccabi Haifa), Lucas Thwala (Orlando Pirates)

Midfielders; Teko Modise (Orlando Pirates), Lance Davids (Ajax Cape Town), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (Kaizer Chiefs), MacBeth Sibaya (Rubin Kazan), Thanduyise Khuboni (Golden Arrows), Kagiso Dikgacoi (Fulham), Steven Pienaar (Everton), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs)

Strikers; Surprise Moriri (Sundowns), Bernard Parker (FC Twente), Katlego Mphela (Sundowns), Siyabonga Nomvethe (Moroka Swallows)

Mexico Squad ;

Goalkeepers; Oscar Perez (Chiapas), Guillermo Ochoa (America), Luis Ernesto Michel (Guadalajara)

Defenders; Rafael Marquez (Barcelona), Ricardo Osorio (Stuttgart), Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Salcido (both PSV Eindhoven), Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar), Paul Aguilar (Pachuca), Efrain Juarez (Pumas UNAM), Jonny Magallon (Guadalajara), Jorge Torres Nilo (Atlas)

Midfielders; Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruna), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Israel Castro (Pumas UNAM), Giovani dos Santos (Galatasaray)

Strikers; Pablo Barrera (Pumas UNAM), Adolfo Bautista, Alberto Medina (both Guadalajara), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz), Carlos Vela (Arsenal), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Guillermo Franco (West Ham).

Head to head;

South Africa never meet Mexico in any tournament

South Africa Last Five Previous Match;

05-06-10      Friendly      South Africa vs Denmark      1 – 0

31-05-10      Friendly     South Africa vs Guatemala     5 – 0

27-05-10     Friendly     South Africa vs Colombia      2 – 1

24-05-10     Friendly     South Africa vs Bulgaria         1 – 1

14-11-09      Friendly     South Africa vs Japan              0 – 0

Mexico Last Five Previous Match;

03-06-10      Friendly    Italy vs Mexico                     1 – 2

26-05-10      Friendly     Netherlands vs Mexico     2 – 1

04-03-10     Friendly     Mexico vs New Zealand     2 – 0

09-06-08     Friendly     Mexico vs Peru                     4 – 0

Prediction ; Mexico simply is better team than South Africa, Mexico have many quality player to give affect in this match, South Africa have home advantage, it is say the 13th player in football match, if this match play in neutral ground Mexico is favorite to win this game. in Johannesburg Stadium as South Africa home ground the Bafana-bafana would give a serious battle for the Mexican, I have to predict draw is possible result at the end

South Africa vs Mexico 1-1  

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