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South Africa lose to Uruguay

Posted: 16 June 2010 Time: 22:30

Diego Forlan and his strike partner Luis Suarez produced sterling performances to help Uruguay beat Bafana Bafana 3-0 at the Loftus stadium on Wednesday night.

The South Americans were on the offensive from the start. Bafana skipper Aaron Mokoena's challenge on Luis Suarez, which appeared dubious, was a sign of bad things to come for Bafana. From the resultant set piece Steven Pienaar became the first player on the night to go into referee Massimo Busacca's book when 'Schillo' charged out early and stopped the shot with his hand, but a retake by Diego Forlan was blocked to safety by Siphiwe Tshabalala.

Suarez was back in the picture in the eighth minute when his shot went wide just to Itumeleng Khune's right, but it was too far off target.

The pressure game finally paid off for Forlan and company in the 24th minute when the former Manchester United striker's shot from on the edge of the box deflected Mokoena giving Khune no chance.

South Africa's half chance fell to Katlego Mphela in the 40th minute. Teko Modise put in a decent cross for ‘Killer', but the latter saw his header go over the bar.

For the better part of the first half Bafana failed to once break the Uruguayan defence and the La Celeste certainly deserved their 1-0 lead going into the break.

Uruguay continued where they left off in the first half. Suarez, the Ajax Amsterdam striker, weaved his way into the box in the 52nd minute and was brought down by Tsepo Masilela, but the referee waved play on, when it could easily have been a penalty. Aware of Uruguay's dominance Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira hauled off Reneilwe Letsholonyane and brought in Surprise Moriri.

However, the surprise was to be provided by the Uruguayans in the 76th minute when Suarez went down under a challenge from Khune and the referee pointed to the spot. The Kaizer Chiefs goalie received marching orders and Pienaar came off to make way for Moeneeb Josephs. Forlan stabbed home from the penalty spot to hand Uruguay a 2-0 lead and some Bafana supporters got off their seats to leave, but they missed the last goal for Uruguay.

In time added on Uruguay put the final nail in the coffin. Forlan played an inch perfect pass to Suarez out wide on the right and Suarez's cross lobbed Josephs for Alvaro Pereira to head into an empty net and 3-0 it finished.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:59 pm
AMAKWEREKWERE asenigeria makahambe eMzansi ayanya ngoku.
Anonymous
posted: 11:01 pm
Naija folks, pls let's not gloat over SA's loss. Imagine how we feel when the Super Eagles get eliminated.

I feel sad for SA although all hope is not lost. SA must improve dramatically though - because I dont think they are currently able to handle teams with big names like France.

Biggest disappointment was to see SA fans leave in droves more than 10 minutes before the end. That was poor and the fans should know better.
leponapona
posted: 11:02 pm
what did bafana bafana smoke be4 the game mara he?because they looked very high, they were playing in slowmotion no sence of egency, they were playing as if they dont want to score, they just wanted to nock the ball around, and wait for uruguay to attack, the dream is over phillip is gone.
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
my heart bleeds for S.A just hope that something magical can happen to take them 2 d next round. Folks its not time 2 celebrate any african elimination frm dis tournament. We dont know wen next we r going 2 v anoda opportunity of hosting the w/c and so lets b united even in defeat. Wishing SE 3 points 2morow and other african teams. Go africa
truth hurts
posted: 11:07 pm
CHAIN CHANG, where the hell are you?
Who is the dead snake now,BANANA BANANA or the SUPER EAGLES OF AFRICA?
You came to kick off Nigeria opened you large stinking mouth to talk bullshit.
I predicted 1-3 loss for SA but Uruguay made me happier with the 3-0.
You must go and cheer the SE to victory tomorrow if you want SA to win against France.
I told you that Pienaar and Tshabalala will go to sleep.
Watch us win tomorrow and South Korea will stun Argentina.

truth hurts
posted: 11:10 pm
Sorry guys these bananas can not beat France either.
Anonymous
posted: 11:10 pm
When RSA played Mexico. Nigerians supported them. I was disappointed to see SA fans suppoting Argentina against Nigeria.Why do you people hate Nigerians that much.

Because you drew Mexico you thought you have arrived.
I had vowed not to support SA after you turned ur support in favour of Argentina. I am celebrating your 3-0 bassshhiiinggg in the hands of Uruguay.

No way back for your Banana Banana because you don't have what it takes to be in a FIFA world Cup in the first place.U didn't even qualify for the last AFCON.I mean what is a team ranked 88 doing in a round of top 32?
Anonymous
posted: 11:14 pm
Thank god i did'nt watch the match,let us hope the super eagles will not dissapoint me tomorrow.UP SUPER EAGLES!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:14 pm
Our coach failed us with defnsv system, we are one goal down at halftime, why he didn't put Parker and Nomvete for Modise and Shaba u got nothing to loss But why why why coach. For these kwerez I told u after the world cup mabasetshenzwe we have 2 make sure their are going back where abavela khona lezinJa
Anonymous
posted: 11:14 pm
im a very realistic south african. I have fought my compatriots because of that. Firstly, we severely lack quality. More especially on the last third. This brings us down to main issue- development. U see miracles dont exist in this beautiful game. I still believe we can only beat new zealand and hondurus in this cup. Anyway lets enjoy the festival. We should stop hallucinatin. There is no quick success in this world. 5 months of preparation? Then u think u have produced quality. This is a 10 year project, mates. Anyway if we want to do well in 2018 lets start developin boys now. Teach real professional football. 2014? We a already late my friends. As for other african teams, atleast quality is there, but oh my god i dont see them all doin well cause there is pathologically lack of discipline and that that that professionalism. I rest my case.
truth hurts
posted: 11:14 pm
Let's not complain about the penalty because even if a goal is disallowed or taken off, it's still gonna be 2-0.SA simply has no players, even if you gave them the best coach in the universe, they can not win.
Anonymous
posted: 11:16 pm
Stupid nigerians we will get you very soon, at least we are enjoying ourselfs in our beautiful country win or lose. You will feel our backlash come tomorrow. MORONS
Anonymous
posted: 11:17 pm
When RSA played Mexico. Nigerians supported them. I was disappointed to see SA fans suppoting Argentina against Nigeria.Why do you people hate Nigerians that much.

Because you drew Mexico you thought you have arrived.
I had vowed not to support SA after you turned ur support in favour of Argentina. I am celebrating your 3-0 bassshhiiinggg in the hands of Uruguay.

No way back for your Banana Banana because you don't have what it takes to be in a FIFA world Cup in the first place.U didn't even qualify for the last AFCON.I mean what is a team ranked 88 doing in a round of top 32?
Anonymous
posted: 11:18 pm
Dont blame the coach, the players let the country down. We were on an unbeaten streak with the same players. The players didnt pitch. Shocking performance. Teko is riding on a wave. I felt that the players now think they have just arrived , chatting 2 the media and thinking they huge stars, especially Tshabbalala.
Anonymous
posted: 11:19 pm
thank you Peter,Why are South Africans very wicked,i actually cheered them up in the Mexico game since it an African worldcup only to my suprise see them cheering for Argentina the next day....Wicked souls,no they have lost today and i am braing and drinking beer on their head..Yeye animals...
Anonymous
posted: 11:22 pm
The entire team was playing kak,even the crapy drug dealers won't play like that.we r out.f & klaar.
Dobson
posted: 11:24 pm
These guys were surely not playing for the nation, they were just aiming for a quick goal to add to their R43000s they hav already in the bag, they surely had no tempo to win the match. They were such a disgrace to watch, it was maybe going to be better had I heard the result from the radio and not watch them play. Kak play it was. But for any hope of advancing, lets hope France and Mexico play to a draw tommorrow so that all the 4 teams have their destiny in their own hands come the last day of the group.
leponapona
posted: 11:24 pm
well this match goes to show you that luck plays an important role in the outcome of games. The first goal by Forlan was a bit freaky. The ball hit the back of a Mbazo captain mooooo, took off straight up, and then dipped right into goal, second goal dupias penalty,the rest is history come 2014 we will be a better team.
Anonymous
posted: 11:25 pm
Sa,drug lords,algeria & cameroon=out.
Anonymous
posted: 11:26 pm
Apart from steven pienaar of everton.i don't think the rest of the players have perfomed anything.from the coaching staff to the so called bananas they should be flogged. .UP SUPER EAGLES!!
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