Most Thrilling World Cup Football 2010 Action Shots And Top 10 Goals

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Despite the controversy surrounding the now infamous Vuvuzela, the 2010 Football World Cup hosted in South Africa has been full of thrilling games and exciting confrontations. If you were fortunate enough to watch a game live (as I was) you can’t help but notice the intense precision that the football players use. The ball, for the most part, almost seems to be part of the footballer.

Each game is full of exceptional performances by the top footballers in the World. When putting together such talented and dedicated sportsman, the photography options are unlimited. Capturing these moments fall on the men and women on the front line of the field. They didn’t disappoint.

Here are photographs of the most thrilling moments and top 10 goals in the Soccer World Cup 2010.

Most Thrilling Moments of World Cup Football 2010

I can’t see

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Up and over

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Daring dirk

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Hot Potato

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Insurance policy

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Saving grace

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What ever it takes

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To the far post!

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Laying out

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South Africa v France

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Branislav Ivanovic

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Kick up some dust

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Under surveillance

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Head case

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Bait and tackle

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Just breathe

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Rocket ship

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Man down

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Ground battle

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Argentina v Korea Republic

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Brazil v Chile

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Brazil v Portugal

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Bowled over

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Close call

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Wild finish

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Brave display

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10 Best goals of the World Cup

10. Not easy being Green

The “hand of clod” goal came when Clint Dempsey tapped in a seemingly weak shot to the England keeper that Robert Green failed to get his body behind.

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9. Look out!

Diego Forlan uncorks a 30-yard shot that sees the normally mezzanine-bound Jabulani ball finally dip into goal. Forlan’s shot was precise, but he had some help: his strike grazes Aaron Mokoena to totally foil goalie Itumeleng Khune.

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8. False hope

Diego Forlan uncorks a 30-yard shot that sees the normally mezzanine-bound Jabulani ball finally dip into goal. Forlan’s shot was precise, but he had some help: his strike grazes Aaron Mokoena to totally foil goalie Itumeleng Khune.

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7. Distance formula

Xabi Alonso plays a long ball out of the back up to Fernando Torres, and with the Liverpool striker streaking toward his net.

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6. Dance party

Valter Birsa caught the USA napping with a 30-yard left-footed strike that sizzled into Tim Howard’s net to open the scoring in its first round matchup. Three Americans were caught ball-watching on the play but there’s no questioning the quality of the finish.

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5. Long distance

Carlos Tevez pulled a goal out of nothing after he ran into two Mexican defenders and saw the ball rebound favorably off of Ricardo Osorio, allowing him to uncork a 25-yard shot that smashes into the top corner. Keeper Oscar Perez couldn’t even move on it.

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4. On the mark

Wesley Sneijder sends a long ball out to the right flank, where Arjen Robben collects and drifts in toward the center. He beats three Slovakian defenders, and sends a left-footed thunderbolt past Jan Mucha to the lower right corner of the net. It was the goal of the game and should have been the game-winner.

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3. Tight angle

Landon Donovan collects and races to the endline, taking goalkeeper Samir Handanovic on one-on-one. Donovan’s right footed blast from an acute angle blows past the Slovene netminder.

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2. Rocket ship

Arugably the best goal of the tournament, Dutch defender Giovanni Van Bronckhorst collected the ball on the left and sent a 40-yard left-footed rocket into the far top corner, and he did it in the semifinals no less.

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1. For starters

Kagiso Dikgacoi sent a ball from the center circle through the Mexico defense, allowing Siphiwe Tshabalala to touch it on, then uncork a left-footed rocket that blazed past keeper Oscar Perez and into the top left corner of the net. It was the first goal of the World Cup and gave South Africa hope that as hosts they could escape the group stages.

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[Top Goals via FoxSports]

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There are 8 comments for this article
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  2. Shadowmagic at 8:38 am

    … Where is the one where a Dutch player got kicked in the face really hard?

  3. PVMgarage at 12:39 pm

    Love the collection… i like the “can’t see” one the best. Keep the great posts coming!

  4. Iva at 1:55 pm

    I like it how every pic has a name, but Branislav Ivanovi? is just Branislav Ivanovi?. RESPECT! :)

  5. Chux at 12:13 pm

    Im not agree. You have missed the THREE world cup images.

    1.- Xabi Alonso agression, in the final.
    2.- Iniesta Goal
    3.- Spain, world champion! Iker Casillas get the cup.

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