2010 FIFA World Cup: Top Five Players in South Africa vs. Uruguay

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2010 FIFA World Cup: Top Five Players in South Africa vs. Uruguay

This Group A match between South Africa and Uruguay will prove to be an important one, as all teams in the group are tied with one point. Whoever wins this game will have an edge to reach the knockout stage over the higher seeded French and Mexican sides.

The host nation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa has many things to be happy about coming into this match against Uruguay.

It avoided becoming the first host nation to lose its opener, and has a very good opportunity to advance to the round of 16 for the first time ever.

Bafana Bafana will have a tough opponent in Uruguay, who will look to advance to the knockout stages for the first time since 1990.

Uruguay had little offensive production in its first match against France, only producing three shots on goal. It will look to improve its production up top against South Africa, a game Uruguay expects to win, as opposed to playing France when they were content with a draw.

The last time these two teams met was in 2007, in Johannesburg, when they played to a scoreless draw.

All this being said, let's take a look at the top five players in the Group A match between South Africa and Uruguay.

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