South Africa gets first world cup goal

| 12/06/2010

(National Post): His name is Siphiwe Tshabalala, but South Africa will simply remember him as a World Cup hero. At 55 minutes into the opening game of the 2010 world cup, Tshabalala scored the tournament’s first goal. It was also the first time South Africa has scored a World Cup goal on their own soil and the first time an African nation scored a World Cup goal in their own continent.“The goal was a great one and I am happy to have been in the position to score it,” Tshabalala told Goal.com. “I didn’t have to think, the chance came and I took it. I am happy about the goal and I want to score more.”

Scores so far:

South Africa 1  Mexico 1

Uruguay 0 France 0

South Korea 2 Greece 0

Argentina 1 Nigeria 0

USA  v England kicks off a 1:30pm today Cayman time.

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