FIFA World Cup Finals 2010 South Africa Qualification Statistics & Group Stage Draw 

FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 SOUTH AFRICA – QUALIFICATION (32 teams to qualify)

#CountryQualified AsDate ofFinalsConsecutiveLastPrevious BestCurrent FIFA
QualificationAppearance World CupsAppearancePerformanceRanking
1 South Africa

South Africa Football

Host Nation15th May 2004312002Group stage (1998, 2002)85
2 Japan

Japan Football

AFC Fourth Round Group A Runners-Up6th June 2009442006Round of 16 (2002)24
3 Australia

Australia Football

AFC Fourth Round Group A Winners6th June 2009322006Round of 16 (2006)40
4 South Korea

South Korea Football

AFC Fourth Round Group B Winners6th June 2009872006Fourth Place (2002)48
5 Netherlands

Netherlands Football

UEFA Group 9 Winners6th June 2009922006Runners-Up (1974, 1978)3
6 Korea DPR

North Korea Football

AFC Fourth Round Group B Runners-Up17th June 2009211966Quarter Finals (1966)91
7 Brazil

Brazil Football

CONMEBOL Top four finish5th September 200919192006Winners (5 times)1
8 Ghana

Ghana Fooball

CAF Third Round Group D Winners6th September 2009222006Round of 16 (2006)38
9 England

England Football

UEFA Group 6 Winners9th September 20091342006Winners (1966)7
10 Spain

Spain Football

UEFA Group 5 Winners9th September 20091392006Fourth Place (1950)2
11 Paraguay

Paraguay Fooball

CONMEBOL Top four finish9th September 2009842006Round of 16 (3 times)21
12Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Football

CAF Third Round Group E Winners10th October 2009222006Group Stage (2006)19
13Germany

Germany Football

UEFA Group 4 Winners10th October 200917152006Winners (3 times)5
14Denmark

Denmark Football

UEFA Group 1 Winners10th October 2009412002Quarter Finals (1998)27
15Serbia

Serbia Football

UEFA Group 7 Winners10th October 20091122006Round of 16 (1998)20
16Italy

Italy Football

UEFA Group 8 Winners10th October 200917132006Winners (4 times)4
17Chile

Chile Football

CONMEBOL Top four finish11th October 2009811998Third Place (1962)17
18Mexico

Mexico Football

CONCACAF 4th Round Top three finish11th October 20091452006Quarter Finals (1970, 1986)18
19United States

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CONCACAF 4th Round Top three finish11th October 2009962006Third Place (1930)11
20Switzerland

Switzerland Fooball

UEFA Group 2 Winners14th October 2009922006Quarter Finals (3 times)13
21Slovakia

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UEFA Group 3 Winners14th October 200911xx33
22Argentina

Argentina Football

CONMEBOL Top four finish14th October 200915102006Winners (1978, 1986)6
23Honduras

Honduras Football

CONCACAF 4th Round Top three finish14th October 2009211982Group Stage (1982)35
24New Zealand

New Zealand Football

Asia/Oceania Play-Off v Bahrain14th November 2009211982Group Stage (1982)83
25Nigeria

Nigeria Football

CAF Third Round Group B Winners14th November 2009412002Round of 16 (1994, 1998)32
26Cameroon

Cameroon Football

CAF Third Round Group A Winners14th November 2009612002Quarter Finals (1990)14
27Algeria

Algeria Football

CAF Third Round Group C Play-Off18th November 2009311986Group Stage (1986)29
28Greece

Greece Football

UEFA Play-Off v Ukraine18th November 2009211994Group Stage (1994)16
29Slovenia

Slovenia Football

UEFA Play-Off v Russia18th November 2009212002Group Stage (2002)49
30Portugal

Portugal Football

UEFA Play-Off v Bosnia Herzegovina18th November 2009532006Semi-Finals (1966, 2006)10
31France

France Football

UEFA Play-Off v Ireland18th November 20091342006Winners (1998)9
32Uruguay

Uruguay Football

CONMEBOL / CONCACAF Play-Off18th November 20091112002Winners (1930, 1950)25

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