Mexico vs South Africa: World Cup 2010
The openning ceremony had already started and Mexico as a nation was waiting for the match with patriotism and high expectancies. This was almost like a national holiday, the match was to be watched in schools, work areas and public places all over the country.
Mexico 1, South Africa 1 a dissapointing score for both countries who had high hopes of winning this match.
It came in the 55th minute, on a diagonal pass that found a streaking Siphiwe Tshabalala, who blasted a left-footed shot past Perez. Tsahabalala raced to the sideline with three teammates and performed a shimmying, shaking dance while the 15,000 or so Mexican fans in Soccer City put down their cornetas and wooden noise makers. This couldn’t be happening, could it?
Moments of great tension where lived by Mexicans all over the world.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mexico deprived hosts South Africa of a dream start to the first World Cup on African soil, equalizing late in a thrilling 1-1 draw at Soccer City to frustrate tens of thousands of vuvuzela trumpet-blowing fans.