South Africa scores the first goal of the 2010 World Cup – and scores a draw against Mexico.

They were lucky to have the score at 0-0 after a mediocre first half and are the lowest ranked host in the history of the World Cup, but South Africa somehow came through with the tournament’s first goal in a fashion that FIFA couldn’t have written any better. Siphiwe Tshabalala hammered the ball into the top corner in the 55th minute for South Africa, setting off an even more deafening wave of vuvuzela buzzing and inspiring his teammates to celebrate with a synchronized Macarana-esque dance.

Of course, Mexico equalized in the 79th minute, but notching that first goal of their World Cup is victory enough for South Africa


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