The Republic of South Africa stunned the world by not laying down and forcing their opening opposition to a draw. Not a victory, but a moral victory at least. It was a good way to kick off the World Cup for the host country, but unfortunately that did not last long as they were beaten by Uruguay soundly here. This was the second most one-sided affair so far this cup, behind only Germany's victory over Australia.
All hope is not lost for South Africa, but they are just about as good as eliminated from this tournament with the loss here today.