South Africa Draws 1-1 with Mexico in WCup Opener
Published at 11:34 AM CDT on Jun 11, 2010 | Updated at 11:45 AM CDT on Jun 11, 2010
Rafael Marquez's score earned Mexico a 1-1 draw with host South Africa in the opening game of the World Cup Friday after Siphiwe Tshabalala had given the host nation a dream start.
Tshabalala finished off a well-worked move in the 55th minute to set off wild celebrations at Soccer City.
But the South Africans left Mexico defender Marquez open in the 79th minute and he collected a left-wing cross to fire the tying goal.
France and Uruguay face each other in the other Group A game later Friday.
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