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Play in Group B of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will take place on 12–22 June 2010.[1] The group consists of Argentina, Nigeria, Korea Republic and Greece.

In the latest FIFA World Rankings, Argentina is ranked 9th, Greece 10th, Nigeria 21nd, and Korea Republic 53nd. The group average is 23,25th; excluding the lowest ranked Korea Republic, the average ranking is 10th.[2]

Argentina is one of the most successful national teams at the World Cup, having won twice (1978 and 1986) and also taking second place twice (1930 and 1990). They have reached the finals 15 times, more than any other country besides Brazil, Germany and Italy.

Nigeria won the gold medal in the sport during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

This will be Korea Republic's seventh straight World Cup appearance, having made it to the finals a total of eight times (more than any other Asian team). Their best performance was fourth place at the 2002 tournament.

It is the second time that Greece, the 2004 UEFA Euro champions, have qualified for the World Cup finals. Their previous appearance was in 1994.

In the 1994 FIFA World Cup, three of these teams (Argentina, Nigeria, and Greece) were in the same Group D along with Bulgaria. Nigeria and Argentina qualified for the second round, but both lost their next matches to Italy (2-1) and Romania (3-2), respectively.

The winners of this group will advance to face the runners-up in Group A. The runners-up of this group will face the winners of Group A.

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Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Korea Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

All times local (UTC+2)

Korea Republic v Greece

12 June 2010
13:30
Korea Republic  v  Greece Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Korea Republic
Greece

Argentina v Nigeria

12 June 2010
16:00
Argentina  v  Nigeria Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Argentina
Nigeria

Argentina v Korea Republic

17 June 2010
13:30
Argentina  v  Korea Republic Soccer City, Johannesburg
Argentina
Korea Republic

Greece v Nigeria

17 June 2010
16:00
Greece  v  Nigeria Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Greece
Nigeria

Greece v Argentina

22 June 2010
20:30
Greece  v  Argentina Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Greece
Argentina

Nigeria v Korea Republic

22 June 2010
20:30
Nigeria  v  Korea Republic Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Nigeria
Korea Republic

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