Top 10: Goals of South Africa 2010
8. Keisuke Honda, Japan vs Denmark
Carlos Tevez and Mesut Ozil scored brilliant open-play long-rangers during 2010, but for our money this incredible free kick from the bleach-blond CSKA Moscow playmaker trumps them both.
It’s a frankly implausible place from which to go for goal, a good 30 yards out and only 10 or so inside the touchline – but with the precision of a superpowered Japanese Jonny Wilkinson, Honda arcs the effort delightfully over Thomas Sorensen.