While the battle for European supremacy was taking place in Europe, the rest of the world had their eyes on the 2010 World Cup. Trinidad and Tobago scraped through to the next round of the North, Central America and Caribbean section with a 2-0 win in Bermuda after having suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their home match, while El Salvador forgot about their 1-0 loss in Panama with a 3-1 win in the return match. Puerto Rico held Honduras to a 2-2 draw but went out after losing 4-0 in Honduras. Netherlands Antilles managed a 0-0 draw in Haiti but fell to a single goal at home, while Suriname followed up their 1-0 home-leg win with a 2-1 victory in Guyana.
In South America Paraguay playing with 10 men for most of the match celebrated a 2-0 home triumph against Brazil but crashed down from their dizzy heights losing 4-2 in Bolivia.
Round 3 group matches were completed in Asia with 10 teams progressing to the next round. Having registered a 1-0 win in China, Qatar joined Australia in the next round by eliminating champions Iraq whom they beat 1-0 at home in the final day. China finished bottom of the group despite a 1-0 victory in Australia. The United Arab Emirates lost 3-1 at home to Syria, but pipped them to the post on goal difference. The most entertaining match of this round took place in Singapore where the hosts were overrun 7-3 by Uzbekistan.
While the bigger boys in Asia were in action, the South Asian Cup took place in Sri Lanka where little Bhutan enjoyed a fairly good run including a 3-1 win over Afghanistan, a 1-1 draw with Bangladesh.
In Africa Burkina Faso returned from Tunisia with a 2-1 victory while Seychelles held on to a 0-0 draw in Burundi. Kenya earned 2 home wins beating both Guinea and Zimbabwe 2-0, while Gabon enjoyed the same result against Ghana. Egypt and Morocco did not travel well as they lost 1-0 to Malawi and 3-1 to Rwanda respectively. South Africa were beaten 1-0 in Sierra Leone and could only draw 0-0 in their return match. In other matches Uganda defeated Angola 3-1 and Togo lost 2-1 in Swaziland.
All the above mentioned teams were big movers in the Football Rankings for the month of June.