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South Africa’s preparation to host the games on African soil for the first time but also individual African countries’ determination to take part in the historic event. Five African countries – Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, South Africa and Ghana – are selected to join twenty seven teams from around the world to battle it out on the football pitch for the gold trophy. One by one, the African teams are eliminated, but Africans will not be bogged down as they rally behind their compatriots on the wings of the vuvuzela, a far cry from the near diplomatic row between Algeria and Egypt during the qualifiers. Ghana are the last team to leave but not before African unity becomes reality…

SA World Cup to help heal global advertising wounds

SA World Cup to help heal global advertising wounds

The global advertising market will grow between 0 and 1 per cent this year, thanks to events such as the South Africa, 2010 FIFA...
Football: 2010 World Cup trials begin

Football: 2010 World Cup trials begin

The countdown is on! It is 99 days to the D-day, and the six African teams qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2010 are...
World Cup 2010: 100 days to go and Bafana Bafana yet to be fit

World Cup 2010: 100 days to go and Bafana Bafana yet to be fit

Its only 100 days left before the 2010 World Cup kicks off in South Africa and the national team’s success rests with their opening...
World Cup: Where will your heroes be?

World Cup: Where will your heroes be?

The 32 teams are getting ready for the World Cup. The squads are obviously not yet known but the coaches already know where they'll...
Juju man to decide World Cup?

Juju man to decide World Cup?

Traditional medicines and witch doctors could be allowed in South Africa for the 2010 Word Cup of football, according to FIFA's third International Football...
Mixed reactions to Africa Cup of Nations draw

Mixed reactions to Africa Cup of Nations draw

Africa's prestigious football tournament's 2012 draw conducted last Saturday in DR Congo southern city of Lubumbashi has drawn interesting reactions. The 2012 Africa Cup of...
Bafana still seeking home for World Cup

Bafana still seeking home for World Cup

Rumble in the jungle. South African World Cup dream takes a hit as the Bafana Bafana are forced to move training camp due to...
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World Cup 2010: Dutchman Puts his Villa in South Africa on a Lottery

For only EUR 99 (approximately GBP 88) see the World Cup in South Africa and sleep in your own South African Villa? Dutchman Peter...
Ghana-Italy: Rajevac stood up by Balotelli

Ghana-Italy: Rajevac stood up by Balotelli

Who will Mario Balotelli play for? Ghana or Italy? The promising Inter forward is torn between his home country and his roots, following Ghana...
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Two million tickets sold for 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

After three of five ticketing sales phases for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, two-thirds of the available tickets have been sold. The...
South Africa in Media Row

South Africa in Media Row

The two men were wielding guns and preparing to unleash terror on the nation. With their faces obscured, they were apparently loading their guns...
South Africa Football Association condemns British Stab-vest company

South Africa Football Association condemns British Stab-vest company

South Africa football officials have labelled a stab-vest designed by a London-based company for fans visiting the country during the World Cup, as “unnecessary.” Protektorvest,...
Botswana: Radical Jamaican cleric trained Batswana to attack 2010 World Cup?

Botswana: Radical Jamaican cleric trained Batswana to attack 2010 World Cup?

A radical Jamaican cleric, Abdullah al-Faisal, who was recently deported from several African countries was operating a “suicide bomber camp” in Botswana, a publication...
SA  World Cup 2010: Ticket prices keep Africans away

SA World Cup 2010: Ticket prices keep Africans away

South Africa 2010 World Cup organizing committee is a worried lot. Less than 100 000 tickets have been sold in Africa and even Bafana...
SA World Cup 2010: Stop the double standard!

SA World Cup 2010: Stop the double standard!

The Man in charge of the upcoming World Cup in South Africa, Danny Jordan, has lashed out at critics linking the ‘terrorist’ attack on...
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Will World Cup Stadiums Change Africa’s Image?

South Africa's World Cup stadiums could change the image of Africa forever, or stand as spectacular monuments to extravagance and waste in a country...
South African military get heavy pay rise ahead of 2010 World Cup

South African military get heavy pay rise ahead of 2010 World Cup

South African soldiers have been granted a pay rise months after they staged heavy protests over salaries. Observers have indicated that timely salary increase is...
South Africa 2010 World Cup: Salaries of 32 national coaches released

South Africa 2010 World Cup: Salaries of 32 national coaches released

Futebolfinance.com has published the salaries of coaches of all the national football teams who will be taking part in the South Africa 2010...
South Africa World Cup 2010: So who is the real Group of Death?

South Africa World Cup 2010: So who is the real Group of Death?

A lot of ink has been spilled on the question of the teams that form the group of death, and all the football fraternity...
2010 World Cup:  A possible South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France group of death?

2010 World Cup: A possible South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France group of death?

Finally the World Cup draws are up and now all participating countries know who will play who, when and where. There was relief is...
South Africa orders Zimbabwe to “clean up” ahead of 2010 World Cup

South Africa orders Zimbabwe to “clean up” ahead of 2010 World Cup

South Africa has told its neighbor, Zimbabwe, to speedily resolve its political crisis saying it would not allow the country to disturb the 2010...
South Africa 2010 World Cup: Safer sex for soccer fans

South Africa 2010 World Cup: Safer sex for soccer fans

With only six months until South Africa hosts the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the nettlesome question of how to deal with sex workers looms. "There...
South Africa 2010 World Cup: Crime, what crime?

South Africa 2010 World Cup: Crime, what crime?

Despite the noise about South Africa being a crime-prone nation and fears that the Stadia and facilities would not be ready before the much...
2010 World Cup Draw: Organizer not responsible for crime at SA’s biggest show ever

2010 World Cup Draw: Organizer not responsible for crime at SA’s biggest show ever

South Africa says Friday’s World Cup draw in Cape Town would be the biggest ever. The organizing officials have stressed that the country’s safety...
South Africa: Vuvuzela replaces Bafana Bafana

South Africa: Vuvuzela replaces Bafana Bafana

The vuvuzela, a South African horn used by football fans, will certainly whip up a big hue and cry come the 2010 World Cup...
Algeria-Egypt: A World Cup qualification and diplomatic row

Algeria-Egypt: A World Cup qualification and diplomatic row

The Algerian "Greens" became the last African team to qualify for the South Africa 2010 World Cup finals with an undisputed 1-0 win over...
Football Cameroon-Morocco: Rigobert Song leads Indomitable Lions to South Africa 2010

Football Cameroon-Morocco: Rigobert Song leads Indomitable Lions to South Africa 2010

The Indomitable Lions assured themselves a place in South Africa 2010 World Cup with a 2-0 win over the Atlas Lions of Morocco in...
Egypt – Algeria: A dangerous and bloody football match

Egypt – Algeria: A dangerous and bloody football match

In Cairo, Egypt, since Thursday evening, where they are expected to play their last qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup next Saturday against...
Egyptian national coach “stressed” as FIFA issues strong warning

Egyptian national coach “stressed” as FIFA issues strong warning

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has been closely monitoring the football environment in Egypt ahead of a crucial 2010 World Cup qualifying...
2010 World Cup: South Africa promised quaterfinals by ex-Brazil coach

2010 World Cup: South Africa promised quaterfinals by ex-Brazil coach

South Africa’s new but old national soccer coach Carlos Alberto Parreira arrived in South Africa Thursday to resume coaching and quickly said the 2010...