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South Africans asked to save power for FIFA event
Pretoria, June 16 (IANS) The South African government has asked its people to consume less electricity in order to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the soccer World Cup.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:16:33 PM

Frustrated Brazil work past North Korea 2-1
Johannesburg, June 16 (DPA) Five-times world champions Brazil struggled over long stretches against a stingy North Korea defence before collecting a 2-1 victory in their Group G opener Tuesday at Ellis Park Stadium.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:46:09 AM

Herbert proud as Kiwis earn first point
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 15 (DPA) Manager Ricki Herbert spoke of his great pride as New Zealand won their first-ever World Cup point as a late equalizer secured a 1-1 draw against Slovakia Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:17:44 PM

Portugal, Ivory Coast share points
Port Elizabeth, June 15 (DPA) It was billed as the match that would light up the football World Cup but Ivory Coast and Portugal played out a tense goalless draw at the Port Elizabeth Stadium Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:08:06 PM

Gloom turns to joy as Drogba enters game
Port Elizabeth, June 15 (DPA) Gloom turned to joy for Ivory Coast supporters when talismanic striker Didier Drogba came on as a substitute in Tuesday's football World Cup game against Portugal.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:54:55 PM

Ivory Coast, Portugal share points in Group G draw
Port Elizabeth, June 15 (DPA) Ivory Coast and Portugal made disappointing starts to their World Cup football campaigns with a 0-0 draw in Group G at the Port Elizabeth Stadium Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:48:09 PM

New Zealand make history with 1-1 draw against Slovakia
Rustenburg, June 15 (DPA) New Zealand scored deep into stoppage time to earn their first ever World Cup football point with a 1-1 draw against Slovakia Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:25:44 PM

Switzerland aim for major upset against mighty Spain
Durban, June 15 (DPA) Tournament favourites Spain are not scared of the pressure ahead of their World Cup football opener against Switzerland, in which they are expected to impress and, of course, win.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:37:04 PM

Confident Chile hope to show off talent against Honduras
Nelspruit (South Africa), June 15 (DPA) Chile and Honduras are set to clash Wednesday in Nelspruit, in both teams' long-awaited return to a World Cup after a long absence.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:36:53 PM

Dutch sub Afellay living his dream
Johannesburg, June 15 (DPA) The Dutch World Cup team won, but it is yet to live up to the reputation of playing fast attacking combination football.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:04:20 PM

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