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Ivory Coast ecstatic as injured Drogba returns to training
Sharpeville (South Africa) June 11 (DPA) Ivory Coast fans were in an ecstatic mood Friday after learning that star player Didier Drogba had returned to World Cup training, less than a week after fracturing his arm.

Friday, June 11, 2010 7:00:29 PM

Greece vs South Korea is clash of giant-killers
Port Elizabeth, June 11 (DPA) The World Cup game between South Korea and Greece brings together two teams responsible for perhaps the most unexpected and remarkable achievements in modern footballing history.

Friday, June 11, 2010 6:59:22 PM

World Cup football officially begins
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) The first football World Cup on African soil was kicked off Friday by a colourful African-themed ceremony.

Friday, June 11, 2010 6:26:41 PM

Euphoric World Cup opening tinged with Mandela tragedy
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) South African football fans wrapped in the rainbow colours of the national flag streamed to the majestic Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg Friday for the historic opening game in the first World Cup in Africa, but the celebration was tinged with sadness following the death in a car crash of a great grand-daughter of former president Nelson Mandela.

Friday, June 11, 2010 6:20:29 PM

Star striker Bendtner doubtful for Danish opener
Knysna (South Africa), June 11 (DPA) Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner has been all but ruled out of Denmark's upcoming World Cup football opener against the Netherlands, Denmark coach Morten Olsen said Friday.

Friday, June 11, 2010 4:53:58 PM

Cardozo still doubtful, Santa Cruz recovers for Paraguay
Pietermaritzburg, June 11 (DPA) Oscar Cardozo's ankle problems continued but Roque Santa Cruz was back at training Friday as Paraguay's national football team prepared for its World Cup football opener against reigning champions Italy in Cape Town Monday.

Friday, June 11, 2010 4:42:46 PM

Germans look to midfield artist formerly known as Schweini
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) If Germany win the World Cup, thank a Dutchman.

Friday, June 11, 2010 4:23:24 PM

Robben set to fly to World Cup after final check-up
Amsterdam, June 11 (DPA) Dutch winger Arjen Robben was expected to fly to South Africa for the World Cup after a final medical check-up on his hamstring.

Friday, June 11, 2010 4:06:22 PM

4-2-3-1 is the key for winning World Cup formula
Bloemfontein, South Africa, June 11 (DPA) The World Cup appears wide open and there is as much uncertainty about the winning formula.

Friday, June 11, 2010 4:01:21 PM

Mandela won't attend World Cup opening ceremony
Johannesburg, June 11 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela will not attend the opening ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Friday following the death of his 13-year-old great-granddaughter in a car crash.

Friday, June 11, 2010 3:55:10 PM

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