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Capello insists England are ready for US
Rustenburg, South Africa, June 11 (DPA) After all the anticipation comes the real test, as England face the United States in their football World Cup opener in Rustenburg Saturday.

Friday, June 11, 2010 3:45:54 PM

Mandela will not attend World Cup opening ceremony
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) Former South African president Nelson Mandela will not attend the opening ceremonies and first match of the 2010 World Cup, a spokesman for the Nelson Mandela Foundation said Friday.

Friday, June 11, 2010 2:40:08 PM

Cup absentees: Ronaldinho sulks, Ballack on holiday
Knysna, South Africa, June 11 (DPA) Jack beats the steering wheel hard as his taxi veers across the street twice. 'It is really bad that Ronaldinho is not coming to South Africa,' says the cab driver from the town of Knysna in the final countdown to the World Cup.

Friday, June 11, 2010 2:06:54 PM

Mandela's great-granddaughter killed in car crash
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) Former South African president Nelson Mandela's great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela was killed in a car crash while returning home from the World Cup kick-off concert here Friday.

Friday, June 11, 2010 11:54:58 AM

Capello insists he has finalised England XI
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 10 (IANS) England manager Fabio Capello confirmed that he has decided his final eleven for the World Cup Group C opener against the US here Saturday.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:29:02 PM

Gerrard asks Rooney to check his language
Johannesburg, June 10 (IANS) England midfielder Steven Gerrard doesn't want to take fire away from Wayne Rooney but wants the striker to show referees respect as questions continue to be raised over his temperament ahead of the football World Cup opener.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:13:25 PM

Slide Tackle - World Cup curiosities
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) No such thing as a free lunch? In South Africa there is - if you're Mexican and your team loses against the World Cup host nation on Friday.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 7:25:59 PM

Mandela still undecided about attending opening game
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela will decide on the day if he will attend Friday's World Cup opening match between South Africa and Mexico in Soccer City.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:57:40 PM

Messi's Big Chance to win over Argentine fans
Pretoria, June 10 (DPA) 'I want to show the country that I can play as well for Argentina as I do for Barcelona' said Leo Messi ahead of his country's first match in Group B against Nigeria.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:26:20 PM

World Cup organisers get profit guarantee from FIFA
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) FIFA, international football's governing body, has given organisers of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa a profit guarantee of 80 million dollars no matter how the tournament does financially.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:00:14 PM

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