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Blatter launches Fan Fest for 2010 World Cup
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) The Fan Fest project for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa was launched in Cape Town on Friday by FIFA president Joseph Blatter.

Friday, December 04, 2009 6:38:03 PM

Figo hopes Portugal draw hosts South Africa
Cape Town, Dec 4 (DPA) Former World Footballer Luis Figo expressed his hope that Portugal draw the host nation South Africa for the 2010 World Cup later Friday.

Friday, December 04, 2009 6:34:25 PM

Three ministers among 11 killed in Somalia blast
Mogadishu, Dec 3 (DPA) A bomb blast ripped through a hotel in the lawless Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday, killing three government ministers and at least eight others.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:18:25 PM

Stage set in Cape Town for nail-biting World Cup draw
Cape Town, Dec 3 (DPA) The stage is set and the trophy has arrived in Cape Town for South Africa's last major test on the road to hosting the football World Cup in six months time.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 7:13:29 PM

Seven, including three ministers, killed in Somalia blast
Mogadishu, Dec 3 (DPA) A bomb blast ripped through a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday, killing at least seven people, including three ministers.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 5:48:03 PM

Charlize Theron draws 'Ireland' at World Cup draw rehearsal
Cape Town, Dec 2 (DPA) Oscar-award-winning South African actress Charlize Theron put up another good performance when she pulled 'Ireland' during a rehearsal for the World Cup draw on Friday, it emerged Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 6:54:08 PM

Accommodation 'no longer issue' at the World Cup: FIFA
Cape Town, Dec 2 (DPA) Football fans who are planning on travelling to the World Cup in South Africa no longer need to worry about finding a bed.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 6:41:32 PM

World Cup organiser worried hosts might crash out in first round
Cape Town, Dec 2 (DPA) The chief organiser of the football World Cup, Danny Jordaan, said Wednesday he hoped the final draw this week would be kind to South Africa - so the struggling hosts do not crash out in the first round.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 3:50:58 PM

Drogba leads Ivory charge (Team Profile)
Nairobi/Abidjan, Nov 30 (DPA) It is almost impossible to think of Ivory Coast without conjuring up an image of Didier Drogba prolific, powerful and petulant in equal measure - but the Elephants will need more than individual brilliance from the Chelsea forward to propel them to glory in South Africa.

Monday, November 30, 2009 1:23:52 PM

Hospital mistakenly amputates legs from toddler
Johannesburg, Nov 30 (DPA) Staff at a Johannesburg hospital unnecessarily amputated the legs of a 2-year-old girl who had been admitted for treatment of burns on her hands, local authorities admitted.

Monday, November 30, 2009 6:57:15 AM

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