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Spain set to pass first-round test

Spain set to pass first-round test

Spain`s Group H opponents have one simple problem at this World Cup -- how do you score goals if you cannot get the ball off them?

2010-06-12 19:17:08
Federer to meet Hewitt in Halle final

Federer to meet Hewitt in Halle final

World number two Roger Federer closed in on his sixth Halle Open title with a tough 7-6 6-4 win over local favourite Philipp Petzschner in the semi-finals in Germany on Saturday.

2010-06-12 19:13:56
Green blunder hands U.S. draw with England

Green blunder hands U.S. draw with England

A shocking schoolboy howler from England goalkeeper Robert Green gifted the United States a goal as the two sides tipped to qualify from Group C battled to a 1-1 stalemate at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday.

2010-06-12 19:11:33
Rainbows share opening cake with Aztecs as World Cup soccer kicks off

Rainbows share opening cake with Aztecs as World Cup soccer kicks off

Host South Africa shared points with Mexico in the opening match as the World Cup football 2010 kicked off at Johannesburg Soccer City Stadium Friday amid a pan-African symphony.

2010-06-11 17:38:35
Messi on stage after spectacular opening

Messi on stage after spectacular opening

Argentina`s Lionel Messi, potentially the tournament`s most exciting player, takes the stage for the first time on Saturday after South Africa launched a spectacular opening to the continent`s first World Cup.

2010-06-11 15:50:34
Fans cry foul after last-minute dash for tickets

Fans cry foul after last-minute dash for tickets

Dedicated South African soccer fans braved freezing weather to queue overnight in a last-minute scramble to get tickets for Friday`s opening match in the first World Cup finals to be held on African soil.

2010-06-11 15:46:40
Group A wide open after France held

Group A wide open after France held

France failed to rise to the occasion again on Friday when a lacklustre performance in a tepid 0-0 draw with Uruguay handed the initiative to their lesser-ranked World Cup Group A rivals.

2010-06-11 15:44:01
Young Germans out to rock ageing Aussies

Young Germans out to rock ageing Aussies

The great weight of German expectation will slam headlong into a wall of Australian defensive grit and muscle when the spectacular new Moses Mabhida stadium hosts its first World Cup match on Sunday.

2010-06-11 15:40:37
Italy warm-up with six-goal show

Italy warm-up with six-goal show

World champions Italy beat local team the Guateng All Stars 6-0 in a practice match at their Southdowns College training base here on Friday.

2010-06-11 15:37:46
Ivorian hopes hang on Drogba health

Ivorian hopes hang on Drogba health

With Brazil massive favourites and North Korea the rank outsiders the pivotal issue in World Cup Group G could be decided in its first game in Port Elizabeth when Ivory Coast take on Portugal.

2010-06-11 15:34:55
We`re happy and proud of it, says Luis Fabiano

We`re happy and proud of it, says Luis Fabiano

Brazil kicked off their World Cup rivalry with Argentina on Friday when striker Luis Fabiano said his team oozed happiness and complained others were bitter, aiming his taunt at his country`s neighbours.

2010-06-11 15:31:43
Maradona says Messi can be the best ever

Maradona says Messi can be the best ever

Diego Maradona, the greatest footballer of his era, said on Friday he hoped his World Cup ace Lionel Messi would come to be regarded as the best player ever.

2010-06-11 15:29:08
South Africa draws 1-1 with Mexico in WCup opener

South Africa draws 1-1 with Mexico in WCup opener

A joyous day for South Africa. A not quite perfect result.

2010-06-11 15:24:27
Mickelson`s U.S. Open dream looms large at Pebble

Mickelson`s U.S. Open dream looms large at Pebble

Of all the storylines dominating the build-up to next week`s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, perhaps the most intriguing is Phil Mickelson`s emotional bid for a second consecutive major.

2010-06-11 15:05:22
Hurst and Vieira back Spain to win World Cup

Hurst and Vieira back Spain to win World Cup

Former World Cup winners Patrick Vieira and Geoff Hurst have picked Spain as their team to win the tournament being hosted for the first time on African soil.

2010-06-11 14:28:37