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Favourites Spain start their campaign, hosts South Africa back

Favourites Spain start their campaign, hosts South Africa back

Bookies` favourites Spain finally begin their World Cup campaign with an easy-looking match against Switzerland on Wednesday when the vuvuzela decibel levels will soar again for hosts South Africa`s second game.

2010-06-15 15:14:02
Spain coach says Torres and Iniesta fit to face Swiss

Spain coach says Torres and Iniesta fit to face Swiss

Striker Fernando Torres and influential attacking midfielder Andres Iniesta are fit to play against Switzerland in Spain`s opening World Cup match, coach Vicente Del Bosque said on Tuesday.

2010-06-15 15:09:24
Nigeria plan in secret to end Greek odyssey

Nigeria plan in secret to end Greek odyssey

South Africa: Nigeria are keeping everyone guessing about their plans for the World Cup Group B match with Greece on Thursday, training in seclusion on the Indian Ocean coast since their defeat by Argentina.

2010-06-15 15:07:57
Portugal coach anger over Drogba go-ahead

Portugal coach anger over Drogba go-ahead

Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz hinted on Tuesday that Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba had benefited from special treatment which allowed him to play with a protective cast on his broken arm.

2010-06-15 15:05:16
Pakistan fall short after heroic Afridi century

Pakistan fall short after heroic Afridi century

Sri Lanka: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi narrowly failed to take his team to victory over Sri Lanka with an heroic century in the opening match of the Asia Cup Tuesday.

2010-06-15 14:57:56
Time to beat Bolt or shut up, says Gay

Time to beat Bolt or shut up, says Gay

World 100 metres silver medallist Tyson Gay did not mince his words as he strolled the streets of New York in near anonymity.

2010-06-15 14:54:35
Unsteady France a tempting prey for Mexico

Unsteady France a tempting prey for Mexico

South Africa: After ruining South Africa`s opening party plans, Mexico take on an unsteady France side Thursday eager to highlight their growing reputation as World Cup gatecrashers.

2010-06-15 14:50:52
Podolski at home with Germany`s attacking style

Podolski at home with Germany`s attacking style

Germany striker Lukas Podolski`s return to scoring form in the 4-0 win over Australia on Sunday was more a result of the national team`s attacking style than his own improvement, he said on Tuesday.

2010-06-15 13:10:02
New Zealand strike late to snatch draw

New Zealand strike late to snatch draw

South Africa: New Zealand defender Winston Reid headed an equaliser in the dying seconds to earn a 1-1 draw with Slovakia and secure his country`s first ever World Cup point in their Group F opener on Tuesday.

2010-06-15 13:07:56
Malouda disappointed to be left out but denies row

Malouda disappointed to be left out but denies row

Florent Malouda has had problems with Raymond Domenech in the past but said on Tuesday that reports he had fallen out with the France coach again since the start of the World Cup were not true.

2010-06-15 13:05:37
South Africa over jitters, confident of first win

South Africa over jitters, confident of first win

South Africa claim they have shrugged off opening day World Cup jitters and will be much more enterprising against Uruguay Wednesday.

2010-06-14 19:27:13
Feeble Italy escape with 1-1 Paraguay draw

Feeble Italy escape with 1-1 Paraguay draw

Shot-shy Italy needed a scrambled second-half equaliser by Daniele De Rossi to snatch a 1-1 draw with Paraguay after the South Americans had looked like pulling off a shock victory in their World Cup opener Monday.

2010-06-14 18:28:20
Chile seek first World Cup win in 48 years

Chile seek first World Cup win in 48 years

Chile face Honduras in their opening Group H match on Wednesday on the 48th anniversary of their last World Cup victory with a golden opportunity to rid themselves of an unwanted record.

2010-06-14 18:26:08
North Korea face Brazil in daunting return

North Korea face Brazil in daunting return

Secretive North Korea make a first return to the World Cup since 1966 on Tuesday but could hardly face a bigger challenge than five-times champions Brazil.

2010-06-14 18:22:57