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Hosts South Africa, Mexico draw in World Cup opener
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) Hosts South Africa and Mexico played to an exciting 1-1 draw in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup at Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium.

Friday, June 11, 2010 9:30:40 PM

Slide Tackle - World Cup curiosities
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) The coach of Denmark's national football team, Morten Olsen, is unworried about ear-splitting noise from vuvuzelas - plastic trumpets - popular with South African spectators at World Cup matches.

Friday, June 11, 2010 9:05:37 PM

Tshabalala scores first goal of 2010 World Cup
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) Siphiwe Tshabalala of South Africa entered the World Cup record books by scoring the first goal of the 2010 edition Friday.

Friday, June 11, 2010 9:02:51 PM

Israeli police shoot dead Palestinian in East Jerusalem
Jerusalem, June 11 (DPA) Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian motorist in East Jerusalem after he ran over and slightly injured two policemen on a patrol, police said.

Friday, June 11, 2010 8:14:09 PM

World Cup opening ceremony 'welcomes the world home' to Africa
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) The first World Cup football in Africa kicked off with a feast of song and dance as thousands of musicians and dancers in South Africa's Soccer City stadium welcomed the world 'home' to the continent where man took his first steps.

Friday, June 11, 2010 7:26:43 PM

Nigeria seek revenge against mighty Argentina
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) Nigeria will be seeking revenge for two previous World Cup losses at the hands of star-studded Argentina Saturday at the Ellis Park Stadium here in the teams' football World Cup Group B opener.

Friday, June 11, 2010 7:01:39 PM

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

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