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Sergio out to fulfill his father's dream
Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 9 (IANS) The Busquets family in Barcelona is planning a big celebration Sunday as their son Sergio is hours away from fulfilling his father Carles' dream of representing Spain in a World Cup football final.

Friday, July 09, 2010 6:37:02 PM

Netherlands has the belief to lift World Cup: De Boer
Johannesburg, July 9 (IANS) Former Dutch captain turned assistant coach Frank de Boer feels the present Netherlands team has the belief to lift the World Cup, something that was unseen in the past.

Friday, July 09, 2010 4:53:58 PM

'Little final' small consolation for Germany, Uruguay
Johannesburg, July 9 (DPA) Germany and Uruguay will look to raise themselves for one last game Saturday when they face off in the playoff for third place in the World Cup football at Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Friday, July 09, 2010 3:33:39 PM

Uncertainty over Mandela's attendance at World Cup final
Johannesburg, July 9 (IANS) Nelson Mandela's family is yet to take a decision on the ailing former South Africa president's appearance at Sunday's World Cup final here.

Friday, July 09, 2010 11:04:08 AM

FIFA may compensate fans who missed World Cup semis
Johannesburg, July 8 (DPA) The ruling football body FIFA is looking into the case of hundreds of football fans who missed the World Cup semifinal between Spain and Germany in Durban Wednesday evening after their planes were turned back because of overcrowding on the tarmac.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 7:23:44 PM

Brazil sure passion will drive 2014 World Cup
Johannesburg, July 8 (DPA) Brazil's top football official brushed aside concerns his country is not ready to host the 2014 World Cup, saying it will be a success because of the passion for football in the South American nation.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 6:28:04 PM

Knowledge about Spanish players would help: Kuyt
Cape Town, July 8 (IANS) Dutch and Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt feels that his knowledge about Spanish players would come handy when the two sides clash at Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium Sunday in an all-European World Cup final.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 5:42:51 PM

'No power struggle,' Lahm says of captaincy claim
Durban, July 8 (DPA) German defender Philipp Lahm said his wish to retain the captaincy of the national football team was 'no attack' on team-mate Michael Ballack, who skippered the side before an injury prevented him from playing in the World Cup.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 4:07:08 PM

Spain need to turn dominance into goals against Dutch
Johannesburg, July 8 (DPA) Spain have reached their first World Cup football final despite managing just eight goals in six games en route to Sunday's date with the Netherlands at Soccer City.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:53:01 PM

Spain outclass Germany to reach World Cup final (Third lead, changing dateline)
Johannesburg, July 8 (DPA) Reigning European champions Spain reached their first World Cup final Wednesday by defeating three-time winners Germany 1-0 in Durban.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:35:01 AM

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