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Denmark need top health in tough group (Group E profile)
Copenhagen, May 30 (DPA) The international football scene has not seen Denmark since 2004. But veteran coach Morten Olsen believes that with some good health his side could make some noise at the 2010 World Cup.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 3:40:24 PM

Serbs will be a confident bunch in South Africa (Group D team profile)
Belgrade, May 29 (DPA) Things looked quite bleak for Serbian football in 2008 after watching the European Championships from home and crashing out of the Beijing Olympics. But that was before Radomir Antic was hired as coach and turned the Serbian team around.

Saturday, May 29, 2010 2:55:21 PM

Slovenia out to be taken seriously (Group C team profile)
Ljubljana, May 28 (DPA) Slovenia may be a minnow when it comes to the reputation of football nations worldwide but the Balkan nation is out to show they must be taken very seriously at the 2010 World Cup.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:23:06 PM

Last of the World Cup tickets goes on sale
Johannesburg, May 28 (DPA) For the second time in two months football fans in South Africa queued through the night for tickets to the final of the World Cup after extra tickets went on sale Friday two weeks before kick-off.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:22:40 PM

FIFA issues more tickets for World Cup
Pretoria, May 28 (IANS) About 90,000 additional tickets are being made available for the public from Friday for the FIFA World Cup matches in South Africa.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:22:24 PM

Algeria ready for a return to the spotlight (Group C team profile)
Algiers, May 28 (DPA) After 24 years away from the World Cup finals, Algeria are long shots to make an impact in South Africa this summer. But some top-drawer victories in their recent history combined with a nothing-to-lose attitude might spur the Desert Foxes to a surprise in a manageable Group C against England, the United States and Slovenia.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:09:31 PM

Sharma's ton takes India to 285/5 against Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, May 28 (IANS) Rohit Sharma struck a century as India scored 285 for five against Zimbabwe in the opening ODI of the tri-series here Friday.

Friday, May 28, 2010 3:57:29 PM

81 arrested in South Africa as protests continue
Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) A wave of strikes and protests continued Wednesday in South Africa with police arresting 81 striking workers in the Eastern Cape province during a violent demonstration, a little over two weeks before the start of the football World Cup.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:55:30 PM

Uruguay hoping for a repeat of history (Group A team profile)
Montevideo, May 26 (DPA) After edging Costa Rica in an inter-continental play-off, Uruguay became the 32nd and final team to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:57:32 PM

Can Bafana Bafana keep host streak alive? (Group A team profile)
Johannesburg, May 26 (DPA) Every host nation of the previous 18 World Cups has advanced past the first round. That streak is in serious peril as South Africa face a paramount task of even gathering a point at the 2010 World Cup.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 6:41:20 PM

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