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'South Africa to enjoy long-term benefits from World Cup'
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) The 2010 World Cup football has transformed international perceptions of South Africa and can be used as a platform for long-term growth, organizing committee chief executive Danny Jordaan said Saturday.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 4:08:44 PM

Road to Soccer City - Spain's final preparations
Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 10 (DPA) The play stations, the playing cards, the books and clothes were all packed up ready for Spain's last trip of this World Cup - the one that takes them to the final.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:57:44 PM

Loew laid low as flu hits Germany
Port Elizabeth, July 10 (DPA) German coach Joachim Loew missed his team's training Friday due to a flu which also hit captain Philipp Lahm and forward Lukas Podolski.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 12:06:14 AM

Mueller, Ayew, Dos Santos nominated Best Young Player
Johannesburg, July 9 (DPA) World football governing body FIFA Friday nominated Germany's Thomas Mueller, Andre Ayew from Ghana and Giovani Dos Santos of Mexico for the Best Young Player Award of the 2010 World Cup.

Friday, July 09, 2010 9:21:40 PM

Bierhoff: Loew decision after World Cup
Pretoria, July 9 (DPA) German football supremo Theo Zwanziger Friday expressed optimism that national team coach Joachim Loew will renew his contract after the World Cup while general manager Oliver Bierhoff said no talks on the issue have been held in South Africa.

Friday, July 09, 2010 9:20:45 PM

Spaniards want to rechristen Paul the octopus as Pablo
Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 9 (IANS) The Spanish team has fallen in love with Paul the octopus after it predicted that Spain will beat the Netherlands in the World Cup final.

Friday, July 09, 2010 8:06:20 PM

Jabulani, South Africa's own psychic octopus
Johannesburg, July 9 (IANS) Jabulani, an octopus at an aquarium in Cape Town, is South Africa's own version of the psychic German octopus Paul, which has been successfully predicting winners in all of Germany's games in the World Cup.

Friday, July 09, 2010 7:23:09 PM

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

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