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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

An eighth world champion will be crowned
Durban, July 8 (DPA) Either Spain or the Netherlands will become the eighth nation to be crowned World Cup champions Sunday as one team will win their first world title.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:29:00 AM

Our players were magnificent: Del Bosque
Durban, July 8 (DPA) Spain boss Vicente del Bosque praised his players as 'magnificent' Wednesday after they outplayed Germany in the World Cup semi-final to win 1-0.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 3:24:49 AM

Spain beat Germany to reach first World Cup final
Durban, July 8 (DPA) Reigning European champions Spain reached their first World Cup final Wednesday by defeating three-time winners Germany 1-0 thanks to Carles Puyol's second half goal.

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

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