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Spain has World Cup final in its sights: Del Bosque
Potchefstroom, South Africa, July 6 (DPA) - He is about to take charge of the most important game of his life, but Vicente del Bosque feels his team are the favorites ahead of their semi-final against Germany in Durban Wednesday, and that come Sunday night he will be part of an even bigger match -the World Cup final.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 9:26:06 PM

Captaincy row threatens German harmony, World Cup chances
Durban, July 6 (DPA) A row over the captaincy of the German national team threatens to torpedo the harmony within the side as the three-time champion takes on Spain in the semifinals of the World Cup Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 8:49:55 PM

Klose or Villa - who will prove decisive?
Durban, July 6 (DPA) Wednesday's semi-final between Spain and Germany throws together two record-breaking strikers who will both be hoping to propel their teams to the trophy.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 8:44:33 PM

Captaincy debate untimely: German manager
Erasmia (South Africa), July 6 (DPA) German team manager Oliver Bierhoff said Tuesday the debate about the German captaincy between Philipp Lahm and Michael Ballack was untimely and unnecessary in the build-up to the World Cup football semi-final showdown with Spain.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 4:30:07 PM

South Africa enters Guinness book with largest soccer ball
Johannesburg, July 6 (IANS) South Africa may be out of the World Cup football tournament but the host country has got a place in the Guinness World Records by creating the world's largest soccer ball.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010 9:37:18 AM

World Cup: Visitors to South Africa rise 25 percent
Johannesburg, July 5 (DPA) More than 1 million foreigners have visited South Africa during the World Cup month of June, up 25 percent from the same month last year, according to government figures out Monday.

Monday, July 05, 2010 8:47:13 PM

FIFA, France Football combine for best footballer award
Johannesburg, July 5 (DPA) World football governing body FIFA and the magazine France Football will jointly award the Golden Ball for the best footballer in the world, FIFA president Joseph Blatter said Monday.

Monday, July 05, 2010 8:28:40 PM

German young guns lead world football's gen-next
Pretoria, July 5 (DPA) Germany's Mesut Oezil and Thomas Mueller are leading the charge of youngsters who are making a name for themselves at the 2010 World Cup.

Monday, July 05, 2010 7:27:46 PM

Developing Germany can beat stagnating Spain: Schweinsteiger
Erasmia (South Africa), July 5 (DPA) Germany have improved significantly from the side that lost the Euro 2008 final to Spain and are now capable of turning the tables when the two sides meet in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal in Durban, says Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Monday, July 05, 2010 7:16:34 PM

Difficult childhood linked to teenage drinking
Pretoria, July 5 (IANS) An African study has found a link between a difficult childhood and alcohol consumption as a teenager.

Monday, July 05, 2010 4:07:44 PM

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