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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

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

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