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All pre-World Cup doping tests negative: FIFA
Johannesburg, June 12 (DPA) Football's ruling body FIFA confirmed Saturday that all 256 doping tests conducted prior to the 2010 World Cup football came up negative.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 5:30:36 PM

India to field against Zimbabwe
Harare, June 12 (IANS) India won the toss and opted to field against Zimbabwe in their Twenty20 match here Saturday.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 4:31:31 PM

Bloemfontein looks to World Cup to shed backwater image
Bloemfontein (South Africa), June 12 (DPA) Once a bedrock of conservative Afrikaner culture during South Africa's apartheid years, Bloemfontein is embracing its status as a World Cup host city while attempting a much-needed image overhaul.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 2:21:56 PM

South Africa World Cup gets off to flying start
Johannesburg, June 12 (DPA) The first World Cup in Africa got off to a flying start Friday as hosts South Africa organised a colourful opening ceremony and then kept the entertainment rolling with an impressive 1-1 draw against Mexico.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 3:22:54 AM

Uruguay's Forlan named Man of the Match
Cape Town, June 12 (DPA) Diego Forlan was named Man of the Match in Friday's 0-0 draw between France and Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup's Group A.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 2:39:49 AM

France, Uruguay play goal-less draw
Cape Town, June 12 (DPA) France and Uruguay played out a goal-less draw in their opening match in FIFA World Cup's Group A Friday in the Green Point stadium in front of 64,100 spectators.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 2:27:12 AM

Urugway, France tie 0-0 at half time
Cape Town, June 12 (IANS) Former world champions, Uruguay and France, tied 0-0 at half time as they encountered in the first round of FIFA World Cup here Friday.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 1:07:48 AM

Durban's Indian community fully South African in World Cup
Durban, June 12 (DPA) Durban's large Indian community joined the party in their native South Africa Friday, to celebrate the first World Cup ever held on African soil.

Saturday, June 12, 2010 12:19:50 AM

No sex, alcohol or social networking for World Cup stars
Potchefstroom (South Africa), June 11 (DPA) Spain landed in South Africa Friday for the FIFA World Cup, but none of the players were allowed to talk about it online because of a strict ban on players using social networking websites.

Friday, June 11, 2010 11:51:24 PM

Hosts South Africa draw with Mexico in World Cup opener
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) Hosts South Africa earned a precious 1-1 draw against Mexico in the opening match of the 2010 World Cup, the first to take place on African soil.

Friday, June 11, 2010 10:08:56 PM

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