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FIFA gives Nigeria Monday deadline on team suspension
Johannesburg, July 2 (DPA) FIFA has given Nigeria's government until Monday to cancel its suspension of the national football team from international competition or get the boot from FIFA, football's ruling body said Friday.

Friday, July 02, 2010 4:49:34 PM

Klose quietly ready to reach his century
Erasmia (South Africa), July 2 (DPA) Miroslav Klose will join an illustrious group of German players to reach 100 caps if he takes the field as expected against Argentina Saturday in the World Cup football.

Friday, July 02, 2010 4:15:13 PM

Ghana ready to make footballing history
Johannesburg, July 2 (DPA) Asamoah Gyan says Ghana are ready to become the first African side to make it to the semi-finals of a World Cup by beating Uruguay Friday at Soccer City.

Friday, July 02, 2010 3:35:50 AM

World Cup team captains to speak out against discrimination
Johannesburg, July 1 (DPA) The captains of the eight teams will read out statements condemning all forms of discrimination before the start of the World Cup quarterfinals, FIFA said Thursday.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 10:16:39 PM

Messi has a cold, skips training
Pretoria, July 1 (DPA) Argentine coach Diego Maradona sent superstar Lionel Messi back to bed because of a cold, Argentinian football officials said Thursday.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 10:16:13 PM

Eusebio picks Villa and Higuain
Johannesburg, July 1 (IANS) Portugal great Eusebio feels that David Villa or Gonzalo Higuain could be the top scorer in the World Cup while German legend Gerd Mueller voted for his compatriot Thomas Mueller.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 8:14:23 PM

Spain can prove strong for over-achieving Paraguay
Johannesburg, July 1 (DPA) Spain will continue their quest for a first World Cup title Saturday with what looks like a relatively straightforward quarter-final clash against Paraguay at Ellis Park.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 2:57:07 PM

Messi seeks Ten Cate's help to end goal drought
Pretoria, July 1 (IANS) Determined to end his goal drought, Argentine star Lionel Messi has sought the advice of his one-time coach at Barcelona, Henk Ten Cate, ahead of a quarter-final clash against Germany in the World Cup football Friday.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 12:57:42 PM

Netherlands favourites against Brazil, says Henk Ten Cate
Pretoria, July 1 (IANS) Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam's former coach Henk Ten Cate feels that the Netherlands can upset five-time champions Brazil in the quarterfinal of the World Cup in Port Elizabeth Friday.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 12:49:55 PM

Nigerian president suspends national team from world football
Nairobi/Abuja, July 1 (DPA) Nigerian football was in disarray Wednesday after President Goodluck Jonathan suspended the national team from all international tournaments for two years following the Super Eagles' poor showing at the World Cup in South Africa.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 4:39:29 AM

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