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German World Cup squad valued at 332 million euros
Hamburg, July 16 (DPA) The German football website has calculated the value of the 23-man German squad at the World Cup, which ended on Sunday, to be 332.5 million euros (426.7 million dollars)

Friday, July 16, 2010 7:17:12 PM

Gambia-ex army chief sentenced to death
Nairobi/Banjul, July 15 (DPA) A former Gambia army chief and seven others were sentenced to death Thursday for plotting to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh last year, media reports said.

Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:18:39 PM

Soccer World Cup a success of Africa: UN
United Nations, July 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Tuesday hailed South Africa and the entire African continent as the real winners of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:12:27 AM

Spanish World Cup final pitch invader fined
Johannesburg, July 13 (DPA) A Spaniard who invaded the Soccer City pitch shortly ahead of Sunday's World Cup final has been fined 2,000 rand ($260) by a Johannesburg court, news reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 4:50:47 PM

World Cup helped destroy African stereotypes: Mbeki
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) The success of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa means a giant step has been taken towards destroying negative stereotypes of Africa and Africans, former South African president Thabo Mbeki has said.

Monday, July 12, 2010 9:43:41 PM

Blatter hails South Africa for successfully hosting World Cup
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph Blatter was fullsome in his praise Monday of South Africa as hosts of the 2010 World Cup.

Monday, July 12, 2010 9:15:06 PM

2010 FIFA World Cup attendance third highest in history
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) The overall attendance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa was the third highest in history, behind the 1994 tournament in the US and the one in 2006 in Germany, FIFA said Monday.

Monday, July 12, 2010 9:05:48 PM

Spain World Cup heroes fly in, prepare for celebrations(Lead)
Madrid, July 12 (DPA) Spain's World Cup heroes flew into Madrid Monday, carrying with them the World Cup won with 1-0 victory against the Netherlands Sunday.

Monday, July 12, 2010 8:34:31 PM

South Africa mulling over use of World Cup stadiums
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) The World Cup is finally over and South Africa woke up to a grim reality Monday -- what to do with all the multi-million dollar football stadiums that caught the eye of the soccer world.

Monday, July 12, 2010 6:52:01 PM

Gentleman del Bosque the real winner
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Spain's victorious coach, Vicente del Bosque, proved to be the real winner of Sunday's World Cup final against the Netherlands as he refused to dwell on some of the over-the-top tackles of the Netherlands.

Monday, July 12, 2010 5:36:01 PM

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