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Germany defeat Uruguay 3-2 for 3rd place in FIFA World Cup
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), July 11 (IANS) Germany scored a 3-2 win over Uruguay Saturday to claim the third place in the 2010 FIFA World Cup here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 1:51:41 AM

Germany revamps squad for Uruguay game
Port Elizabeth, July 10 (DPA) German coach Joachim Loew made five changes to the German squad for Saturday's World Cup match for third place against Uruguay.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 11:46:34 PM

With heavy heart, a proud South Africa bid adieu to the world
Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) Irrespective of whoever wins or loses World Cup 2010, the month-long party will come to an end for South Africa Sunday night as they prepare to bid adieu to hundreds of thousands of football fans who crisscrossed boundaries to join the month-long sporting extravaganza in this country.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:59:03 PM

Shakira supporting Spain in World Cup final
Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) All through the football World Cup, Colombian singer Shakira was the face of Africa but when it comes to Sunday's final, the pop star will be cheering for Spain.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:33:10 PM

Referee Webb wants spotlight to fall on players
Pretoria, July 10 (DPA) Howard Webb, the referee for Sunday's World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands, wants to ensure that all the attention on the big day falls on the players.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:46:04 PM

South Africa outraged over Mandela autopsy painting
Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) A painting which shows former president Nelson Mandela as a corpse undergoing an autopsy has evoked outrage in South Africa. The country's ruling party has termed it 'witchcraft' and 'racist'.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 6:31:11 PM

Platini released from hospital, wants to attend World Cup final
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) UEFA president Michel Platini was released from a Johannesburg hospital Saturday morning and is hoping to attend the 2010 World Cup final Sunday between Spain and the Netherlands.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 5:25:22 PM

Freeman, Theron among celebs to attend World Cup final
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) Nelson Mandela's attendance at the World Cup final in Johannesburg is uncertain but his double, US actor Morgan Freeman, will be ther, so will South African-born actress Charlize Theron and a host of other celebrities and VIPs.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 4:08:54 PM

'South Africa to enjoy long-term benefits from World Cup'
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) The 2010 World Cup football has transformed international perceptions of South Africa and can be used as a platform for long-term growth, organizing committee chief executive Danny Jordaan said Saturday.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 4:08:44 PM

Road to Soccer City - Spain's final preparations
Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 10 (DPA) The play stations, the playing cards, the books and clothes were all packed up ready for Spain's last trip of this World Cup - the one that takes them to the final.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:57:44 PM

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