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World Cup final: Netherlands 0 Spain 0 at half time
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) There was a curious scene in the 34th minute when a long pass back by the Dutch after an injury stoppage almost went into the Spanish goal.

Monday, July 12, 2010 1:03:29 AM

Mandela gets an emotional welcome at Soccer City stadium
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) It was an emotional farewell to the World Cup at the vuvuzuela-buzzing Soccer City stadium here Sunday as the iconic Nelson Mandela expressed his gratitude to football fans from across the world in a colourful closing ceremony, bringing down curtains to the historic occasion.

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:58:53 AM

Mandela brings down curtain on historic World Cup
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) Soccer City stadium swelled with emotion and pride Sunday evening as South African liberation icon Nelson Mandela and a host of musicians and dancers, led by Colombian popstar Shakira, brought down the curtain on an historic World Cup.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:29:48 PM

Zuma hails South Africans for historic, vibrant World Cup
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday thanked all South African citizens for the patriotism they showed during the World Cup football tournament.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:18:26 PM

World Cup final lineups
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) Lineups for the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg Sunday:

Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:10:55 PM

Mandela arrives at World Cup final
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) Nelson Mandela arrived at the World Cup final in Soccer City Sunday to a tumult of cheers, delivering the perfect finishing touch to the historic tournament.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:50:41 PM

South Africa's star power restored as World Cup ends
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) From 'ugly worm' to 'beautiful butterfly,' as the country's Nobel-winning Archbishop Desmond Tutu put it, the remarkable success of the World Cup confirmed the metamorphosis of South Africa from segregated pariah state 20 years ago to acclaimed global power.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 9:06:07 PM

Winning 2014 World Cup now absolute necessity: Brazilian star
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) Legendary Brazilian footballer Romario feels the pressure will be huge on the home team when his country hosts the 2014 World Cup after the early exit of the five-time champions in South Africa.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 6:49:24 PM

Mandela likely to make appearance at the final
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) There is a strong possibility that national icon Nelson Mandela will make an appearance at Sunday's World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands at Soccer City, a source working for the tournament's local organizing committee (LOC) said.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 5:53:55 PM

Police chief praises World Cup security
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) South Africa's national police commissioner Bheki Cele has praised the security operation in place at the 2010 football World Cup, saying his force had done an excellent job.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 5:49:03 PM

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