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FIFA not to ban vuvuzela
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) Football's governing FIFA sprang to the defence of the much-maligned vuvuzela Monday with president Joseph Blatter ruling out the favourite accessory of South African football fans being banned at the World Cup.

Monday, June 14, 2010 10:08:59 PM

World Cup opening game smashes South Africa viewing record
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) A record 10 million South Africans, nearly one in five, watched the opening game of the World Cup between South Africa and Mexico June 11, World Cup organizing body FIFA announced Monday.

Monday, June 14, 2010 8:09:39 PM

Netherlands make winning start against Danes
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) The Netherlands Monday kicked-off their World Cup football campaign in Group E with a victory over Denmark but they needed help from some calamitous Danish defending.

Monday, June 14, 2010 7:27:57 PM

Netherlands make winning start against Danes
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) The Netherlands got off to a winning start in Group E of World Cup football with a 2-0 victory over Denmark at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg Monday.

Monday, June 14, 2010 7:16:25 PM

Kiwis want to start with a bang against Slovakia
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 14 (DPA) New Zealand striker Chris Killen had to postpone his honeymoon to be at the World Cup football, but he hopes the romance continues as his side face Slovakia in Group E Tuesday.

Monday, June 14, 2010 5:42:49 PM

Zidane criticises French players for not playing as a team
Knysna (South Africa), June 14 (DPA) French footballing legend Zinedine Zidane has slammed the country's World Cup stars for not playing as a team. He also accused Raymond Domenech of 'not being a coach'.

Monday, June 14, 2010 5:13:57 PM

Tear gas, rubber bullets against demo at stadium
Durban, June 14 (DPA) Riot police used rubber bullets, tear gas and smoke grenades to disperse protestors at Durban's Moses Mabhida stadium early Monday, just two hours after the Germany-Australia match ended.

Monday, June 14, 2010 1:27:01 PM

Tim Cahill in tears over 'crushed' World Cup dream
Durban, June 14 (DPA) Australia striker Tim Cahill wept profusely after being sent off in his team's World Cup football opener against Germany.

Monday, June 14, 2010 1:24:25 PM

Germany masterful in 4-0 drubbing of Australia
Durban, June 14 (DPA) Three-time world champions Germany warned doubters they are real title contenders Sunday with a 4-0 victory over 10-man Australia for the perfect start to their 2010 World Cup campaign.

Monday, June 14, 2010 4:46:01 AM

Germany's Podolski named Man of the Match
Durban, June 14 (DPA) Midfielder Lukas Podolski was named FIFA Man of the Match in Germany's comfortable 4-0 victory over 10-man Australia

Monday, June 14, 2010 2:36:58 AM

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