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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

Juan ready to stifle Dutch attacking threat
Johannesburg, June 30 (DPA) Brazil defender Juan believes the Selecao has what it takes to snuff out the attacking threat posed by Arjen Robben and company in Friday's World Cup quarterfinal clash against the Netherlands.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:09:51 PM

Brazil's Elano ruled out, Dunga waits on
Johannesburg, June 30 (DPA) Brazil midfielder Elano will play no part in Friday's quarter-final clash with the Netherlands in Port Elizabeth after failing to recover from injury, team doctor Jose Luiz Runco confirmed Wednesday in Johannesburg.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:01:01 PM

Cabin fever a tough foe for World Cup teams
Johannesburg, June 30 (DPA) Sex, safaris, siestas, golf, and for want of anything better - PlayStation.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:00:05 PM

Messi not a threat for Germany: Loew (With Images)
Erasmia (South Africa), June 30 (IANS) Ahead of the World Cup quarterfinal clash against Argentina in Port Elizabeth, German coach Joachim Loew kicked off the mind games Wednesday by saying that Lionel Messi is no big threat to his team.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:27:55 PM

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