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Confident Chile hope to show off talent against Honduras
Nelspruit (South Africa), June 15 (DPA) Chile and Honduras are set to clash Wednesday in Nelspruit, in both teams' long-awaited return to a World Cup after a long absence.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:36:53 PM

Dutch sub Afellay living his dream
Johannesburg, June 15 (DPA) The Dutch World Cup team won, but it is yet to live up to the reputation of playing fast attacking combination football.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:04:20 PM

FIFA okays Drogba cast, can play against Portugal
Johannesburg, June 15 (DPA) Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba can play against Portugal at the World Cup as the protective cast on his arm has been given the nod by football's ruling body FIFA.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 4:03:33 PM

Hosts hoping to celebrate with the nation
Pretoria, June 15 (DPA) Kagisho Dikgacoi still has a score to settle with Diego Forlan and is hoping that Wednesday will be pay-back day.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:56:46 PM

Italy start title defence with a draw; Dutch, Japan win
Johannesburg, June 15 (DPA) Italy started their defence of the World Cup title with a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in rain-drenched Cape Town Monday while the Netherlands prevailed 2-0 over Denmark and Japan upset Cameroon 1-0.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:42:51 AM

Reigning champs Italy held to a draw by Paraguay
Cape Town, June 15 (DPA) Reigning champions Italy took advantage of a goalkeeping blunder to come back for a 1-1 draw with Paraguay in Monday's opening Group F match in Cape Town.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 3:19:23 AM

Japan upset Cameroon 1-0 in Group E
Bloemfontein, June 14 (DPA) Japan produced one of the biggest upsets of the World Cup by defeating fancied Cameroon 1-0 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein Monday.

Monday, June 14, 2010 11:16:46 PM

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

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