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African women catch football fever
Nairobi, June 24 (DPA) Mia Rajput frowned and minced nervously in her high heels. France, her favourite side, had crashed out of the World Cup and it was no consolation that hosts South Africa had beaten them.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:06:15 PM

How title holders fared at the World Cup
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) World Cup title holders Italy Thursday bowed out in the group stage for the second time.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:56:58 PM

Paraguay through to knockout stage as Group F toppers
Polokwane, June 24 (DPA) Paraguay drew 0-0 with New Zealand Thursday but reached the last-16 of the World Cup as Group F winners.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:47:31 PM

Holders Italy eliminated, Slovakia advance with historic win
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) For the first time in World Cup history, both finalists of the previous championship failed to advance from the first round as reigning champions Italy were eliminated from South Africa 2010 Thursday with a 2-3 loss against Slovakia, who used their first ever World Cup victory to advance to the Round of 16.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:34:38 PM

Defending champions Italy knocked out of World Cup
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) Result of Thursday's Group F World Cup match between Slovakia and Italy:

Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:28:56 PM

England fans out-sing the vuvuzelas
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, June 24 (DPA) England's victory Wednesday over Slovenia set up what could turn out to be another memorable clash between the two greatest rivals of world football, England and Germany.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:48:34 PM

Trio of injury worries for England
Rustenburg, June 24 (DPA) Wayne Rooney, Aaron Lennon and Michael Carrick are all carrying ankle injuries and are doubtfuls for England's Round-of-16 World Cup fixture with Germany, it emerged Thursday.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:42:58 PM

Portugal seek Round of 16, and some revenge, against Brazil
Durban, June 24 (DPA) Brazil are already through to the World Cup's Round of 16, and Portugal virtually also, but their clash Friday is still very significant.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:17:17 PM

Swiss bank on offensive play against Honduras
Bloemfontein, June 24 (DPA) Switzerland can secure a place in the World Cup football Round of 16 by beating Honduras Friday with a margin of at least two goals in their final Group H encounter.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:11:29 PM

The wrath of Kim - North Korea look to appease leader
Nelspruit, South Africa, June 24 (DPA) Many jokes have been cracked about what may happen to the North Korean team when they return home to face communist leader Kim Jong Il after their exit from the World Cup.

Thursday, June 24, 2010 4:11:23 PM

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