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Forget about 3-0, it will be a new game: Brazil captain
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Brazil captain Lucio said that the 3-0 group stage win against the US means nothing when both sides meet again Sunday in the Confederations Cup football final.

Friday, June 26, 2009 7:10:26 PM

Blatter lives his African dream
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) The president of football's controlling body FIFA, Joseph Blatter, is probably as African as any Swiss national can ever hope to be and here in South Africa during the Confederations Cup he is enjoying every moment of it.

Friday, June 26, 2009 1:15:19 PM

Brazilians pay tribute to beaten Bafana Bafana
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) Brazilian players paid a tribute to Bafana Bafana after the Selecao had beaten the Confederations Cup hosts 1-0 in Thursday's semi-final played in Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium.

Friday, June 26, 2009 12:40:36 PM

Alves fires Brazil into Confed Cup final against US
Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) A late free-kick from substitute Daniel Alves sent five-time world champions Brazil into the final of the Confederations Cup with a 1-0 win over hosts South Africa in Johannesburg Thursday.

Friday, June 26, 2009 3:30:05 AM

This is an accident, a small step back: Spain coach Del Bosque
Bloemfontein (South Africa), June 25 (DPA) Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque defined its shocking 0-2 defeat Wednesday against the US in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup in South Africa as 'an accident.'

Thursday, June 25, 2009 2:13:42 PM

US stuns Spain to reach Confederations Cup final
Bloemfontein (South Africa), June 25 (DPA) Spain's 35-match unbeaten run came to stunning close Wednesday as goals in either half from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey secured an unlikely 2-0 victory for the US in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 2:50:49 AM

South African robbers caught red-handed by visiting Brazilian cops
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) Two Brazilian policemen who are here to observe the preparations for the 2010 football World Cup caught two robbers stealing from their hotel room, radio reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 9:27:16 PM

Bafana meet Mandela for inspiration ahead of Brazil clash
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) South Africa's national football team sought inspiration from former president Nelson Mandela at a meeting with the anti-apartheid icon on the eve of a daunting Confederations Cup semi-final against Brazil.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 9:20:38 PM

South African players call on fans to blow Brazil away
Johannesburg, June 24 (DPA) South African players called on their fans to come to Thursday's Confederations Cup semi-final with their plastic trumpets (vuvuzelas) to blow their opponents away.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 9:18:42 PM

MTN-Bharti plans could be hit by Iran mobile clampdown
Johannesburg, June 24 (IANS) Plans by South African mobile giant MTN and India's Bharti Airtel to form a huge network straddling Asia, Africa and the Middle East could be affected by Iran's blockage of mobile network signals in the wake of the ongoing strife there.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:04:28 PM

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