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We need luck to be World Cup champions, says Messi
Johannesburg, June 3 (IANS) Lionel Messi says Argentine manager Diego Maradona has given him the right to play freely in his own style in the football World Cup in South Africa.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 7:06:27 PM

Nigeria is first African team to arrive for World Cup
Johannesburg, June 2 (DPA) Nigeria was the first African team to arrive in South Africa for the World Cup Wednesday, landing in the Indian Ocean port city of Durban which proclaims itself as the 'warmest place to be for the World Cup.'

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 7:19:26 PM

Ivory Coast ready to show up in South Africa (Group G team profile)
Abidjan, June 1 (DPA) Ivory Coast are neither Africa's top ranked football team nor do they have its strongest pedigree. However, no representative from the World Cup host continent is considered so full of promise as the Elephants.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 3:03:53 PM

Zuma visit: India, South Africa to re-launch CEOs forum
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India and South Africa will give a fresh impetus to their growing business ties, re-launching the CEOs forum Thursday in the presence of South African president Jacob Zuma.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 1:41:28 PM

Uruguay announces World Cup team
Montevideo, May 30 (DPA) Uruguay Sunday announced final 23 members of their football World Cup squad travelling to South Africa in June.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 4:15:43 PM

Cameroon's 'Indomitable Lions' ready to roar in South Africa (Group E team profile)
Yaounde, May 30 (DPA) Although expectations were diminished when Cameroon went out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the quarter-finals earlier this year, it is worth remembering that many considered the 'Indomitable Lions' favourites going into World Cup football.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 4:15:12 PM

Denmark need top health in tough group (Group E profile)
Copenhagen, May 30 (DPA) The international football scene has not seen Denmark since 2004. But veteran coach Morten Olsen believes that with some good health his side could make some noise at the 2010 World Cup.

Sunday, May 30, 2010 3:40:24 PM

Serbs will be a confident bunch in South Africa (Group D team profile)
Belgrade, May 29 (DPA) Things looked quite bleak for Serbian football in 2008 after watching the European Championships from home and crashing out of the Beijing Olympics. But that was before Radomir Antic was hired as coach and turned the Serbian team around.

Saturday, May 29, 2010 2:55:21 PM

Slovenia out to be taken seriously (Group C team profile)
Ljubljana, May 28 (DPA) Slovenia may be a minnow when it comes to the reputation of football nations worldwide but the Balkan nation is out to show they must be taken very seriously at the 2010 World Cup.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:23:06 PM

Last of the World Cup tickets goes on sale
Johannesburg, May 28 (DPA) For the second time in two months football fans in South Africa queued through the night for tickets to the final of the World Cup after extra tickets went on sale Friday two weeks before kick-off.

Friday, May 28, 2010 4:22:40 PM

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