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Artificial pitches for SWC?

2014-10-30 05:10

The SWC could be played on artificial pitches after FIFA defended its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament on grass.

Eduardo excited by SWC debut

2014-06-09 10:47

Croatia striker Eduardo admits the prospect of making his World Cup debut in Brazil is a dream come true.

Mexico may miss SWC

2013-10-09 09:31

Mexico's new coach Victor Manuel Vucetich must deliver a victory against Panama, or Mexico could fail to qualify for the SWC.

Platini renews Qatar SWC call

2012-12-29 11:00

UEFA's Michel Platini renewed his call for the 2022 SWC in Qatar to be switched to winter to avoid the heat of a Gulf summer.

Brazil overturn SWC booze ban

2011-12-07 14:18

Brazil will overturn a ban on alcoholic drinks at sports venues, drafting a bill to allow for their sale at 2014 SWC matches.

Letter exposes 1966 Germans

2011-10-05 18:15

Historians have found a letter indicating three members of West Germany's 1966 World Cup soccer team broke doping rules.

SWC 'a huge financial success'

2011-03-03 19:50

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has hailed Africa's first world cup, that took place in South Africa in 2010 as a huge financial success.

SWC cities: FIFA owe us money

2010-10-08 13:09

SA's SWC host cities say FIFA still owes them money, with one city manager threatening to "go to the next step" if not paid.

SWC fine for Dutch, Spain

2010-08-03 13:04

The Netherlands and Spain have been fined by FIFA for their players' poor discipline in a bad-tempered Soccer World Cup final.

SWC: Shootouts overdue

2010-06-29 12:36

You have to go back 24 years, to the 1986 tournament, for the last time there were no penalty shootouts in the SWC Round of 16.

Durban almost ready for SWC

2010-04-26 19:24

SWC preparations for the SA city of Durban are on schedule and everything for the tournament should be ready in two weeks.

Bafana get Jamaica warm-up

2010-04-26 17:57

Hosts South Africa will play a 2010 World Cup warm-up match against Jamaica in Germany, the national football association said.

Proteas hope to inspire Bafana

2010-04-25 17:31

Graeme Smith has said that the Proteas will be watching the SWC from the West Indies, and hopes they can inspire Bafana.

Mokoena determined for SWC

2010-04-22 19:21

Aaron Mokoena says he will play in the SWC, despite being nursed gingerly by Pompey for their FA Cup Final match against Chelsea.

First look at SWC tickets

2010-04-09 14:19

The official 2010 SWC ticket has been unveiled by FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke and Danny Jordaan in Soweto.

Jordaan upbeat over budget

2010-04-09 07:59

Organisers of this year's Soccer World Cup are confident that the tournament will be delivered within budget.

Booth: Bafana more of a unit

2010-04-08 13:26

Mathew Booth says Bafana Bafana’s camp in Brazil was very beneficial to all the players and insists that they have become closer.

Baron blow for Bafana

2010-04-07 10:49

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Emile Baron will miss the Soccer World Cup after being told his injured shoulder requires surgery.

Sangoma heals Becks' Achilles

2010-04-01 09:18

In a massive boost for England's SWC hopes, a local sangoma is believed to have cured David Beckham's Achilles' injury.

England in anxious Rooney wait

2010-03-31 14:10

England are waiting anxiously for news of a scan on striker Wayne Rooney's ankle injury, just 10 weeks before the SWC.

Bafana drop in FIFA rankings

2010-03-31 12:23

Soccer World Cup hosts South Africa have plunged even further down the latest FIFA rankings released by the world controlling body.

Lippi to quit post-SWC

2010-03-30 16:02

Marcello Lippi has indicated he will step down for a second time as Italy coach after the Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

 

Sport: The great equaliser

2014-07-16 15:58

In a world obsessed with instant gratification, sport teaches us the virtue of patience and acceptance.

Platini gets a word in over Qatar bid

2014-06-03 13:52

Michel Platini attacked a British newspaper for seeking to "tarnish" his reputation by linking the UEFA president to the Qatar SWC debacle.

Did dictators fix World Cups?

2013-04-25 21:50

Football's biggest prize may have twice been won with the help of dictators fixing matches for the host team.

Beer a hot potato at 2014 SWC

2012-03-21 18:16

The sale of beer in stadiums during the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil has become a serious obstacle in the run-up to the event.

SWC sponsor extends deal

2011-10-25 18:34

Budweiser has extended its sponsorship of the Soccer World Cup through the 2018 edition in Russia and the 2022 event in Qatar.

Jordaan reveals SWC revenues

2011-06-01 10:53

CEO of SA's 2010 SWC LOC, Danny Jordaan, has revealed financial statements support the tournament’s success.

FIFA finalise 2010 SWC profits

2011-02-22 18:15

FIFA is preparing to reveal its total profit from the 2010 World Cup, and is deciding on qualification for the 2014 tournament.

Jordaan: 80% of stadiums fine

2010-10-06 19:40

SA does not plan to demolish any of its SWC stadiums nor will any of them turn into 'white elephants', Danny Jordaan has said.

Maradona loves Fidel Castro

2010-07-24 21:37

Diego Maradona has sent a message of love and admiration to former president Fidel Castro and promised to visit Cuba soon.

Bafana's next coach from SA

2010-04-26 21:57

A local coach will be appointed to succeed Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira after the World Cup, a top SAFA official has said.

Spain struggling to pick team

2010-04-26 19:10

The pressure of guiding European champion Spain to the World Cup may be equal to the headache of actually picking a team.

Durban 'Sky Car' stuck again

2010-04-26 17:33

The "Sky Car" that takes visitors to the top of the 106m arch over Durban's new SWC stadium has been grounded again.

SA to lodge protest with FIFA

2010-04-24 22:20

SWC hosts South Africa say they will protest to FIFA after China withdrew from a April 28 friendly fixture in Germany.

SA keeps its eye on SWC ball

2010-04-22 17:52

Makhenkesi Stofile has appealed to South Africans to remain united in their resolve to deliver a world class 2010 FIFA SWC event.

Fabregas 'will make SWC'

2010-04-09 09:09

Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas will be fit in time to play for Spain at the World Cup, club physio Colin Lewin has said.

Parreira retains Downs players

2010-04-08 14:30

The Sundowns players who travelled with Bafana to Brazil, have all been selected for the national team, who will travel to Germany.

SWC final in 3D

2010-04-08 13:26

The Soccer World Cup final at Soccer City will be among 25 matches at this year's tournament broadcast in 3D.

Bloem fans face chilly visit

2010-04-06 14:52

SWC fans headed to Bloemfontein have been advised to pack gloves, scarves and warm coats - and watch out for glue-sniffing thugs.

Gutsy Bafana hold Paraguay

2010-04-01 07:37

Bafana Bafana have held Paraguay to a draw in their Soccer World Cup warm-up match in Asuncion.

SWC: Huge Interpol presence

2010-03-31 14:10

The head of Interpol says the SWC will have the largest ever deployment of the organisation's officers at any global event.

Bulk SWC tickets on sale

2010-03-31 12:22

Companies will soon be able to start buying bulk tickets for the 2010 Soccer World Cup for their staff.

Pet dog bites Maradona

2010-03-30 13:28

Argentina's Soccer World Cup coach Diego Maradona was bitten on the face by one of his dogs and has had surgery.

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