ARTICLES RELATING TO SWC 2014

Rethink over R1 600 Eng shirt

2014-04-02 16:33

British Prime Minister David Cameron has supported calls for a "rethink" over the R1 600 cost of the new replica England football shirt.

FIFA learns from Brazil mishaps

2014-03-28 07:25

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says they had to learn from delays which posed a series of headaches ahead of the World Cup.

FIFA fears over SWC stadiums

2014-03-21 10:15

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will visit Rio de Janeiro next week, with less than 100 days to go until the Soccer World Cup.

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2014 World Cup kits

2014-03-06 15:11

Check out playing kits for the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil.

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Collapsed SWC roof cleared

2014-01-31 09:34

Constructors say they have removed the giant roofing structure that destroyed part of the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo.

Worker dies at SWC stadium

2013-12-14 18:31

A worker has died in Brazil after falling off the roof of a stadium in the Amazon jungle, adding to safety concerns ahead of the SWC.

Cameroon reach seventh SWC

2013-11-17 19:55

Two second half goals from Jean Makoun saw Cameroon to a comfortable win over Tunisia to book their place in the World Cup finals.

Spain stick with Del Bosque

2013-11-15 17:11

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he has renewed his contract, extending it two years to expire in 2016.

SWC seeding unfair - France

2013-10-14 15:00

France believe the seeding system is unfair for the World Cup playoffs and plan to ask FIFA to review it ahead of next week's draw.

Messi fires Argentina into SWC

2013-09-11 09:00

Lionel Messis scored a brace as Argentina qualified for the 2014 World Cup after thrashing Paraguay in Asuncion.

Zimbabwean fails doping test

2013-09-02 11:03

FIFA has provisionally suspended a Zimbabwe player who tested positive for doping at a Soccer World Cup qualifying match.

Bafana thrown SWC lifeline

2013-07-01 11:49
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Bafana have been given renewed hope of qualifying for next year's SWC after FIFA sanctioned Ethiopia for fielding an ineligible player.

Igesund mum on Fifa ruling

2013-06-17 17:09

Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he will wait until Fifa have ruled against Ethiopia before raising his hopes of qualification.

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CAR v Bafana Bafana

2013-06-10 14:27

See pics from Bafana Bafana's World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic.

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Bafana keep SWC hopes alive

2013-06-08 18:07
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Bafana Bafana have beaten the Central African Republic convincingly in their World Cup qualifier to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

SWC caxirola causes problems

2013-04-29 22:19

Brazil's replacement to the vuvuzela is making some noise for the wrong reasons ahead of next year's Soccer World Cup.

Bombs raise sport event fears

2013-04-16 22:12

The deadly bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon have raised new concerns over safety at major sports events around the world.

Tug-of-war over Maracana

2013-04-11 22:01

Two consortiums are competing for the 35-year operation of Rio's Maracana stadium, the venue for the 2014 SWC final.

Olympic stadium in Rio closes

2013-03-27 20:53

Brazil's preparations for the Olympics have run into further trouble after a Rio de Janeiro stadium was closed due to roof problems.

2014 SWC to cater for obese

2013-03-04 22:17

The 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil is set to be the first FIFA tournament to offer special seats for obese fans.

FIFA: Brazil can learn from SA

2012-11-28 22:12

FIFA says Brazil still has a lot of work to do before hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, but can learn from South Africa's example.

FIFA disbands SWC task force

2012-10-30 21:18

FIFA has disbanded an expert panel led by Franz Beckenbauer and Pele which was aiming to improve soccer as a spectacle.

Vandals target SWC armadillo

2012-10-10 11:30

An inflatable model of Brazil's 2014 SWC mascot, a smiling three-banded armadillo, has been removed after being attacked by vandals.

2014 SWC train project canned

2012-09-29 10:44

The Brazilian government has cancelled an urban train project planned for the 2014 SWC because it will not be ready in time.

SWC ball named 'Brazuca'

2012-09-03 07:49

Brazilians have decided to name the 2014 World Cup ball "Brazuca," an informal word often used to describe national pride.

 
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Ronaldo vs Pele

2014-04-01 08:41

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Pele star in this hilarious FIFA World Cup 2014 ad.

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Brazil's 1958 SWC skipper dies

2014-03-21 10:17

Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, the captain of Brazil's first Soccer World Cup-winning team, has died aged 83 after a long illness.

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2014 World Cup kits

2014-03-06 15:11

Check out playing kits for the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil.

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Dauda vows to stop Ronaldo

2014-02-11 15:13

Orlando Pirates and Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda is optimistic that he will keep Cristiano Ronaldo at bay during the Soccer World Cup.

Elite force to boost Brazil World Cup security

2014-01-03 20:24

Brazil will put a 10 000-strong elite security force on standby at the World Cup to prevent a repeat of the disorder that marred last year's Confederations Cup.

SWC venue's stands are OK

2013-11-30 09:14

There is no structural damage to the stands of the stadium hosting the Soccer World Cup opener despite a deadly construction accident.

Ethiopia coach slams ref

2013-11-17 12:56

Ethiopia coach Bishaw Sewnet has blamed referee Bakary Papa Gassama for robbing his team of a chance of a making the World Cup.

Ronaldo to test Sweden

2013-11-14 19:22

Sweden defender Andreas Granqvist has warned of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo threat ahead of their World Cup qualifier.

Lukaku sends Belgium to SWC

2013-10-11 20:42

Belgium have reached the World Cup finals after Romelu Lukaku scored two goals in the to earn victory against Croatia.

Poms dismiss 'no chance' claim

2013-09-06 13:56

England captain Steven Gerrard does not agree with FA chairperson Greg Dyke's claim that nobody expects them to win the SWC.

R10k for SWC 2014 final seat

2013-08-20 13:32

Tickets for the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil have gone on sale, with a seat at the final costing R10 000.

Igesund safe for now

2013-06-17 17:38

Dennis Mumble, chief executive of the SAFA is set to meet with Gordon Igesund to discuss the future of the national team.

Bafana's 2014 SWC hopes end

2013-06-16 16:59
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Bafana Bafana have failed to qualify for the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil after losing to Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia stay top of Group A

2013-06-08 18:50

Botswana couldn’t complete their comeback against Ethiopia as they lost in their Group A World Cup qualifying match.

SAFA begs for Bafana support

2013-06-07 19:24

SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani has urged the country to rally behind Bafana in their quest for 2014 World Cup qualification.

FIFA upset over stadium delays

2013-04-17 20:00

FIFA has expressed alarm about repeated delays in readying the Brasilia stadium for the Confederations Cup and the World Cup.

Fans die after SWC test event

2013-04-15 20:09

Two football fans died after clashes broke out following a match staged as a test event for the opening of a World Cup stadium.

FIFA picks GoalControl system

2013-04-02 16:21

FIFA has picked the GoalControl goal-line technology system as its preferred choice ahead of the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil.

Blatter trusts SWC hosts

2013-03-19 17:19

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the governing body "totally" trusts Brazil will have stadiums and infrastructure ready for the 2014 SWC.

Brazil calms SWC room fears

2013-01-24 08:02

Brazil's sports minister has predicted the country will have more than enough hotel rooms for the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

Valcke: Brazil must be ready

2012-11-02 18:27

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke has warned Brazil to be ready for the Confederations Cup after concerns over slow progress.

Valcke hospitalised in Brazil

2012-10-18 17:11

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been hospitalised in Brazil due to an infection which caused him to miss a board meeting.

FIFA defends 2014 SWC times

2012-09-29 13:53

Players' health in Brazil has not been jeopardised to please European broadcasters, FIFA's top 2014 SWC official has claimed.

SA embassy gears for SWC

2012-09-06 16:28

The SA embassy in Brazil is starting a process of making the 2016 Soccer World Cup as pleasurable as possible for fans.

Brazuca to replace Jabulani?

2012-08-13 22:06

Adidas has announced the shortlist of potential names for the 2014 Soccer World Cup ball and are asking fans to vote on it.

 
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