Forlan gets Golden Ball nod

2010-07-12 08:23

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan was surprisingly awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Germany edge Uruguay in PE

2010-07-10 22:33

Germany have snatched third place at the Soccer World Cup, beating Uruguay at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Octopus: Germany come third

2010-07-09 12:19

The oracle has spoken. Germany will beat Uruguay in the third-place play-off, according to Paul the "psychic" octopus.

Paul to predict final

2010-07-08 14:09

Paul the "psychic" octopus will predict the final, but only if his hefty workload has not exhausted him, says his aquarium.

Zuma hails World Cup benefits

2010-07-07 12:38

The World Cup has led to improvements in transport and communication and has had a great social impact, says President Jacob Zuma.

Odds on Holland v Spain final

2010-07-06 14:41

Bookies fancy the Netherlands to face Spain in the 2010 Soccer World Cup final at Soccer City in Soweto.

Tabarez: Robben is threat

2010-07-06 11:35

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has cited Arjen Robben as the man they need to tame if his team is to shock the Netherlands.

Dutch: Arrogance Achilles heel

2010-07-06 07:24

Following the shock exits of Argentina and Brazil, the Netherlands have taken to heart warnings that arrogance could cost them.

Tabarez: Uruguay aren't cheats

2010-07-05 20:14

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has said that he was angry and upset that his team had been accused of cheating.

CT quarter-final drew 300 000

2010-07-04 18:41

The World Cup quarter-final clash between Argentina and Germany drew a record 300 000 fans to Cape Town's inner city, authorities say.

Dutch favourites to reach final

2010-07-04 11:49

The Netherlands go into their World Cup semi-final against Uruguay as hot favourites, and with an eye on the main prize.

'Allow Suarez to play final'

2010-07-03 17:22

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has pleaded his case as to why striker Luis Suarez should be allowed to play in the SWC final.

FIFA may ban Suarez for longer

2010-07-03 11:41

FIFA will study official reports from the Uruguay-Ghana SWC quarter-final before deciding how long to suspend Luis Suarez.

Ghana's SWC dream over

2010-07-02 23:32

Uruguay have claimed their first SWC semi-final appearance in 40 years after a pulsating penalty shootout win over a heartbroken Ghana.

Ghana bids for Africa history

2010-07-01 07:29

As the quarter final stages loom, it's crunch time for South Americans Uruguay, and Africa's Black Stars in particular.

More empty seats at matches?

2010-06-26 12:38

FIFA says that 5 000 tickets are still available for the Uruguay-South Korea match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

S. Korea target Uruguay

2010-06-25 08:09

South Korea will attempt to end a five-match winless streak against Uruguay when the teams meet in their first Round of 16 match.

Bookies fancy Bafana defeat

2010-06-22 09:27

Bookmakers have installed France as favourites to beat Bafana Bafana in their crunch final Group A game of the SWC in Bloemfontein.

SA no longer 'feeling it'

2010-06-18 15:32

The World Cup may not be over, but after Bafana Bafana's performance against Uruguay, many South Africans are no longer "feeling it".

Vuvuzelas quiet as Bafana lose

2010-06-17 10:19

Vuvuzelas fell quiet in Nelspruit after Uruguay defeated the 10-man home side 3-0 in their second 2010 Group A clash at Loftus.

South Africans cry foul

2010-06-17 09:14

South Africans complained about the referee and their opponents after Uruguay's victory against the SWC hosts.

SA silenced as Uruguay scores

2010-06-16 21:47

As Uruguay scored against Bafana Bafana at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, a crowd gathered at a nearby pub were shattered.

Moment of truth for Bafana

2010-06-15 06:55

It is game on for Bafana Bafana who face their moment of truth as Wednesday's clash with tough-as-teak Uruguay looms large.

Players not laying charges

2010-06-12 17:49

Two members of the Uruguay soccer team who were robbed at their hotel in Cape Town have declined to press charges, police say.

France held to goalless draw

2010-06-11 22:38

Lacklustre France have failed to turn their superior possession into chances as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Uruguay.


Uruguayan's major SWC impact

2010-07-11 08:38

The difference between success and failure is often measured in inches, and so it proved for Uruguay striker Diego Forlan.

Feet vie for Golden Boot

2010-07-10 10:17

Both Germany and Uruguay have hyped third place, but it is the battle to be top-scorer that seems to be the chief attraction.

Bookies get behind Spain

2010-07-09 11:57

Bookmakers have installed Spain as favourites to win the 2010 Soccer World Cup against Holland at Soccer City on Sunday.

Ghost town gets soccer fever

2010-07-07 12:38

A small Eastern Cape town with a population of just 600 has been swept by soccer fever as the World Cup reaches its climax.

Third time lucky for Dutch?

2010-07-07 07:13

The Dutch are no strangers to heartbreak when it comes to the crunch, but for now it's party time for the Oranje, writes Rob Houwing.

Fans flood into Cape Town

2010-07-06 14:21

Thousands of Dutch and Uruguay football fans have descended on Cape Town for their 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-final match.

Tabarez: We are not scared

2010-07-06 10:03

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez' team is the underdog for their semifinal clash with the Dutch, but he insists his men aren't scared.

Uruguay can spoil Dutch party

2010-07-05 22:30

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk is not planning on changing his tactics for the World Cup semi-final against Uruguay.

Dutch wary of Uruguay

2010-07-05 09:00

The Dutch team will not be taking anything for granted when they face Uruguay in the first of the semifinals in Cape Town.

CT quarter-final drew 300 000

2010-07-04 18:41

The SWC quarter-final clash between Argentina and Germany drew a record 300 000 fans to Cape Town's inner city, authorities say.

Suarez available for SWC final

2010-07-03 19:26

Luis Suarez received a one-match ban for his handball against Ghana, meaning he could still play in the World Cup final.

Tickets available for CT semi

2010-07-03 15:25

FIFA says around 1 900 tickets are still available for the Netherlands v Uruguay World Cup semi-final in Cape Town.

Uruguay 'cheated' to victory

2010-07-03 08:35

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has defended Luis Suarez whose extra-time, last-minute deliberate handball denied Ghana a winning goal.

Gyan: Ghana chasing history

2010-07-02 07:15

Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan says he needs no more motivation to win their quarter final than the chance to make African history.

Suarez breaks Korean hearts

2010-06-26 18:08

Uruguay became the first country to make it into the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over South Korea.

Clean sweep for South America

2010-06-26 07:21

Chile's progress to the second round of the SWC means that every South American team made it out of the group stage.

Uruguay finish top of group

2010-06-22 18:30

Ajax striker Luis Suarez has fired Uruguay into the knockout phase of the SWC as winners of Group A after a win over Mexico.

Mexico, Uruguay will play fair

2010-06-21 21:33

The coaches of Mexico and Uruguay have joined forces to dismiss suggestions they might collude to produce a draw.

Bafana fans remain hopeful

2010-06-17 17:08

Despite Bafana Bafana's loss to Uruguay, fans still donned their t-shirts and displayed their national colours to show their support.

Tabarez amused by Parreira

2010-06-17 10:10

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez found Carlos Alberto Parreira's criticism of the match officials laughable after Uruguay's win over SA.

Bafana: We will fight on

2010-06-17 06:54

The Bafana camp insists they will fight on despite a demoralizing 3-0 defeat against Uruguay, which all but ends their campaign.

Bookies: Uruguay over Bafana

2010-06-15 11:52

Bookmakers have installed Uruguay as favourites to beat Bafana Bafana in their second game of the 2010 SWC at Loftus Versfeld.

Uruguay aim to silence Bafana

2010-06-14 12:38

Bafana Bafana's dream of going beyond the first round of the Soccer World Cup will be tested by Uruguay, who are determined to win.

Forlan: We're ready for Bafana

2010-06-12 12:08

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan was disappointed not to have scored against France in a draw at Cape Town Stadium.

France, Uruguay deadlocked

2010-06-11 21:28

France and Uruguay were locked 0-0 at halftime, with Sidney Govou wasting a golden chance to give the French the lead.

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