China busts World Cup gambling rings

2014-07-14 12:38

Chinese police have uncovered a series of illegal World Cup betting cases involving almost $3bn as authorities struggle to control the country's gambling problem.

WATCH: Mayhem on flight as captain announces Argentina win

2014-07-11 10:47

Missing your national team's biggest match of the year because you're on a flight could really suck. But not for these Argentina fans and their kind captain.

South Africans spend big bucks in Brazil

2014-06-25 10:21

See how much South Africans splashed out in the first four days of the World Cup and also which of our SADC neighbours is among the top 10 big spenders!

Brazil's national anthem soars at World Cup

2014-06-20 20:37

A resurgent national anthem in Brazil is transforming each World Cup appearance by its national team into a collective expression of pride.

Oh let’s use a picture of a giraffe to represent Ghana in the World Cup because Africa

2014-06-17 15:15

We're pretty okay with the rest of the world (side eyes America) viewing Africa as a country... NOT.

Soccer stars and their strange hotel room requests

2014-06-12 18:26

If you happen to be one of the key stars of the World's biggest sporting event that takes place every four years or so, surely you can be forgiven for acting like a diva? Right!?

WATCH: This video will get you into the World Cup Spirit!

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Freebie apps for footie fans

2014-06-09 22:04

Soccer fans eager to stay in the loop and follow their favourite teams and players during the World Cup can keep up with the action on their smartphones using apps.

Pressure mounting in Brazil

2014-06-03 19:00

A survey released paints a grim picture of Brazil as it gears up to host the SWC, showing frustration with economy.

Brazil bus drivers strike in 4 cities

2014-05-28 21:17

A bus drivers' strike has affected four Brazilian cities including two host cities of the World Cup, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador.


Airlines take over the World Cup

2014-07-14 09:45

Were you wondering about the row of female Emirates flight attendants overseeing the 2014 World Cup handover to Germany too?

KLM in big trouble over 'racist' Mexico tweet

2014-06-30 09:29

Less than two weeks after Delta Airlines posted a culturally insensitive tweet about a World Cup team, KLM has done the same.

Brazil gunmen wound 9 in SWC host city

2014-06-24 18:50

Brazil gunmen have wounded 9 in a shooting in the World Cup city of Belo Horizonte.

Kenya town criminals watching World Cup, not stealing

2014-06-18 22:34

A town in western Kenya has reported a sharp drop in serious crime, with police concluding that criminals were too busy watching the World Cup to go out and steal.

Freedom flyers jet off to Brazil for free with SAA

2014-06-13 12:54

South African Airways is flying nine young South Africans to Brazil, to watch a World Cup game on Youth Day.

We're feeling the WORLD CUP FEVER!!

2014-06-12 13:36

FIFA World Cup 2014 is here!!!

Nigeria shuts sports bars to stop SWC attacks

2014-06-12 05:00

Soldiers in a Nigerian state at the heart of an Islamist revolt have shut down all venues preparing to screen live World Cup matches, hoping to stave off attacks.

Subway staff protest ahead of World Cup

2014-06-09 12:20

Striking subway workers have called for a rally in Sao Paulo, pressing on with a walkout threatening to cause transport chaos at the World Cup opener in three days.

Cyber attack threat against World Cup sponsors

2014-05-31 14:37

The hacker group Anonymous is preparing a cyber attack on corporate sponsors of the World Cup in Brazil to protest the lavish spending on the soccer games, according to a hacker.

SA airport queen spreads her wings

2013-08-18 13:47

Bongiwe Pityi is guiding Brazil’s biggest airport through a massive upgrade ahead of the soccer World Cup next year.

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