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England is the easiest place to organise a World Cup: Blatter


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) England's bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup received a boost with world football governing body's chief Sepp Blatter admitting that organising the 2018 World Cup will be ... Read more...

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Platini released from hospital, wants to attend World Cup final (Lead)


July 10th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) UEFA president Michel Platini was released from a Johannesburg hospital Saturday morning and is hoping to attend the 2010 World Cup final Sunday between Spain and the Netherlands. "All ... Read more...

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‘South Africa to enjoy long-term benefits from World Cup’


July 10th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) The 2010 World Cup football has transformed international perceptions of South Africa and can be used as a platform for long-term growth, organizing committee chief executive Danny Jordaan ... Read more...

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World Cup in South Africa set to break attendance record


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 2 (ANI): The World Cup being played in South Africa is all set to make a new record for paid attendance.According to Sports24, three million fans are expected to attend ... Read more...

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Ghana hold Africa’s hopes at World Cup: Danny Jordaan


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 2 (ANI): World Cup organizing chief Danny Jordaan has said that Ghana carries Africa's hopes and must do it, as they eye becoming the first team from the continent to ... Read more...

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FIFA not to ban vuvuzela


June 14th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 14 (DPA) Football's governing FIFA sprang to the defence of the much-maligned vuvuzela Monday with president Joseph Blatter ruling out the favourite accessory of South African football fans being banned ... Read more...

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Vuvuzelas to stay despite complaints


June 14th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 14 (ANI): World Cup organizers have made it clear that 'Vuvuzelas' will not be banned from stadiums in South Africa despite complaints of them being a nuisance."Vuvuzelas are here to ... Read more...

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Fifa, World Cup organizer considering Vuvuzela ban


June 14th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 14 (ANI): A secret horn called 'Vuvuzela', which is creating an ear-shattering experience during FIFA World Cup in South Africa, could be banned from use inside the stadiums.Wolrd Cup organising ... Read more...

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World Cup organisers may ban vuvuzelas inside stadiums


June 13th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) The bee-swarm sound of countless vuvuzelas that has been the talk of this World Cup in South Africa could fall silent as the organisers may ban the instrument ... Read more...

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Fans staying away from FIFA World Cup


May 23rd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) With international fans staying away from the FIFA World Cup, local organisers in South Africa have been forced to revise their visitor estimates down from an initial 750,000 ... Read more...

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Football world cup to be South Africa’s ‘defining moment’


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 22 (IANS) The 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa will be the country's "defining moment", a top official has said. With just 50 days left before the ... Read more...

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South African tourist industry may be hit after cut in WC foreign tourist predictions


April 18th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18(ANI): South Africa's tourist industry may take a hit after FIFA admitted that the number of expected foreign visitors to this summer's World Cup has halved and hotel reservations have ... Read more...

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FIFA unveils tickets for 2010 World Cup


April 16th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Soweto (South Africa), April 16 (DPA) The final design for 2010 World Cup tickets was unveiled Friday by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and South Africa organising committee CEO Danny Jordaan at ... Read more...

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Football World Cup to be safe despite Al Qaeda threat


April 10th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 10 (IANS) The football World Cup to be held in South Africa will be safe despite threats from Al Qaeda, the organising committee has said. Any move to disrupt the event ... Read more...

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Beckham may be decisive factor to swing 2018 World Cup bid in England’s favour


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Ace midfielder David Beckham will play an important role in England winning the bid to host the 2018 World Cup, says Danny Jordaan, the head of this ... Read more...

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Maradona rules out security fears during South Africa World Cup


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Argentina coach Diego Maradona has said that there is no need for fears about safety during the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa."There is no need ... Read more...

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Stage set in Cape Town for nail-biting World Cup draw


December 3rd, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 3 (DPA) The stage is set and the trophy has arrived in Cape Town for South Africa's last major test on the road to hosting the football World ... Read more...

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World Cup organiser worried hosts might crash out in first round


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 2 (DPA) The chief organiser of the football World Cup, Danny Jordaan, said Wednesday he hoped the final draw this week would be kind to South Africa - so ... Read more...

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On high alert: FIFA World Cup security concerns


November 24th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Clare Byrne Johannesburg, Nov 24 (DPA) The author of an article in Britain's Guardian newspaper on the subject of "why going to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup terrifies me" must ... Read more...

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Applications to be football World Cup volunteers exceed 15,000


July 28th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 28 (IANS) Just a week after the opening of applications for volunteers for the 2010 football World Cup, the number of applicants has exceeded the number required, BuaNews reported Tuesday. ... Read more...

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More than 15,000 apply for FIFA World Cup volunteers


July 28th, 2009 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 28 (IANS) More than 15,000 people have applied for volunteers at the FIFA World Cup next year, since the South African authorities began distributing applications a week ago, BuaNews reported. The ... Read more...

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Blatter lives his African dream


June 26th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Arne Richter Johannesburg, June 26 (DPA) The president of football's controlling body FIFA, Joseph Blatter, is probably as African as any Swiss national can ever hope to be and here in South ... Read more...

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Japan, Australia, South Korea through to 2010 World Cup (Asian Roundup)


June 7th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 7 (DPA) Japan was again the first team to qualify, with Australia and South Korea also through to the 2010 football World Cup. Japan Saturday joined South Africa, who have ... Read more...

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Japan, Australia, South Korea qualify for World Cup (Lead)


June 7th, 2009 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 7 (DPA) Japan was first again to qualify, with Australia and South Korea also through to the 2010 football World Cup Saturday. Japan joined South Africa, who have direct entry as ... Read more...

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IPL a boost for South Africa ahead of FIFA World Cup


April 16th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 16 (IANS) With the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicking off Saturday, sports lovers in South Africa are in for a feast of events over the ... Read more...

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ANC chief says rights of Dalai Lama not violated


March 27th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Mar.27 (ANI): The president of the African National Congress (ANC), Jacob Zuma, on Thursday said that the South African Government's refusal to give a visa to Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai ... Read more...

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300,000 apply online for FIFA World Cup tickets


February 24th, 2009 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 24 (Xinhua) More than 300,000 online applications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup have been received within 48 hours of the opening of ticket sales, the organising committee has said. ... Read more...

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Teenage leopard Zakumi is 2010 World Cup official mascot


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 23 (DPA) A teenage leopard with spiky green hair is the official mascot of the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa.Zakumi, a life-size puppet whose name is a conflation ... Read more...

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South Africa gets Blatter’s backing for 2010 World Cup


July 2nd, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Johannesburg, July 2 (DPA) South Africa's 2010 World Cup organising committee said that they have been reassured by world football body FIFA president Joseph Blatter over the country's hosting of the tournament. ... Read more...

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2010 World Cup organisers dismiss ‘internal rifts’


February 19th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Johannesburg, Feb 19 (Xinhua) South African organisers of the 2010 football World Cup denied "internal rifts" exposed by local media as FIFA officials kicked off a weeklong inspection for preparations. Irvin Khoza, ... Read more...

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