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Rai supports Leonardo’s candidacy for CBF president


March 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 31 (IANS) Rai, Brazilian soccer star and brother of recently deceased soccer legend Socrates, declared his support for Leonardo to become the next president of the ... Read more...

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Romario supports Ronaldo’s run for president of CBF


March 24th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) Brazil football legend Romario declared that he has no intention of running for the president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer (CBF). However, the ... Read more...

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Ronaldo reveals desire to become president of CBF


March 19th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 19 (IANS) Retired soccer star Ronaldo revealed his aspirations of entering the world of politics and becoming the next president of the Brazilian Confederation of Soccer ... Read more...

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2014 World Cup to be best ever: Ronaldo


March 18th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Filling in as the leader of Brazil's Local Organizing Committee, Ronaldo declared that the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil will be the biggest ... Read more...

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Billy Mitchell to carry Olympic flame through Albert Square


November 15th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Olympic flame will be carried by EastEnders character Billy Mitchell through Albert Square ahead of the London Games next summer. London will be hosting the famous ... Read more...

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Supergroup being formed for the 2012 Olympic


April 26th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, April 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) London is gearing up for the Olympic Games in 2012. With the way that the previous Olympic Games was held in Beijing, London was undoubtedly under pressure ... Read more...

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Indian PM Manmohan Singh holds emergency talks to salvage the Common Wealth Games


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh has called an emergency meeting to deliberate on the challenges the country is currently facing as the Commonwealth Games 2010 ... Read more...

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Mandela likely to make appearance at the final


July 11th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) There is a strong possibility that national icon Nelson Mandela will make an appearance at Sunday's World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands at Soccer City, a ... 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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Miss World finalists to boost World Cup bus ride


June 20th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 20 (DPA) The 31 Miss World finalists will climb aboard the new Rea Vaya bus system later Sunday to travel to a Brazil-Ivory Coast game. Getting to and from games has ... Read more...

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Tutu asks people to embrace African culture, stop criticising vuvuzela horns


June 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 16 (ANI): Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has asked people to embrace African culture, and stop criticising noisy vuvuzela horns.Thousands of people have complained about the noise ... 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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Area around Soccer City sanitised from midnight


June 10th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 10 (DPA) All roads around Soccer City in Johannesburg will be closed from midnight ahead of Friday's World Cup opener between South Africa and Mexico, Rich Mkhondo, communications officer of ... Read more...

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Mandela will attend World Cup opening game


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 3 (DPA) South Africa's revered former president Nelson Mandela, 91, will attend the opening game in the football World Cup next week, a local newspaper quoted the country's sports minister ... 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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South African President Jacob Zuma fathers his 20th child


February 2nd, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Johannesburg, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The South African President Jacob Zuma has fathered his 20th child. And the twist in the tale is that, despite having 3 wives, this child was ... 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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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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Strike at 2010 World Cup projects enters sixth day


July 13th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 13 (DPA) A strike by workers at several World Cup stadiums in South Africa entered its sixth day Monday amid signs that a resolution might be close at hand. Around 70,000 ... 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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Egyptian players robbed in Johannesburg


June 20th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Peter Auf der Heyde Johannesburg, June 20 (DPA) Egyptian players said they had returned from their 1-0 victory over Italy at the Confederations Cup in Johannesburg Thursday to find cash had been ... Read more...

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