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I should have sent off de Jong in World Cup final: Webb


August 26th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (DPA) Referee Howard Webb admitted Thursday that he should have shown Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong a straight red card for his foul on Xabi Alonso in July's World ... Read more...

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Anil Kapoor And Naomi Campbell Meet And Exchange Numbers


July 20th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 20, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has earned a good name in Hollywood after performing in Danny Boyle's film Slumdog Millionaire. He is a familiar face in ... Read more...

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Spanish World Cup final pitch invader fined


July 13th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 13 (DPA) A Spaniard who invaded the Soccer City pitch shortly ahead of Sunday's World Cup final has been fined 2,000 rand ($260) by a Johannesburg court, news reports said ... Read more...

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South Africa mulling over use of World Cup stadiums


July 12th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) The World Cup is finally over and South Africa woke up to a grim reality Monday -- what to do with all the multi-million dollar football ... Read more...

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Andres Iniesta Dedicates Win To Dani Jarque


July 12th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Johannesburg, South Africa, July 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Yesterday, history was carved on the grounds of Soccer City. It is the first time that the Spanish football team has lifted the ... Read more...

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Kasabian to celebrate Spain’s soccer WC win with Madrid victory party


July 12th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Brit rockers Kasabian have promised to throw a huge party and perform an exclusive gig to celebrate Spain's victory at the soccer World Cup."We'll play their victory ... Read more...

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Spaniards in Delhi party hard after World Cup glory


July 12th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Dressed in red shirts with their faces painted red and yellow - the colours of their national flag - they danced, drank Cava and hugged each other ... Read more...

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Well done South Africa, says Zuma after World Cup


July 12th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 12 (IANS) South Africa President Jacob Zuma has said the government will soon launch a programme to thank South Africans for the role they played in making the World Cup ... Read more...

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Historic Spain victory caps euphoric African World Cup (Roundup)


July 12th, 2010 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) A historic first World Cup victory for Spain in Soccer City capped the first World Cup in Africa Sunday, with a brief appearance by Nelson Mandela sealing ... Read more...

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Iniesta goal gives Spain World Cup glory (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Andres Iniesta became a legend Sunday by scoring in extra time to give Spain their first World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in ... Read more...

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Spain end long wait for football’s Holy Grail


July 12th, 2010 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Viva Espania! Spain crowned their meteoric rise to football grandeur Sunday by lifting the World Cup for the first time in the country's history. Andres Iniesta netted the ... Read more...

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Spain beats the Netherlands 1-0 to win its first World Cup


July 12th, 2010 - 5:05 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) -- Spain beat out the Netherlands to win the FIFA 2010 World Cup after Andrés Iniesta scored a goal during the second period of overtime.Iker Casillas, captain ... Read more...

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Spain beat Dutch to capture first World Cup title (Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Andres Iniesta's goal late in extra time guided Spain to a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands Sunday and their first ever World Cup title. Barcelona star Iniesta, who ... Read more...

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World Cup trophy handed over to Spain


July 12th, 2010 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) The 2010 World Cup trophy was handed over to Spain captain Iker Casillas by FIFA head Joseph Blatter and South Africa President Jacob Zuma at Soccer City following ... Read more...

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Spain clinch maiden World Cup title


July 12th, 2010 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) Spain captured their first World Cup title Sunday by beating the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time. Andres Iniesta scored the title-winning goal for Spain in the 116th minute in ... Read more...

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Pitch invader lunges at World Cup trophy (Lead)


July 12th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) A well-known Spanish pitch invader ran onto the field at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium shortly before the teams came out for the World Cup final between the ... Read more...

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Man runs onto pitch in bid to cop World Cup trophy


July 12th, 2010 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) An unidentified man ran onto the pitch towards the gold World Cup trophy shortly before the teams came out for the final between the Netherlands and Spain at ... Read more...

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Mandela gets an emotional welcome at Soccer City stadium


July 12th, 2010 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
By Abhishek RoyJohannesburg, July 12 (IANS) It was an emotional farewell to the World Cup at the vuvuzuela-buzzing Soccer City stadium here Sunday as the iconic Nelson Mandela expressed his gratitude ... Read more...

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Mandela bring down curtain on historic World Cup


July 12th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) Soccer City stadium swelled with emotion and pride Sunday evening as South African liberation icon Nelson Mandela and a host of musicians and dancers, led by Colombian ... Read more...

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World Cup final lineups


July 12th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) Lineups for the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg Sunday: Netherlands vs Spain (kickoff 1830 GMT)Netherlands:Maarten Stekelenburg, Gregory Van der Wiel, John ... Read more...

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Mandela arrives at World Cup final


July 12th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) Nelson Mandela arrived at the World Cup final in Soccer City Sunday to a tumult of cheers, delivering the perfect finishing touch to the historic tournament. Mandela, the 91-year-old ... 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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Canal parade planned for World Cup finalist Netherlands


July 11th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, July 11(ANI): Netherlands plan to mark World Cup final glory with a canal parade through Amsterdam.Dutch Football Association chiefs have hatched the plan for Bert van Marwijk's side to sail ... Read more...

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South Africans real stars of World Cup: Zuma


July 11th, 2010 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) On the eve of the final South African President Jacob Zuma praised South Africans as the real "stars and champions" of Africa's first World Cup. "When we won the ... Read more...

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With heavy heart, a proud South Africa bid adieu to the world


July 10th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) Irrespective of whoever wins or loses World Cup 2010, the month-long party will come to an end for South Africa Sunday night as they prepare ... Read more...

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Shakira supporting Spain in World Cup final


July 10th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) All through the football World Cup, Colombian singer Shakira was the face of Africa but when it comes to Sunday's final, the pop star will ... Read more...

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Referee Webb wants spotlight to fall on players


July 10th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 10 (DPA) Howard Webb, the referee for Sunday's World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands, wants to ensure that all the attention on the big day falls on ... Read more...

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Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’ a tribute to African women


July 10th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 10 (ANI): World renowned musician Shakira said on Saturday that her performance in the World Cup closing ceremony would be a tribute to African women.The 'Waka Waka' song star ... 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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Freeman, Theron among celebs to attend World Cup final


July 10th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) Nelson Mandela's attendance at the World Cup final in Johannesburg is uncertain but his double, US actor Morgan Freeman, will be ther, so will South African-born actress ... 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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Fabregas ‘desperate to play some part’ in World Cup final


July 10th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 11(ANI): Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said that he is desperate to play in Sunday's World Cup final against the Netherlands at Johannesburg's Soccer City."I'm so proud Spain ... Read more...

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Italian tenor Bocelli sings at World Cup concert


July 10th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 10 (ANI): Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli led a cast of local and international stars at the closing concert of the World Cup on Friday.Thousands flocked to the Dome in ... Read more...

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Dry conditions expected for World Cup final


July 10th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) The World Cup football final between Spain and the Netherlands here Sunday will be played in dry conditions, according to the latest forecast from the South African ... Read more...

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Road to Soccer City - Spain’s final preparations


July 10th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Potchefstroom (South Africa), July 10 (DPA) The play stations, the playing cards, the books and clothes were all packed up ready for Spain's last trip of this World Cup - the ... Read more...

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