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FIFA official to return to Brazil next week


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke will return to Brazil next week for a Senate hearing on the country's 2014 World Cup preparations.It will be ... Read more...

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World Cup: Visitors to South Africa rise 25 percent


July 5th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 5 (DPA) More than 1 million foreigners have visited South Africa during the World Cup month of June, up 25 percent from the same month last year, according to government ... Read more...

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No word still on Mandela’s presence during World Cup final


July 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Jul 5 (ANI): Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's presence at the final on July 11 at Soccer City is uncertain, according to World Cup organizers.The 91-year-old South African leader had been expected ... 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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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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Researchers to track infectious disease threats at World Cup


June 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 12 (IANS) While the whole world will be busy enjoying the thrill and excitement of the soccer World Cup, two Canadian researchers will be keeping a close eye on what ... Read more...

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40,000 prostitutes may enter South Africa during World Cup


March 7th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 7 (ANI): Soccer World Cup organizers have warned that close to 40,000 prostitutes may enter South Africa during the event.The authorities, at a meeting of the United Nations ... Read more...

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